Team preview: Portland

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

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:15 PM ET
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The key to unlocking the Portland Pilots' 2002-03 season can be discerned by examining the stat sheet.

While numbers never tell the entire story, glancing at the Pilots' WCC-worst 28.2 rebounds per game and its (surprise!) conference-worst 37.8 rebounds allowed, you can paint a pretty good picture of where Portland's problems lay.