Team preview: Northern Iowa

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 3:51 PM ET
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After spending some time down under during the summer, the Northern Iowa Panthers are looking to rise to the top of the MVC this season.

The Panthers got an early start on the season with a six-game trip to Australia in August, allowing coach Greg McDermott to get a sneak peek at a squad that returns five starters.