The wait is over, Northwestern fans! Always trustworthy Wikipedia already has the Wildcats in the 2017 NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed.
Northwestern is famously the only high-major program to never make the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats are currently 12-3 with a 1-1 record in the Big Ten, and they are listed as No. 9 seed in the Bracket Matrix, an aggregate of all online NCAA Tournament bracket projections.
Whoever edited the Wikipedia gave this a lot of thought, inputting results for every game remaining this season with Northwestern going 22-9 and 11-7 in the Big Ten.
However, there are no Big Ten Tournament results or NCAA Tournament matchups, so now we know where the line between optimism and a jinx supposedly lies.