Vandy intentionally fouls Northwestern up one in final seconds, loses

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After all this time, after years, decades - generations? - of playing catchup, Northwestern finally got to the NCAA Tournament and nearly never trailed in Thursday's first round against Vanderbilt. The Veep star was sitting courtside for one of the best games of the tournament we've had this Thursday.

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

After leading by seven at the half, Northwestern struggled a bit in the second half as the Commodores' three-point shooting got them back in the game.

Northwestern ended up winning the game 68-66, and Vanderbilt fans will walk away scratching their heads at the questionable move at the end of the game.

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The win sends the Wildcats to the second round where they will face top-seeded Gonzaga on Saturday. After he buried both of them, Vanderbilt missed a desperation three and Northwestern ran out the clock.

As Vanderbilt didn't have a foul to give, that let McIntosh go to the line, where he made two free throws to put the Wildcats back in the lead.

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

Northwestern is out to prove it isn't just happy to be here.