Coach James Jones breaks down Yale’s breakdown

James Jones' Bulldogs scored just 11 points in the first half of their loss to Harvard. (vnews.com)
James Jones’ Bulldogs scored just 11 points in the first half of their loss to Harvard. (vnews.com)

IHO caught up with Yale coach James Jones after the Bulldogs’ 52-50 loss to Harvard Saturday night, which allowed the Crimson to tie Yale atop the conference standings.

IHO: Did Harvard do anything special to stop [Justin] Sears, who only had nine points?

JJ: Nothing really special, but they did get him out of the box.

IHO: How do you account for a 16-11 halftime score?

JJ: Both teams came out and let the moment get the best of them.

IHO: Your offense seemed off?

JJ: We tried to hit a home run on every play.

IHO: The key stat seems to be the 42-32 rebounding edge which they had over you.

JJ: Yes, and especially on the offensive end.

IHO: You rank second in the conference in free throws attempted, yet you only took 13 (against Harvard). What do you attribute that to?

JJ: Our offense did not run as it usually does. We did not get that many good looks and a chance to be fouled.

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