Team preview: Marquette

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

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:19 PM ET
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When Bill Self left Illinois for Kansas last spring, Marquette's Tom Crean was one of the first names mentioned for the Illini job.

The speculation didn't last long.