After a week and a half break following its narrow loss to Temple, the Yale men’s basketball team got back on track against Hartford on Monday night. The Bulldogs outrebounded the Hawks 38–32 and shot 38.9 percent from beyond the arc en route to a 88–72 win on their home court.
The Elis were led by forward Jordan Bruner ’20, who recorded led the team in points and rebounds with 25 and eight, respectively. Shooting eight for 11 from the field in 29 minutes, this contest was the freshman’s strongest game of the year since his debut against Vermont.
The game was close at the end of the first half, with Yale leading by three points after shooting just 33.3 percent from the field. The shots started to fall for the Bulldogs in the final 20 minutes, as they hit four of their seven threes as a team and coasted behind Bruner’s 19 second half points.
The Elis will face Mitchell — their last nonconference opponent — Saturday before beginning their Ivy League season at Penn on Jan. 13.