Team preview: Fairleigh Dickinson

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 3:10 PM ET
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The quest continues for Fairleigh Dickinson.

The Knights thought they had a shot at the NEC Tournament title last season, but a red-hot Central Connecticut State team ended that dream in overtime in the semifinals.

With three starters back and some experienced depth, Fairleigh Dickinson is ready to give it the old college try once again this season.

"I really like this team," said Tom Green, who hopes FDU can end its title draught that extends to 1998. "They have good chemistry and came together and played well [last season]."

One thing the Knights have to do in order to make another run is find a point guard to replace Marcus Whitaker (6.4 ppg, 5.55 apg), who was a four-year starter.

"He was our quarterback," Green said. "He played 35 minutes a night for us."