Team preview: Providence

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

Updated: October 17, 2005, 6:33 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

It was a weird 2004-05 season for the Friars. They had a big-name star who was expected to carry them to great things. But they had some young players who didn't know how to win. And then there were the injuries. When it was all over, the '04-'05 campaign represented a step back and a disappointment that Ryan Gomes wasn't able to close his career on a higher note.

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