Found March 19, 2013 on
It was bad enough when the Kentucky Wildcats lost their star player. It was even worse when they were left out of the NCAA tournament and relegated to the NIT. For defending national champions it likes getting kicked where it hurts and being told you have to smile about it.
Could it get any worse for a team that is accustomed to being in the running for the national championship? The answer is yes.
Mike McFadden hit a pair of free throws with less than nine seconds on the clock to put Robert Morris ahead 59-57, and put an end to a frustrating season for John Calipari and the Kentucky faithful.
''This is humbling,'' Calipari said. ''They think we're supposed to win 30 a year, 35 a year, go to the Final Four, win a national title.''
The season was never quite what the Wildcats had envisioned for themselves or what the fans had come to expect under Calipari, but the team had lost its starting five to the NBA draft. With the top recruit ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Just one year ago, the Kentucky Wildcats were getting set to begin a six-game winning streak that would culminate with the school’s eighth National Title. Today, they are no longer contestants in the NIT, after being beaten by Robert Morris. Not going to call it a huge upset, as Kentucky wasn’t a very good team to begin with, but we will go as far as to say that it helps support...
THAT DIDN'T WORK OUT
Papa Johns and their pizza promotion must not have gotten the memo that the Kentucky Wildcats weren't joining the 2013 NCAA Tournament field.
On Tuesday the defending National Champion Kentucky Wildcats went all Michigan losing to Appalachian State by losing to a team more known for their sweet nickname (Bobby Mo) than their basketball program. For Wildcats fans this is a disappointment of Waterworld like proportions.
Earlier this season the USC Trojans were a preseason favorite to win the National Championship. They had...
Short of making the Eastern Conference Finals, it is hard to imagine Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo lasting past this season.
At the same time, John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcats did not make the NCAA Tournament and are even coming off a loss to Robert Morris in the first round of the NIT.
Seemingly, these are two coaches who will be home earlier than...
Clearly, the ad wizards over at Papa John's are going to regret their decision of putting Kentucky head coach John Calipari as one of the faces on their NCAA tournament promotion ad campaign.
Since Kentucky didn't make the tournament this and then got subsequently shocked by Robert Morris in the NIT last night.
Check out the below photo from the e-mail campaign that...
John Calipari said Kentucky's lack of depth forced him to accept things he wouldn't normally do.
Nothing drives home a lesson like the sting of embarrassment.
John Calipari knows it. On Tuesday night in his hometown of Moon Township, Pa., Calipari stood watch as 3,500 fans the largest crowd to fill the Sewall Center of Robert Morris University in years stormed the floor to celebrate his Wildcats' 59-57 defeat in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament...
Get your John Calipari jabs in now while you still can. Kentucky will be back.
Yesterday Prestonwood High School (Dallas, Tx.) forward Julius Randle committed to the Wildcats, joining what some are calling the greatest college basketball recruiting class of all time. Indeed, Kentucky now has commitments from six of the top 20 players in the country according to most rankings...
Five-star Texas power forward Julius Randle announced on ESPNU today that he will join John Calipari's top-ranked recruiting class at Kentucky, giving the Wildcats the No. 1 player at four out of five positions in the Class of 2013.
Kentucky fans have no use for NCAA tournament tickets this year. Their team will be playing in the first round of the NIT tonight on the road at Robert Morris in Pittsburgh, PA. I assume most UK fans will be in hiding until next season, considering John Calipari’s team was easily the most disappointing team in the country this season. But it turns out that there may be some Kentucky...
The nation's No. 2 overall recruit Julius Randle has pledged his commitment to John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.
The roller coaster of a season for the Kentucky Wildcats came to a final free-fall in Moon Township, PA on Wednesday. The Colonials lead for most of the game, while the ‘Cats looked disinterested. Robert Morris jumped out to a 10-0 lead to begin the game, and never looked back. Despite numerous Calipari timeouts, the ‘Cats rarely showed any signs of life. The one guy that was...