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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Just looking at Wisconsin intra-squad scrimmage stats. Nigel Hayes with just two boards and 5 of his 8 shots from beyond the arc. I realize it's just a scrimmage, but he needs to get in the paint and do some work for the Badgers to be a legitimate Top 10 team. Such a difficult matchup when he relies less on the 3-ball.

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'I'm not broke..I'm trying to speak for those who can't'

Wisconsin F Nigel Hayes joins Andy Katz to explain the reasoning for his sign at College GameDay, including incidents that he has had at school financially, how he believes NCAA athletes should be paid and more.

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Wisconsin will rely on veteran presence

Wisconsin is a Big Ten and national title contender with Nigel Hayes. The Badgers are also one of the most experienced and mature teams in the nation. According to ESPN's RPM, no one is returning a more experienced team. Most experienced teams (Insider)

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6dDick Vitale

Duke, Kentucky lead Vitale's top 40

College basketball is just around the corner, and Dickie V has his eye on 40 of the country's best teams. Who comes after the Blue Devils and Wildcats?

Hayes' sign describes a lot of college students (1:09)

The defense of Nigel Hayes' sign

Tony goes off on a rant defending Badgers' hoops star Nigel Hayes and his initiative to create conversation about the NCAA.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The 20 watch list candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's top point guard.

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'Broke Badger' Hayes solicits with GameDay sign

Nigel Hayes used ESPN's College GameDay visit as an opportunity to highlight income disparity between college athletes and the institutions for which they play.

Bronson Koenig, Nigel Hayes really miss Frank Kaminsky (0:48)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes on whether they miss Frank Kaminsky.

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Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin dominate Big Ten preseason honors

Wisconsin senior forward Nigel Hayes was named Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year on Tuesday, but he's more concerned with the team's success. Hayes says he wants to be like Frank Kaminsky.


Am Fam Homegrown Hero: Devin Harris

Is Devin Harris the most under-appreciated Badgers' star of all-time? The NBA veteran joins Wilde and Tausch for the American Family Insurance Homegrown Heroes Series.

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Maui will be the tournament to watch

The loaded Maui Invitational field includes North Carolina, Wisconsin, Oregon, UConn and Georgetown. Andy Katz believes more than a few of these teams are capable of making a Final Four run. Katz: Season preview

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Hayes, Happ make All-Rolls Royce team

Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes (15.7 PPG as a junior) and Ethan Happ (12.4 PPG as a freshman) were named to Dick Vitale's "solid gold" team featuring the nation's top returnees. All-Rolls Roycers


A Madison homecoming for Devin Harris

Dallas Mavericks PG Devin Harris returns to Madison to play the Bucks in a preseason game at the Kohl Center, a homecoming from his days on the Badgers.

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18dEamonn Brennan

No-Longer-Way-Too-Early Top 25 in college hoops

College basketball season is about a month away. So it's no longer "too early" to determine the best of the best. Argue all you want about Nos. 2-24, but No. 1 remains a no-brainer: Hello, Duke.

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O'Neil: conference races to watch

The Big Ten might not match the ACC for star power, but is it the most interesting race? A case can be made for Michigan State, Wisconsin, Indiana and Purdue as preseason league favorites, writes Dana O'Neil. Most interesting: ACC or Big Ten?


Am Fam's Homegrown Hero: Greg Gard

University of Wisconsin head basketball coach Greg Gard joins Wilde and Tausch in-studio to chat Badgers' hoops and life in Wisconsin, presented by American Family Insurance.


Nigel Hayes speaks out

Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes took to Twitter to react to the riots in Charlotte. Bryan Dee and Dan Needles react.

Team Stats

Points Per Game56.3
Rebounds Per Game37.0
Assists Per Game9.7
Points Allowed55.72nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours4
Tournament Record36-21
Championship Seasons1941
Tournament Appearances22