Team preview: Florida International

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:52 PM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

Sergio Rouco is returning to Florida International with nowhere to go but up and the ambitious belief that he will.

The 43-year-old Rouco was an assistant under Golden Panthers head coaches Rich Walker and Bob Weltlich for five years (1987-91), and spent four years under Donnie Marsh (2000-03). Rouco was at UTEP last season, helping the Miners spook Maryland in the NCAA Tournament, while Marsh was walking the plank at FIU.

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