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Tubby Smith wants an up-tempo offense

Tubby Smith says he was bored with last season's slow pace of Golden Gophers basketball. The 2010 team was forced to slow it down because they didn't have great guard play. This year the plan is to increase the tempo.
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Tubby Smith says he was bored with last season's slow pace of Golden Gophers basketball. The 2010 team was forced to slow it down because they didn't have great guard play. This year the plan is to increase the tempo.

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