Mbakwe makes vow

Late Saturday night, Trevor Mbakwe took to Twitter to make a promise: If the Gophers don't advance to the NCAA tournament this season, he will return his scholarship for this season.

"I love my teammates. They have always been there for me. If we don't make the tourney ill pay back this years scholarship," the tweet read.

Jones shortens list

Top recruit Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, 2014) narrowed his long list of school choices to eight on Saturday via Twitter, naming Baylor, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan State, Minnesota and North Carolina.