2018-19 Yale Men's Basketball News

  • Ten Bulldogs Earn Winter Academic All-Ivy Honors
    April 11, 2019
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2018-19 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sports today. There were 10 Bulldogs who thrived in their sport and in the classroom, as starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages honored.
  • Jones Named 2019 Ben Jobe Award Winner By CollegeInsider
    April 05, 2019
    Another highly successful season has earned James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of the Bulldogs, another prestigious honor. Jones was the recipient of the 2019 Ben Jobe Award as the top minority coach in Division I men’s basketball presented by CollegeInsider.com at its awards event in Minneapolis.
  • Copeland Helps East To Victory In Reese’s College All-Star Game At Final Four
    April 05, 2019
    Alex Copeland made the most of his time in the national spotlight at the Final Four in Minneapolis. Copeland scored seven points and added two steals and an assist in helping the East squad to a 110-105 victory over the West in the 2019 Reese’s College All-Star game at the US Bank Stadium.
  • Copeland To Play In Reese’s College All-Star Game At Final Four
    April 03, 2019
    Another Bulldog is headed to the Final Four to represent Yale Basketball. Alex Copeland, a first team All-Ivy selection this winter, has been selected to play in the 2019 Reese’s College All-Star game, which will be held on Reese’s Final Four Friday, Apr. 5, at the US Bank Stadium at 3:30 p.m. CDT in Minneapolis.
  • Oni Named AP All-American
    April 02, 2019
    Miye Oni clearly established himself as one of the top players in the nation this season. Tuesday, he was rewarded by earning Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention recognition.
  • Oni To Explore Professional Basketball Options
    March 29, 2019
    Miye Oni, the Ivy League Player of the Year, announced he intends to request an NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee evaluation to help identify his professional basketball options. Oni recently completed his junior season at Yale and led the Bulldogs in scoring and assists for the second straight year.
  • Reynolds To Play In Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship On Final Four Weekend
    March 28, 2019
    Blake Reynolds’ memorable senior season will continue at the Final Four. Reynolds, who captained the Bulldogs to Ivy League regular season and tournament championships, has been selected to participate in the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship scheduled for April 5-7 at Minnesota’s Mall of America.
  • Oni Earns NABC, USBWA Honors
    March 26, 2019
    The honors continue to come in for Miye Oni. The 2019 Ivy League Player of the Year had added all-district honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to his already impressive resume.
  • Jones To Serve As Guest Analyst On CBS Sports Network
    March 23, 2019
    James Jones, fresh off guiding the Bulldogs to their second NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years, will appear as a guest analyst on CBS Sports Network on Sunday. Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach at Yale, will be on the set of the Network’s March Madness 360 show following Sunday night’s tournament action.
  • Valiant Comeback Falls Just Short In NCAA Tournament
    March 21, 2019
    Yale’s magical season that included Ivy League regular season and tournament titles came to an end on Thursday. But not without a serious fight. The Bulldogs nearly pulled off one of the biggest comebacks in NCAA Tournament history before dropping a hard-fought 79-75 decision to LSU before a big crowd at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
  • Yale Athletics To Host Bulldog Brunch Prior To NCAA Tournament Game In Jacksonville
    March 20, 2019
    Join fellow Yale alumni and fans at the Official Yale Athletics gathering location before the Ivy League champion men’s basketball team takes on the LSU Tigers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville. The Bulldog Brunch will be held at the Baseball Ground of Jacksonville, which is directly across the street from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the site of the game.
  • Bulldogs Set For NCAA Tournament Matchup With LSU
    March 19, 2019
    Yale’s trip to Florida in December resulted in one of the highlights of what has been a memorable season, a 77-73 victory over Miami in the Hoophall Classic. The Bulldogs are returning to the Sunshine State this week with the hope of generating even greater lasting memories. Yale, a No. 14 seed, meets No. 3 LSU on Thursday at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Tipoff is slated for 12:40 p.m., and the game will be televised on truTV.
  • No. 14 Bulldogs Draw No. 3 LSU In NCAA Tournament In Jacksonville
    March 17, 2019
    Yale didn’t have to wait long to learn its NCAA Tournament draw. The Bulldogs were among the first teams revealed during the selection show. Yale, the No. 14 seed in the East Region, will play No. 3 LSU on Thursday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
  • March Madness Bound! Bulldogs Drop Harvard In Ivy Tourney Championship Game
    March 17, 2019
    Yale is headed back to March Madness. Alex Copeland scored 25 points to lead five players in double figures as the Bulldogs rolled to a 97-85 victory over Harvard in the championship game of the Ivy League Tournament. Miye Oni added 17 points, Azar Swain scored 15, Blake Reynolds had 14 and Jordan Bruner scored 10.
  • Late Game Heroics Lift Bulldogs Over Princeton In IvyMadness Semifinal
    March 16, 2019
    Yale’s experience was never more important than the final five minutes of Saturday’s IvyMadness semifinal game vs. Princeton. Led by their upperclassmen, the Bulldogs overcame a seven-point deficit, playing nearly flawlessly down the stretch in outscoring the Tigers 21-8 to earn a hard-fought 83-77 victory before a big crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • No. 2 Bulldogs To Face No. 3 Princeton In Ivy League Tournament Semifinals
    March 14, 2019
    After a very successful regular season, Yale is set to begin its quest to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs, who shared the Ivy League title with Harvard, are the No. 2 seed in the Ivy League Tournament, presented by TIAA, and meet No. 3 Princeton in the second semifinal on Saturday in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The tip is slated for 3 p.m. after No. 1 Harvard and No. 4 Penn play at 12:30 p.m. in the first semifinal. Both games will be televised on ESPNU with Mike Couzens and Dalen Cuff on the call.
  • Oni Named Ivy Player Of Year, Copeland Earns First Team Recognition
    March 12, 2019
    Miye Oni sits among the Ivy League leaders in just about every statistical category. So it shouldn’t come as a great surprise that he has been named the Ivy League Player of the Year. Oni is the third Bulldog to win the award, joining Paul Maley, the 1988 recipient, and Justin Sears, who won the award in both 2015 and 2016.
  • Jones Named Finalist For Skip Prosser Award
    March 12, 2019
    Yale’s success this season is starting to bring recognition to the Bulldogs. The latest is for James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of the Bulldogs, who was named a finalist for the CollegeInsider Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award.
  • IVY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! Bulldogs Rout Princeton 81-59
    March 09, 2019
    For the seventh time in school history and third time in the last five years, Yale is the Ivy League champion. Blake Reynolds scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as the Bulldogs rolled to an 81-59 victory over Princeton at Jadwin Gym to clinch the crown.
  • Penn Knocks Off Yale 77-66
    March 08, 2019
    Yale ran into a team fighting for its postseason lives Friday night. Penn, which learned shortly before tipoff it had to win to keep its Ivy League Tournament hopes alive, responded with a big offensive night. The Quakers shot 49 percent from the field en route to a 77-66 victory over the Bulldogs at the Palestra.
  • Regular Season Wraps Up At Penn, Princeton
    March 06, 2019
    The Bulldogs clinched a berth in the Ivy League Tournament last weekend, but there is still much to play for as they head to Penn and Princeton to wrap up the regular season. Yale is very much in the hunt for the Ivy League championship and the No. 1 seed in the four-team tournament. Friday’s game vs. Penn at the Palestra is a 7 p.m. tip and will air on Westwood One radio. Saturday’s game is a 6 p.m. tip at Princeton’s Jadwin Gym. Video from both games is available on ESPN+.
  • Comeback Falls Short Vs. Columbia
    March 02, 2019
    Yale needed its regular season home finale to last maybe five minutes longer. The Bulldogs rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit, getting as close as five in the final three minutes, before falling 83-75 to Columbia before an enthusiastic crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Where Are They Now? Butch Graves '84
    March 01, 2019
    At most Yale men’s basketball home games, former NBA player Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. ’84 B.A. can be found sitting courtside in the John J. Lee Amphitheater, cheering for his former team.
  • Bulldogs Clinch Spot In IvyMadness, Hammer Cornell 88-65
    March 01, 2019
    Yale will have one more weekend in the friendly confines of Lee Amphitheater. Miye Oni scored 25 of his team-high 30 points in a dominant first half as Yale cruised to an 88-65 victory over Cornell.
  • First-Place Bulldogs Host Cornell, Columbia On Senior Weekend
    February 28, 2019
    Yale plays its final regular season games in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend when Cornell and Columbia come to town. It likely won’t be the final appearances of the year for the Bulldogs in the historic arena. Lee is the site of the 2019 Ivy League Tournament, and Yale is on the verge of clinching a spot. A win over either Cornell on Friday or Columbia on Saturday, and the Bulldogs are in. The opening tip for each game is set for 7 p.m., and ESPN+ has the video with John Ryan and Josh Hess on the call.
  • Ivy Madness Sites Announced Through 2025
    February 27, 2019
    The Ivy League will continue a pre-determined campus rotation for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments through 2025, with Harvard hosting in 2020.
  • Six-Game Winning Streak Ends In Heartbreaking Fashion
    February 23, 2019
    The capacity crowd at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday was treated to one of the great games of the season. It didn’t end the way many of them hoped. Bryce Aiken sank a pull-up jumper as time expired to lift Harvard to an 88-86 victory over Yale.
  • Copeland Scores 1000th Career Point, Bulldogs Rout Dartmouth 77-59
    February 22, 2019
    It was a memorable Friday night for Alex Copeland. Copeland scored 23 points, including the 1000th of his career, as the Bulldogs rolled to an easy 77-59 victory over Dartmouth at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
  • Dartmouth, Harvard Visit First-Place Yale
    February 21, 2019
    Yale fared well during its first go-round though the Ivy League. The Bulldogs sit at 7-1 as they prepare for their second meetings with Dartmouth and Harvard, who visit the John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend. Yale hosts Dartmouth on Friday in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPNews, while Harvard is in town on Saturday. Both games tipoff at 7 p.m.
  • Winning Streak At Five After 98-92 Win At Cornell
    February 16, 2019
    Yale got a big game from its post players and needed every basket. Paul Atkinson scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Jordan Bruner added 22 points and eight rebounds as the Bulldogs completed another weekend sweep with a 98-92 victory over Cornell before a big crowd at Newman Arena.
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