By: MIKE McCURRY Northwestern just became the early favorite in the clubhouse to be March’s darlings.The Wildcats, seeking their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, went a long way toward securing an at-large bid by virtue of a buzzer-beating 67-65 win over Michigan on Wednesday. With the game tied, 1.4 seconds remaining, and Northwestern 94 feet away from the basket, overtime appeared to be inevitable. Nathan Taphorn (the passer) and Dererk Pardon (the recipient) had other plans.
@NUMensBball: https://t.co/oTN8CG8VIl — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 2, 2017With that, the Wildcats can breathe a collective sigh of relief, as they entered March having dropped five of their past seven games. Months after Major League Baseball’s Cubs broke a historic curse, the Chicago-based Northwestern program looks destined to follow suit. Photo: @NUMensBball Follow Mike on Twitter Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And like ZAGS on Facebook