After Trevor Mbakwe's early departure, many Gopher pontificators were looking to Julian Welch to lead at crunch time this season. However, the Star Tribune suggests that a missed free throw at a key time in the loss to Illinois has give some pause.
Mbakwe: 'It's going to be a tough decision'
The NCAA granted Gophers' forward Trevor Mbakwe a sixth year of eligibility on Friday, but Mbakwe hasn't decided if he'll return to the Gophers or enter the NBA draft. Mbakwe says "there's still possibility" that he'll enter the draft, but he also wants to help the Gophers get to the NCAA tournament.