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Gopher Basketball Edges DePaul At Old Spice Classic

The Gopher men's basketball team defeated DePaul 86-85 Thursday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Florida. Trevor Mbakwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Rodney Williams chipped in 18 points for Minnesota. The Gophers shot 51 percent from the field and outrebounded the Deamon Deacons 37-24.

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Gophers’ Mbakwe Gets Preseason Honor

Gopher forward Trevor Mbakwe is one of 50 men's college basketball players listed on the John Wooden watch list for the Wooden basketball player of the year award. Mbakwe is a 6'8 245 pound senior forward who averaged 13.9 points and 10.5 rebounds a game in 2010-2011 with Minnesota.

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Sampson III To Stay With Gophers After All

Ralph Sampson III is staying at the University of Minnesota and will not forego his senior season of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. Sampson announced Monday that he removed his name from the list of draft eligible players in time Sunday despite reports that he didn't.

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Sampson III Staying In NBA Draft

Gopher center Ralph Sampson III has likely decided to stay in the NBA draft. Sampson III needed to take his name out of the NBA draft list Sunday but he reportedly did not and will stay eligible for the NBA draft. His AAU coach said Sampson II will test the draft. He forgoes his senior year of eligibility.

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Tubby Smith Says He’ll Stay With Gophers

Gopher men's basketball head coach Tubby Smith says he plans to stay at the University of Minnesota and is working on a contract extension with Athletic Director Joel Maturi. Reports had indicated that Tubby Smith was set to replace John Pelphrey at the University of Arkansas. Smith has also been rumored as a candidate at Georgia Tech.

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Intern Justin: Gophers Miss Post Season Tournaments

It's the most wonderful time of the sporting year -- time for the Big Dance! But the Gophers won't be there or at any post season play, for that matter.

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Keep Your Chin Up Gopher Basketball Fans

The Gopher men's basketball team has disappointed fans for the past month and a half losing 8 of their last 9 games. The loss of Al Nolen to a foot injury and Devoe Joseph leaving for whatever reason has proven costly. Here's the good news, help is on the way. The Gophers have already signed shooting guards Joe Coleman of Hopkins and Andre Hollins of Memphis, Tennessee and they have offered a scholarship to juco point guard Julian Welch from Juba CC in California.

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