In case you haven't heard, 8th-seed Robert Morris University knocked off the defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats, 59-57, in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament. No, seriously. Here, look. Still don't believe it? Here's the YouTube description.
Slogans are painted on the windows of the Nicholson Center at Robert Morris University. Robert Morris fans cheer as their team takes the court to warm up before the first round National Invitational Tournament basketball game against Kentucky at the Sewall Center in Moon Tuesday.
One year after winning the National Championship the Kentucky Wildcats found themselves on the wrong side of this year's NCAA tournament bubble. Instead of getting ready for the Big Dance, the Wildcats were a No.1 seed in the National Invitational Tournament. As a No.
Before Tuesday's well-executed court-storming after Robert Morris's NIT upset win over Kentucky on ESPN, cameras caught the sign above during one of the returns from commercial break. Which got us thinking - is there a strategy that works best for ensuring YOUR sign will make it on air during a game.
MOON, Pa. - This is what college basketball can still be in a world of one-and-dones and broken conferences and coaches draped in Armani. Yes, there can exist a steamy night in a tiny gym high on a hill by the Pittsburgh airport where the little guy stands strong, the giant topples and a swarm of students clad in red spill from wooden stands and dance on the remains of a national champion.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - The Robert Morris Colonials may have been snubbed by the NCAA Tournament, but they made a big statement in the NIT Tuesday night. RMU, an 8-seed, hosted defending national champion Kentucky in the opening round of the NIT.
MOON, Pa. (AP) - Mike McFadden hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and the Colonials stunned the defending national champions 59-57 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night, sending the disjointed Wildcats into an uncertain offseason less than a year after cutting down the nets in New Orleans.
Mike McFadden hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and Robert Morris shocked defending national champion Kentucky 59-57 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night. The Wildcats decided not to call timeout after the second free throw but Kyle Wiltjer's 3-pointer before the buzzer bounced harmlessly off the rim, sending hundreds of students onto the court as Robert Morris ruined Kentucky coach John Calipari's homecoming.
Kentucky missed out on the NCAA tournament on Selection Sunday and now, one game into the NIT, they've been sent home. The No. 1-seeded Wildcats turned the ball over 14 times and fell to No. 8 seed Robert Morris, 59-57, at the Sewall Center in Coraopolis, Pa., Tuesday.