Team preview: Cincinnati

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

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:17 PM ET
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Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins stood at the podium for his speech at the team's postseason banquet in the spring. The Bearcats' reign over Conference USA hoops had ended weeks earlier. For the first time in seven years, the Bearcats were not champions. Their streak of seven straight 25-win seasons had ended.

It was not a Cincinnati-like season.