A pair of Gophers and Middle Tennessee fans set aside their differences for at least 10 hours to make the drive from Memphis to Milwaukee for the NCAA tournament first-round matchup between the two teams.

Audrea Phipps, the mom of Gophers freshman forward Eric Curry, tweeted a photo Wednesday evening of her in a car wearing a Minnesota beanie next to a Middle Tennessee fan wearing Blue Raiders gear.

The tweet said: "A car divided!! Headed to Milwaukee."

Curry and Middle Tennessee freshman guard Tyrik Dixon are best friends and former high school basketball teammates at Southwest Christian Academy in Little Rock, Ark. The friends faced off in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday, with Dixon's Blue Raiders prevailing 81-72.

Dixon is a starting guard for Middle Tennessee, and Curry comes off the bench for the Gophers.