FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas plays its first exhibition basketball game of the year on Saturday when the Razorbacks host Texas A&M-Commerce at 7:05 p.m. Following is a partial transcript of head coach Stan Heath’s press conference.
‘It’s a new rule that, unless you had a pre-existing contract, you have to play Division II opponents in your exhibition games. In some ways, it will help because we’re playing another college team that has been practicing together. This team has a lot of newcomers. They have seven junior college transfers and two other transfers. Two years ago, we played against one of their better players (6-11 Nick Goellner) when he was at Southwest Texas State. He’s a good player.
“I’m not sure if this will give us the best test or measurement, but that remains to be seen. I would like to have the opportunity to play other Division I teams.