Yale got back on track on Saturday at the John Lee Amphitheater, beating Albany 59–55 after a four-game skid. The Elis looked energized on the floor, out-rebounding Albany 33-31 over the course of the game and shooting 46.7 percent in the second half. Yale attempted a season high 29 three pointers, netting 11 of those.
The Bulldogs played fast and strong in the first half but the shots were not falling, shooting just 30.8 percent from the field. However, captain and point guard Anthony Dallier ’17 had a strong first half, contributing nine of Yale’s 23 points. The Elis played solid defense, allowing Albany only 30 points, which kept the game within arm’s reach. They held Albany’s top two scorers, guards Joe Cremo and David Nichols, to just six points combined.
Yale played just as fast in the second half, but this time the shots fell. They shot 46.7 percent from the field and posted 36 points in the second half, with Dallier and guard Alex Copeland ’19 finishing with 15 each. The Elis got several key rebounds down the stretch while the game was tight from Copeland and forward Jordan Bruner ’20, as well as some free throws to clinch from Copeland and guard Trey Phills ’19.