and the rest of the Wildcats
found the going tough against Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT. (Don Wright/AP)
So, yeah, the season didn't exactly go as expected for Kentucky. The Wildcats never really fully jelled, then lost shot-swatting future lottery pick Nerlens Noel to a knee injury, and didn't even make the NCAA tournament.
To add insult to injury, the NIT 1-seed Wildcats had to play at Robert Morris in their tournament opener because Rupp Arena is being used as a subregional in the NCAA tournament this week.
To add mortification for Big Blue Nation to insult, they lost 59-57. And had an NEC team deliver a blitzkrieg of a court storm. Solid job by the Colonials' fans.
If you were wondering whether people noticed the historic night for head coach @AndyToole and his Colonials, ummm, yeah. The Robert Morris Wiki page got an immediate update. A Twitter search of "Kentucky lol" is yielding predictable results.
So yeah, Kentucky's going to be ridiculously loaded next season and likely will make up for a lot of these moments of ignominy. But for one (more) night, those who prefer other options (*cough*, Louisville, *cough) had one last reason to smile.