RALPH SAMPSON III RUMORS

Sampson III exits the Barn on a high note

MINNEAPOLIS Midway through the second half of Saturday's game at Williams Arena, the public address announcer informed the Gophers fans that Trevor Mbakwe was named the Sub of the Game. Mbakwe didn't play Saturday he hasn't since he tore his ACL on Nov. 27 but it was a nice gesture for the injured senior.The announcement elicited a standing ovation for Mbakwe, who...
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March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Tubby Smith Urges Ralph Sampson III To Attack Rim

Minnesota center Ralph Sampson III disappeared against the Iowa Hawkeyes' zone defense.
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January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota 69, St. Peter's 47

Ralph Sampson III scored a season-high 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his return to the starting lineup, leading Minnesota to its fourth straight win, 69-47 over Saint Peter's on Saturday. Sampson, who also had four assists, had played as a reserve but hadn't started since injuring his ankle Nov. 17. He helped the Gophers (10-1) dominate inside against the smaller...
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December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Minnesota defeats St. Peter's 69-47

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ralph Sampson III scored a season-high 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his return to the starting lineup, leading Minnesota to its fourth straight win, 69-47 over Saint Peter's on Saturday. Sampson, who also had four assists, had played as a reserve but hadn't started since injuring his ankle Nov. 17. He helped the Gophers (10-1) dominate inside...
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December 10, 2011  |  Discuss

Sampson III back quickly from ankle ailment

MINNEAPOLIS Ralph Sampson III wasn't in the Gophers' starting lineup Tuesday against Appalachian State, but the senior center made his return to the court after missing two games with an ankle injury.Sampson grabbed five rebounds and scored 10 points in 19 minutes, including four points in the game's final 1:27 of Minnesota's 70-56 win over the Mountaineers.It was...
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December 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Just who are the Gophers now?

Defying the expectations of  those who expected the Mbakwe-less Gophers to come out flatter than normal against a decent Virginia Tech squad , Minnesota pulled off a thrilling 58-55 victory in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and raise the eyebrows of the many who gave them little chance for survival. Inspired 2nd half play hasn’t been [...] Related posts:Comeback kids sap Sycamores...
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December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

How to watch the Post-Mbakwe Gophers

Here we go again it seems. A promising season has been thrown into disarray. A promising career has come to an end. A team captain who had noticeably improved his game will spend the rest of the season on the bench. Again. It always has to be something. But we are a hearty people, the [...] Related posts:Mbakwe lost for season in Dayton drubbing 2011-2012 Returning Golden Gophers...
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November 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Can Gophers Ralph Sampson III Follow Dad to the NBA?

Minnesota Golden Gophers Coach Tubby Smith has seen drastic, if not dramatic improvements in the game of senior Center Ralph Sampson III. “His consistency, his numbers have improved each year. They haven’t been leaps and bounds, but I think a lot of it has to do with Ralph getting in better shape, not that he hasn’t worked at it, but he’s had to focus on learning to breathe...
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November 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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