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Nigel's Night Nullifies Northwestern

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Freshman forward Nigel Hayes didn't take long to announce himself to the Big Ten. In No.4 Wisconsin's conference opener, Hayes established new career highs with 19 points and six rebounds as the Badgers pummeled Northwestern, 76-49, at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

EVANSTON, Ill. - Nigel Hayes showed over the final two nonconference games that he could dominate inferior nonconference opponents by driving to the lane, drawing fouls and making his free throws. In the Big Ten conference opener, Hayes did one better by simply converting shots, allowing his team to simply take over. No.4 Wisconsin took up residence in the paint against hapless Northwestern and...

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