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.