Stan Heath Press Conference Troy State
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas plays host to Troy State Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a game televised by ARSN. The Razorbacks are 1-2 while Troy State is 3-1. Following is a partial transcript of head coach Stan Heath’s press conference.
“We need a win. Troy State is a good team. They play a very hectic style. They press and zone the whole game. They are averaging about 92 points a game. A lot of their offense is created by their defense with about 30 turnovers a game. They shoot about 30 threes a game.
“We’ve always emphasized getting a hand up and looking for the transition shooter. A couple times against Tulsa, we left players open. We don’t need to have breakdowns like that.
“Troy State wants to speed up the game and take quick shots. We want to run our offense and get good shots without turning it over. Greg Davis is very quick. He does a good job running their team and looking to score. He’s been very consistent.
“Our big strength is in crashing the boards. We want to stress the inside more. We had success against Tulsa with Dionisio Gomez and Alonzo Lane. Even when they kicked it back out, our other players got better shots.
“We need a win. It’s an important game for us. They present some problems that very few other teams present. For us, this is a good test. If we get some wins under our belt, we’ll get some confidence. I’m sure Troy State will be ready to play. We need to play at our tempo, not theirs.”
“We may change our lineup with either Jonathon Modica or Michael Jones being inserted. I’m not sure which one yet, but we want to make a change. We’re hoping we’ll have more chemistry. I haven’t decided who is going in and who is coming out.”
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