Do you believe in miracles? This was the basketball variety and although not quite as momentous as the Miracle on Ice, every bit as unexpected. Robert Morris of the Northeast Conference took on Kentucky of the Southeastern Conference and came out a thrilling winner. What a game! What a win!
By Les Carpenter, Yahoo! Sports
MOON, Pa. – This is what college basketball can still be in a world of one-and-dones and broken conferences and coaches draped in Armani. Yes, there can exist a steamy night in a tiny gym high on a hill by the Pittsburgh airport where the little guy stands strong, the giant topples and a swarm of students clad in red spill from wooden stands and dance on the remains of a national champion.
Never in an eternity could a school like Robert Morris get a team like Kentucky to come to its 3,000-seat Sewall Center, even if this is the hometown of Wildcats coach John Calipari. The dollars wouldn't allow it. And yet by the magic of a broken season, the NIT and the indignity of hated Louisville playing the NCAA tournament on the Wildcats' home court, there were Kentucky's players filing off the bus Tuesday evening, dripping of entitlement and stepping in the smallest locker room they will ever see.
Then there they were, hours later, walking away losers in the first round of the NIT after falling, 59-57. It's fitting that the first postgame question to Calipari was about when each of his players would say he was going pro.
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