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Pitino influence already clear with smaller Walker


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- New Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino has not held back in trying to mold the program to his preference and style.

Point guard Andre Hollins says he has seen teammate Mo Walker lose about 45 pounds since spring.

Walker knew he wouldn't play much in a fast-paced offense without dropping a significant amount of weight, so the junior-to-be from Toronto went to work on his diet and his conditioning.

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