FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas, coming off Saturday’s 84-77 exhibition game victory over Northwest Sport Tours, plays host to EA Sports Friday at 7:05 p.m. in its second and final exhibition game of the season. UA opens the regular season the following Friday, Nov. 21, at home against Nicholls State. Here is a partial transcript of head coach Stan Heath’s press conference regarding the EA Sports game.
“I just found out Trevor Hoffman (one of Heath’s guards at Kent State in 2002) is suiting up for EA Sports. He’ll be playing at Texas (for EA Sports Wednesday night). I told him I can’t believe he’s going to come here and try to bust me for 30.
“They have good guard play. I think they are a little tired, which is fortunate or unfortunate for us, depending on how you look at it. We want to get tested, but they have a day off before they play us.
“They try to score quickly and they force things a little, but their opponents have turned the ball over as well. They play an up-tempo style with guys who haven’t played a lot together.”