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Ryan Cooper | NCAA.com | March 1, 2017

Watch: Northwestern beats the buzzer after amazing full-court pass

  Dererk Pardon finished one of the year's best buzzer beaters off a perfect full-court pass.

With each win, Northwestern gets closer and closer to its dreams of making the NCAA tournament for the first time becoming a reality.

Thanks to the right arm of Nathan Taphorn, it's so close the Wildcats can practically taste it.

Taphorn threw an unbelievable length-of-the-court pass off an inbound with 1.2 seconds left, finding Dererk Pardon in perfect position under the basket for a buzzer-beating layup to top Michigan 67-65.

While nothing is official until Selection Sunday, the dramatic victory had some analysts and alumni welcoming the Wildcats to the Big Dance, while the students in attendance used the occasion to storm the court. 

With the win, Northwestern hit 10 wins in Big Ten play for the first time in 84 years, according to ESPN.

The Wildcats have one more regular-season game against Purdue on Sunday before heading to the Big Ten tournament. 

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