Sometimes, shooters have tough nights. The rim rattles, the ball finds too much iron, not enough net. John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor both felt that sting Saturday night.
The Southeastern Conference's top two scorers accounted for just 22 points in Vanderbilt's 60-57 loss to Wisconsin in the third round of the NCAA tournament's Eastern Regional.
During the year, Jenkins (20.1) and Taylor (16.3) averaged a lot more.
''Well, people who are going to shoot have off days,'' said Jenkins, who was 3 of 13 and finished with 13 points. ''And it was one of mine today, unfortunately.''
Taylor wasn't much better, missing 8 of 12 shots and scoring nine points on the same floor where he led Hobbs to the New Mexico state big-schools championship in 2008.
''I was hoping to get the same kind of ending I got last time I was here,'' Taylor said. ''It was really nice to be able to come back and play in front of New Mexico fans and friends and family that I haven't gotten an opportunity to play in ...