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Daily Hampshire Gazette writer Matt Vautour spent some time with Tyler Bergantino earlier this week and talked about his role on this year's team, his timeline at UMass and how his body has changed over the course of his career.

     AMHERST -- Few players in college basketball are as secure in their specific role as Tyler Bergantino.
     Barring an injury, the 6-foot-9 Floridian is unlikely to unseat Cady Lalanne as the starting center and as it is looking less and less likely that either freshman Malik Hynes or Rashaan Holloway gets eligible, there's nobody else on the roster physically capable of taking his backup spot.
     "I was about 250 and solid. Now I'm back to 235, trying to get lean muscle," Bergantino said. "I worked on my body over the summer. I'm more explosive, I'm faster. I'm in better condition. I think that's what my game was really lacking the past couple years. My problem was knowing how hard to go at the tempo we would play."

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VIDEO: Men's Basketball Practice Update

Here is an update from UMass basketball practice as the Minutemen get closer to starting the 2013-14 season.

Harry Plumer of the Springfield Republican recently spoke with freshman big man Tyler Bergantino about the increased role the Florida native may play in the coming weeks and beyond as the season moves into its fifth week of play.

Tyler Bergantino, Derrick Gordon put on YouTube show

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Derrick Gordon and Tyler Bergantino are two of the most energetic and outgoing students on the UMass campus... and they happen to be pretty good ball players too. Take a read at the following article by the Daily Hampshire Gazette's Matt Vautour and check out the unique video series these two newcomers have brought to the Amherst area.

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Ron Chimelis of the Springfield Republican previews tonight's men's basketball season opener at the Cage in today's issue. Chimelis points out how this season's opener is different than Derek Kellogg's previous three as head coach, as the team is comprised mostly of his players now and they are playing a new style offensively and defensively.

Chimelis also mentions the signing of Tyler Bergantino to a NLI on Thursday.

This year's opener is a new deal for the UMass basketball team - Springfield Republican