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Stan Heath Press Conference  Jackson State

Stan Heath Press Conference  Jackson State
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas opens the 2003 basketball season on Friday with a 7:35 p.m. game against Jackson State. Stan Heath will be coaching his first game as coach of the Razorbacks. Following is a partial transcript of his press conference.

“We’re gathering as much information as we can. We know Cliff Walker and Tim Henderson are their top returning players. Both of those guys can make plays and score. The addition of Ishmael Joyce gives them a triple threat. We expect them to be a team that pressures us defensively and tries to force turnovers. Offensively, they like to push the ball but sometimes they slow it down. The look for lobs and like to go backdoor, so we’ll have to be on our toes. They will probably play a smaller lineup than us. Henderson is a guy that may be difficult for us to contain. We may be stronger and bigger. Hopefully we can go deeper down our bench and depth will be a factor.”

Heath’s first game as UA coach:

“I’m a day-to-day guy. We have to get our team ready so I’m focusing on Friday and getting ready for Jackson State. My concern is getting ready for each game and my concern is Jackson State.”

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