The Gopher men's basketball team is ranked #23 this week in the Associated Press top 25 poll and #24 in the ESPN/USA Today poll.  The Gophers lost both games last week at Northwestern and Wisconsin.  Minnesota is 15-5 overall and 3-4 in the Big Ten.

Gophers' center/forward Trevor Mbakwe sustained a wrist injury late in the game at Wisconsin Saturday but indicated Monday he doesn't expect the injury to keep him out of game action.  Mbakwe says the injury is painful but he can play through it.  The Gophers will host Nebraska at 8pm Tuesday night, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 7:30.