Team preview: Nicholls State

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:16 PM ET
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Coaches across the Southland Conference expect Nicholls State to be the league's most improved team in 2004-05.

Ricky Blanton, the former LSU standout who guided coach Dale Brown's Tigers to a Final Four run in 1986, enters his third season running the program hoping that his coaching peers are correct.