Team preview: Rhode Island

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

Updated: October 19, 2004, 6:02 PM ET
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It was déjà vu all over again for Jim Baron's squad last year.

For a second straight season, Rhode Island went to the NIT, not the NCAAs. And once again, the Rams were bounced in Round Two, beating Boston U in the first round and then losing at West Virginia in the second round, 79-72.