Team preview: Prairie View

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

Updated: November 5, 2003, 3:36 PM ET
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Jerry Francis wasted little time putting his stamp on the Prairie View men's basketball program.

All he did in his first year was guide the Panthers to 17 wins-more than they had won the previous two seasons combined-and their first Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season title since 1962.


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