Sean Merriman, web editor, December 9, 2015

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.