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Mbakwe Leads Gophers Past Jackrabbits 71-55

Trevor Mbakwe scored a team-high 17 points and Maverick Ahanmisi chipped in five during an 18-1 second-half run as the Minnesota Gophers pulled away from the South Dakota State Jackrabbits en route to a 71-55 victory Monday night at Williams Arena.