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Coach Richard Pitino had a different sales pitch for each of the three players who chose the Gophers men's basketball team this spring.
The Big Ten tournament champions are in a familiar spot: unseeded and traveling cross-country to another tough regional. The Gophers open play Friday night vs. Texas in Seattle.
The Lynx guard is also focused on recruiting for her Gophers women's basketball program. "I don't know who could turn down the opportunity to play with Lindsay," recruit Sara Scalia of Stillwater said.
Jason Bargy is the highest-rated recruit to commit to Minnesota since Carter Coughlin. The team also received a verbal commitment from a junior college linebacker.
Mercedes Staples had committed to Clemson, but the point guard from Utah reopened her college search after the head coach was fired and chose Minnesota.
Oklahoma State is a perennial Big 12 contender, winning 20 or more games seven times in the past 10 seasons.
An advisory committee can help steer borderline NBA prospects toward the draft or back to school. Richard Pitino is glad power forward Jordan Murphy is returning this fall.
Row The Boat and Ink That Arm: Incoming wide receiver Rashod Bateman got his coach's favorite saying tattooed on his arm.
Sara Scalia, a 5-10 guard, averaged 26.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.8 steals this season for the 17-11 Ponies.
The Gophers are one assistant coach and two players short of a full roster after offseason changes and a turbulent April recruiting season.