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Robert Morris stuns defending champ Kentucky in NIT

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  • Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) looks to pass as Robert Morris forward Lucky Jones (22) and Mike McFadden defend during the first half of an NIT college basketball game on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Coraopolis, Pa.

      Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) looks to pass as Robert Morris forward Lucky Jones (22) and Mike McFadden defend during the first half of an NIT college basketball game on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Coraopolis, Pa.

 
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MOON, Pa. -- Mike McFadden hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and Robert Morris shocked defending national champion Kentucky 59-57 in the opening round of the NIT 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 Robert Morris ruined Kentucky coach John Calipari's homecoming.

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

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