Kentucky stunned by Robert Morris in NIT, 59-57

Archie Goodwin - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Archie Goodwin – photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

Mike McFadden hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and shocked defending national champion 59-57 in the opening round of the 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 ruined coach John Calipari’s homecoming.

Lucky Jones led the Colonials (24-10) with 15 points but was ejected for a flagrant foul on 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.