Emotional young Northwestern fan becomes instant tourney highlight

The NCAA tournament is synonymous with many things … crying is about to become another.

Joining the infamous Villanova piccolo player this year is the Northwestern fan.

Check out his passion and emotion for the No. 8 seed Wildcats, who faced No. 1 seed Gonzaga on Saturday.

From teary outrage:

To thrilling exhilaration:

And back to despair.

To be fair, the Wildcats’ thrilling run in the second half had everyone’s emotions all over the place — not just the young fan.

FOX’s Stewart Mandel added some information about the young fan.

Though let us not forget the Villanova band member.

Wisconsin certainly didn’t.