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NCAA tournament: Sweet 16-bound Badgers learn stenography can be fun

The Wisconsin Badgers appear to be enjoying every second of their NCAA tournament success so far this year.

Case in point: the unbridled enthusiasm three of the players showed for the work of the event's stenographer over the weekend.

It all started following their 86-72 victory over Coastal Carolina on Friday. Wisconsin players Frank Kaminsky, Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes had finished their post-game news conferences and left down the stage stairs when they came back into the now-darkened interview area to peer over the shoulder of the woman who had transcribed their quotes.

They started asking her all sorts of questions and were allowed to try pressing some keys themselves. The university tweeted out a video of the scene:

Hayes seemed particularly fascinated by the woman's work, crying out, "Whoa! You got me!" when his name appeared on the screen, according to the Associated Press' Dave Skreeta.

Then, the next day, Hayes decided to have some fun with the stenographer, using words like cattywampus, onomatopoeia, antidisestablishmentarianism, soliloquy, quandry, zephyr and Xylophone to "make her job really interesting."

He also gave her a shout-out on Twitter, of course using the hashtag #Sesquipedalian.

Twitter: @chewkiii

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