Bryant McIntosh scored 18 points and hit a go-ahead three-pointer with under a minute left as Northwestern held off last-place Rutgers 69-65.
Freshman Isiah Brown led Northwestern with a career-high 19 points. Vic Law had 12 points and eight rebounds.
The Wildcats have been playing men’s basketball for more than a century and never made it to the sport’s marquee event.
Bryant McIntosh had 21 points and eight assists, leading surging Northwestern to a 68-55 victory over Indiana on Sunday.
The Wildcats (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten) won their fifth straight to match their longest streak in conference play since the 1965-66 season.
Just imagine it — a city of millions turning its eye, even for only a blip in time, to Northwestern basketball. Wouldn’t that be something?
RICK MORRISSEY: With help from their friends, Wildcats headed toward history.