Twitter reacts to Dererk Pardon buzzer-beater as Northwestern all but locks up first NCAA Tournament berth

With 1.7 seconds left, Northwestern senior Nathan Taphorn unleashed a full-court pass to Dererk Pardon for a buzzer-beating layup to break a 65-65 tie against Michigan.

The win effectively clinched the first-ever NCAA Tournament berth for the Wildcats, and here’s how Twitter reacted to the greatest play in Northwestern basketball history.

And here’s the WNUR radio call of the final play from Jason Dorow and Henry Bushnell.

Once the celebration was done, a few Northwestern players took to Twitter as well.

I now have the Wildcats as a No. 9 seed and would consider them a lock for the NCAA Tournament.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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