Team preview: New Mexico State

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 9:38 AM ET
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New Mexico State coach Lou Henson has never bowed down to adversity before, and he's not about to start with cancer.

The New Mexico State coach was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in late July, but returned to Las Cruces in mid-August to prepare for his 40th season of coaching after receiving treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.