Team preview: East Carolina

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

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:18 PM ET
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East Carolina went into a nine-day break in early January last season with big plans for its Conference USA season.

The Pirates were 8-2 and fresh off a 73-70 victory over then-No. 9-ranked Marquette in their C-USA opener.