Rose Bowl Game

Northwestern 'fighters' almost came all the way back against Gonzaga

Northwestern 'fighters' almost came all the way back against Gonzaga

For Northwestern fans here, Saturday afternoon began with a pep rally during which athletic director Jim Phillips hollered: "One question for you and the band: Do you know the way to San Jose?"

The Wildcats could not deliver on Phillips' optimism, but what a run they gave it, rallying from 22 points down to take Gonzaga to the final minute.

The top-seeded Bulldogs emerged with a 79-73 victory that puts them in the Sweet 16 against West Virginiain San Jose, Calif.

The game was laced with controversy, as the NCAA acknowledged that the officials missed a basket interference call on a Dererk Pardon shot that would have trimmed Gonzaga's lead to 63-60 with about...

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