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Gopher Men’s Basketball Edges Virginia Tech

The Gopher men's basketball team defeated Virginia Tech 58-55 Wednesday night as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Williams Arena. Minnesota was led by junior college transfer guard Julian Welch with 15 points including 4 for 4 from the free throw line in the final minute.

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Gopher Basketball Hosts Virginia Tech; Sampson May Miss

The Gopher men's basketball team host Virginia Tech at 8:15pm tonight, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan, as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Minnesota is 6-1 while Virginia Tech is 5-1. The Gophers will play tonight without top scorer and rebounder Trevor Mbakwe who is out of for the the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

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Gophers’ Mbakwe Done For The Year

Gopher senior forward Trevor Mbakwe is reportedly done for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. The injury was suffered Sunday night when the team played in Orlando, Florida in the Old Spice Classic Championship game against Dayton. Mbakwe layed on the court before he was assisted off the court without putting any pressure on the knee.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Loses; Mbakwe Hurt

The Gopher men's basketball team lost 86-70 in the Championship game of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Florida Sunday night. The more devastating loss is the injury to leading scorer and rebounded Trevor Mbakwe. Mbakwe suffered a severe knee injury early in the 2nd half while positioning himself for a rebound.

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Gopher Basketball Routs Mt. St. Mary’s

The Gopher men's basketball team routed Mount St. Mary's 85-56 Monday night at Williams Arena. Austin Hollins led the Gophers with 14 points, Andre Hollins added 13 points, Trevor Mbakwe added 10 points and 9 rebounds and Joe Coleman chipped in 10 points.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Tops Fairfield

The Gopher men's basketball team defeated Fairfield of Connecticut 67-57 Thursday night to improve to 3-0. Both Minnesota and Fairfield turned the ball over too much. The Gophers had 23 turnovers while Fairfield had 20. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 20 points and 10 rebounds and he did most of his damage from the free throw line where he was 16-18.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Downs Jacks

The Gopher men's basketball team defeated South Dakota State 71-55 Monday night to improve to 2-0. Minnesota trailed by 3 early in the 2nd half before overpowering the Jackrabbits. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 17 points and 10 rebounds, Ralph Sampson III had 10 points and Chip Armelin added 9 points for Minnesota.

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Gophers Host SDSU, Wolters Tonight

The Gopher men's basketball team hosts South Dakota State at Williams Arena at 7pm tonight, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 6:30. Minnesota is 1-0 after beating Bucknell in their season opener Friday night. South Dakota State beat Western Michigan in their season opener and is also 1-0.

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Gophers, Mbakwe Beat Bucknell

The Gophers downed Bucknell 70-58 Friday night in their regular season opener at Williams Arena. Minnesota led by at halftime and outscored Bucknell 37-27 in the 2nd half. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 17 points and 10 rebounds, Austin Hollins added 13 points and Ralph Sampson III added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Signs 2

The Gopher men's basketball team signed 2 players to national letters of intent Wednesday on the first day of the early signing period for winter college sports. The 2 players are 6'6 210 pound guard Wally Ellenson of Rice Lake, Wisconsin and 6'7 215 pound small forward Charles Buggs from Arlington, Texas. Both are considered 3-star recruits.

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