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Associated Press, Published December 30 2010

Minnesota fan accused of assaulting two Badgers fans

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison police say a University of Minnesota fan is in custody for punching two Badgers fans in the face following this week's basketball game between the two schools.

Police say the 22-year-old Madison man is being held on tentative charges of substantial battery and disorderly conduct.

Authorities say the man and his friends exchanged words with the victims in a bar after Wisconsin upset No. 14 Minnesota 68-60 on Tuesday.

Officers say the argument escalated outside. They say the suspect hit a 24-year-old man 15 to 20 times, cutting his face and injuring his ear. They say the suspect also assaulted a 25-year-old, who needed stitches on the bridge of his nose.

WISC-TV quotes police as saying alcohol contributed to "a host of bad decisions being made."

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Information from: WISC-TV, http://www.channel3000.com

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.