For the first time since leading USF on its improbable March ride in 2012, Stan Heath is back in the postseason.Heath, in his first season as coach of the Lakeland Magic, has guided the club into the single-elimination playoffs of the NBA G League. The Magic (28-22) face the Erie (Pa.) BayHawks on the road Saturday at 3 p.m. in a first-rounder to be televised live on ESPNews.Despite a roster that remained in flux most of the season, Heath's club won its final six regular season games, and seven of eight."It's a credit to our players," Heath told The Ledger of Lakeland. "We've had ups and downs. We've had a season where we had a fully-loaded team and then all of a sudden we have a lot of guys not here. To be able to go through the roller-coaster ride and finish as strong as we did …. I mean, our backs were way against the wall."The primary cornerstone has been former Connecticut standout Rodney Purvis (20.5 ppg, 3.4 assists in 39 games). Purvis, however, just signed a two-year deal with the Orlando Magic and will remain with the big club for now.In his absence, former Cincinnati star Troy Caupain (15.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg) scored 32 in last weekend's 123-115 playoff-clinching win against Delaware. Former Ohio State big man Byron Mullens, who signed with Lakeland roughly a month ago, is averaging a double-double (19.6 ppg, 11.0 rpg) in 11 games. Dismissed from USF in 2014 after compiling a 97-130 mark in seven seasons, Heath, 53, served as a Boston College assistant for two years (2015-17) before being hired at Lakeland.