One sad reality for Northwestern men's basketball fans is that the team has never, ever, made it to the NCAA "March Madness" tournament. That's right--not once.
But still we cheer. This season has been filled with heart-breakers, such as a two point loss to Ohio State and a one point loss to Maryland. I finally watched a winning game over the weekend, a 60-30 triumph against Penn State. One thing I've learned is that it's much more fun to watch live basketball than live football. You're inside, Welsh-Ryan Arena is intimate, and (we hope) the players are free of brain injury.
Let's also hope that NU wins the final four games of the season and then miraculously pulls off a Big Ten conference championship. In that case the NCAA tournament is finally ours.
Meanwhile, the Northwestern women's basketball team has made it into the top 25 for the first time since I was in college. That's awesome.