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Andy Brown / North by Northwestern
i cry
In the end, NU fell just short, but that should take nothing away from what was a season that will be remembered in Evanston forever.
Andy Brown / North by Northwestern
beat again, my stopped heart
NU won in typical Cardiac 'Cat fashion, setting up a matchup with top-seeded Gonzaga.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
tomorrow, they dance
The loss was certainly disappointing, but come tomorrow it will be forgotten in the excitement of reaching the Big Dance for the first time.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
oh ok
Northwestern is two wins from a Big Ten Championship. What a world we live in.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
movin' on up
A 31-0 run (yes, 31-0) in the first half gave the ‘Cats the momentum they needed to bring home the win.
me
eep
By the time NU added three goals in the final 20 minutes, it was far too little, far too late.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
still probably in
The ‘Cats hung with Purdue, and had a shot to tie it at the end when forward Nate Taphorn airballed a three with 15 seconds left.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
survive and advance
This game came down to the wire, but NU was able to pull away to secure its 20th win.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
w o w
In a game that will go down in history as NU's biggest win ever, the 'Cats won on an incredible buzzer-beating play.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
life on the bubble
We took a look at teams from past seasons with similar résumés to see how they fared in the eyes of the selection committee.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
talkin' hoops
Special guest Andy Brown joins Hayden on This is the year to talk NU hoops, and if ... this is the year.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
welp
Now 19-10, the ‘Cats pretty much need a long run in the Big Ten tournament to have any chances of returning to the NCAA Tournament.
Mia Zanzucchi
honestly, it can't ever be easy
Outside of about seven minutes of game time, NU outscored Indiana 62-33. But in those seven minutes, Indiana outscored NU 30-0.
Mia Zanzucchi / North by Northwestern
just another day at the office
Despite some turnovers, Nia Coffey had one of her best showings of season and tallied her 13th game of the season with over 20 points.

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