Team preview: Georgia Southern

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:55 PM ET
Blue Ribbon Yearbook
Editor's Note: Insider has teamed with Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, long known as the Bible of college basketball, to provide a comprehensive look at all 326 Division I teams.

COACH AND PROGRAM

Sparked by a renewed emphasis on defense, Georgia Southern surged to a 13-game win streak, another share of the South Division title and a 21-victory season, which ended in the semifinals with an overtime loss to Chattanooga.

Just a couple of free throws separated Georgia Southern from a shot at the SoCon crown and an NCAA Tournament berth. Nobody will be surprised this season if the Eagles takes that next step, because despite losing top post player Frank Bennett (15.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg), they're loaded.

ALSO SEE