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UK gets the #1 overall seed…in the NIT

(The only positive association I have with the NIT is THE Perry Stevenson dunk of 2009)

Well, Kentucky earned an overall #1 seed after all. Just in the wrong tournament. Kentucky will be the #1 seed in the NIT tournament. Kentucky will play AT the #8 seed Robert Morris (Pittsburgh) on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. That’s a 3,000 person gym for those keeping count at home. Road trip? Not all of us though.

Southern Miss, Alabama and Virginia were the other #1 seeds. That group is also called your “first four out.”

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

95 Comments for UK gets the #1 overall seed…in the NIT



  1. klassact32
    9:06 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    who cares



  2. Ben
    9:06 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Why not at Memorial?



  3. WeAre
    9:07 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    We Are #69!



  4. m
    9:07 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    hell yeahhh NIT #1 overall lol



  5. Tampa Satchel
    9:08 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Is Memorial not available? How are we on the road?



  6. Footballisnewkingnky
    9:08 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Why did we accept this invitation? It’s an embarrassment!



  7. [email protected]
    9:08 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Why is the game in Pittsburgh?!?!



  8. KishpaughKat
    9:08 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Yay for sucking. Way to crap the bed guys.



  9. done till October
    9:08 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    You would have to be a fool to go to Pittsburg to watch this group



  10. DoubleZeroMostel
    9:09 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Isn’t there a shit box somewhere in Kentucky that we can play in? I believe we have several high school gyms that could seat more around here.



  11. Natedogg
    9:09 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    This is embarrassing .



  12. Steve
    9:09 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Because Rupp is being used as 2nd and 3rd round games of the tournament we failed to make.



  13. Juluis Randal says
    9:10 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Not the crowed I was told would be watching me next season. Wonder how many fans will be at the Kansas game?



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    9:10 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

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  15. Friar Duck
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    We’re playing a cigarette company?



  16. miggles
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    7 – Required by NCAA rule.



  17. Karma
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky doesn’t exist…



  18. Cst123
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I heard that since uk is a host for NCAA the staff that would normally staff memorial would be tied up with the games at Rupp, therefore it wasn’t available. The last time we were in the NIT the conflict was the state tournament not an NCAA event.



  19. Winston
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Beyond stupid. If you know you don’t have the staffing for a home game, just decline the invitation. This does absolutely nothing for the program.



  20. correct me
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Why can’t we use Rupp, the NCAA tourney doesn’t start till thursday and this game is on tuesday?



  21. Steve
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I’m gonna bet we lose against them. You know none of players will play hard because they have no reason to and plus they haven’t all year so they have no reason to change now. Robert Morris will be playing their tails off having the defending national champions coming into their gym.



  22. Jbcruser
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Who care!…we.should have declined it and sent the players and NCAA a message ….land let,another deserving mid-major go



  23. miggles
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Previous answer for 6. My bad.



  24. ukfaninoh
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Pittsburgh is only 2 hours away from me but I wouldn’t waste the gas to go see the Cats play. They will probably lay an egg anyway. They will probably get out hustled by Robert Morris.



  25. RCB
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Why are we not playing at memorial? That was the only positive I saw in us not making the tournament (rocking out memorial). What’s up?



  26. MRW_BBN
    9:11 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Do we really deserve the overall #1 seed?



  27. Sofaking weetahdid
    9:12 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    it would be better for Ally Tucker to smash her face in with a brick than to keep writing about stuff that matters not.

    Go catch a cold.
    Play in the middle of the street.
    Have out-patient surgery.

    Do anything but pen this drivel.



  28. Makers Man
    9:12 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    For those wondering or complaining WHY we accepted NIT bid, we had NO choice.
    You have to tell the NIT you will not accept a bid BEFORE the season starts. So, you cannot, by contract, decline now. UK said at the beginning they would accept, so they must.



  29. CATS
    9:12 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I understand that Rupp is being used, but is Memorial being used on Tuesday as well? That’s where they played the NIT in 2009 isn’t it?



  30. Liljon116ky
    9:12 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Paul Laurence Dunbar High School has a bigger gym than that place… Wow.



  31. Roman
    9:12 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Not gonna lie, I’m kind of excited about this.

    #39 WE ARE 69! Totally looking at the positives.



  32. Bill
    9:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    The fans will be mad we don’t host the game. The NCAA does not need Rupp until Wednesday



  33. Oh Please
    9:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Not that it matters, but Barnhart is a complete TOOL. If he can’t find enough people to staff this game he should be fired immediately. It is embarrassing enough to have to play in this stupid tournament but to have to go on the road to some idiotic cracker box in effing Pittsburgh to too much. Barnhart is a classless self righteous moron!



  34. NIT #1 seed playing on the road??
    9:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    We should be playing in Memorial, not away. That makes no sense. Is memorial not availiable?



  35. t.hall
    9:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Where do u buy tickets?



  36. CATS
    9:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    18. Makes sense



  37. CurtisBlueBlood
    9:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve been a cat fan for 48 years, will always be there for them! You got to take the good AND the bad, when being a true fan. If you can’t be for them in a bad year, you don’t deserve to be with them in a good year! GO CATS!!!



  38. macon_volfan
    9:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    This is BY FAR the best picture of that dunk….
    http://goo.gl/2KN0C



  39. Belgium
    9:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I know there are a lot of trolls here but the comments so far border on pathetic. If I could go to Pittsburgh and watch them I would because I am a I’m fan, unlike the jack holes commenting so far.



  40. stan
    9:14 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    for those of you saying we should have declined a bid. You need to go be a Cards fan, we dont need or want you. I guess next year you’ll be back loving the Cats. You are not Kentucky fans and by the way Footballiskingnky, that has got to be THE DUMBEST [email protected]@@@@G THING I’VE EVER SEEN. You are a mindless bafoon. Go Cats do what you can in the NIT then go get 40-0 next year!



  41. etrain
    9:15 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    we are uk turn down nit we dont want it and we dont belong have some pride bbn we dont pllay for nit championships wtf



  42. Punter U
    9:15 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I know Rupp is not available but why not Memorial, Freedom Hall or even the Yum Center to play on their home floor and be a overall one seed for the NIT is even more rediculious. Talk about pouring salt in already open wound….



  43. What
    9:15 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    What will a blow out loss at Robert Morris accomplish?



  44. CATS
    9:15 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone get your internet muscles on. Bash 18 year old kids, since your 50 year old body can barely get out of bed.



  45. Mike
    9:16 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    #1 seed in the NIT…who cares???….MG it must be a very, very weak field. Robert Morris will take us out first game.



  46. Rae
    9:16 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    There is construction near Memorial. Also, staffing issues because of conflict with NCAA. UK probably doesn’t want to go through the extra hassle.



  47. caliparty
    9:17 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    This has to be one of the lowest if not the lowest moment in cal’s career as a head coach. He returns home after his best season as a head coach to play in what is basically a high school gym because his arena is being used for the REAL tournament with the defending national champs for a chance to prove they are the 69th best team in the nation. EMBARRASSING.



  48. Richard
    9:17 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I am a UK fan and I will always be a UK fan. We need to still get behind this team! These are young men, boys! I am a former college professor and believe me these are still boys! I would like to see some of you that are fair weather fans play in front of 10,000 screaming fans, national TV, 23,000 fans, etc. 99.9% of you would mess your pants. Come on grow up, either be an adult or shut up and don’t even pretend to be a UK fan because you aren’t. I sure don’t understand why the fame can’t be played in Lexington, that makes no sense at all but hey it is the NCAA, it doesn’t have to make sense. Now, either be a true blue fan or shutup and move to Louisville or Bloomington, they would love to have more fans like you!



  49. tennessee wildcat
    9:17 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    What kind of tournament has the number one seed playing the number eight seed away from home in Pittsburgh? Heck, if memorial was not available, why not freedom hall? Craft center practice court? High school gym? This is really bad.



  50. Big O
    9:18 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Probably couldn’t sell 3,000 tickets at Rupp even if the NCAA wasnt playing there. Got to have a reason to watch a team. A lose to Robert Morris will cap off one of the most disappointing seasons in UK history. BCG didn’t have all these burger boys! Stay tuned for the Cal to the NBA rumors to begin this coming Wednesday!!! AT UK WE DON’T PLAY FOR NIT CHAMPIONSHIPS! Someone forgot to tell this bunch.



  51. Winston
    9:18 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    If you have to decline your NIT invitation before the year starts, I suggest we keep that letter on file and FedEx it in each October.



  52. Freedom Hall
    9:18 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Why not play at Freedom Hall??? The number 1 seed playing an away game makes absolutely no sense…



  53. MikeD40
    9:18 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Just another embarassing loss. Maybe a Grand Finale loss. These kids at RMU are gonna play their tails off! I’m glad we can showcase JUST how bad we are. Do you think for a second that we will be able to match their intensity?! Umm, no!



  54. hendoblue
    9:19 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I like you 39. Go Big Blue.



  55. Marshall Co
    9:19 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Come on down. We can seat 5000



  56. Matt
    9:19 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    We always get screwed! Number one overall seed and have to play away and if we get a number one seed in the NCAA we always have to go the farthest away. Louisville gets a 1 seed and play down the road [email protected]&k the NCAA and the NIT. We should just not travel and support our team then we would get treated fairly.



  57. Han
    9:20 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    And the jackholes over at RR who laughed when Matt said we’d play on the road due to personnel being busy at Rupp can suck it.



  58. Sofaking weetahdid
    9:20 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    at 37.

    We are fans of the state, the school, the program, the stats and the jersey.

    if the stupid kid who dons it, doesn’t care one bit about Kentucky. Then why should we care about the kid or the so-called team. Doesn’t change how we feel about Kentucky Basketball. It says: if you don’t care one way or the other about anything except you Archie? Then we don’t need to care either.



  59. Dan
    9:21 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    The all-time wins lead is one big reason to take the invite. Billy G. for all of his failures did win 2 NIT games that helped UK not lose the lead early in Cal’s tenure. If UK can win 1-5 games in the NIT , UK should play it because Kansas and UNC are both looking to win games and carve into UK’s lead. Beyond all of that, it is a tournament where they keep score. This team needs to learn about playing harder by playing not by sitting out a tournament. My $.02



  60. macon_volfan
    9:22 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    This is a little closer up. I cracked up taking this picture of Matthew when UK played that game.
    http://goo.gl/SVQmb



  61. Bruno Crosetti
    9:22 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Cal’s from Moon Township, PA where ironically Robert Morris is located. Cool for him and will mean alot. UK will win by 35



  62. Lil c
    9:22 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    EMBARRASSING!!!!!!!!



  63. Winston
    9:22 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    57., did you forget we played in Louisville last year?



  64. MikeD40
    9:23 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    #54, you’re 1-4 against the inbred hillbillies in the last 4 yrs. Oh, and how many banners are hanging in your arena?



  65. turtleman
    9:23 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    #57 What are you talking about. UK played in Louisville last year during the tournament!!!



  66. Bender
    9:23 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    48) AMEN!!!!!



  67. Bigbluenationbigredmachine
    9:23 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Mods please ban 14, he’s been trolling all afternoon.



  68. hendoblue
    9:24 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    I like you 40. I love you 48. There are a lot of idiots on here tonight. Go Big Blue.



  69. Bigbluenationbigredmachine
    9:24 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    And 57. I don’t get why we let these trolls litter our board.



  70. Roman
    9:25 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    57) Yo bro, we played at Louisvile, Atlanta, and New Orleans last year… like, the perfect easy road for UK to win it all. You couldn’t have planned it better.



  71. DowntheRoad64
    9:25 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    61) I honestly thought that was a picture of a middle-aged lesbian. Funny pic.



  72. kentuckyrules
    9:26 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    #54: Karma is a bitch, so give me your email address so I can laugh when your ‘#1 little bro’ blows under pressure – choke artists I say. Dare you take the bet? Also, you won’t even troll on here next season as lil bro makes the NIT next year, but not even as a #1 seed LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Wanna trade contacts?



  73. Footballisnewkingnky
    9:26 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    @ #40 -Stan. If you see the name is footballisNEWkingnky. Meaning, thank God for Stoops. It makes this NIT fiasco much more palatable. The excitement for football is pain medication for this season. This basketball season is officially over. I know I’m not the only fan who feels this way.



  74. here ya go
    9:27 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Big Red Freight Train… 1986… how old were you in 1986? probably not even born.



  75. Bigbluenationbigredmachine
    9:28 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Youre the same Dwntheroad the same one on Espn forums right?



  76. maconvolfan
    9:28 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    #72 HA!! His hair is a little better, now.



  77. DowntheRoad64
    9:36 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    77) Yep. You made a detour on your way to the Reds board?



  78. hendoblue
    9:36 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    A lot of jack holes on here, Belgium.(39) Go Big Blue. Football is NOT the new king. Sorry. All the great programs have down years. Even the Greatest. WE ARE THE BIG BLUE!



  79. hendoblue
    9:38 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    And all of you haters who are on here are not.



  80. Downtown
    9:39 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Where in the world do some of you people get the idea that UK fans do not have the right to get mad at the team? Do you really think that NBA execs are going to coddle these kids when/if they get drafted? Really?!? What stuff are you guys smoking? You’re the guys who still cry about Tubby leaving, aren’t you??
    Bet you’re still mad about Joker leaving too, eh?



  81. Bigbluenationbigredmachine
    9:42 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    80) Yep, it’s just spring ball. Im not missing anything.



  82. CurtisBlueBlood
    9:46 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    at 59
    Sorry, I don’t buy your easy way out. It didn’t work that way.



  83. hersheyisabear
    9:46 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Would a loss to RMU be worse than Gardner Webb and VMI?



  84. UMMM
    9:48 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    86 no those were at home



  85. DowntheRoad64
    9:48 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    84) I wish I liked baseball. I’ve got recruiting season to look forward to and the football team should at least be entertaining. We’re not missing much here either…See you around BBNBRM.



  86. James
    9:49 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    We’re 69th. Yee-Haw



  87. lonely
    9:50 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    when you’re alone and life is making you lonely you can always go…#83- when you’ve got worries all the noise and the hurries seem to help i know… #83



  88. Downtown
    9:53 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    For some strange reason….I’m thinking…..Alfred E. Neuman



  89. Bigbluenationbigredmachine
    9:57 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    88) See ya in August.



  90. justblue
    9:57 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Pathetic, we played (or the lack there of) ourselves right into this. No heart no glory… Pathetic…



  91. alfred e neuman
    9:59 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    forget all your troubles forget all your cares and go…



  92. Bigbluenationbigredmachine
    10:01 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    93) No heart is right. It looked like we didn’t care whether or not we were dancing.



  93. justblue
    10:10 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Life is a dance, you learn as you go, well you’re supposed to.



  94. justblue
    10:13 pm March 17, 2013 Permalink

    Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the near eats you, boy I bet it tastes like [email protected]#t.



  95. dave
    9:06 am March 18, 2013 Permalink

    UK is the Prime Suck Team in the Nation.

    AWESOME!

    Even Tubby got into the Tournament this year.

    Tubby Ball Line D Smith got his team to the NCAAT.

    Ten Loss Tubby

    Yeah! That loser got into the Tournament and Cal with his 5 Million Dollar salary couldn’t get his team up to beat a putrid Vandy team.

    Vandy? Did they even make the NIT?

    WTF!!!