Ten things to know about Robert Morris

Ten things to know about UK's first NIT opponent, Robert Morris.

1. Tuesday's game will be played at Sewall Center, which is located in Moon Township, a suburb of Pittsburgh. UK coach John Calipari was born in Moon Township.

2. Robert Morris went 23-10 overall and 14-4 in the Northeast Conference in the regular season.

3. The Colonials are ranked No. 124 in the RPI and No. 141 by Ken Pomeroy.

4. Robert Morris lost 69-61 to Mount St. Mary's in the conference tournament semifinals.

5. LIU-Brooklyn, which won the Northeast Conference tournament, lost to Kentucky 104-75 at Rupp Arena.

6. Robert Morris lost 61-59 at Xavier on November 17 and 79-74 at Arkansas on December 20.

7. Head coach Andrew Toole is just 32 years old and was associate head coach under Mike Rice at RMU before Rice left three years ago to become head coach at Rutgers.

8. Robert Morris last played in the NCAA Tournament in 2010, losing to No. 2 seed Villanova 73-70 in overtime in the first round.

9. One of RMU's top players, Velton Jones, made just two of 17 shots in the team's conference tournament loss.

10. During the regular season, RMU got 36.5 percent of its points via three-pointers, but made just five of 19 in tourney loss to Mount St. Mary's.


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