Minnesota Golden Gophers defeat Wisconsin Badgers, 68-52

The Gophers didn't shave their heads to make a bold fashion statement before the Border Battle.

They cut their hair to show support for junior forward Paul Carter, whose 13-year-old sister recently was diagnosed with cancer.

That gesture ultimately provided solidarity and inspiration during the Gophers' 68-52 upset victory over the No. 14 Badgers Thursday night at Williams Arena.

"Just everyone coming, getting their hair cut, everyone has the same look ... guys we...

Michigan State held Blake Hoffarber without a three-pointer in three attempts in a 60-53 victory last month in East Lansing. The Spartans were aware that they had accomplished something.

"He's a great player," guard Chris Allen said. "He's going to cut off those screens hard. So for him coming off, if you weren't in his face, it's pretty much going to be knocked down.

"His form is almost perfect. There's no movement. He doesn't take the ball down. Wherever he catches...