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2017 Schedule
19-16, 5th in SEC

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Vanderbilt and Northwestern played as even as possible in the last two minutes of their game on Friday. The biggest difference? The Wildcats got to the line, hit their free throws and came away with the victory.

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R&K: Vandy blunder & Kap being kept out?

The guys discuss Vanderbilt's brutal loss in the tournament and debate if they almost did something really smart plus is Kap being kept out of the NFL or just not valuable?

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Williams on 'state of confusion' in Vanderbilt loss (1:18)

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While junior guard Matthew Fisher-Davis committed a critical foul in the closing seconds of Vandy's loss on Thursday, his production off the bench was one of the reasons why the Commodores were in position to beat Northwestern.

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Examining Vanderbilt's performance vs. Northwestern (1:33)
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Collins on Wildcats' wild finish (1:35)
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Vandy's Fisher-Davis on late foul: 'I got confused' (1:10)
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Vandy's Fisher-Davis on foul: 'Dumb mistake'

Vanderbilt's Matthew Fisher-Davis took the blame for inexplicably fouling Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh with 15 seconds left, saying he thought the Commodores were trailing by 1, not leading.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

If you're going to win your first game in your first-ever NCAA tournament, there are few wilder ways to do so than Northwestern's 68-66 victory over Vanderbilt. Chris Collins said immediately afterward that there was no pressure, that "the pressure was getting here," and his team played like it even when things got tight down the stretch -- and even when it needed one of the all-time silly tourney fouls by Matthew-Fisher Davis in the game's decisive closing seconds.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

They're doing the Elaine Dance in Evanston tonight: Northwestern is undefeated in its NCAA tournament history after the Wildcats' tense win over Vanderbilt. Bryant McIntosh could not be contained by any Commodore defender, as the junior rang up 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the floor. Matthew Fisher-Davis' inexplicable foul on McIntosh with 15 seconds remaining and the 'Dores up one sealed the win for the 'Cats.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern beats Vanderbilt 68-66. The ViewFromVegas is the Wildcats did it as 2-point underdogs and +120 on the money line, so it was an upset here in Vegas despite Northwestern being a No. 8 seed against No. 9 Vanderbilt. The game went over the total of 134.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Vanderbilt should've run the Bryce Drew "The Shot" play.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern will not only its first ever NCAA Tournet appearance but also its first win. Wildcats survive 68-66 over Vanderbilt after giving up a 15-point second-half lead. Bryant McIntosh was tremendous -- 25 points, four boards, three assists. Total energizer bunny for NU.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Vanderbilt likely isn't worried that so much of its production is coming from outside. Commodores average just 23 points per game in the paint -- the lowest among major conference teams. So far, Vandy has scored 36 of its points from 3-point range, too.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Vanderbilt using the 3-point line to chip away at Northwestern's lead. Vandy is dangerous there -- Commodores average 38 percent on the season, but have made as many as 19 in a single game this season. It's a huge weapon for Bryce Drew's squad.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Vanderbilt coaches huddle by the locker room before heading in to chat with the team. The Wildcats have a seven-point lead at the half and Northwestern, with a hungry fan base that travelled well, has momentum.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

An interesting storyline in Northwestern-Vandy game is that NU PG Bryant McIntosh grew up idolizing Vandy coach Bryce Drews, who hit a game-winner in the '98 NCAA Tournament for Valpo. Drews grew up in Indiana and stayed at home to play for his dad at Valpo. McIntosh said that growing up in Indiana, he has seen that clip hundreds of times. How does it feel to know that his idol is now watching *him* on tape and scheming to stop him? "Surreal."

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Confidence is high for Dores (2:34)

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Can Northwestern come through with a victory in its first-ever NCAA tournament game? ESPN's BPI has the Wildcats as slight underdogs in Thursday's 4:30 p.m. ET matchup with the Vanderbilt Commodores in Salt Lake City.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

It's fun being Cinderella (Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew, who hit Valpo's miracle shot against Ole Miss in 1998, would know). But it's also fun beating Cinderella. That's what Drew's Vandy team hopes to do -- dash Northwestern (in its first NCAA Tourney appearance) and its dreams.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew said that he and his wife actually ran into Northwestern coach Chris Collins and his wife at the Cubs World Series game 7. Four months later they meet in Salt Lake City in Round 1 of the NCAA Tourney.

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According to ESPN's BPI, 7th-seeded South Carolina vs. 10th-seeded Marquette in Greenville, S.C. ranks as the best matchup in the Round of 64.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.1228th
Rebounds Per Game34.5246th
Assists Per Game12.9218th
Points Allowed68.172nd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record10-15
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances14