Jones came in to WVU's tournament opener against the Irish on a shooting tear. The smooth freshman had made 46 of his last 67 shots (68.7%) and had scored in double figures in his last six games. However, that streak came to an end on Wednesday, as he made just one of ten tries from the field on a night in which he got good looks, but just couldn't get the ball to go down.
Jones, who hasn't had such a night in his short WVU career, handled it well, however. He didn't mope or pout, and instead put his efforts into other areas of his game. He pulled down seven rebounds and added three blocks and a steal in 27 minutes of action in helping the Mountaineers to the win.
His attitude also bodes well for the future. Afterward, he was able to laugh about the frustrating shooting performance, and was clearly ready to move along to Thursday's rematch with Pitt.
In this exclusive interview, Jones talks about contributing in other ways, the similarities and differences in defending Notre Dame's Luke Harangody and Pitt's DeJuan Blair, playing in front of family in the Garden, and Devin Ebanks' 18-rebound performance.