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Continued: Mathieu, Smith not shy about taking big shots for Gophers basketball

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 28, 2013 - 8:28 AM

“We talk to each other about being impact and trying to make the biggest difference,” Mathieu said. “Guys are going to key in on Dre and Austin [Hollins] a lot, so us two guards have to make a difference.”

Pitino said one of the major reasons they’ve been able to do so is the brimming confidence each shows.

“If we can get everybody else to that level … just working hard, believing in themselves, we’ll be a good team,” he said.

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