Walter McCarty promised his Evansville team a party if they beat No. 1 Kentucky
Walter McCarty may have to step up to deliver a party for his players.
McCarty’s Evansville Purple Aces beat No. 1 Kentucky 67-64 at Rupp Arena on Tuesday night despite being 25-point underdogs entering the game. McCarty, who played for Kentucky for three seasons in the mid-90s and won a championship with the team, said after the game that he promised his team a party if they won.
"I told them if they win tonight, party at my house. Now I'm like nooooo." Great moment with @waltermccarty after Evansville knocks of No. 1 Kentucky.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 13, 2019
McCarty sounds like he wants to go back on that offer, but after his team knocked off Kentucky, how can he really deny his guys?
Kentucky had a cold shooting night, going 20-54 (37 percent) from the field and 4-17 (23.5 percent) on threes. Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones called the loss “historic” and the worst of the John Calipari era.
Losing as the #1 team in America to Evansville is a historic UK loss
Worst of Calipari era and one of the worst ever
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 13, 2019
The loss snapped Kentucky’s 52-game winning streak over unranked non-league opponents inside Rupp Arena.