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.
Perfect pass from @NU_nate32.#BTNStandout finish from @dererk5.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 2, 2017
Monster win by @NUMensBball: https://t.co/oTN8CG8VIl
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.
Northwestern reaches 10 Big Ten wins for the first time since March 4, 1933.— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) March 2, 2017
That was the day of FDR's first inauguration ... been a while. pic.twitter.com/UsMPnDN2KP
The Wildcats have one more regular-season game against Purdue on Sunday before heading to the Big Ten tournament.