Trevor Mbakwe's story is long and frustrating. With the off-the-court issues mostly out of the way, the 6'10'' forward is ready to lead Minnesota to the top of the Big Ten. The Gophers have the respect of coaches in the conference, now it's all about putting it all together on the court.
Vikes' playoff chances rise as Carolina, Philly, Washington all lose
Minnesota can really do some damage in the playoff race with a win Monday night.