University of Louisville junior guard Quentin Snider has come through in the clutch for the Cardinals many times this season.
But on Sunday, Snider could get nothing to go his way.
The Ballard High School graduate was 0-for-9 from the field and finished with no points, three assists, one rebound and a turnover in 23 minutes as the Cardinals took a 73-69 loss to Michigan in the NCAA Tournament second round.
"I'm sorry I had a bad day now," an emotional Snider said in the locker room. "Tonight just wasn't my night.
"I just couldn't hit nothing and it really affected my game, not doing other things."
After missing his first seven shots, U of L coach Rick Pitino told Snider "that was a good shoot, keep shooting," but it never came for Snider. He had two clean looks late in the game that wouldn't fall from three-point range.
The final one would have cut it to 65-64 with 1:49 left.
"You can't really say much to Q," senior Mangok Mathiang said. "He's been on the down side of the NCAA before, so he'll keep his head up. He gave us all he had and he'll learn from his mistakes."
Snider said the poor performance will "really motivate" him to improve his game even more.
"I feel like on the offensive end, we were standing around too much," Snider said. "But we have to learn and get better from this. We have to get back in the gym and keep working."
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