Robert Morris stuns Kentucky in NIT, 59-57

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by WHAS11/WHAS11's Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 20 at 9:46 PM

MOON, Pa. (AP) -- 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.
 
   Lucky Jones led the Colonials (24-10) with 15 points but was ejected for a flagrant foul on Archie Goodwin with 3:41 to play. Kentucky, which trailed by 13 in the second half, managed to tie it twice but could never grab the lead.
 
   Goodwin scored 18 points for the Wildcats but couldn't stop Kentucky's disappointing season come to a stunning end.

 

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