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Northwestern’s buzzer-beater over Michigan nominated for Best Play at 2017 ESPYS — Vote now!


NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Northwestern David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern’s buzzer-beater over Michigan has been nominated for the Best Play Award at the 2017 ESPYS.

With less than a second remaining in a critical game against Michigan, Nate Taphorn threw a Hail Mary to Dererk Pardon for the layup that essentially secured Northwestern its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid.

Let’s watch it again, just because we can.

It’s still so good. This award is determined by a fan vote bracket, so get over to ESPN and vote for Northwestern. Then you should vote again. Vote every single day, on every single computer and mobile device. Then vote at your work computer, if you can. Tell your friends too. “The Play” is listed as the No. 4 seed in the 16-play bracket. Let’s get it done.

On Wednesday, July 12, the ESPYS will be televised on ABC. Hopefully, we will get to see Pardon and Taphorn take home the award. But remember, that’s up to you.

Also, “The Pass” is matched up against Edwin Encarnacion’s home run for the Blue Jays in the AL Wild Card Playoff. Remember, the Blue Jays fans threw a beer bottle at Hyun-Soo Kim earlier in the game. We need to knock those darn Canadians out of this bracket.