If they win that game, it'll be a shocking upset.
Vanderbilt had just taken a one-point lead with less than 18 seconds to go when Northwestern was pushing the ball up the court looking to take the lead.
After Vanderbilt's Riley LaChance gave his team the lead in the closing seconds, his teammate Matthew Fisher-Davis mistakenly fouled McIntosh with 15 seconds remaining, and the Wildcats held strong on their final defensive possession to seal the victory.
Scottie Lindsey #20 of the Northwestern Wildcats is introduced before the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Four players are averaging at least 8.5 points per game for Northwestern, they are: Bryant McIntosh (14.4), Scottie Lindsey (14.2), Vic Law (12.4) and Dererk Pardon (8.5) per game.
Chris Collins took the program reins in 2013, after the Bill Carmody era produced 13 years of either mediocrity or worse. This year, it accelerated.
There's been no shortage of attention for the Northwestern Wildcats, those NCAA Tournament first-timers from the Big Ten, and no shortage of questions either.
Northwestern created a tiny amount of breathing room from there, but Vandy quickly closed that gap, too, and was within two inside of five minutes to play thank to another long-distance 3.