Team preview: Dayton

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

Updated: October 19, 2004, 6:06 PM ET
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Now comes the hard part.

After showing that he can win with talent that he inherited from Oliver Purnell, second-year Dayton head coach Brian Gregory, who served on the staff of two Final Four teams under Tom Izzo at Michigan State (including the 2000 NCAA champion Spartans), must prove that he can build his own winning combination.