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Golden Gopher Daily Update

Mike Grimm checks in with both of Minnesota’s basketball teams on today’s Golden Gopher Daily Update!


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With Nolen Out, Gophers To Rely On Several Guards

Al Nolen’s role for Minnesota has been reduced for now to encouragement from the bench.


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Gophers Move On Minus PG Al Nolen

Minnesota must move on without Al Nolen, trying to find a way to replace the senior point guard’s leadership, defense and ball-handling ability.


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Golden Gopher Daily Update

Another tough break for the Gopher Basketball team. Senior Point Guard Al Nolen will miss some time, possibly the rest of the season, with a broken foot. He’ll have surgery Wednesday. Head Coach Tubby Smith explains what happened and what comes next.


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No. 16 Minnesota Loses Nolen To Broken Foot

Minnesota point guard Al Nolen will have surgery on his broken right foot, raising the question about whether he’ll be able to play for the Gophers again this season.


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Hoffarber, Minnesota Take Down No. 8 Purdue, 70-67

Blake Hoffarber’s 26 points and Minnesota’s improved perimeter defense helped the Gophers outlast eighth-ranked Purdue 70-67 on Thursday night.


The Minnesota Golden Gophers huddle before taking on the Xavier Musketeers during the first round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Bradley Center. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mbakwe, Williams Lift Minnesota Over Indiana 67-63

Trevor Mbakwe had 11 points and tied career highs with 16 rebounds and five blocks to lead Minnesota to a 67-63 victory over Indiana on Tuesday night, the Golden Gophers’ first Big Ten victory of the season.


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Golden Gopher Daily Update

Thursday night is the last Gopher Basketball non-conference game as they take on South Dakota State. Mike Grimm talked to Head Coach Tubby Smith about the game plus gets an injury update on point guard Al Nolen.


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Nolen’s Goal To Be Back With Gophers By End Of Dec.

Al Nolen’s solid performance helped Minnesota win the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament last month and surge into the national rankings.


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No. 15 Minnesota Loses PG Al Nolen To Foot Injury

Minnesota will likely be without two injured starters — point guard Al Nolen and small forward Rodney Williams — for Monday’s game against Virginia.