Found October 28, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- After practicing together since the summer, members of the Minnesota men's basketball team are tired of playing against themselves. They're ready for some outside competition. Indeed, Richard Pitino's team is ready to show the world the new-look Gophers. "They are sick of each other, you can tell it," Pitino said Monday at his first media day as Minnesota's head coach. "I'm sick of watching them against each other. I think it'll be good when they play on Friday. They're all excited about it. What happens when they have a calendar and when they see a game at the end of the week, they get much more fired up for practice." Friday is Minnesota's first of two exhibition game of the season as the Gophers host Cardinal-Stritch at Williams Arena. While a lot of the faces will be the same, there are plenty of newcomers on this year's squad. That of course includes the 31-year-old Pitino, who took the job this offseason...

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