Team preview: Stetson

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2006-07 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 13, 2006, 6:40 PM ET
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(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.