Team preview: Arizona State

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:55 PM ET
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Rob Evans needed an infusion of talent.

After a 20-win season capped by a trip to the NCAA Tournament in the 2002-2003 season, his Arizona State squad lost several key members from that postseason run.

So enter eight new players last season to makeup for the turnover -- and Evans had his new horses.

But the problem was those newcomers were freshmen, and the old adage about freshmen and inconsistency rung very true for Evans in his fifth year in Tempe.