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Must win, can't watch

NU's historic bid hinges on beating Michigan, but one alum is too nervous to tune in

Updated: March 1, 2012, 10:28 AM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

It doesn't sound like the most promising information, to hear that king bracketologist Joe Lunardi currently has your school as one of the last four in the tournament field, a 12th seed, facing another 12th-seeded team in a play-in game. But as a Northwestern alum, I'll presume to speak for everybody else in Wildcat nation and tell you we'll take it.

When there's a legitimate chance to participate in the NCAA men's basketball tournament for the very first time, you'll cling to whatever ...

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