Team preview: Bethune-Cookman
Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
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COACH AND PROGRAM
Once again, the odds seem stacked against Bethune-Cookman. The Wildcats return just five players from last year, and the already offensively-challenged squad lost three of its top five scorers. They have a bunch of newcomers to blend into the mix, but they better do it quickly with only two home games among their first 15. Coach Cliff Reed's squad struggled all season on the offensive end last year, averaging just 59 points a game and shooting just 39 percent as a team.