FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas plays host to Jacksonville University Saturday at 1:05 p.m. at Alltel Arena. The Razorbacks are 2-0 following Tuesday’s 64-46 win over Grambling while JU is 1-1. Following is a partial transcript of head coach Stan Heath’s press conference:
“Jacksonville is a new team. They have a lot of new guys. They have some guys that were coming off the bench that are now stepping into different roles. Hugh Durham is one of the winningest coaches of all time. He will have his guys ready to play. He is one of the few coaches who has taken two teams to the Final Four. I have a lot of respect for him. This is an opportunity for them to have Christmas against us and we don’t want that to happen.
“I expect Jacksonville to be better than our first two opponents. They have more talent than our first two opponents.
“I want us to pick up the intensity and take it to a different level. I watched our film (of the Grambling game) and the last three or four minutes left a bad taste in my mouth. Overall, we did a good job taking care of the ball. We had 10 turnovers until the last few minutes. We also had good movement on offense with our cutters and for the most part we were in position on defense.”