Vanderbilt falls to Northwestern in NCAA Opener 68-66

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (WKRN) – It was one and done for the Vanderbilt Commodores in this year’s NCAA Tournament, losing to Northwestern 68-66 in the final seconds of the game.

Matthew Fisher-Davis led the Commodores with 22 points, including 14 in the second half to help Vanderbilt mount a 15-point second half comeback that came up just short.

Trailing by 15 with 13 minutes remaining, Fisher-Davis hit back-to-back three’s to cut the Northwestern lead to only three points.

The Commodores trailed until the final minute when Riley LaChance scored two of his 12 points to give Vanderbilt a one-point lead.

Seconds later though, it all came unraveled as Fisher-Davis fouled Bryant McIntosh who hit both free throws to take the lead right back.

Riley LaChance missed a go ahead three-pointer and the Commodores walked off the court with a devastating defeat.

Despite Fisher-Davis’s mistake, the team stood behind him saying they wouldn’t have even been in the game without him.