Team preview: Detroit

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:47 PM ET
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The top four scorers are gone. The top four leaders in minutes played are gone. That may qualify Detroit's 2004-05 season for rebuilding status, but it doesn't mean the Titans are writing this season off and looking down the road.

Perry Watson, the dean of the Horizon League coaching fraternity with 11 years on the bench, simply produces winners -- no matter who comes and goes. This year's club is very likely to extend the streak of 18-win seasons to eight.