Team preview: Hartford

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

Updated: October 19, 2004, 5:54 PM ET
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Larry Harrison has waited for four seasons for Hartford to be able to play the style of basketball he likes to coach. After enduring an injury-plagued 2003-04 season, this may finally be the year the Hawks will be able to do that.

"We want to create offense from our defense and put pressure on the ball," Harrison said. "We want to get people playing fast and playing out of their comfort zone. We want to give people the illusion that they are open and rotate to the ball instead of rotating to the man."