Indiana's Yogi Ferrell, Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes enjoy career nights

Indiana's Yogi Ferrell, Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes enjoy career nights

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.

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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 the all-time Assembly Hall scoring record of 42, which was set by Steve Alford back in 1987.

In the late game on BTN, Nigel Hayes put up a career-best 32 points, but it came in a shocking 68-67 upset loss to Milwaukee.

Hayes was 9-of-18 from the field and 12-of-19 from the free throw line.

Two impressive outings by a pair of Big Ten basketball stars.

Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor

BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman covers football and men's basketball and provides original content for BTN.com. You can follow him on Twitter @BTNSean.

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