A wonderful letter by Talaya Davis. It’s pretty common for players who just finished their collegiate careers to pen a note on social media thanking fans, the university, their teammates, etc. (see: Vince Biegel, T.J. Watt, Ryan Ramczyk, and Zak Showalter). For a parent to do so is possibly a little more uncommon. Talaya Davis, the mother of Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes, wrote...
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No. 8 seed Wisconsin will take on No. 4 seed Florida in an East Region Sweet 16 matchup at Madison Square Garden on Friday, but one Badgers player isn’t too thrilled about being in New York.Ahead of the matchup at the legendary arena, Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes gave his blunt opinion about the “Big Apple,” and it’s safe to say he’s not a big fan of NYC.“I don’t really...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nigel Hayes didn’t have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament. The verbose forward’s reverse layup with 12 seconds left to help beat top overall seed Villanova sent a resounding message to any doubters. The Badgers are back in the Sweet 16 again. “We tried to make sure the caravans of fans (were) full to capacity before we...
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A predictable first round of the NCAA Tournament has one direct result: better teams and more juice in the second round. College basketball fans would be treated to match-ups that they dreamed about when the brackets were revealed. Top seeds, previously unscathed, would be faced with tough tests in order to reach the Sweet Sixteen next weekend. Even if Cinderella didn’t show up...
Nigel Hayes admitted that the move that led to his game-winning shot against Villanova on Saturday had a little bit of inspiration from a legend.After Wisconsin beat Villanova 65-62, Hayes credited Michael Jordan with inspiring the move that got him open for the shot. “I drove baseline and if you guys are familiar with the Michael Jordan highlight, that fake spinback, I did my...
Finally, we have ourselves an upset worthy of March Madness in the NCAA Tournament.The defending champion and No. 1 overall seed Villanova Wildcats lost an absolute stunner Saturday, as the eighth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers knocked them out of the tournament with a 65-62 victory at Buffalo’s KeyBank Center.So much for everyone’s brackets. To be fair, though, Wisconsin probably...
When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, think of top seeds like the upper class and the lower seeds like the working class. When the two get together, the higher ranked teams would love nothing more than for those lower ranked to teams to just lay down and give them an easy route to the Final Four. But where's the fun in that?Rooting for the underdog is one of the best parts of watching...
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WASHINGTON -- Maybe, just maybe, Wisconsin's late-season swoon is over. "We're starting to do this weird thing where we play well offensively and defensively," senior forward Nigel Hayes said, shaking his head. "We haven't really done that often, so it's kind of new to us. Hopefully we can keep that going." Winning a second consecutive game after dropping five of six down the stretch...
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The NCAA Tournament earns its “March Madness” nickname every single year. With wild finishes and crazy upsets, the tourney never disappoints. Navigating through that “madness” to the Final Four or even a championship is no easy feat. Teams are not accustomed to playing twice in one weekend, especially not with an escalating spotlight and such difficult opponents awaiting...
Wisconsin basketball player Nigel Hayes used the Ohio State-Wisconsin football game tonight as a platform to send a strong message to the NCAA. Attending “College GameDay” Saturday morning in Madison, Wisconsin, he held a sign that is sure to get some national attention. Wisconsin basketball player @NIGEL_HAYES making big statement at College Gameday today with sign (H/T...
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