Team preview: Bucknell

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:43 PM ET
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Don't be buffaloed. The Bison are the team to beat in the Patriot League this year. All five starters are back from a team that was just one game off the regular season title pace last year and reached the tournament semifinals before falling to eventual champion Lehigh.

And if you think Coach Pat Flannery's team is tough this year, get a load of it next season. The Bison has only one senior and are welcomes a superlative recruiting class. But Flannery wants things to come together this year and it won't be easy because, says the coach, it won't be like it was last year.