They don't call it March Madness for nothing.
The Northwestern Wildcats did its part to bring in the wacky season of college basketball in a big way. With one second left on the clock, a full-court Hail Mary was caught by Derek Pardon and laid in for the improbable 67-65 victory over Michigan Wednesday night in what will go down as a highlight loss for the Wolverines, who now have lost their 11th game of the season to go along with its road woes.
U-M had a chance to take the lead late in the game, however Zak Irvin's quick three was missed to put a damper on what could've been considered a very positive game for the senior captain. The Wolverines' other captain, Derrick Walton, once again did everything he could to keep his team in the game. Alas, his 15-point and 6 assist night was not enough to get a victory on the road. The loss now moves the Wolverines into sole possession of seventh place in the conference with one more game to be played.
The Wildcats were aided with strong showings by Vic Law, who had 18 points and Bryant McIntosh who finished with 13.
U-M returns to the court on Sunday as they head to Nebraska to face the Cornhuskers.