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Men's basketball: Pitino’s impact at Minnesota might be more substance than style

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MINNEAPOLIS — Richard Pitino is less than half of Tubby Smith’s age.

That alone has brought a seismic shift for the Minnesota basketball program, with last week’s takeover by the 30-year-old Pitino. The energy of youth can always bring positive change, but the impact of Pitino’s arrival could prove to run deeper than that.

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