Pitino, Team Captains Meet the Media

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Head coach Richard Pitino and the Golden Gopher basketball team's three captains met with the media on Tuesday afternoon. Seniors Austin Hollins and Maverick Ahanmisi and junior Andre Hollins have been elected captains by their teammates.

Pitino, who has now been Minnesota's head coach for almost six months, said he would consider a starting lineup that includes all three captains. He said that the team is "right on schedule" in terms of strength and conditioning at this point in the year. Since Pitino's arrival, the Gophers have been working on learning a new style of play. Full team practices started last week.

"At the start of practice, everyone's excited," Andre Hollins said. "You can tell around the locker room -- managers, players, coaches -- everyone's excited for the season."

Team tri-captain (MN Daily) Ahanmisi's role expanding (Star Tribune
Gophers adapting to up-tempo style (Pioneer Press)
Minnesota embraces underdog status (FSN)

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