A strong weekend for the Big Ten makes it a bit harder to predict how far up the ladder Northwestern might be able to climb next season.
RICK MORRISSEY: A great season is the point, not a bad non-call.
Northwestern may have lost Saturday, but its impassioned comeback against Gonzaga — cutting a 22-point deficit to five — had true meaning.
The Wildcats they kept fighting, as they have all season, and benefitted from an incredible mistake to beat the Commodores 68-66.
RICK MORRISSEY: Eighth-seeded Wildcats to face Vanderbilt.
Scottie Lindsey and Vic Law each scored 17 points, and Northwestern pulled off a 72-64 upset of Maryland on Friday night
RICK MORRISSEY: First NCAA bid in school history will be wild.