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Gophers edge DePaul in Old Spice Classic

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Trevor Mbakwe recorded his fourth double-double of the season, but it was his late defensive play that really stood out.

Mbakwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds as Minnesota rallied to beat DePaul 86-85 in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic on Thursday.

"He's a world class athlete in any league, there's no question about that," DePaul coach Oliver Purnell said.

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