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Freshman guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. has built on his family's bond with Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino.
7-foot Liam Robbins was the center transfer that Minnesota needed, but the team has struggled with him injured or in foul trouble.
On Saturday vs. the Illini, the Gophers were as overmatched as they've been all season. They gave up 48 points in the paint, 31 fast-break points and committed a season-high 18 turnovers.
With his father in attendance Saturday, the freshman scored 16 points to lead the Gophers offense again.
Injuries will make it tough for the Gophers to defend Illinois' inside-outside tandem of Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn on Saturday.
In a season of anomalies, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has the Gophers in next month's NCAA men's basketball tournament field despite a big blemish.
Gabe Kalscheur, who started all 88 games of his career until this week, suffered the hand injury in practice a day before Wednesday's 82-72 loss at Indiana.
Former five-star prep prospects Jalen Suggs and Jalen Green are candidates to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. They have taken very different routes to that status.
With Gabe Kalscheur out of the lineup because of a broken finger and Liam Robbins struggling on a sprained ankle, the Gophers faded in the second half.
Gabe Kalscheur, a junior guard, had played every game of his college career - 88 in a row - before Wednesday.