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.