Team preview: Houston

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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After Houston coach Ray McCallum won 18 games in 2001-02, the Cougars seemed poised for another upper-tier finish in Conference USA.

McCallum's hopes for another great season began to unravel early in the summer of 2002.