Trevor Mbakwe leads the Big Ten in rebounds and leads the Gophers in scoring.

Minnesota already lost forward Mo Walker to injury, and 11.3ppg Devoe Joseph announced just last week he would be leaving the team to play at Oregon.

Another tough break for the Gophers.

Can’t say I feel too bad for Tubby though. Mbakwe missed last season because of pending assault charges in Florida, and he somehow racked up another restraining order when he got to Minnesota?! This kid probably shouldn’t be on the court anyway.

ETA 1.11.11: Smith says Trevor Mbakwe will remain with team.