Team preview: Charleston Southern

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:50 PM ET
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COACH AND PROGRAM

Minus seven players from the 14-win team of 2002-03, the Buccaneers slid into six-win purgatory last year, often with little to showcase beyond peerless point guard Ed O'Neil. Now Charleston Southern's all-time leader in assists and steals has graduated, but these Bucs do have something last year's team didn't -- experience.

Fifth-year coach Jim Platt has five seniors and four juniors and the making of a pretty decent squad that may just fly under the radar in a conference returning a lot of marquee players and winning teams from last year.


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