Team preview: Samford

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

Updated: October 20, 2004, 4:25 PM ET
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Samford coach Jimmy Tillette was far from satisfied with his middle-of-the-pack finish in his program's first season in the Ohio Valley Conference. And lest anyone think he'll settle for another such finish, well, he won't.

"We were picked anywhere from seventh to 10th (in the preseason)," he said. "We finished fourth or fifth. For us, that's not good."