Team preview: Savannah State

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 3:40 PM ET
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Savannah State is not an easy place to win. The Tigers are an independent playing an exceptionally difficult schedule and very few home games. To put Savannah State's struggles into perspective, consider this: In his second year, coach Edward Daniels, Jr. guided the team to five victories and that represented the second-highest win total for the program in the last five years.

Last year the Tigers played 18 of their 28 games on the road, including 10 in a row at one point, and 21 of their 23 losses came by at least 12 points. Savannah State was among the nation's worst offensive teams, scoring just 60.4 points per game and shooting 36.8 percent from the field. The Tigers were even worse from 3-point range, making just 29.7 percent.