2013-14 Yale Men's Basketball News

  • Bulldogs Earn Team Academic Award From NABC
    July 23, 2014
    The Yale men’s basketball team had quite a bit of success on the court during the 2013-14 season. The Bulldogs won 19 games, finished second in the Ivy League and reached the championship game of the CollegeInsider.com post season tournament. Yale also was proficient in the classroom and has been honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) with a Team Academic Excellence Award.
  • Kelley, Townsend Honored By NABC
    July 21, 2014
    A pair of Yale men’s basketball players have been recognized for their work in the classroom. Rising seniors Greg Kelley and Matt Townsend were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
  • Kreisberg To Continue Career At Northwestern
    June 20, 2014
    An injury kept Jeremiah Kreisberg from playing in his senior season at Yale. Kreisberg, though, will still get to play one more year of college basketball. After graduating from Yale in May, he has decided to play as a fifth-year senior at Northwestern.
  • Jones To Participate In Playing Hoops With Heroes Event In NYC
    May 21, 2014
    James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Yale, will take part in a very special event this week. Jones will coach the New York Fire Department team in the Playing Hoops With Heroes Tournament on Thursday at John Jay College in New York City.
  • Sherrod Reflects On Joining Whiffenpoofs
    May 20, 2014
    Junior Brandon Sherrod was forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of his young life shortly after the Yale men’s basketball season ended in April. Sherrod, an accomplished musician, was one of only 14 juniors selected to the 2014-15 Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group.
  • Dallier, Downey To Travel To China For Four Nation Games
    May 09, 2014
    Two Yale men’s basketball players will have the opportunity to play against international competition later this month. Rising sophomores Anthony Dallier and Sam Downey are part of the 2014 World Vision Sports USA Select team that will travel to China later this month for a nearly three-week tour.
  • Three Former Bulldogs Team Up For The Basketball Tournament
    May 06, 2014
    Three former Yale men’s basketball players are teaming up for a good cause. Matt Minoff ’04, Edwin Draughan ’05 and Greg Mangano ’12 are part of a team that will compete in The Basketball Tournament, an open, single-elimination, winner-take-all tournament for $500,000.
  • Kelley Elected 2014-15 Yale Captain
    April 17, 2014
    Greg Kelley, who will serve as captain of the 2014-15 Yale men’s basketball team, likens his new role to that of big brother, which he has been since the age of five.
  • Bulldogs Hand Out Team Awards At Post Season Banquet
    April 16, 2014
    The Yale men’s basketball team gathered on Wednesday night at the Course at Yale to celebrate a very successful season. The Bulldogs won 19 games, finished second in the Ivy League and reached the championship game of the CollegeInsider.com post-season Tournament. In addition to recognizing the team accomplishments, the individual awards were handed out at the banquet.
  • Bulldogs Fall To Murray State 65-57 In CIT Championship Game
    April 03, 2014
    Yale’s glorious run in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament ended just shy of a championship. Cameron Payne scored 24 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out six assists to lead Murray State to a 65-57 victory over the Bulldogs before an enthusiastic crowd of 4,467 at the CFSB Center.
  • CIT Championship On The Line At Murray State
    April 02, 2014
    Yale’s run in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament will come to an end on Thursday in Murray, Ky. The question is will the Bulldogs leave with the championship trophy. Yale plays Murray State in the sixth annual CIT Championship game. Tip off at the CFSB Center is slated for 7 p.m. EDT, and the game will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network.
  • No Foolin: Bulldogs Beat VMI 75-62; Will Play At Murray State In CIT Championship Game
    April 01, 2014
    Yale’s size won out over VMI’s quickness. As a result, the Bulldogs will play Murray State for the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship on Thursday night.
  • Yale Battles VMI For Berth In CIT Championship Game
    March 31, 2014
    For the first time in its long history, Yale will play a men's basketball game in April. The Bulldogs are set to face VMI on Tuesday in the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). Tipoff at Cameron Hall in Lexington, Va., is slated for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
  • Jones Named Finalist For Ben Jobe Award
    March 28, 2014
    Yale head coach James Jones, who guided the Bulldogs to their best Ivy League finish since 2006-07 and a postseason berth for the second time in the last three years, is one of 15 finalists for the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Ben Jobe Award, which is presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I men’s basketball.
  • VMI The Opponent In CIT Semifinal
    March 27, 2014
    The highest scoring team in the nation is what stands between Yale and a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) championship game. The Bulldogs face VMI in the semifinals on Tuesday night in Lexington, Va., in a game that will be televised live on the CBS Sports Network. The start time has yet to be determined but will be either 7 or 9 p.m.
  • Duren’s Big Second Half Helps Yale Topple Columbia; CIT Semifinals Await
    March 26, 2014
    How about a little April basketball? Javier Duren scored 26 of his career-high 33 points in the second half as Yale earned a spot in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament semifinals with a thrilling 72-69 victory over Columbia before a stunned crowd of 2,394 at Levien Gym.
  • Pre-Game Reception, Ticket Information For CIT Quarterfinal Game At Columbia
    March 25, 2014
    Yale Alumni and friends will have an opportunity to gather prior to Wednesday’s CollegeInsider.com Tournament quarterfinal game at Columbia. There will be a pre-game reception at Havana Central at the West End, which is located on Broadway between 113th and 114th Street and has a cash bar, happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Set For CIT Quarterfinal Matchup At Columbia
    March 25, 2014
    Yale remains one of the dwindling number of teams still playing as the month of March nears its end. The Bulldogs hope to extend their season for another week when they play at Columbia in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) on Wednesday. Tipoff at Levien Gym is slated for 7 p.m.
  • Bulldogs To Face Columbia In CIT Quarterfinal
    March 23, 2014
    Yale learned its CollegeInsider Tournament quarterfinal opponent on Sunday, and as expected it is a familiar foe. The Bulldogs will be heading to New York City to face Ivy League rival Columbia on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Advance To CIT Quarterfinals; Jones Becomes Yale’s All-Time Winningest Basketball Coach
    March 22, 2014
    Yale’s stay in the CollegeInsider Tournament goes on. Justin Sears scored 18 points to lead a balanced attack as the Bulldogs knocked off Holy Cross 71-66 before a boisterous crowd of 1,236 at the Hart Center.
  • CIT Continues At Holy Cross
    March 21, 2014
    Yale’s first postseason game in Lee Amphitheater turned out to be quite memorable. Justin Sears’ three pointer with seven-tenths of a second remaining lifted the Bulldogs to a thrilling 69-68 victory over Quinnipiac in the first round of the CollegeInsider Tournament (CIT). To continue to advance Yale will have to win on the road. The second round takes Yale to Worcester, Mass., for a game at Holy Cross on Saturday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the Hart Center.
  • Sears’ Last Second Three-Pointer Sends Yale Forward In CIT
    March 19, 2014
    It wasn’t exactly the way it was drawn up, but the end result was quite satisfying for Yale. Justin Sears banked in a three-pointer from the wing with seven-tenths of a second left to lift the Bulldogs to a thrilling 69-68 victory over Quinnipiac in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament before a vocal crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Yale, Quinnipiac Meet In Opening Round Of CIT
    March 17, 2014
    For the sixth time in school history, Yale will be playing in the postseason. The Bulldogs host Quinnipiac in the opening round of the CollegeInsider Tournament (CIT) on Wednesday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. It will be the first postseason game for Yale in the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Full Field Announced For 2014 CollegeInsider Tournament
    March 16, 2014
    Yale learned on Friday that it would host Quinnipiac on Wednesday in the first round of the CollegeInsider Tournament (CIT). Now the Bulldogs know the rest of the 32-team field, which was announced on Sunday night.
  • Bulldogs Selected To CIT; Host Quinnipiac In First Round
    March 14, 2014
    For the first time in its history, Yale will play a postseason game in the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs have accepted an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) and will host Quinnipiac on Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 7 p.m.
  • CollegeSportsMadness Honors Jones, Sears, Duren
    March 13, 2014
    CollegeSportsMadness.com has handed out its postseason awards and Yale is well represented. James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball, was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year. Justin Sears was selected to the All-Ivy League first team, while Javier Duren earned second team recognition. In addition, Sears was named to the All-Mid Major fourth team.
  • Sears Earns NABC All-District Recognition
    March 12, 2014
    In what should be the first of many honors, Justin Sears has been named to the NABC District 13 first team.
  • Sears Named First Team All-Ivy
    March 12, 2014
    Justin Sears’ breakout season has earned him a special honor. Sears, who leads the Bulldogs in scoring (17.7 ppg.) and rebounding (7.2 rpg.), was named first team All-Ivy. He is the first Yale sophomore to earn first team recognition since Chris Dudley ’87 in 1985 and only the third in school history. John Lee ’58 was honored in his sophomore year in 1956.
  • Sears' Dunk No. 7 On SportsCenter's Top 10 From Friday Night
    March 08, 2014
    Justin Sears' dunk from Friday night was No. 7 on SportsCenter's top-10 plays.
  • Bulldogs Clinch Second Place In Ivy League Despite Loss In Season Finale
    March 08, 2014
    The regular season didn’t end the way Yale hoped it would, but the Bulldogs still expect to play more basketball this season.
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