Trevor Mbakwe given sixth year

Updated: March 23, 2012, 12:07 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

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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