Gophers MBB come in 43rd in NCAA preseason rankings | KFAN

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It's an annual tradition like no other, Matt Norlander of CBSSports.com pulls together his definitive ranking of all 353 college basketball teams from top to bottom and it launched today!

With the Kansases and Dukes up near the top, the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Richard Pitino come in 43rd on the list. Here's his analysis of the Gophers team...

I'm as high on Minny as maybe any prognosticator in the country -- and I'm still putting them lower than I really want to. The Golden Gophers have Jordan Murphy (16.8 ppg, 11.3 rpg) and Amir Coffey back. They have Isaiah Washington set to break out. I think this becomes a top-40 offense in college basketball. Richard Pitino saves his job with a big season in Minneapolis, which is also host of the 2019 Final Four.

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