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Source: Trevor Mbakwe won't sit

Updated: October 12, 2012, 9:59 PM ET
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says returning star forward Trevor Mbakwe is "lucky to be on the team" after a guilty plea for driving while intoxicated last month.

Mbakwe was arrested on July 1 and was sentenced to one year of probation and community service on Sept. 10. He missed almost all of last season with a knee injury and his return was expected to boost the Golden Gophers into contention in the Big Ten.

Smith reprimanded Mbakwe "internally" this offseason ...

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