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Kentucky practiced Tuesday at Moon Area High School before their game against Robert Morris.

In preparation for its National Invitational Tournament opener against Robert Morris, the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team practiced Tuesday at nearby Moon Area High School (Moon Township, Pa.).

Home of the Tigers, Moon Area was home to Wildcat head coach John Calipari in the late 1970s before he went on to fame as a college and professional head coach.

The local Moon Area contingent was excited for the coach's homecoming, as expressed through Twitter:Following a disappointing regular season (by UK standards, anyway) and a lopsided loss to Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Kentucky was relegated to America's most prestigious consolation tournament just a year after winning the national title. The Wildcats meet Robert Morris tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.