Northwestern Goes Crazy After Earning First-Ever March Madness Berth


March 12, 2017

The March Madness field was revealed Sunday, and the Northwestern Wildcats will be dancing for the first time in program history.

After a 23-11 season, including a 10-7 record in the Big Ten, Northwestern punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament, claiming the No. 8 seed in the West Region.

It was a long, 78-year March Madness drought for the Wildcats. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Northwestern players and fans absolutely lost their minds when the selection was announced.

You can check out the craziness in the videos below.

The historic moment was not lost on Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, who spoke with the CBS Sports crew after receiving the terrific news.

Northwestern will take on No. 9 Vanderbilt in its first-round matchup Thursday.

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