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Gopher men to get summer coaching help




By Charles Hallman 

Staff Writer


Tubby Smith last month became only the third Minnesota coach to lead the Gophers to the NIT championship game. The school is now 2-2 in such games played in New York City. The season  — nearly one-third of it, almost 80 days — was marred with injuries where Gopher players were hurt this season, including senior forward Trevor Mbakwe. To show just how much he was missed, despite only playing seven games before a knee injury shelved him for the remainder of the season, Mbakwe still finished as the team’s on-average scoring and rebounding leader (14 points, nine rebounds). That in itself tells the Gopher men’s story this year. Continue Reading →

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