Gophers Host Purdue; Mbakwe Won’t Start
The 25th ranked Gopher men’s basketball team will host #8 Purdue tonight at 6pm, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 5:30. Junior forward Trevor Mbakwe will not start tonight’s game as punishment for being arrested Monday for a violation of a no-contact order by posting a message on his ex-girlfriend’s facebook page. His ex-girlfriend’s no-contact order continues through August. Mbakwe will come off the bench tonight with Colton Iverson starting in place of him. Mbakwe decided to terminate his facebook and twitter accounts after this incident. The Gophers are 1-3 in the Big Ten and 12-4 overall while Purdue is 15-1 overall and 4-0 in Big Ten play.