Team preview: Marist

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

Updated: November 5, 2003, 3:26 PM ET
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Last season did not turn out the way Dave Magarity thought it would.

Sure, the Marist coach knew it would be difficult trying to replace starting guards Sean Kennedy and Rick Smith, the best backcourt he has ever coached, and forward Matt Tullis. What he didn't count on was losing Pierre Monogan, Kennedy's replacement, to a fractured cheekbone after being shot in a bar, and Jared Hunsaker, a dependable post player, to an NCAA eligibility ruling.