Breakthrough season has Minnesota facing high expectations

FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino leads NCAA college basketball practice in Minneapolis. The most anticipated season for Minnesota men’s basketball in 20 years has begun. Coach Pitino’s team, coming his first appearance with the program in the NCAA Tournament, is among the favorites this season for the Big Ten race. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, File)


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