Team preview: St. Louis

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

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:20 PM ET
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Unlike last year, Saint Louis coach Brad Soderberg didn't have to scramble to assemble a team this past spring. That's a good sign, especially when you consider what the Billikens accomplished last season.

Soderberg put together a patchwork roster in 2002-03 because of an unexpected player turnover shortly after he was hired. Still, he was able to guide Saint Louis into a third-place tie in Conference USA's American Division and into the C-USA Tournament semifinals and NIT.