Northwestern fell just short of Big Ten champion No. 16 Purdue on Sunday, falling 69-65 in the last game at Welsh-Ryan Arena before renovations begin this offseason. It was a phenomenal way to close out the arena, and with NU primed to make its first NCAA Tournament ever, head coach Chris Collins said it was one of the best atmospheres the arena had ever seen. As the only two seniors on the team, Sanjay Lumpkin and Nathan Taphorn both celebrated their Wildcat careers before the game.
In Photos: Welsh-Ryan's swan song