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Gophers lose Trevor Mbakwe for season

Updated: November 29, 2011, 3:25 AM ET
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe, last season's rebounding leader in the Big Ten, will miss the rest of the 2011-12 season with a torn ACL, the school confirmed Monday.

Mbakwe suffered the injury in the second half of Minnesota's 86-70 loss to Dayton in the Old Spice Classic title game in Orlando on Sunday. The senior forward landed awkwardly on a routine defensive play and fell to the floor while grabbing his right knee.

He was emotional on the bench, where he sat briefly with his teammates ...

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