Team preview: Purdue

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

Updated: November 9, 2003, 11:12 AM ET
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Last year, the Purdue Boilermakers showed tremendous skill at rebounding. No, they weren't that great under the glass-they finished in the middle of the pack in that category.

Instead, they rebounded from a two-year NCAA Tournament drought to post a third-place finish in the Big Ten and reach the second round of the big tournament, where they gave No. 1 seed Texas all it wanted in an eventual 10-point loss.