One And One

Robert Morris upsets Kentucky in NIT; Schadenfreude reigns

Kentucky Robert MorrisWillie Cauley-Stein 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.
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