Butler's Hayward hears from a tennis hero

INDIANAPOLIS -- Like most of the Butler Bulldogs, star forward Gordon Hayward has been congratulated into a daze this week. So many handshakes, back slaps, texts and phone calls -- so hard to keep them all straight.

But one stands out for Hayward: the call from tennis star Andy Roddick.

Hayward was a tennis player growing up, and his twin sister, Heather, plays tennis at Butler. So checking voice mail and finding a message from one of the premier players in the world was a memorable experience.

Asked whether he called Roddick back, Hayward sounded intimidated by the very thought of it.

"I just sent him a text message back," he said.