Team preview: Southern Illinois

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 3:55 PM ET
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Matt Painter never really had an off-season.

Three weeks after being promoted to head coach at Southern Illinois, the 32-year-old Munice, Ind. native was walking down the aisle. After marrying his wife, Jerri, on May 24, Painter squeezed in a honeymoon before returning to Carbondale to settle into his new role as head coach.