Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/6/12
MINNEAPOLIS The regular season starts Friday for the University of Minnesota men's basketball team. After two exhibition games, what do we know about Tubby Smith's 2012-13 squad? Not a ton, really. It's always hard to gauge a team, regardless of the sport, after playing games that don't count in the wins and losses columns. The Gophers have now easily taken care of Minnesota State and Southwest Baptist and scored a total of 167 points in a pair of exhibition games at Williams Arena as they gear up for the regular-season opener this Friday against American. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from these two preseason games is that sophomore guard Joe Coleman has taken a step forward from his freshman year. Coleman was Minnesota's leading scorer in each of the two exhibition games, scoring 21 against Minnesota State and 15 on Monday against Southwest Baptist. Coleman looks like a much more confident player and has been aggressive in going to the basket, something his game lack a bit last ye...
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