Yale Bulldogs men's basketball
|Location||New Haven, CT|
|Head coach||James Jones (16th year)|
|Arena||Payne Whitney Gymnasium
Blue and White
|Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta champions|
|1896, 1897, 1899, 1900|
|Pre-tournament Helms champions|
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1949, 1957, 1962|
|Conference regular season champions|
|1902, 1903, 1907, 1915, 1917, 1923, 1933, 1949, 1957, 1962, 1963, 2002, 2015|
The Yale Bulldogs men's basketball team represents Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, competing in the Ivy League. The team plays home games in the John J. Lee Amphitheater of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium (capacity 2,532). The current head coach is James Jones.
Yale has been named national champion on six occasions – in 1896, 1897, 1899, and 1900 by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll, which began retroactive selections with the 1895–96 season; and in 1901 and 1903 by the Helms Athletic Foundation, which began retroactive selections with the 1900–01 season.
Yale has won five Ivy League championships – 1957, 1962, 1963, 2002 and 2015. Before the official formation of the Ivy League, there was the Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League – the forerunner to the Ivy Group. Yale won eight EIBL titles – 1902, 1903, 1907, 1915, 1917, 1923, 1933 and 1949. The Bulldogs captured the first official Ivy League title in 1957 as they finished 12–2 and lost to eventual national champion North Carolina, 90–74, in the NCAA East Regional. The 1962 club finished 13–1 in Ivy play, but lost in overtime to Wake Forest, 92–82, in the East Regional. The 1963 team tied Princeton for the Ivy title with an 11–3 record, but fell to the Tigers in a playoff, 65–53. In 2002, the Bulldogs were part of the first three-way tie in Ivy history. Yale beat Princeton 76–60 in the first Ivy playoff game, but fell to Penn 77–58 in the game to determine the NCAA berth. In 2015, Yale tied Harvard for the Ivy title with an 11–3 record, with a playoff between the two to determine the NCAA automatic bid. Harvard won that playoff game at the Palestra in Philadelphia on March 14, 2015 by a score of 53-51, preventing Yale from reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time 53 years.  The team has appeared in three NCAA Tournaments, in 1949, 1957, and 1962. As of 2015, the 53-year appearance drought represents the longest such drought among Division I schools that have appeared in the tournament at least once prior.
NCAA Tournament results
Yale has been to the NCAA Tournament three times. Their combined record is 0–4.
Regional Third place
|1957||First round||North Carolina||L 90–74|
|1962||First round||Wake Forest||L 92–82OT|
Yale has been to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) once. Their record is 1–1.
Yale has been to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) twice. Their combined record is 4–2.
|2012||First round||Fairfield||L 68–56|
- ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 529. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
- Longman, Jere (14 March 2015). "Late Shot Extends Harvard’s Run and Yale’s Drought in Ivy League". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 March 2015.