Team preview: Boston College

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 9, 2003, 10:16 PM ET
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When the season finished last year with a loss in the NIT and not the NCAA Tournament Boston College thought it was a lock for, head coach Al Skinner knew he was going to lose Big East Player of the Year Troy Bell to graduation.

But Skinner also had a feeling that a couple of underclassmen were going to be heading for the door, too, although unlike Bell, their next stop wasn't going to be the NBA.