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Musketeers come thisclose to upset

Xavier does everything right except hit two final shots in taking Stanford to limit

Originally Published: March 29, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Teams always look at second-chance points after games as evidence of how they were either helped or hurt after a missed opportunity. But Xavier might not ever have the heart to look at the second chance it didn't convert in a gut-churning Elite Eight loss to Stanford on Monday.

In the final seconds, Xavier's Dee Dee Jernigan got not one but two open shots right under the basket. But, as if some sort of ghost of Cardinal losses past was sitting on the rim protecting the basket, ...

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