Northwestern likely secures NCAA tournament berth with full-court pass, buzzer-beater - Sports Illustrated

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Northwestern has locked up its first NCAA tournament win. 
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Northwestern's men's basketball team likely secured its first NCAA tournament berth in school history with a layup off a full-court pass with no time remaining against Michigan for a 67–65 win at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

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Fans stormed the court after the team made history with its school-record 21st victory. It is Northwestern's first winning record in the Big Ten since 1967-68 and the school's first 10-win season in the Big Ten since 1932-33.

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Northwestern entered the game having lost three of their last four games and the one win was a close victory over Rutgers.