Injury forces Gophers to shuffle
MINNEAPOLIS -- Al Nolen's role for Minnesota has been reduced for now to encouragement from the bench.
All the other guys just got some extra responsibilities.
Replacing the senior point guard's vocal leadership, sneaky-quick hands on defense and ball-handling ability will require a true team effort. The Gophers (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) will try to move on after losing Nolen to a broken right foot with only eight players in their rotation.
Blake Hoffarber will likely ...
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