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Vanderbilt Player Fouls Northwestern Player Thinking They Were Losing

Northwestern players dribble up the court late in the second half against Vanderbilt.

The Commodores player didn't know what was going on.

We just had a Chris Webber-type moment in the NCAA Tournament.

Vanderbilt, the No. 9 seed in the West Region, cost itself a potential first-round win over No. 8 seed Northwestern with a brutal mental error.

After taking a one-point lead with less than 20 seconds to play, Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis bizarrely fouled Wildcats guard Bryant McIntosh. He immediately pointed to his head, admitted the mental mistake. Apparently he thought Vanderbilt was still losing and needed to foul.

Northwestern made both free throws to take back a one-point lead and went on to win the game.

It's just brutal.

The Wildcats will face No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the second round on Saturday.