STrib: Daniel Oturu and guards Marcus Carr and Gabe Kalscheur are sophomores Gophers basketball can build around

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per Marcus:

"We still have the ultimate confidence in ourselves and with each other," Carr added. "We're still looking to go out with that same mentality [going into the Big Ten]."

Upper echelon Big Ten teams Ohio State, Maryland, Michigan State and Michigan are led by upperclassmen.

Gone are Minnesota veterans Amir Coffey, Jordan Murphy and Dupree McBrayer. So, the Gophers will go as far as their sophomores can lead them in conference play this year.

Another sophomore, forward Jarvis Omersa, is their main spark off bench. They also have been starting freshman guard Tre' Williams in place of Willis.

"We're extremely young team with a lot of new faces," Pitino said. "When you lose an older guy like Payton [and junior big man Eric Curry to a season-ending knee injury] you become drastically younger. It's pretty cool at times when you have four sophomores on the court and a freshman and they're winning big games."


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