The NBA draft came and went and neither Trevor Mbake nor Rodney Williams heard their name. Now they’re re-united as teammates trying to prove themselves in the NBA summer league as free agent hopefuls — fueled by the big league dream.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are working out another group of draft prospects. Their guests on Monday afternoon included a player that president of basketball operations Flip Saunders is quite familiar with: former Gophers standout Trevor Mbakwe.
Workouts are continuing Monday at the Target Center in Minneapolis as the Minnesota Timberwolves prepare for the NBA Draft. The Timberwolves are hosting six players, including former Gopher Trevor Mbakwe, for a workout Monday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Century Community College left-handed ace Jared Dettman, who is pitching in the Junior College World series, should get drafted for a second time next week. Cedar Rapids Kernels’ manager Jake Mauer sees some similarities between first-round prospect Byron Buxton and his brother – the Twins’ Joe Mauer. The Timberwolves are concerned about Kevin Love’s conditioning since his injury ended his season.
How does the No. 11-seeded Gophers men’s basketball team recover from a three-game losing skid to beat No. 6-seeded UCLA in the NCAA tournament?
Senior forward Trevor Mbakwe and sophomore guard Andre Hollins earned All-Big Ten honors for the Gophers men’s basketball team on Monday.
Brandon Ubel scored Nebraska’s last 10 points and finished with 15, and the Cornhuskers defeated Minnesota 53-51 Wednesday night in the final college basketball game at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Gophers senior Trevor Mbakwe had a big week, and it’s no surprise that the Minnesota men’s basketball team got two victories as a result.
Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless for the first 11 minutes of the game to cruise to a 73-44 victory on Saturday.
Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams are about to play their last home game for Minnesota.
Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota take down No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday night, the seventh time the top-ranked team in The Associated Press’ poll has lost a game this season.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 points and Trey Burke had 18 points and nine assists to help No. 5 Michigan stave off No. 9 Minnesota 83-75 on Thursday night.
The Gopher basketball team’s Big Ten season is again an anticipated event. On Thursday the Barn will rock when Michigan comes to town.
Tubby Smith knew exactly what No. 8 Minnesota needed to do to upset Indiana: Take care of the basketball and defend the 3-pointers.
Andre Hollins had 22 points and six assists and Rodney Williams added 15 points and six rebounds to lift No. 9 Minnesota to a 76-63 victory over No. 18 Michigan State on Monday.
Starting guard Joe Coleman scored 12 points, and No. 13 Minnesota got 42 points from its reserves in a 75-50 rout of Lafayette on Saturday night.
Forward Rodney Williams has had to challenge himself to get to his senior year. And he’s finally emerging as a go-to leader for the Gopher basketball team. It’s been a work in progress that feels like it’s finally where it should be.
Rodney Williams scored a season-high 19 points, including a 360-degree dunk off a fast break, and Trevor Mbakwe grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to lead 13th-ranked Minnesota past North Dakota State 70-57 on Tuesday night.
Andre Hollins, a day after scoring 41 points, made three free throws with 0.4 seconds to play to give Minnesota a 66-63 victory over Stanford on Saturday in the fifth-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Trevor Mbakwe’s return from a knee injury has received plenty of attention and is considered the key to Minnesota’s hopes of returning to the NCAA tournament this year.
Mo Walker scored eight points in 11 minutes in his first game for Minnesota in nearly two years, and the Gophers beat Minnesota State 81-56 Thursday in an exhibition.
Minnesota coach Tubby Smith has yet to win an NCAA tournament game since his celebrated arrival at the school five years ago.
Gophers basketball player Trevor Mbakwe went before a Florida judge Friday morning in a sentencing hearing hoping to avoid jail time after violating probation.
Trevor Mbakwe breathed a huge sigh of relief in April when the NCAA granted the star Minnesota forward a sixth season of eligibility, giving him one more chance in a college career full of them.
Star power forward Trevor Mbakwe has decided to return to Minnesota next season after a knee injury wiped out his senior year.