Golden Gophers try to avoid legal distractions

Updated: November 25, 2009, 11:52 AM ET
By Andy Katz

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Minnesota assistant coaches were making their way toward a late-night team meal Tuesday night at the Hilton, feeling pretty swell about the start of the Gophers' season.

But boy would they feel even better, to the point where they could compete with any team in the country, if newcomer forwards Royce White and Trevor Mbakwe were playing.

But they know the deal and no one is questioning the authority of coach Tubby Smith. The players in question, as ...

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