Team preview: Elon
Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
The Phoenix stepped up from the Big South Conference to the Southern last year and, despite a young roster and some injuries, made a respectable showing.
The season ended on a 3-3 run, all three losses coming in close games to league powers Chattanooga, Georgia Southern and Davidson. Elon finished third in the North Division and showed it could play with anybody in the league; one highlight was an 18-point win over Chattanooga, and the Phoenix almost beat East Tennessee State.