FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas officially opens its basketball season on Friday when the Razorbacks play host to Nicholls State at 7:05 p.m. in a game televised by ARSN. Following is a partial transcript of head coach Stan Heath’s press conference:
“We’ve researched film of them from last year and saw tape of them against Texas Tech and Birmingham Southern. They have three returnees and six new guys. Jason Wilkins is a juco transfer and he’s a great rebounder. Their point guard is Willie Depron and he’s a good scorer. We don’t know a lot about them, but we’re more concerned about ourselves.
“What I want to see is defensive intensity, rebounding and good decisions with the ball. Those are all things we can control. That’s what I want to see Friday and that’s what I want to carry us through the season. Our shots will come and go, but those things we can control.”