Team preview: San Diego

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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

Even for Brad Holland, it's difficult to grasp just what he has.

His 12th season as coach at San Diego, Holland welcomes a team with six newcomers and the departures of his two leading scorers -- and two best inside players -- from last season' s third-place conference finish.

Yet even with all the uncertainty facing this season, Holland still can' t help himself when it comes to reflecting on last season.

On the surface, a season that ended just three games above .500 might not be much to cheer about. But that was on the heels of a brutal 4-26 campaign in 2003-2004, in which injuries decimated the Toreros.