A Surprising Look at the Gophers' Minute Distribution in Context

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A Surprising Look at the Gophers' Minute Distribution in Context
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One common complaint aimed at Gophers coach Tubby Smith is that he doesn’t play his starters enough. Fans, who have watched the bench struggle, have been vocal on Twitter (and in countless emails to me) with their concerns of the flip-flop in minute distribution. As far as I can tell, there isn’t a quick way to look up starter minutes if the same five haven't started for the entire conference season (please, if there is, someone fill me in and mock me for the 3.5 hours I spent doing this by hand), so I decided to go through and compare the Gophers with the opponents from their last four losses, plus their upcoming opponent (Indiana, Tuesday at 6 p.m.).

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