Trevor Mbakwe given sixth year
Minnesota has reached this year's NIT semifinals, but the Golden Gophers took a major step toward the reaching the NCAA tournament in 2013 when the NCAA on Thursday granted 6-foot-8 forward Trevor Mbakwe a sixth year of eligibility.
The Minnesota staff confirmed to ESPN.com an earlier WCCO-TV report that Mbakwe received medical clearance from the NCAA to compete again next season.
The school announced the decision Friday.
Mbakwe has not decided if he will accept the ...
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