Team preview: Canisius

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

Updated: November 5, 2003, 3:14 PM ET
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The next time Mike MacDonald hears the words "stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his left foot," it will be too soon.

That phrase cost MacDonald and his Canisius basketball team starters Toby Foster and Dewitt Doss before last season even began, turning a promising year into a struggle that saw the Golden Griffins lose 12 games by seven points or fewer.