Inside Ivy Hoops – Feb. 8, 2018

Joined by Yale coach James Jones and Ivy Hoops Online’s Princeton beat writer George Clark, IHO editor Mike Tony fills in for Jill Glessner and Brett Franklin as host of Inside Ivy Hoops this week.

Mike and George look back at the Penn men’s 82-65 rout of the Tigers at Jadwin Gym Tuesday night while considering what to expect from Princeton and Penn on both the men’s and women’s sides down the stretch, touting the strength of Ivy women’s basketball and much more:

Yale men’s coach James Jones talks about what drives him to keep coaching after nearly two decades at the helm in New Haven, the timetable for Makai Mason’s return, Trey Phills’s confidence, the impact of the Ivy League Tournament on recruiting and much more:

Mike closes out this week’s show by reflecting on Penn men’s basketball’s journey to this moment atop the Ivy League and the definition of winning:

5 thoughts on “Inside Ivy Hoops – Feb. 8, 2018

  1. Mike Tony’s paean to Penn basketball, Darnell Foreman and who are the real winners was beautiful!
    It reminded me of the Yale- Harvard playoff in 2014.After the game which Yale lost despite a tremendous effort by Javier Duren, Duren was interviewed. Duren said ” As much as I want to be upset,it was really awesome to be part of this experience.- How many people get to play Yale-Harvard for an NCAA bid-” He later assured people that the sun would rise the next day.-What a classy way to show that the process and an awesome career.
    can me more important than the result.

    • Thanks a lot, Daniel, I appreciate that. I couldn’t agree more about Duren. His postgame comments were as special as the game itself.

  2. Even without Brett and Jill, it was another good episode.

    It was great to hear Mike and George discussing Ivy hoops, especially the latest chapter in the Penn-Princeton rivalry. As good as it was, it would have been even better with Peter on board.

    Wonderful interview with James Jones. He is quite an interesting individual, who can really discuss the old and new versions of the Ivy League.

    Mike’s postscripts was the highlight of an all around great program. After listening to the interview and commentary, Mike showed himself to have the statistical intellect of Bill James, the decency of Fred Rogers and the eloquence of Charles Osgood in describing the microscopic and macroscopic levels of Ivy hoops. The conference and those of us at IHO are fortunate to have him to lead the way.

    • rb, I really appreciate the incredibly generous kudos. The reason this site is worthwhile is its accommodation of Ivy followers and site contributors like you whose support for student-athletes and analysis are utterly indispensable.

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