Despite missing out on a NCAA Tournament at-large bid to defend their national championship, the Kentucky Wildcats have been selected to play in the National Invitation Tournament. UK’s NIT bid extended the Wildcats’ streak of postseason appearances in either the NCAA Tournament or NIT to 22.
Kentucky (21-11) earned a No. 1 seed, and will face eighth-seeded Robert Morris (23-10) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles L. Sewall Center in Moon Township, Pa., outside Pittsburg. The game will be televised live on ESPN.
Kentucky is 1-0 against the Robert Morris Colonials all-time.
UK is 13-6 in the NIT all-time. UK last played in the NIT during the 2009 season reaching the third round before falling 67-77 at Notre Dame.