Team preview: Texas Southern

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

Updated: November 5, 2003, 3:44 PM ET
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It didn't take Ronnie Courtney very long to put Texas Southern's men's basketball program back on the map. Two years to be exact.

One year after leading Texas Southern to a surprising fourth-place finish in the SWAC in his first season, Courtney-a once highly-successful coach at Houston's Sugarland Willowridge High-guided the Tigers to an NCAA Tournament appearance a year ago.