Team preview: Arizona

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:42 PM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

It's hard to argue with Lute Olson's resume.

In 21 seasons at Arizona, Olson has taken the Wildcats to 20 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, produced 17 straight 20-win seasons, four Final Four appearances, one national title, and an .802 winning percentage over the last 17 seasons -- just to list a few accomplishments by the Hall of Fame coach.

These days, it's hard to believe one of Olson's team was never ranked in a Top 25 poll.

After the 2000-01 season, that was the case.


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