Gophers basketball will go as far as "big three" take them

Seniors Trevor Mbakwe, Ralph Sampson III and junior Rodney Williams, are the core of the 2011-2012 squad. The triumvirate open the season at Williams Arena against Bucknell on Nov 11.
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Seniors Trevor Mbakwe, Ralph Sampson III and junior Rodney Williams, are the core of the 2011-2012 squad. The triumvirate open the season at Williams Arena against Bucknell on Nov 11.

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