LINCOLN, NEB - If you watched any Nebraska basketball at the Big Ten Tournament, you'll likely recognize this face, name, and jacket.

The internet knows him as "Wild Thing", thanks to his Major League movie jacket, but he goes by the name Pat Cahill, a Columbus, OH. native and a devout Buckeyes fan.

This past weekend, on his yearly friends trip to the Big Ten Tournament, he was all in on the Huskers and Keisei Tominaga. He first witnessed Tominaga’s abilities in 2022. 

“We saw Tominaga warming up and we hadn’t really follow him that closely,” Cahill said. “We were kind of in awe of his showing ability, so we followed him religiously since then, so after Ohio State lost, I was like ‘Okay, I’m Allin on the Huskers.”

Tominaga ripped off a 23 point performance in Nebraska’s quarter final win over Indiana, with a buzzer beater three at the half. While Nebraska fans have known about Tominaga’s abilities his entire career in Lincoln, many, like Cahill, may just learn about him during the tournament.

“To see what he did, in person, I was in awe,” Cahill said. “To see him go on that hot of a streak, in person, it was super cool. You see guys go on hot streaks like that on TV, I mean he was five feet from us. And now I see what Nebraska fans have fallen in love with over the few years with that guy.”

Cahill noted a good number of other Big Ten fans were just like him - also pulling for Nebraska.

“Nebraska is an easy team to root for as a Big Ten fan because they have so many like able players,” Cahill said. “You’ve got Josiah, he was electric, Hoiberg, coming in and making plays. There’s just so many likable guys on that team, like myself as an Ohio State fan, it made them an easy team to root for once my team was eliminated.”

Now, Cahill’s mission is on for making an appearance at Nebraska’s first round contest in Memphis.

“I have to work out the logistics,” Cahill said. “I’ve had people message me and say I can stay in an Air BNB with them, there’s an open ticket here, there’s an open ticket there. I just have to see if I can take off work and also make it down in a reasonable way.”

The Huskers play their first round contest at 5:50 central time Friday evening, taking on Texas A&M.