Team preview: UC Riverside

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:37 PM ET
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After struggling through its first years as a Division I competitor, unable to compete for a conference crown, UC Riverside was generally pleased with its performance in 2003-2004. It was the first year the Highlanders were eligible for the Big West Tournament and the team won 11 games, nearly doubling its total from the previous season, and finished tied for fifth in league play.