2017-18 Yale Women's Basketball News

  • Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
    April 11, 2018
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2017-18 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sports today, and 10 Bulldogs were honored. The recipients were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • WBI CHAMPIONS! Yale Outlasts Central Arkansas 54-50 for Title
    March 29, 2018
    Facing the No. 2 defense in the nation and a raucous home crowd at the Farris Center Thursday night, the Yale women's basketball team battled its way to one more memorable accomplishment in a season that was full of them. With a 54-50 win over Central Arkansas in the Women's Basketball Invitational championship game, the Bulldogs became the first Ivy League team to win a national postseason tournament.
  • Bulldogs Face Sugar Bears for WBI Championship Thursday
    March 26, 2018
    There is one more chance for the 2017-18 Yale women’s basketball team to leave its mark in the record books. The Bulldogs have already set the school record for wins in a season with 18, and advanced further than any Ivy League team ever in a national postseason tournament. They now seek to become the first Ivy team to win such a tournament. Standing in the way are the Sugar Bears of Central Arkansas, who host the Bulldogs Thursday night in the Women’s Basketball Invitational Championship (7:00 p.m. Central, Southland Digital Network).
  • Miraculous Comeback Earns 76-74 Victory in WBI Semis, Sets Wins Record
    March 24, 2018
    After the Yale women’s basketball team fell behind by 11 to South Alabama with two minutes left in the WBI Semifinals Saturday night, things looked bleak for the Bulldogs. But senior guard Tamara Simpson and her teammates believed that -- amid a historic season that had them on the brink of breaking the school record for wins -- there was plenty of basketball left to be played.
  • Yale Hosts South Alabama in WBI Semis Saturday; Admission Free
    March 22, 2018
    The stakes keep getting higher for the Yale women’s basketball team as the Bulldogs advance deeper in the Women’s Basketball Invitational tournament. Yale hosts South Alabama Saturday night (5:00 p.m.) at Lee Amphitheater in the semifinals, and there is some added incentive for the Bulldogs -- Yale needs one more win to break the school record for victories in a season. There is no admission charge, and the game will be broadcast for FREE (no registration required) on the Ivy League Network.
  • WBI Semifinal Game vs. South Alabama Now Saturday 5:00 p.m. at Lee
    March 21, 2018
    The Yale women's basketball team's game vs. South Alabama in the semifinals of the Women's Basketball Invitational tournament is now scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Saturday at Lee Amphitheater. The game had originally been scheduled for Friday night.
  • Yale Beats Binghamton 70-64 in WBI Quarters, Ties Wins Mark
    March 20, 2018
    Records keep falling for the Yale women’s basketball team as the Bulldogs continue their run through the Women’s Basketball Invitational tournament. With a 70-64 win at Binghamton Tuesday night, the Bulldogs advanced to the WBI semifinals and tied the school record for wins in a season with their 17th. Yale will host South Alabama Saturday night at 5:00 p.m. in the WBI semifinals.
  • Yale Visits Binghamton in WBI Quarterfinals Tuesday Night
    March 18, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team will look to keep its historic season going Tuesday night, facing Binghamton in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (7:00 p.m., ESPN3, WNBF). The winner of Tuesday’s game will advance to the semifinals and play the winner of the Furman-South Alabama matchup. Yale needs one more win to match the school record for victories in a season. The Bulldogs advanced to Tuesday’s game by winning at Northeastern in the first round last Thursday, the school’s first win in a national postseason tournament.
  • Bulldogs Earn First Postseason Win, 68-58 at Northeastern in WBI
    March 15, 2018
    Add one more achievement to the growing list for the 2017-18 Yale women’s basketball team: the school’s first win in a national postseason tournament. The Bulldogs accomplished that feat Thursday night with a 68-58 win at Northeastern in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational. Senior forward Jen Berkowitz led the way with 23 points, while sophomore guard Roxy Barahman added 12 and first-year guard Tori Andrew had 11. Berkowitz and sophomore forward Megan Gorman had six rebounds each, while junior forward Alexandra Maund added five.
  • Bulldogs Head to Boston to Face Northeastern in WBI Thursday
    March 13, 2018
    Making the school’s second appearance in a national post-season tournament, the Yale women’s basketball team is headed to Boston to take on Northeastern in the first round of the Women's Basketball Invitational Thursday (7:00 p.m., GoNUxstream). The Bulldogs and Huskies were two of 16 teams selected for the tournament field, which was announced on Monday night. The winner of Thursday's game will advance to the quarterfinals and play the winner of the Binghamton-Youngstown State matchup.
  • Yale Earns Berth in WBI Tournament, Plays at Northeastern
    March 12, 2018
    The Yale women's basketball team has earned a berth in the Women's Basketball Invitational and will play at Northeastern in the opening round Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The Bulldogs and Huskies were two of 16 teams selected for the tournament field, which was announced on Monday night. The winner of Thursday's game will advance to the quarterfinals and play the winner of the Binghamton-Youngstown State matchup.
  • Princeton Prevails in Ivy Semis
    March 10, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team rallied from a 20 point deficit in the third quarter Saturday evening against Princeton at The Palestra in the Ivy League semifinals, cutting the Tigers’ lead to nine points three different times. But the Bulldogs would get no closer. Top-seeded Princeton ended the third with a pair of three-pointers, then started the fourth with a 13-5 run that put the game out of reach. The Tigers eventually came away with a 78-57 win. Sophomore guard Roxy Barahman led Yale with 17 points, while first-year forward Alex Cade added 11.
  • Bulldogs Enjoy First Taste of #IvyMadness Friday
    March 09, 2018
    With an eye towards Saturday’s semifinal matchup against Princeton in the Ivy League tournament, the Yale women’s basketball team got its first taste of the “Ivy Madness” atmosphere on Friday.
  • Simpson Repeats as Ivy Defensive Player of the Year; Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
    March 07, 2018
    Three players who have helped lead the Yale women’s basketball team to its first Ivy League Tournament appearance were honored by the league Wednesday with annual awards. Senior guard Tamara Simpson (North Babylon, N.Y.) repeated as Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year and was named second team All-Ivy League. Additionally, senior forward Jen Berkowitz (Wayland, Mass.) was named first team All-Ivy League and sophomore guard Roxy Barahman (Calabasas, Calif.) was named honorable mention All-Ivy League. This is the most All-Ivy honorees for Yale since 2013.
  • Bulldogs Face Princeton in Ivy Tourney Semis Saturday in Philly
    March 07, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team makes its first appearance in the Ivy League Tournament this weekend, playing Princeton at The Palestra in the semifinals Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (ESPN3, tape delay on ESPNU, WYBC). The Bulldogs enter the tournament as the underdogs -- they are the No. 4 seed, while Princeton is the No. 1 seed. The winner of Saturday’s semifinal plays in the championship Sunday at 4:00 p.m. with a berth in the NCAA Tournament on the line.
  • Princeton Tops Yale 64-53; Berkowitz Scores 1,000th Career Point
    March 03, 2018
    The regular season is over, but the work for the Yale women’s basketball team is far from done. The Bulldogs’ 64-53 loss to Princeton Saturday at Jadwin Gym finalized the seeding for the upcoming Ivy League Tournament -- and booked Yale a rematch with the Tigers next Saturday in the semifinals at The Palestra in Philadelphia. The Bulldogs will be the No. 4 seed while Princeton is the No. 1 seed.
  • Penn Holds Off Yale, 64-52
    March 02, 2018
    With a spot in the Ivy League Tournament clinched and time dwindling down in the regular season, the Yale women’s basketball team got a rare opportunity Friday night -- the chance to test itself against one of the league’s top teams in the venue that will host the Ivy tournament next week. Facing a Penn squad that was just a game ahead of them in the standings, the Bulldogs hit some adversity early at The Palestra. But after falling behind by as many as 17 in the first quarter, Yale showed the type of tenacity that will be needed for the postseason. A 21-9 second quarter run got the Bulldogs within two of the Quakers, making sure this would not be an easy night for the defending Ivy champs. Yale was within five points with just over five minutes left before a late Penn run made the final 64-52.
  • Yale Visits Penn, Princeton in Final Regular Season Weekend
    February 27, 2018
    Assured a spot in the Ivy League Tournament for the first time in history, the Yale women’s basketball team still has work to do on the final weekend of the regular season. The Bulldogs, tied for third in the Ivy standings, will test themselves against two of their potential opponents in the tournament: second-place Penn Friday night (7:00 p.m., ESPN3, Ivy League Network) and first-place Princeton Saturday night (5:00 p.m., Ivy League Network). The Bulldogs enter the weekend two wins away from tying the school record for victories in a season, and they are still in the running for the Ivy League title -- which would be the school’s first since 1979. Senior forward Jen Berkowitz (Wayland, Mass.) is nine points away from joining the 1,000 point club and senior guard Tamara Simpson (North Babylon, N.Y.) is 13 steals away from tying the Ivy League season steals record.
  • Dramatic Comeback Gets Yale 66-59 Win vs. Columbia, Clinches Spot in Ivy Tourney
    February 24, 2018
    They did it for their seniors, they did it for their alums, and they did it for Bulldog Nation -- the Yale women’s basketball team has clinched its first berth in the Ivy League Tournament. The Bulldogs did so in dramatic fashion, overcoming a 15-point third-quarter deficit to beat Columbia 66-59 in front of another raucous crowd at Lee Amphitheater.
  • Bulldogs Dig Deep, Earn 69-56 Win vs. Cornell
    February 23, 2018
    On a weekend where the Yale women’s basketball team honors its seniors while also welcoming back its alums, Friday’s game vs. Cornell at Lee Amphitheater wound up thrusting several first-year players into the spotlight. And the way those players responded went a long way towards helping the Bulldogs grind out a 69-56 win vs. the Big Red to maintain a tie for third in the Ivy League standings with just three games to go.
  • Seniors in the Spotlight as Yale Hosts Cornell, Columbia
    February 21, 2018
    The final weekend of regular season games at Lee Amphitheater promises to be an emotional one for the Yale women’s basketball team, as the Bulldogs remain in the thick of the hunt for a spot in the Ivy League Tournament. After hosting Cornell on Friday (6:00 p.m., Ivy League Network), the Bulldogs will play Columbia on Saturday (5:00 p.m., Ivy League Network) and host the annual Senior Day ceremony. They will honor the team’s three seniors -- forward Jen Berkowitz (Wayland, Mass.), guard Mary Ann Santucci (Seattle, Wash.) and guard Tamara Simpson (North Babylon, N.Y.). This is also Alumnae Weekend, with many former players returning to New Haven and taking part in the Alumnae Game earlier in the day Saturday.
  • Bulldogs Bounce Back in a Big Way, Beat Harvard 69-63
    February 17, 2018
    Heading into Saturday’s meeting with Harvard at Lee Amphitheater, the Yale women’s basketball team gathered at 1:00 p.m. to start the pre-game preparation. Coming off an emotionally draining 64-62 overtime loss to Dartmouth the night before -- a game in which the Bulldogs had an 18-point lead -- Allison Guth, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Basketball, was paying close attention to how her team carried itself. And she liked what she saw.
  • Dartmouth Rallies, Tops Yale 64-62 in Overtime
    February 16, 2018
    Seemingly in control of Friday night’s game at Lee Amphitheater vs. Dartmouth for three quarters, the Yale women’s basketball team instead got a reminder of just how intense the Ivy League’s regular season can get. Buoyed by a 20-7 fourth quarter, the Big Green overcame an 18-point deficit and forced the Bulldogs to overtime. Dartmouth then held on for a 64-62 win that dropped the Bulldogs into a tie with the Big Green for the league’s fourth and final playoff spot with five games left in the regular season.
  • Dartmouth, Harvard at Lee this Weekend
    February 14, 2018
    A road sweep of Columbia and Cornell last weekend helped the Yale women’s basketball team move into position to earn a spot in the Ivy League Tournament with three weekends left in the regular season. There won’t be much need for scoreboard watching this weekend, as the third-place Bulldogs host the team that is one game behind them in the standings Friday night (Dartmouth, 6:00 p.m., Ivy League Network) and the team that they are tied for third with on Saturday night (Harvard, 6:00 p.m., ESPN3, Ivy League Network). Yale enters the weekend one game behind second-place Penn and two games behind first-place Princeton.
  • Berkowitz Named Ivy Co-Player of the Week
    February 12, 2018
    After leading the Yale women’s basketball team to its first Ivy League road sweep in five years this past weekend, senior forward Jen Berkowitz (Wayland, Mass.) has been named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week. The league office announced the honor on Monday.
  • Win at Cornell, 65-55, Caps Weekend Road Sweep
    February 10, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team certainly made the most of its trip to New York this weekend. With a 65-55 win over Cornell at Newman Arena Saturday, the Bulldogs capped a weekend sweep -- and the two wins catapulted Yale from fifth place to a tie for third place in the Ivy League standings. With six games remaining, the Bulldogs are on pace to earn one of the four spots in the Ivy League Tournament Mar. 10-11 in Philadelphia.
  • Offense Heats Up, Berkowitz Scores 21 for 73-50 Win at Columbia
    February 09, 2018
    A big run midway through the second quarter helped the Yale women’s basketball team overcome a slow start Friday night at Columbia, and the Bulldogs never looked back. After a three-pointer by first-year guard Tori Andrew at 6:14 of the second turned a 19-18 Columbia lead into a 21-19 Yale lead, Yale would build its lead up past 20 by the third quarter before finally finishing with a 73-50 win. Senior forward Jen Berkowitz led Yale with 21 points, adding five rebounds. Sophomore guard Roxy Barahman finished near a triple-double with 15 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
  • New York Trip Up Next for Yale
    February 07, 2018
    A win vs. Princeton last weekend helped the Yale women’s basketball create a logjam at the top of the Ivy League standings, where three teams (Harvard, Penn and Princeton) have one loss. The Bulldogs, in fifth place at 3-3 in the league, will aim to break into the top four in the standings this weekend as they travel to the Empire State. Standing in the way are a Columbia team that features the Ivy League’s leading scorer and a Cornell team that beat the Bulldogs in Ithaca last year. Yale plays at Columbia Friday (7:00 p.m., live on Ivy League Network, televised via tape delay on SportsNet New York) and at Cornell Saturday (5:00 p.m., Ivy League Network, ESPN3).
  • Bulldogs Take “Play4Kay” Free Throw Challenge for Kay Yow Cancer Fund
    February 06, 2018
    The Yale women’s basketball team is taking part in the “Play4Kay Free Throw Challenge” throughout the month of February, raising money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Bulldogs fans can support the team’s efforts by pledging for every free throw the team makes this month. Pledges are now being accepted at https://pledgeit.org/yaleplay4kay.
  • Penn Wins Defensive Battle, 69-54
    February 03, 2018
    Coming off one of the biggest wins in recent history -- a 73-59 victory over Princeton Friday night -- the Yale women’s basketball team had little chance to celebrate. Saturday evening brought a visit to Lee Amphitheater from the Penn Quakers, who have won the last two Ivy League titles and had held five of their last six opponents to less than 60 points. The Bulldogs held their own against the Quakers offense for much of the night, but could not solve Penn’s defense. The visitors eventually pulled away for a 69-54 win.
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