Team preview: Southwest Missouri State

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

Updated: November 6, 2003, 4:00 PM ET
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Barry Hinson was not quite sure what to expect from his team last season.

After losing four seniors, along with most of their offense and rebounding, the Bears could have been headed for disaster. The rest of the league even thought so by picking SMS to finish eighth in its preseason poll.