Team preview: Stetson
Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2006-07 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)
Nobody in the Atlantic Sun was hotter than the Hatters at the end of last season. After a disappointing start to the year, Stetson went on a 12-1 run to end the season before falling to eventual champion Belmont in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
The turning point for the Hatters was a 74-71 overtime win at East Tennessee State that snapped a six-game losing streak. Stetson was 2-16 before the dramatic turnaround.
"I am really proud of everyone and they will remember the special things they did," Stetson coach Derek Waugh said. "It is a team I will never forget."
The problem is that most of the players who lent a hand to the turnaround have departed.