Up By One, Vanderbilt Player Intentionally Fouls Northwestern Thinking They Were Down By One
“I made a dumb-ass foul”
That’s what Vanderbilt junior guard Matthew Fisher-Davis had to say after the loss to the Northwestern Wildcats. Up by one with 15 seconds left on the clock, Davis thought his team was down by one so he committed a foul on Bryant McIntosh, who happens to be a 86 percent shooter from the line. He drained them both, giving Northwestern a 67-66 lead.
After a missed shot by Riley LaChance and another freebie by Northwestern, the game was over and Davis was devastated.
“It was my dumb mistake why we lost.”
Not really. Vanderbilt was down by 15 in the second half and Davis, off the bench, scored 14 of his team-high 22 during the second half comeback. Yes, his “dumb ass-foul” is the reason why they lost the lead in the final seconds but if it wasn’t for him, they wouldn’t have been in the position to lose the lead in the final seconds.