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JAZZ SWING SOUTH FOR `OLD HOME WEEK’

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The Utah Jazz kick off Old Home Week, Wednesday at Minges Coliseum, in an exhibition contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The trip to Greenville is the first of three college-town visits by the Jazz this week. Greenville is the home of East Carolina University, where Jazzman Blue Edwards played his college basketball. That will be followed by trips to Louisville, Ky. to play Washington and Raleigh, N.C. to play Charlotte, on Friday and Saturday. Guard Darrell Griffith played collegiately at the University of Louisville and forward Thurl Bailey was a standout in Raleigh, playing for North Carolina State.Utah takes its act back on the road after going 1-1 in its first two exhibition games. The Jazz beat Sacramento in double-overtime last Saturday night, 111-104, but lost 101-96 in Ogden to Houston on Monday.

"We have a long ways to go, but I'm not discouraged by the things I saw tonight," said Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan after the loss to Houston.

With the exhibition season under way, Sloan is getting a long look at the new players this year. Particularly, the Jazz have received good play from Kentucky Wesleyan guard Corey Crowder, who has made 10 of 12 field goal attempts in two games. "He has worked very hard and all he's tried to do is what we've told him. He listens and works hard," said Sloan.

Cleveland enters the game with a 2-0 exhibition mark, having dispatched San Antonio (120-106) and Washington (130-114). In the first game, veteran Craig Ehlo led the Cavs with 24 points. In Monday's contest, Henry James netted 24 points and Danny Ferry 20.

Tipoff for Wednesday's game is 5:30 (MDT) and will be aired on KISN (570 AM).

JAZZ NOTES: The Utah Jazz have added former player Dan O'Sullivan to their preseason roster, the club announced Tuesday.

O'Sullivan, a 6-10 forward from Fordham, played 21 games with the Jazz last year, averaging one point a game. His high game was six points. He was expected to join the team in Greenville, N.C. for the Jazz's exhibition game against Cleveland.