Minnesota at a glance

Minnesota at a glance

By The Associated Press=

Minnesota

Last season: 18-15, did not qualify for postseason play

Nickname: Golden Gophers.

Coach: Richard Pitino.

Conference: Big Ten.

Key Returnees: Gs Carlos Morris (11.1 points) and Nate Mason (9.8) are the leading returning scorers. F Joey King is next at (9.7).

Who Left: G Andre Hollins led the team in scoring (13.8) points while F Maurice Walker will be missed up front (11.8 points, 6.7 rebounds).

The Skinny: Coming off of a rough second season, Pitino takes a young team with only two seniors into the rugged Big Ten, with the NIT a reasonable goal.

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