Team preview: McNeese State

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 10:56 AM ET
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McNeese State enters this season looking to return to the postseason for the third time in four years.

Last season, the Cowboys struggled with chemistry problems and injuries before coming on strong at the end to notch the program's third consecutive winning season. But a hard-fought 64-58 loss to eventual champion Sam Houston State in a Southland Tournament semifinal sent them home earlier than they had been accustomed.