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Iverson Leaving The Gophers

The University of Minnesota is losing another player. 6'11 center/forward Colton Iverson requested and was granted his release from the program. Iverson has just one year of college eligibility remaining but he felt it was time for him to move on. That's what he said in an email message. He averaged 5.4 points and 5 rebounds a game his junior year with Minnesota. His playing time may not have been guaranteed next season with Ralph Sampson III, Trevor Mbakwe, Maurice Walker and Elliot Elliason coming back next season playing the post positions.

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Gopher Basketball Recruit Is A Mr. Basketball

University of Minnesota basketball recruit Andre Hollins has been selected as Mr. Basketball in the state of Tennessee. The 6'2 combo guard signed his national letter of intent to play for Tubby Smith and the Gophers in the early signing period. He is ranked as the 126th best player in the 2011 recruiting class according to rivals.com.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Loses In Big Ten Tourney

The Gopher men's basketball team lost 75-65 in the Big Ten Tournament first round Thursday afternoon. Michael Thompson scored 35 points to lead Northwestern to the win. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Minnesota falls to 17-14 and will now await a possible bid to the NIT. Northwestern plays Ohio State today in the Big Ten quarterfinals at 11am.

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Gophers Lose To Penn State

The Gopher men's basketball team suffered a loss in their final regular season game 66-63 Sunday afternoon at home against Penn State. The Gophers honored seniors Blake Hoffarber and Al Nolen prior to the game on senior day. Minnesota trailed by 3 at halftime and had the game tied with just 2 minutes remaining. Hoffarber led the Gophers with 17 points, Rodney Williams added 14 points and Trevor Mbakwe added 10 points and 14 rebounds.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Chokes At Northwestern

The Gopher men's basketball team continued their slide Wednesday night falling 68-57 at Northwestern. Minnesota led by 6 at halftime and by as many as 10 points in the 2nd half before they imploded. Northwestern made 7-15 from 3-point range in the 2nd half to pull away. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Maverick Ahanmisi added 7 points in 32 minutes making his first college start.

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Gopher Basketball Falls To Michigan State

The Gopher men's basketball team lost 53-48 Tuesday night to Michigan State in what seemed to be a must-win game for both teams if they wanted to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive. Minnesota led by 7 with 3 minutes left but were outscored 14-1 in the final 3 minutes by the Spartans. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Chip Armelin added 12 points for Minnesota.

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Gopher Men’s Basketball Falls At Penn State

The Gopher men's basketball team lost 66-63 at Penn State Thursday night to fall to 6-8 in the Big Ten and 17-9 overall. Minnesota trailed by 1 at halftime and by as many as 10 points in the 2nd half before taking a 3-point lead with 2:00 left. Talor Battle hit a key 3-point basket to give Penn State a 62-60 lead and they never trailed again. Battle had 28 points for the Nittany Lions.

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Gophers End Skid At Iowa

The 25th ranked Gopher men's basketball team won 62-45 at Iowa Sunday night to end a 4-game losing streak. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 24 points and 5 rebounds and Rodney Williams added 13 points. Mbakwe scored 22 of his 24 points in the 2nd half and Williams scored 11 of his 13 points in the 1st half.

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#25 Gophers Lose To Illinois

The 25th ranked Gophers men's basketball team lost at home to Illinois 71-62 Thursday night. Minnesota has lost 4 straight games for the first time since Tubby Smith has been the head coach of the Gophers. Trevor Mbakwe led the Gophers with 17 points and 16 rebounds and Ralph Sampson III added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota.

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Gopher Basketball Hosts Illinois Tonight

The 25th ranked Gopher men's basketball team looks to end a 3-game losing streak when they host Illinois at 8pm tonight, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 7:30. Minnesota is 16-7 overall and 5-6 in the Big Ten.

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