Team preview: Alabama A&M

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

Updated: November 5, 2003, 2:02 PM ET
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After tying for second place twice and finishing third once in a three-year span, Alabama A&M pointed toward last season as the one in which it would climb all the way to the top of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Surprisingly, the senior-laden Bulldogs went backward. They won just eight games, four in the SWAC, and finished tied with perennial cellar-dweller Arkansas-Pine Bluff at the bottom of the league standings.