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Topic - Trevor Mbakwe
The Minnesota Golden Gophers were ranked as high eighth in the country, and then they weren't ranked at all. They beat No. 1 Indiana, and then they lost to Nebraska.
Tubby Smith drew some criticism in his first five seasons in Minnesota for a substitution pattern that often looked more like a hockey philosophy.
Tubby Smith has seen enough.
Al Nolen's role for Minnesota has been reduced for now to encouragement from the bench.
Minnesota star Trevor Mbakwe's status with the team is being reviewed following an arrest for an alleged violation of a restraining order against the junior forward.
Minnesota star forward Trevor Mbakwe was arrested and jailed on Monday night for allegedly violating a harassment restraining order obtained by a former girlfriend.
Minnesota is sticking with star forward Trevor Mbakwe despite his arrest for allegedly violating a restraining order filed against him.
This time, an off-the-court matter for Minnesota hasn't led to the loss of a star player.
Minnesota star forward Trevor Mbakwe is in jail for allegedly violating a harrassment restraining order.
The Minnesota Gophers came home with plenty of confidence after beating some big-name teams in a tropical tournament over the weekend.
North Carolina could have gone a long way toward erasing a lingering headache from last year by winning an early season tournament.
Trevor Mbakwe's yearlong exile from basketball is finally over, which is why he couldn't stop smiling on Monday.
Minnesota basketball recruit Trevor Mbakwe has chosen not to go to trial on felony assault charges and will instead enroll in a pre-trial program.
"A lot of people say we're one of the most disappointing teams, especially after the hot start that we got off to and the let-downs we had at the end of the season," Mbakwe said. "We can't dwell on it too much. We have to stay in the family, in house, keep believing in one another and not listen to what goes on outside."