No.1-Seeded Kentucky (21-11) vs. No. 8-Seeded Robert Morris (23-10) in First Round

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NIT 1st Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #1 Kentucky 27 30 57 -3.5
  #8 Robert Morris 28 31 59 +3.5
Tue, Mar 19 2013, 07:30 PM

Charles L. Sewall Center
Moon Township, PA
Attendance: 3,444
TV: ESPN

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No. 1-seeded Kentucky meets No. 8-seeded Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT at Charles L. Sewall Center on Tuesday. The game tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET and it can be seen on ESPN. The Wildcats have not played the Colonials since the 1993-94 season, when they won 92-67.

In their last outing, despite 12 points and five rebounds from Archie Goodwin, the Wildcats fell to Vanderbilt 64-48 on Mar. 15. His 14.0 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Colonials, Anthony Myers-Pate finished with 15 points in the 69-60 loss to Mount St. Mary's on Mar. 9. He contributes 2.7 assists per game in addition to his 6.0 points per game.

StatSmack! Kentucky is better than Robert Morris
  • Be afraid. Kentucky has blown out more teams than Robert Morris this season (10 blowouts vs. four).
  • Kentucky is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Kentucky is 212 lbs compared to 187 lbs for Robert Morris.
  • Nerlens Noel is ranked 4th nationally in blocks.
  • Kentucky embarrassed Robert Morris by 25 points the last time they played (Dec 30, 1993).
UK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Nerlens Noel 32 10 9 2 2 4 2
B Archie Goodwin 32 14 5 3 1 1 3
B Alex Poythress 25 12 6 1 0 0 2
B- W. Cauley-Stein 23 8 6 1 1 2 2
B- Julius Mays 33 9 3 3 0 0 1
C+ Kyle Wiltjer 24 11 4 2 0 0 1
C+ Ryan Harrow 28 10 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Jarrod Polson 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Jon Hood 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Twany Beckham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
RMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Lucky Jones 28 12 6 2 1 0 2
C Russell Johnson 27 11 6 2 2 1 2
C Velton Jones 25 11 2 5 2 0 2
C Karvel Anderson 25 13 3 1 1 0 1
C Coron Williams 25 9 2 1 1 0 1
C Mike McFadden 25 8 4 1 1 0 2
C- A. Myers-Pate 23 6 2 3 1 0 2
D David Appolon 14 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Stephan Hawkins 12 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Vaughn Morgan 14 2 2 0 1 1 1
D Keith Armstrong 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Shane Sweigart 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Treadwell Lewis 3 0 0 0 0 0 1

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