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Freshman guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. has built on his family's bond with Gophers men's basketball coach Richard Pitino.
Isaiah Hill had 19 points and seven assists and Deon Stroud posted 18 points and seven rebounds as Fresno State edged past UNLV 67-64 on Wednesday night.
Nico Sturm led a balanced Minnesota scoring attack with two goals, Kaapo Kahkonen was sharp in making 30 saves and the Wild earned their fourth straight win by beating the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Ranked as high as No. 19 nationally, Minnesota opens its first season under Piper Ritter on Friday against Maryland in Leesburg, Fla.
The Wild wrapped up its longest road trip of the season with a continued show of skill, beating the Avalanche 6-2. Minnesota picked up eight of a possible 10 points on the trip.