Not so fast

Richard Pitino promised his Gophers would play a fast-paced style, but the first-year coach has learned that’s a tall order in the grinding world of the Big Ten:

Team Possessions

per 40 minutes

Iowa 69

Ohio State 66

Purdue 65.6

Nebraska 65.5

Penn State 65.5

Indiana 65.4

Wisconsin 65.3

Gophers 65.2

Illinois 65

Michigan State 64.1

Michigan 62.9

Northwestern 62

Big Ten games only