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Dave Campbell, Associated Press, Published April 16 2012

Gophers' Mbakwe on return: 'We've got some unfinished business'

MINNEAPOLIS — Star power forward Trevor Mbakwe has decided to return to Minnesota next season after a knee injury wiped out his senior year.

The university posted a short video on its website, showing Mbakwe swishing a free throw and turning to teammate Rodney Williams to say, “We've got some unfinished business.” Gophers spokesman Matt Slieter confirmed Monday that Mbakwe will return for 2012-13.

He sat out 2010-11 because of a lingering court case against him. Then after leading the Big Ten in rebounding in 2011-12, he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee seven games into his senior year. The NCAA granted him a sixth season of eligibility.

Minnesota finished 6-12 in the conference in 10th place but rallied to reach the NIT championship game last month.


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