Tubby Smith searching for success from the bench

Tubby Smith's coaching style is different from most NCAA basketball coaches. He likes to sub in four or five guys at a time. That's the problem with his Gophers team right now. He hasn't settled on a second unit to come off the bench and play well together.
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Tubby Smith's coaching style is different from most NCAA basketball coaches. He likes to sub in four or five guys at a time. That's the problem with his Gophers team right now. He hasn't settled on a second unit to come off the bench and play well together.

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