Team preview: Indiana

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 9, 2003, 11:10 AM ET
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On the plus side it was an unmistakable sign that Indiana basketball was back among the elite programs in the country. But the downside was that the Hoosiers played every game last season with targets on their backs. Beating Indiana once again was a season-maker for lesser opponents, and coach Mike Davis spent the off-season looking for tips from other champions who had gone down the same rugged path.

"Coming off the national championship game, it was a different arena for us," Davis said.