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NCAA Tournament capsules: Thursday, March 16

Northwestern forward Gavin Skelly (44) goes to the basket as Vanderbilt’s Djery Baptiste (12) and Payton Willis (1) defend during the first half of a first-round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, in Salt Lake City.

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Results from the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday:

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WEST REGION

NORTHWESTERN 68, VANDERBILT 66

SALT LAKE CITY — Northwestern got its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt, after Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably grabbed Wildcats guard Bryant McIntosh on purpose, sending McIntosh to the free throw line for the go-ahead points with 15 seconds left.

Riley LaChance made a layup with 18 seconds remaining to put the ninth-seeded Commodores up by one after trailing by as many as 15.

But seconds after the in-bounds pass, Fisher-Davis reached out and grabbed McIntosh while he was in the ...


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