Captured: Inside the day Northwestern won a Big Ten title
April 12, 2020
In front of a packed Welsh-Ryan Arena crowd on Feb. 29, Northwestern clinched a share of its first Big Ten title since the 1989-90 season with a 75-58 win over Illinois. The then-No. 12 Wildcats were set to ride the momentum from that afternoon straight into a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in NU’s history — until the NCAA postseason was canceled on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cats didn’t get the “One Shining Moment” they had planned, but they were able to celebrate the crowning achievements of this 2019-20 season in that final Senior Day win in February.
The Daily gave sophomore guard Jess Sancataldo a disposable camera ahead of NU’s game against Illinois and asked her to capture the day through the eyes of the Cats. Here is what she delivered.
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