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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota center Elliott Eliason grabs a rebound in front of Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker during the first half Wednesday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

Men's basketball: Gophers upset No. 9 Badgers

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MINNEAPOLIS — Losing their best player to an ankle injury less than 15 seconds into Wednesday’s game against rival Wisconsin could have been the Gophers’ worst nightmare.

Andre Hollins had been just short of a Badger killer in his career. The junior had averaged 20 points in four previous games against Wisconsin, but Minnesota was only 1-3 in those meetings.

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