NIT: Get your brackets, schedule, TV info here
Kentucky will travel to Robert Morris in one of the NIT's 16 first-round matchups.
It isn't the type of No. 1 seed Kentucky Wildcats and its fans are accustomed to, but after the Wildcats' NCAA bubble burst Sunday, top billing in the NIT will have to do.
John Calipari and company will face No. 8 seed Robert Morris Colonials , and since Rupp Arena is being prepared for the NCAA tournament later this week, the 3,056-seat Charles L. Sewall Center in Moon Township, PA -- which also happens to be Calipari's hometown -- will be the site for Tuesday night's contest (ESPN, 7:30).
Southern Miss Golden Eagles , Alabama Crimson Tide and Virginia Cavaliers are the other NIT No. 1s.
Get the entire bracket here, or just look at this schedule (all times Eastern):
No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats at No. 8 Robert Morris Colonials , 3/19, 7:30 (ESPN)
No. 5 Charlotte 49ers at No. 4 Providence Friars , 3/20, 7:15 (ESPN3)
No. 6 Detroit Titans at No. 3 Arizona State Sun Devils , 3/20, 10:00 (ESPNU)
No. 7 Long Beach State 49ers at No. 2 Baylor Bears , 3/20, 9:00 (ESPN2)
No. 8 Charleston Southern Buccaneers at No. 1 Southern Miss Golden Eagles , 3/20, 9:15 (ESPN3)
No. 5 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at No. 4 Florida State Seminoles , 3/19, 7:15 (ESPN3)
No. 6 Washington Huskies at No. 3 Brigham Young Cougars , 3/19, 9:30 (ESPN)
No. 7 Mercer Bears at No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers , 3/20, 8:00 (ESPNU)
No. 8 Northeastern Huskies at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide , 3/19, 9:00 (ESPN2)
No. 5 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at No. 4 Stanford Cardinal , 3/19, 11:00 (ESPN2)
No. 6 Ohio Bobcats at No. 3 Denver Pioneers , 3/19, 9:15 (ESPN3)
No. 7 Niagara Purple Eagles at No. 2 Maryland Terrapins , 3/19, 7:00 (ESPN2)
No. 8 Norfolk State Spartans at No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers , 3/19, 9:00 (ESPNU)
No. 5 St. John's Red Storm at No. 4 Saint Joseph's Hawks , 3/19, 7:00 (ESPNU)
No. 6 Indiana State Sycamores at No. 3 Iowa Hawkeyes , 3/20, 7:00 (ESPN2)
No. 7 Stony Brook Seawolves at No. 2 Massachusetts Minutemen , 3/20, 7:15 (ESPN3)
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