Doug Collins is one proud father.
If you haven’t heard, Northwestern made it to the 2017 NCAA Tournament. A program making the Tournament is a big deal, but for the Wildcats, this trip to the tourney was unprecedented. In the 79 years that the basketball program has been in existence, Northwestern had never been to the NCAA tournament until this year.
Now, they are the only undefeated program in NCAA history. The Wildcats withstood a late rush by Vanderbilt to escape with a 68-66 win.
Head coach Chris Collins took over the Northwestern program in 2013. Four years later, Collins led the Wildcats to their first tournament appearance and win. His father, longtime NBA head coach Doug Collins, was in the stands to watch his son’s team get the win.
His reaction is priceless.
— Kevin Kaduk (@KevinKaduk) March 16, 2017
It doesn’t get much better than that.
Congratulations to the Northwestern Wildcats on their first tournament win.