Team preview: North Texas

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 9:43 AM ET
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After turning North Texas around with a respectable 15-14 record in his debut season, coach Johnny Jones' saw his team go through a sophomore jinx last years. Injuries, illness and futility led to 13 different lineups, and, ultimately, a 7-21 record.

When 6-3 junior guard Leonard Hopkins (12.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg) broke his foot eight games into the season, the groundwork was laid for a 2-13 Sun Belt record.