Northwestern wins their first NCAA tournament

For the first time in 77 seasons Northwestern took a bid in the NCAA March Madness tournament. On March 16, 2017 at 3:00pm in Salt Lake City, Utah  they beat the Vanderbilt Commodores 68 to 66 in the NCAA tournament. According to USA Today “After the Commodores scored the go-ahead basket with 18 seconds left, Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably fouled Bryant McIntosh — an 86% free-throw shooter — to help Northwestern seal the historic victory.” After the game Fisher-Davis admits to making a dumb foul. Crying tears of joy and jumping, hugging and screaming in their locker room Northwestern goes into their next game with confidence. Although the did not win they left with their heads held high. Northwestern fans, the coach Chris Collins and the team its self are proud of how hard they worked to even get to the tournament let alone beat Vanderbilt.

Before Vanderbilt played in the NCAA they left their season with a 19 to 16 win to lose ratio. They didn’t have the best season but they are determined to come out strong next season.

Before march madness Northwestern had a good season leaving them off at 24 to 12 win lose.

DATE OPPONENT RESULT RECORD
11/11/16 Miss. Valley St. W 94-63 (1-0)
11/14/16 Eastern Wash. W 86-72 (2-0)
11/16/16 @ Butler L 70-68 (2-1)
11/21/16 Texas W 77-58 (3-1)
11/22/16 Notre Dame L 70-66 (3-2)
11/25/16 Bryant W 86-66 (4-2)
11/28/16 Wake Forest W 65-58 (5-2)
12/03/16 DePaul W 80-64 (6-2)
12/11/16 New Orleans W 83-49 (7-2)
12/14/16 Chicago State W 68-64 (8-2)
12/17/16 Dayton W 67-64 (9-2)
12/20/16 IUPUI W 87-65 (10-2)
12/22/16 Houston Baptist W 72-63 (11-2)
12/27/16 @ Penn St. W 87-77 (12-2)
12/30/16 @ Mich. St. L 61-52 (12-3)
01/05/17 Minnesota L 70-66 (12-4)
01/08/17 @ Nebraska W 74-66 (13-4)
01/12/17 @ Rutgers W 69-60 (14-4)
01/15/17 Iowa W 89-54 (15-4)
01/22/17 @ Ohio St. W 74-72 (16-4)
01/26/17 Nebraska W 73-61 (17-4)
01/29/17 Indiana W 68-55 (18-4)
02/01/17 @ Purdue L 80-59 (18-5)
02/07/17 Illinois L 68-61 (18-6)
02/12/17 @ Wisconsin W 66-59 (19-6)
02/15/17 Maryland L 74-64 (19-7)
02/18/17 Rutgers W 69-65 (20-7)
02/21/17 @ Illinois L 66-50 (20-8)
02/25/17 @ Indiana L 63-62 (20-9)
03/01/17 Michigan W 67-65 (21-9)
03/05/17 Purdue L 69-65 (21-10)
03/09/17 Rutgers W 83-61 (22-10)
03/10/17 @ Maryland W 72-64 (23-10)
03/11/17 @ Wisconsin L 76-48 (23-11)
03/16/17 Vanderbilt W 68-66 (24-11)
03/18/17 @ Gonzaga L 79-73
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