Pitino to assess status of 3 suspended players after season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota coach Richard Pitino says he has not yet determined when the team's three suspended players will be reinstated.

Pitino said Tuesday he will reassess after the season the status of guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer, who were punished after sex videos appeared on Dorsey's social media accounts.

Pitino will confer on the matter with his assistant coaches and interim athletic director Beth Goetz. He declined to elaborate about what the evaluation would entail.

The players were benched for the final three regular-season games plus the Big Ten tournament, in which the Gophers have the No. 13 seed. They play Illinois Wednesday in Indianapolis.

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