William McCormack
Staff Reporter
William McCormack covered Yale men's basketball from 2018 to 2022. He served as Sports Editor and Digital Editor for the Managing Board of 2022 and also reported on the athletic administration as a staff reporter. Originally from Boston, he was in Timothy Dwight College.
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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Yale receives No. 14 March Madness seed, will face No. 3 Purdue Friday in Milwaukee

Yale, which tuned into the Selection Sunday show from Boston, brushed paths with Purdue at the Barclays Center last December, when both teams played in the Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Off to the Big Dance: No. 2 Yale advances to March Madness after defeating No. 1 Princeton, 66–64

Yale guard Azar Swain ’22 scored 23 points as the Bulldogs, who led for almost the entire game, survived a late flurry of Princeton three-pointers to secure a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: At halftime, No. 2 Yale leads No. 1 Princeton, 32–25, in Ivy Madness final

Yale held Princeton to 20 percent shooting from deep and a 31.3 percent mark from the field.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: No. 2 Yale set for clash with No. 1 Princeton in Ivy Madness championship

The Bulldogs, who split their regular-season series with Princeton, tip off with the Tigers Sunday at noon on ESPN2. Both teams will be playing for the Ivy League’s NCAA Tournament bid.

IN PHOTOS: Yale men’s basketball beats Penn in Ivy Madness semifinal

No. 2 Yale took down No. 3 Penn, 67-61, on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs now play No. 1 Princeton in Sunday's Ivy League Tournament championship for a bid to March Madness.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: No. 2 Yale advances to Ivy Madness championship with 67–61 win over No. 3 Penn

Saturday’s semifinal featured a scoring battle between the Ivy League’s top two scorers, Yale guard Azar Swain ’22 and Penn’s Jordan Dingle. Yale’s defense gave it the extra edge, setting the Bulldogs up for a Sunday championship game with No. 1 Princeton.

The Yalie Ep. 11: Ivy Madness

In episode 11 of The Yalie, host Carter Dewees previews Ivy Madness, the Ivy League’s postseason men’s and women’s basketball tournament, taking place this weekend in Boston.

BASKETBALL: After a long season, and an even longer wait, Ivy Madness begins

Postseason experience is sparse, but anticipation is high as the eight qualifying Ivy League basketball teams, including both Yale squads, follow up press conferences and shootarounds with the start of real action at the conference tournament.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: No. 2 Yale, No. 3 Penn to square off in Ivy Madness semifinal

A March Madness bid hangs in the balance as the Bulldogs, who split their regular-season series with the Quakers, travel to Boston for the season’s most pivotal weekend.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Coming off 350th career win, James Jones focuses on getting the next one

Yale head coach James Jones passed former Penn coach Fran Dunphy Saturday for the second most wins in Ivy League men’s basketball history, but Jones, who is preparing for Ivy Madness, said he rarely lingers too long on the big picture.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Senior Night caps an unexpected turn, new role for Jameel Alausa

Yale forward Jameel Alausa ’22 took a year off, gained 20 pounds of muscle and was ready for a bigger role during senior year: “I wanted to play so bad.” Double hip surgery forced him to reconsider how he could contribute during his final season.