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Injury forces Gophers to shuffle

Updated: January 25, 2011, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

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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