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    • USA Today6 hours ago

      Nigel Hayes' loudest statement: Getting Badgers to Sweet 16

      MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nigel Hayes didn't have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament. The verbose forward's reverse layup with 12 seconds left to help beat top overall seed Villanova sent a resounding message to any doubters. The Badgers are back in the Sweet 16 again. "We tried to make sure the caravans of fans (were) full to capacity before we started the tournament. I'm sure there are a lot of people who are trying to jump on now after the two wins we've had," Hayes said this week when asked how the victory over Villanova changed perceptions about the team. "So we just have to make sure ... stick to what got us to this point." Hayes would know. The decorated senior

    • CNN Money

      Warren Buffett bracket challenge has a $100,000 winner -- a factory worker from West Virginia.

      Warren Buffett's NCAA bracket challenge has a winner. A West Virginia factory worker won $100,000 for correctly picking the first 29 games of the basketball tournament's first round, outlasting everyone else who entered the competition for Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) employees. He also picked the winners of the 31st and 32nd games correctly. The 30th game, between Marquette and South Carolina, cost him big time. If he had correctly picked South Carolina to win, he would have pocketed $1 million with a perfect first-round bracket. But at least he didn't have to split the pot like last year's two winners. Berkshire Hathaway didn't release the employee's name in its statement announcing the win. The

    • Duke forward Jayson Tatum to declare for NBA draft
      The Dagger5 hours ago

      Duke forward Jayson Tatum to declare for NBA draft

      Jayson Tatum’s last game at Duke was a second-round NCAA tournament loss to South Carolina. Jayson Tatum has officially played his last game at Duke. As expected, the Blue Devils freshman will declare for the NBA draft, according to an announcement from the program Wednesday.