Stan Heath Press Conference Mississippi Stat
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas plays host to No. 20 Mississippi State Saturday at 3 p.m. in a game televised by Jefferson-Pilot Sports. The Razorbacks (8-16, 3-10) are coming off Wednesday’s 60-50 win at Vanderbilt. MSU (18-6, 8-5) beat Alabama at home on Wednesday, 59-55.
“Mississippi State is probably playing the second-best basketball in the SEC right now. Mario Austin is a man. He’s so strong and does a great job getting position. Their guards do a good job of getting the ball to him. What makes him so difficult to guard is you don’t get a chance to double-team him. He catches the ball and scores. He’s very good, but they aren’t a one-dimensional team. We have to take away their transition game and we have to be able to convert. The first game was just one of those games. We threw it away and got it out of our system. We turned the ball over, missed some easy shots and then they just started running.
“We have to eliminate those spurts they get. We need balance and we have to finish plays, whether it’s a layup or an open shot.”
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