Nigel Hayes has been a constant part of the NCAA Tournament in his four-year career at Wisconsin. From being a member of back-to-back Final Four teams to press conference hijinks, such as challenging tournament stenographers to spell difficult words during press conferences, Hayes has had moments on and off the court during March.
He added to that collection on Saturday evening, scoring the game winning bucket to knock of reigning champion Villanova in the second round of the East Region.
Hayes said he went with the Michael Jordan spin-back move, scoring a reverse lay-in along the baseline with 11 seconds remaining in regulation, putting the Badgers up 64-62.
Hayes finished with 19 points and eight boards. This will be his fourth appearance in the Sweet 16.