The University of Minnesota men's basketball program has dealt with injuries the last couple of seasons and two players - senior Trevor Mbakwe and sophomore Maurice Walker - will be trying to make it all the back after suffering knee injuries.
Mbakwe missed all but seven games last season after suffering the injury on Nov. 27 against Dayton in the championship game of the Old Spice Classic. He was leading the Gophers in scoring (14.0) and rebounding (9.1).
Walker has been out since Dec. 23, 2010, hurting his knee in the first half against South Dakota State. At the time he was holding averages of 3.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 9.6 minutes per game as a freshman.
Minnesota Gets B1G Road Win Over Penn State, 95-84
1/15/2018 - M. Basketball
Dupree McBrayer scored 14 of a career-high 24 points in the second half and overtime and Minnesota beat Penn State 95-84 on Monday night.
Lights Out: Williams Goes Dark for Intros
1/14/2018 - M. Basketball
For the first time in 90 years, Williams Arena went lights out for introductions during Saturday's Gopher men's basketball game.
Gophers Fall to Purdue, 81-47
1/13/2018 - M. Basketball
The fifth-ranked Boilermakers defeated the Gophers on Saturday afternoon in the first of their two meetings this year.