Team preview: Florida A&M

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 7:22 AM ET
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There's a new power emerging in the MEAC. This could be the year that Florida A&M moves to the elite level.

Last season turned out better than expected for the Rattlers. Mike Gillespie's team enjoyed its first winning record in 12 years. The Rattlers advanced to the semifinals of the league tournament and were one of the teams to beat in the MEAC all year long.