Minnesota's Al Nolen hoping to return
MINNEAPOLIS -- Al Nolen's solid performance helped Minnesota (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) win the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament last month and surge into the national rankings.
Playing three games in four days, however, did some damage to the senior point guard's foot.
Nolen appeared in one more game the following week before telling the team's medical staff of the problem and finding out from X-rays and an MRI that he had a stress fracture.
Nolen has missed the last ...
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