Team preview: Georgia Southern

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

Updated: November 4, 2005, 11:02 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

Georgia Southern may have the most explosive offensive player in the league, but the Eagles' are hoping for more of a defensive mindset this year.

One of the nation's highest-scoring teams at 80.8 points-per-game last season, Southern nevertheless dropped back by three or four games from the previous season's record.

"Two years ago, we really installed a defensive philosophy, and we won 21 games," coach Jeff Price said. "It was more of a mentality than anything, but I think I let us get away from that a little bit last year. We were scoring a lot of points, and sometimes it's easy to get comfortable in that rhythm. But when it gets down to it, we've got to get that defensive mindset back."


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