Nigel Hayes, a forward for the University of Wisconsin basketball team, learned an important lesson during a news conference before an NCAA tournament game against the University of Oregon: Be careful what you say when you think no one is listening.
The star sophomore was caught on video -- and on a live microphone -- on Wednesday telling his teammates how fond he was of a woman in the audience.
"God, she's beautiful," he whispered to his teammates, Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker, who knew immediately that his declaration of admiration had been heard around the room.
"Did you hear that?" Hayes asked a stenographer.
Hayes hides his face in embarrassment at the end of the video, realizing that his microphone had magnified his whisper.
This surely won't be the last news conference for this rising talent in the NCAA Tournament, so depending on whether the slip got him a date or not, we will see if he has any more "microphone malfunctions."