I would call today's game the long-anticipated matchup between Kentucky and Robert Morris, but it was only announced less than 48 hours ago, so I'll save any extra dramatic descriptors. Nonetheless, the tip-off in Moon Township is under eight hours away as the Colonials prepare for what is likely the biggest home game in program history
Here's what people are writing and saying about the game in the hours leading up to it.
*** Shameless Self-Promotion Alert: Here's my article from today's Post-Gazette, with Robert Morris preparing for a game few thought would happen while their coach hopes the excitement doesn't get the better of them.
*** Another PG link, with this one looking at the rush for tickets yesterday.
*** Ryan Peters of Big Apple Buckets has a nice Q&A with A Sea of Blue (Kentucky's SB Nation website) editor Glenn Logan, who provides an inside look at the Cats.
*** Conversely, Ryan sat down with Glenn as they looked at the game from Robert Morris' angle.
*** Kyle Tucker of The (Louisville) Courier-Journal has a transcription of an interview with John Calipari about the team's struggles this season.
*** Longtime Lexington Herald-Leader writer Jerry Tipton looks at how Kentucky's focus is squarely on the NIT, even with the disappointment of not making the NCAA tournament.
*** Calipari said that his team's game against RMU in the NIT will end up being good for his team, wrote Larry Vaught in the Danville Advocate-Messenger.
*** And finally, ESPN gives a small glimpse at the excitement RMU is feeling about the opportunity.