Northwestern Looks to Start Tournament Strong vs. Vanderbilt

Posted March 17, 2017

Her son Charlie Hall is also a walk-on for the Northwestern basketball team, making her rooting interests even more personal.

Northwestern's Scottie Lindsey beats his man off the dribble during the first half of Thursday's NCAA Tournament game against Vanderbilt.

McIntosh's two free throws with 15 seconds to play against Vanderbilt helped give the Wildcats a 68-66 win Thursday over Bryce Drew's Vanderbilt Commodores in the opening round of the West Regional.

Bryant McIntosh will be looking to rebound for Northwestern after a pedestrian game against Wisconsin in the Big Ten tournament, as the junior guard managed just eight points on 4-of-12 shooting in the team's 76-48 loss.

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Northwestern was in the double-bonus, so McIntosh went to the line, made both free throws, and Northwestern took the lead. After trading leads a few times in the closing minutes, Vanderbilt handed the game to Northwestern with a head-scratching blunder.

Riley LaChance then missed a three for Vanderbilt, and the Wildcats clinched their first NCAA tournament win after Vanderbilt's desperation heave didn't fall.

They'll play No. 1 seed Gonzaga on Saturday.

You can see Julia Louis-Dreyfus's reaction to the whole sequence here.