Nigel Hayes had made just four of his previous 20 3-point attempts and hadn't even attempted one against Nebraska before his time came Thursday night.
Hayes hit the go-ahead 3 with 18.4 seconds left in overtime and Ethan Happ blocked Tai Webster's shot on Nebraska's last try, giving No. 7 Wisconsin a 70-69 victory.
"As Ethan and I like to say to one another, big players make big-time plays," Hayes said. "I'll never lose confidence in myself. I could have missed my last 30 3s and I knew I was going to make that one."