Team preview: Montana State

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:05 PM ET
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This program has hit a level of mediocrity. For the last two seasons the Bobcats have finished out of the not-very-tough-to-qualify for Big Sky Tournament, last season tying for sixth. The top six teams qualify out of the eight-team conference and the tiebreaker threw MSU out in the cold for the second straight year.

Mick Durham, a local product who played his high school ball nearby and his college basketball at Montana State, will try to get things back on track despite the loss of four starters. Things don't appear to be looking up in Bozeman.