With the hopes of an NCAA Tournament fading the Gophers still have something to play for. Ruining the Badger's hopes of a Big Ten Championship and high NCAA Tournament seed should be more than enough motivation for the Gophers.
Wisconsin has a 9-4 conference mark and they are just a game and a half behind Michigan State. With some easy games looming for the Badgers this would be a killer to their title hopes. Go get'em Gophs!