Northwestern executed a perfect Hail Mary play to stun Michigan, 67-65, at the buzzer. With 1.7 seconds remaining, Nathan Taphorn threw a pass the length of the court to Dererk Pardon, who banked in the game-winner.
🚨Northwestern Likely Clinches First-Ever NCAA Tournament Berth With Laettneresque Buzzer-Beater🚨 [Video] pic.twitter.com/0sYd2QK5f5
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The dramatic victory, the 21st of the season for the Wildcats, figures to put Northwestern into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.