A strong Badger defense held Minnesota to 34 percent shooting in a 56-51 Wisconsin road victory Wednesday night.
The decision gives the Badgers a split of the season series against their rivals. Ethan Happ scored 15 points and had 13 rebounds as Wisconsin improved its record to 17-6, including 9-3 in Big Ten Conference play. Forward Nate Reuvers blocked seven shots. Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 19 rebounds for the Gophers. The Badgers are tied With Michigan State for third place in the league standings, one game behind Michigan -- the team they play Saturday.