Bracketology: Northwestern hangs tough

Northwestern remains one of ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi’s final four teams in the NCAA tournament.

Lunardi placed Northwestern as a No. 13 seed in the West bracket and has the Wildcats facing Texas in a play-in game. Northwestern has never been to the NCAA tournament.

Northwestern improved to 7-9 in the Big Ten by pulling out a 67-66 win over Penn State on Saturday. The Wildcats host No. 9 Ohio State on Wednesday and travel to Iowa on Saturday.

Northwestern was among seven Big Ten teams in Lunardi’s latest bracketology.