SALT LAKE CITY (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 3’s to cut the Northwestern lead to only 3 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 3-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.