Not since Michigan’s Chris Webber called a timeout that his team didn’t have have I felt this sorry for young basketball player. Vanderbilt’s Matthew Fisher-Davis, with his team up by 1 and 14 seconds remaining, somehow thought it would be wise to intentionally foul Vandy’s Bryant McIntosh as he moved up the court.
The two gift free throws gave Northwestern a 67-66 lead.
a mistake foul by Fisher on Vandy cost them the game to Northwestern. gotta feel bad for him pic.twitter.com/Fpkf55EwQA
— Dose of Hoops (@DoseofHoops) March 16, 2017
So Vandy inbounds and puts up a long three to try and win it. Nope.
Wildcats win, 68-66 — their first-ever NCAA Tourney win. They had never even been to the tournament. Hmm — I hope the media takes note of this.
“GET OUT!” (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss on hand to watch her son play).
Northwestern is pretty good at this #MarchMadness thing.
No. 8 Wildcats lead No. 9 Vanderbilt, 34-27, at the half. pic.twitter.com/X81dXbmXiK
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 16, 2017
Fisher-Davis owned it afterward. “It was jut a dumb-ass foul. I didn’t know what the score was. We lost because of me.” That just makes us feel for him more.