Watch the Stunning Mistake That Led to Northwestern’s Dramatic First-Ever NCAA Tournament Win
A stunning mistake late by Vanderbilt helped Northwestern make school history by winning their first-ever NCAA Tournament game.
Vanderbilt was up by 1 with 17.8 seconds to go as Northwestern inbounded the ball. But as Bryant McIntosh brought it up the floor for the Wildcats, Matthew Fisher-Davis of Vanderbilt fouled him for some inexplicable reason.
He may have thought his team was trailing (they weren’t). He may have thought his team had a foul to give (they didn’t). Whatever the case, it was an ill-advised foul. And it allowed McIntosh to go to the line for the go-ahead free throws.
With Northwestern up 1, Vanderbilt had one last shot. But it drew iron and bounced out of bounds. And Northwestern pulled off the improbable victory.
Many Northwestern fans traveled to Salt Lake City for the game, including Northwestern alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus, whose son Hall is a member of the team. Those fans were in a frenzy celebrating after it became clear Northwestern was going to win.
Watch above, via TBS.
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