Team preview: Sacramento State

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

Updated: November 5, 2003, 10:57 AM ET
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Jerome Jenkins didn't win Big Sky Conference coach-of-the-year honors last year. That rightfully went to Weber State's Joe Cravens, whose squad went undefeated in conference play and swept the conference's postseason tournament.

But in any other year it would've been Jenkins in a landslide. Ignore the 12-17 overall record-actually, don't ignore it. It was those 12 wins-the most since Sac State went Division I-that underscored the job Jenkins did. Add the Hornets' first-ever Big Sky Conference Tournament appearance and Jenkins certainly deserves some kind of accolades.