March Madness can be absolutely brutal.
At the end of the day, only one team is going to earn the national title. This means 63 sets of hopes and dreams will get crushed along the way.
Northwestern’s journey through the madness was the program’s best ever, considering they’ve never made it to the NCAA tournament before. But the road ended on Saturday when Northwestern fell to top-seeded Gonzaga 79-73.
While the loss was sad, it became gut-wrenching after a controversial call by the game’s officials. Northwestern was in the midst of a game-changing scoring run when a dunk was blocked by Gonzaga. Replay showed that Gonzaga’s defender had reached through the net to block the shot, which should have been ruled a foul.
It wasn’t, and Northwestern’s head coach went ballistic, running onto the court in protest. Unfortunately, that action drew a technical foul. Gonzaga went on to seal the victory.
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