SALT LAKE CITY (ABC7) — The Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 79-73 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Sorry about the whole goal tending thing Northwestern fans, but thank you for giving us this new meme/GIF!
Cameras focused in on this expressive Northwestern fan after an offensive foul, which later got updated to a flagrant foul.
I hope we all find something we love as much as this kid loves Northwestern basketball. pic.twitter.com/QrB9P6wru6— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 18, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times reporter Steve Greenberg says the boy, 11-year-old John, is Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Phillips' son. This was Northwestern's first ever appearance in the NCAA tournament.
This little guy? Northwestern AD Jim Phillips' 11-year-old son, John. Phillips told me he consoled him during timeouts. Sweet. Kids rule. pic.twitter.com/MIdHvsNuPc— Steve Greenberg (@SLGreenberg) March 19, 2017