The Northwestern basketball program’s historic futility likely came to an end in the most dramatic of fashions on Tuesday night.
With the game tied and overtime a virtual certainty, 1.7 seconds left on the clock, the Wildcats pulled off the improbable and stole a game from the Michigan Wolverines.
All it took was a hail mary, full court pass to beat the buzzer.
Check out the madness:
Senior Nathan Taphorn threw a 31-yard touchdown strike, net to net and into the breadbasket of teammate Derek Pardon who finished with a score. With no time remaining on the clock, all the Michigan players could do was scratch their heads and make their way to the locker room.
Meanwhile, the Northwestern fans went ballistic with the type of celebration only 112 years of failure can bring.
Will the Wildcats get bounced in the first round? Probably. But that’s not the point! The point is that the streak is over thanks to one of the most incredible passes you’ll see on a basketball court.
If basketball doesn’t work out, Taphorn might want to take a look at the football team; he put that one on the money.