Team preview: Butler

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 25, 2005, 12:50 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

OK, so the 16-14 "off year" Butler had in 2003-04 wasn't a one-year hiccup.

The Bulldogs dropped to 13-15 last winter. That's 29 victories in two years -- after coach Todd Lickliter averaged 26.5 wins a year his first two seasons at Butler. The good news is that Lickliter will open the 2005-06 season with continuity on his side.

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