Preview: Jacksonville State
New-look Gamecocks will need to improve on the boards to rise in OVC
2012-13: 17-11 (8-8)
In-conference offense: 1.07 points per possession (5th)
In-conference defense: 1.07 points per possession (8th)
James Green coached Jacksonville State last season to its second-straight 8-8 finish in Ohio Valley Conference play, which is a feat for a program that has floundered for more than a decade. Green weathered some tough years that included issues with academics, but now the program is on stable footing. Like several other OVC programs, the Gamecocks lost a few significant seniors from last season and will look to replace their production with a mixture of junior college transfers and inexperienced returners.
To read the complete 2013-14 preview article on Jacksonville State, plus gain access to previews for every Division I college basketball team, you must be an ESPN Insider.
2013-14 Insider College Hoops Preview
In the lead-up to the 2013-14 college basketball season, Insider is providing preview articles on every Division I team, as well as essays from Insider's analysts and experts.