Ask Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes a question and he'll give you an honest answer. So BTN.com's Tom Dienhart dialed him up and asked a few, including, "Could anyone on the team beat Bronson Koenig in a 3-point shooting contest?" Here's what Hayes told us.
Before Big Ten conference play tips off Tuesday, BTN.com asked BTN analysts Jess Settles and Shon Morris for their best of the non-conference season.
The Big Ten office released its latest weekly Big Ten men's basketball award winners Monday. See the latest honorees below.
Nigel Hayes did it all in Wisconsin's victory over Syracuse on Tuesday night. The preseason Big Ten Player of the Year was dropping dimes, cleaning the glass and scoring when needed, an all-around effort that helped the Badgers shred the Orange's vaunted zone defense.
There were many familiar faces at this year’s Big Ten Men’s Basketball Media Day, and quite possibly more than there would have been were it not for a new NCAA rule. In January the NCAA announced it would set a last-chance date of May 25 (10 days after the NBA Combine) for NBA hopefuls to withdraw from the NBA Draft. Most importantly, the NCAA eliminated the limit on the maximum amount of times a player could enter the draft, which previously stood at one. Prior to January, underclassmen had to choose definitively whether to stay in school or enter the draft and
We know that Wisconsin basketball forward Vitto Brown has an outstanding singing voice.
How did Purdue's A.J. Hammons prepare for his final game against Indiana at Assembly Hall? What drove Nigel Hayes transformation into a team leader at Wisconsin? And had you heard about Indiana's manager-turned-walk-on Jackson Tharp? See these stories at 10 p.m. ET Sunday on "The Journey."
Nigel Hayes put on a show in his postgame press conference following Wisconsin's 79-68 win over Ohio State.
Big Ten basketball fans got a chance to see several outstanding individual performances on Wednesday night. However, there were two individuals who stood out above the rest. [ MORE: Top highlights from Wednesday’s Big Ten basketball action ] Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes both put up career-highs in points in their team’s respective games. Ferrell hit 12-of-18 shots on his way to a career-high 38 points in an impressive 90-65 win over IPFW. The Hoosiers’ senior point guard was 4-of-8 from 3-point range in his 112th career game at Indiana. Ferrell’s 38 points was just four shy of
Sporting News columnist and BTN contributor Mike DeCourcy released his preseason All America Team on Monday, and three Big Ten standouts received recognition. Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes earned top billing, making DeCourcy’s first team, along with North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, Iowa State’s Georges Niang, Virginia’s Brodgon and Wichita State’s Ron Baker. The Big Ten’s other representatives were star point guards, with Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Maryland’s Melo Trimble named to the second and third teams, respectively. All three of these players are worthy of inclusion, of course, however it seems Trimble is a little undervalued. We’re talking about the point