Gophers coach P.J. Fleck said his team doesn't use words like "revenge." That might be true for this one rematch, but the Gophers certainly exited last year's 55-31 beating at Illinois with new motivation.
Four-star senior guard Jamal Mashburn Jr., the son of the former Kentucky and NBA standout, is officially visiting Richard Pitino and the Gophers this weekend. Mashburn's father was coached by Rick Pitino at Kentucky.