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Some are torn up as Robert Morris' Sewall Center is torn down

Matt Rosenberg
| Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, 11:57 a.m.

OK, now it's real.

The demolition of Robert Morris' Sewall Center began in earnest, with the school's Twitter account posting a photo of the side of the building being torn down.

The site will be home to the new UPMC Events Center , which is slated to open in January 2019.

Sewall Center, which opened in 1985, might be best remembered in recent history as the site of among college basketball's biggest upsets in NIT history.

No. 8 seed Robert Morris defeated Moon native John Calipari-coached and No. 1 seed Kentucky, 59-57, in the first round of the NIT in March 2013.

The game was played at Sewall Center because Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., was hosting second- and third-round NCAA Tournament games.

Some were feeling a little torn up at the sight of the building being torn down.

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