Team preview: Gardner Webb

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

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:09 PM ET
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At first glance, last year's 5-24 record leads many to believe that Gardner-Webb was overmatched in its first official NCAA Division I season. But upon closer inspection, it's evident that this team was no cupcake.

The Runnin' Bulldogs began their Division I era at Tennessee of the might SEC, and nearly shocked the nation before a late three-pointer lifted the Vols to a 71-69 victory.