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Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe, right, pulls down a rebound in front of Indiana's Christian Watford, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 77-73. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Men's basketball: Gophers stun No. 1 Indiana


By Jon


AP Basketball Writer

MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Mbakwe stood at center court as Gopher fans stormed the Williams Arena court, an impossibly large smile on his face as he was swarmed by the delirious crowd.

This was why he came back for a sixth season. This was why he rehabbed a torn ACL in college rather than trying to turn pro. This is why he didn’t give up after sitting out a full season because of off-the-court trouble.

For this moment.

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