Robert Morris 59, Kentucky 57

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Charles L. Sewall Center, Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Officials - Tony Chiazza, Matt Potter, Gary Prager
Attendance - 3444

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kentucky 27 30 57
Robert Morris 28 31 59

Recap


Robert Morris 59, Kentucky 57:
 Mike McFadden made the game-winning free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining, and the Colonials shocked the visiting Wildcats in the first round of the NIT. 

Lucky Jones scored a team-high 15 points before being ejected late in the game, and Russell Johnson added 14 points for Robert Morris (24-10). 

Kentucky's Archie Goodwin led all scorers with 18 points. Jarrod Polson contributed 10 points for the Wildcats (21-12), who lost despite shooting 52.5 percent and outrebounding the Colonials 25-19.

Robert Morris got to play at home thanks to a scheduling quirk that left Kentucky unable to host because of NCAA Tournament games at Rupp Arena. The Colonials rode the emotion of their homecourt advantage to an early 10-0 lead, though Kentucky righted the ship and trailed 28-27 at the break. 

Robert Morris led 53-42 with 6:32 remaining, but Kentucky tied the game on an 11-0 run capped by four straight points by Goodwin - including two free throws after a foul by Jones that got him ejected. Another bucket by Goodwin tied it at 57 with 42 seconds left, but on the ensuing possession, McFadden was fouled while collecting the offensive board. 
  

GAME NOTEBOOK: This marks the 22nd straight season in which Kentucky has appeared in either the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. ... These teams met once before, a 92-67 victory for the Wildcats on Dec. 30, 1993. ... Kentucky, the defending NCAA champion, lost four of its final five games. 

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Julius Mays 38:00 1-5 1-4 2-2 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 5
Ryan Harrow 9:00 2-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 5
Archie Goodwin 34:00 5-8 0-0 8-8 3 4 7 1 3 1 3 0 18
Willie Cauley-Stein 36:00 4-6 0-0 1-4 1 3 4 0 2 0 4 1 9
Alex Poythress 27:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 6
Jarrod Polson 31:00 4-5 0-0 2-4 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 1 10
Kyle Wiltjer 10:00 1-4 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2
Jon Hood 15:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 21-40 2-10 13-18 6 15 21 7 17 1 14 3 57
  52.5% 20.0% 72.2% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14

Robert Morris Colonials

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Coron Williams 27:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 6
Anthony Myers-Pate 24:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 6
Lucky Jones 18:00 4-5 1-2 6-6 1 1 2 1 4 1 2 0 15
Russell Johnson 33:00 5-11 2-4 2-2 1 4 5 1 3 3 1 0 14
Mike McFadden 25:00 3-4 0-0 2-2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 8
Stephan Hawkins 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
Velton Jones 25:00 3-7 0-1 2-2 1 2 3 5 3 0 2 0 8
Karvel Anderson 23:00 0-5 0-3 2-2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2
David Appolon 9:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Keith Armstrong 10:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-44 5-16 14-14 6 11 17 10 20 7 9 1 59
  45.5% 31.2% 100.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9