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Shock Therapy! College Hoops 2004

Originally Published: November 10, 2003
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine
There are two kinds of surprise. There's the kind registered by people who are shocked -- shocked! -- to find sin and corruption in college hoops. Then there's the kind that brings delight, like when an oft-dissed coach hooks up with a carefree freshman to cloak the national title in a particular shade of orange. We prefer the latter, and we're guessing you do too. So we're devoting our 2004 preview to the nicer shocks that might come your way: an unprecedented double for UConn, a saint playing for a Saint, a series of characters torn from the pages of supermarket tabloids. We even have talking dogs. Well, okay, so Diana Taurasi and Emeka Okafor are Huskies. But, as you're about to find out, they have plenty to say.

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Eric Adelson was a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.