After best season in history, what will Yale men’s basketball do for an encore?

Yale head coach James Jones watches from the sideline during the first half of a second-round game against Duke in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Providence, R.I., Saturday, March 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Yale head coach James Jones watches from the sideline during the first half of a second-round game against Duke in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Providence, R.I., Saturday, March 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(WTNH)–What will the Yale men’s basketball team do for an encore?

James Jones’ Bulldogs are coming off the most successful season in program history, advancing to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament and putting a major scare into Duke.

Jones said Thursday that he expects this year’s team to have another special season. It’ll be tough to top last year’s Ivy League championship, and Jones has some top talent to replace–like Justin Sears and Brandon Sherrod–but the coach is confident this group can deliver.

“I don’t know if we can be as good as we were last year. Getting to that level last year was amazing, and that was the best team, in my mind, that I’ve ever had the privilege of coaching,” Jones said. “But we can be good, and could be special. We’ll see.”

Yale will host Blue Madness on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Payne Whitney Gymnasium. They’ll hold a three-point contest and dunk contest, among other things.

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