Team preview: Northwestern State

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:13 PM ET
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After two consecutive seasons of fielding the nation's youngest NCAA Division I men's basketball team, Northwestern State could be poised to make a run at the championship of the parity-filled Southland Conference.

"I think we have the ability to beat anybody in our league on any given night," coach Mike McConathy said. "I don't think there's a lot of separation from the top to the middle [of the standings]."