NEW HAVEN, Conn. –A normal trip to New Haven means a visit to rival Albertus Magnus College for the Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team. On Sunday, the Wildcats stepped up their game to face NCAA Division I Yale University. Unfortunately, JWU was no match for the Bulldogs as Yale prevailed, 108-58.
The Wildcats held their own in the first half. Nate Patenaude's layup at the 5:19 mark cut the Yale lead to 32-26. The was as close as JWU got the rest of the way as Yale went into the locker room up 48-31.
The second half was a different story as the Bulldogs outscored the Wildcats, 60-27. Yale shot 61.1 percent (22-of-36) from the floor and 58 percent for the game. The Bulldogs had a 57-25 rebounding advantage and scored 60 points in the paint.
JWU plays its final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday when it hosts Wesleyan at 7 p.m.