Northwestern's basketball team lost their minds when named to NCAA tournament

Northwestern NCAA Tournament Selection Watch Party

The NCAA tournament selection show is one of those things that matters a whole lot to some people, and for others, it's something they're sort of just used to at this point. For the likes of the Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels, to name a few, it's standard operating procedure.

For many other teams, Selection Sunday is a day that can be completely epic for a college basketball team, their fans and everyone around them.

Want proof? Look no further than the Northwestern Wildcats, a team who had literally never been to a NCAA tournament before. Fortunately, they were so good this season, they didn't even need to win their conference tournament to get into the dance. And when they did finally hear their name called, it was basically a full-blown party for the team and all of their fans, as you can see in this video from ESPN's Michele Steele.

Ladies and gentleman, that is how you celebrate hearing your name get called to take part in the biggest tournament in college basketball.

The Wildcats wound up getting a No. 8 seed and will face off against No. 9 seeded Vanderbilt in the first round. If they're able to win that game, then Northwestern would move on to play the heavy-hitting top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs, who were exceptional this season.

Regardless of what happens from here, the Wildcats put together what will go down as one of their best seasons to date in college hoops, and it's one that no fan will ever forget. After going 23-11, there's obviously still work to be done, but they've proven to be more than capable of hanging with some strong talent.

If you weren't on the bandwagon before, it's probably safe to say that after watching the video above that you'll probably be keeping track of the Northwestern score during their opener.

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