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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Walter McCarty promised his Evansville team a party if they beat No. 1 Kentucky

Walter McCarty Evansville

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.

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.

The loss snapped Kentucky’s 52-game winning streak over unranked non-league opponents inside Rupp Arena.

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