Team preview: Maryland

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 10:51 AM ET
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This is the year Maryland coach Gary Williams learns what it's like to coach in the new world of college basketball, where underclassmen, frothing to get to the NBA, put in a couple of short years in college before cashing in.

The Terps learned a little about that with one-year player Steve Francis and two-year player Chris Wilcox, but Williams has always had the luxury of having upperclassmen to fill the voids left by early departures.