Team preview: UAB

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

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:21 PM ET
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UAB didn't have to win a Conference USA title last season to be the surprise team in the league.

The Blazers, picked by many to finish last in the C-USA National Division, turned some heads by finishing in a second-place tie, reaching the C-USA Tournament championship game and advancing to the quarterfinals of the NIT.