Team preview: Furman

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:52 PM ET
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Furman was one of the surprise teams in the Southern Conference last season. The Paladins' top returning scorer had averaged only 5.2 points on a team that won 14 games in 2002-03, there was little experience to rely upon, and it looked like Furman was headed toward the basement.

Coach Larry Davis wasn't so sure about that. Using a cast of newcomers-many of them freshmen-Furman cobbled out a solid year, and now eight of the top 10 players are back. Three were selected to the SoCon All-Freshman team.