Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kentucky gets 1 seed in NIT but still earns a road game

After earning a #1 seed in the NIT, Kentucky will have to travel for it's first game even though it should be a home game. A UK spokesman released this statement as to why the Cats will have to endure a road game despite earning a 1 seed...

On Kentucky traveling for its first round NIT game…

We did not place a bid to host the first round of the NIT due to limited staff availability to properly host a game at Memorial Coliseum.  Because the University of Kentucky is hosting the NCAA second- and third-round games at Rupp Arena on March 21 and 23, the facility was not available for a first-round NIT game. We placed a bid to host both the second round and quarterfinal games at Rupp Arena if we advance.”

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