Yale Bulldogs men's basketball

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Yale Bulldogs
2014–15 Yale Bulldogs men's basketball team
Yale Bulldogs athletic logo
University Yale University
First season 1896
Conference Ivy League
Location New Haven, CT
Head coach James Jones (16th year)
Arena Payne Whitney Gymnasium
(Capacity: 2,532)
Nickname Bulldogs
Colors

Blue and White

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Pre-tournament Premo-Porretta champions
1896, 1897, 1899
Pre-tournament Helms champions
1901, 1903
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1949
NCAA Tournament appearances
1949, 1957, 1962
Conference regular season champions
1902, 1903, 1907, 1915, 1917, 1923, 1933, 1949, 1957, 1962, 1963, 2002

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.[1]

Yale has been named national champion twice - in 1901 and 1903 - by the Helms Athletic Foundation.

Yale has won four Ivy League championships - 1957, 1962, 1963 and 2002. (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.

The team has appeared in three NCAA Tournaments, in 1949, 1957, and 1962.

Postseason history[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

Yale has been to the NCAA Tournament three times. Their combined record is 0–4.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1949 Elite Eight
Regional Third Place
Illinois
Villanova
L 71–67
L 78–67
1957 First Round North Carolina L 90–74
1962 First Round Wake Forest L 92–82OT

NIT results[edit]

Yale has been to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) once. Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2002 First Round
Second Round
Rutgers
Tennessee Tech
W 67–65
L 80–61

CIT results[edit]

Yale has been to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) twice. Their combined record is 4–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2012 First Round Fairfield L 68–56
2014 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Quinnipiac
Holy Cross
Columbia
VMI
Murray State
W 69–68
W 71–66
W 72–69
W 75–62
L 65–57

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-baskbl/2010-11/files/2010-11_quick_facts.pdf