Franklin & Marshall returned just six players from last year’s squad -- two starters, two reserves, and two guys who didn’t see that many minutes. Morgan Lee, this year’s lone senior, was the fifth leading scorer.

Considering last year’s Diplomats lost nine games and fell to third-seeded Johns Hopkins on a neutral floor in their first conference tournament game, it didn’t seem like 2014-15 would be a particular success.

“We lost three outstanding players,” said legendary coach Glenn Robinson. “We did not appear to be in a position with upperclass leadership and returning talent to have a year where we’d be 17-2 at one point.”

But win they did, taking the first 14 games of the season, including a win against nationally ranked Richard Stockton and a conference road win no one saw coming.

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