Watch: Vandy intentionally fouls Northwestern up one in final seconds, loses
Vanderbilt fell to Northwestern late in the first round of the NCAA tournament after an intentional foul by Matthew Fisher-Davis while up one.
The Commodores had just scored with 17 seconds left when Fisher-Davis fouled Wildcats guard Bryant McIntosh, leading 65–64.
McIntosh would sink both free throws, and the Wildcats hung on to win the game. It’s unclear if Fisher-Davis knew the score, with Vanderbilt out of timeouts and unable to regroup late.
Matthew Fisher-Davis fouls Northwestern's best player up one pic.twitter.com/P2jPMle9MI
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 16, 2017
This was Northwestern’s first NCAA tournament appearance in school history. The Wildcats will face No. 1 Gonzaga on Saturday.