Team preview: Loyola Marymount

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

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:11 PM ET
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So Loyola Marymount's fourth-year coach did last season, all but two in fact, to mixed results. But if he had to do it again, he would.

"We struggled to play consistently," Aggers said. "We played well early, but we couldn't keep it going. They weren't used to the length of the season. For most of them, it was their first season playing D-I ball. But they got bigger, older and stronger and in hindsight, that was a good thing."