Nigel Hayes takes blame for loss

Updated: April 6, 2014, 9:32 AM ET
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Wisconsin freshman Nigel Hayes blamed himself for the Badgers' loss to Kentucky in the Final Four.

Hayes, a 6-foot-7 forward who emerged as Wisconsin's top bench player this season, was saddled with early foul trouble in Saturday's contest and finished with two points and no rebounds in a season-low seven minutes.

"I didn't play well at all, which is the reason why we lost," Hayes said following Wisconsin's 74-73 loss, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I said ...

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