Team preview: Dayton

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 12:30 PM ET
Editor's Note: Insider has teamed with Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, long known as the Bible of college basketball, to provide a comprehensive look at all 327 Division I teams.

When successful and quite popular Dayton head coach Oliver Purnell left the Atlantic 10 for Atlantic Coast Conference doormat Clemson, Dayton athletic director Ted Kissell did what a growing number of athletic directors have done of late: He plucked a second banana off of Tom Izzo's coaching tree at Michigan State.