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Gophers' Mbakwe out for season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has an unfortunate habit of losing important players to injuries and off-the-court issues since coach Tubby Smith took over.

This hit to their NCAA tournament hopes was the most devastating of all: Star power forward Trevor Mbakwe will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, robbing the Gophers of their top scorer, rebounder and leader.

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