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Men's basketball: Tubby leaning heavily on starters in Big Ten play

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MINNEAPOLIS — Tubby Smith drew some criticism in his first five seasons in Minnesota for a substitution pattern that often looked more like a hockey philosophy.

He would run groups of five players in and out, playing his starters almost the same amount of minutes as his bench players.

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