Team preview: George Mason

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:56 PM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

George Mason will introduce a new logo this season, but expect everything else to remain the same as head coach Jim Larranaga has brought a big-time tradition of winning to this small campus in Northern Virginia.

The winning will continue because George Mason returns seven letter-winners in 2004-05, including three starters. In the last six seasons, the Patriots have had the best regular season record in the Colonial Athletic Association at 72-30 and have amassed a 67-11 (.859 winning percentage) mark at the Patriot Center, including a record breaking 14-1 home mark last year.

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