Every once in a while, magical moments in sports propel teams into the realm of legendary. Such a thing occurred Saturday in Evanston as Northwestern battled back from a 15-point deficit to beat DePaul by seven points, thanks to a 25-0 run.
Devin Gage hit a two-point jumper with just under 10 minutes remaining in the second half. That gave the Blue Demons a 57-42 lead. Over the course of nearly the next seven minutes of game time, the Wildcats outscored them 25-0 to take a 10-point lead.
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!
— Northwestern On BTN (@NUOnBTN) December 8, 2018
Northwestern was able to hold onto the lead and walked out of the game with a stunning 75-68 win, improving to 7-3 on the season.
The crazy turn of events had social media buzzing, with a lot of the buzz being negative toward DePaul.
Incredibly disappointing loss for DePaul. Northwestern came up clutch and turned a double-digit second half deficit into a 7-point win! pic.twitter.com/VjeTokFGZd
— Laurence Holmes (@LaurenceWHolmes) December 8, 2018
When DePaul blows a lead by letting Northwestern go on a 25-0 run. pic.twitter.com/otmwT3yEKv
— Myles Phelps (@Mphelps11) December 8, 2018
Add this to the miserable last 20 years for DePaul.
— NotSoFast (@T1876Keller) December 8, 2018
Life is suffering, DePaul version https://t.co/AIyVjQ1tmS
— CrackedSidewalks (@CrackedSidewlks) December 8, 2018
Though, not everyone was upset.
Northwestern (-6.5) used a 25-0 run in the 2nd half to come back from 15 down and ultimately cover by half a point 75-68
Every NW bettor 👇 pic.twitter.com/lYaHhXPYxf
— br_betting (@br_betting) December 8, 2018