For all his success, Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes did something new on Monday.
Hayes won Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the first time after his huge games in wins against Syracuse and Oklahoma.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) December 5, 2016
The senior forward almost recorded a triple-double against Syracuse in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, falling only one point short of the personal milestone.
- Against No. 22 Syracuse: nine points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, one steal in 77-60 win
- Against Oklahoma: 28 points, six assists, two rebounds in 90-70 win
Hayes and Wisconsin stayed No. 17 in Monday’s new AP Top 25 rankings. The Badgers next play at home against Idaho State at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday on ESPN3.