Team preview: Louisiana Monroe

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 10:54 AM ET
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There was a time, not so long ago, when Mike Vining's teams dominated the Southland Conference on a yearly basis.

Those teams of the early-to-mid 90's were filled with "tweeners," or players who didn't necessarily fit the Division I mold for their position. But they were all great athletes, and most importantly, winners, capturing six regular-season and/or tournament titles in a seven-year span.