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Offline ozgod

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Former Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has coached unheralded Evansville to a win over No.1 ranked Kentucky.

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28068348/no-1-kentucky-stunned-home-unranked-evansville

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In one of the biggest upsets in recent college basketball history, Evansville beat No. 1 Kentucky 67-64 on Tuesday night in Lexington, marking the program's first victory over a No. 1-ranked team.

Evansville's Sam Cunliffe, a transfer who had previously played at Arizona State and Kansas, hit a pair of free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining to seal the win. Wildcats guard Tyrese Maxey missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The Purple Aces had been picked to finish eighth in the Missouri Valley Conference's preseason poll following last season's 11-21 record and 5-13 finish in conference play in coach Walter McCarty's first season.

"They are a great team, the toughest team to play us," said McCarty, who starred as a player for the Kentucky team that won a national title in 1996. "But I believe in my guys. I told them, 'We're gonna go in there and get them. We're gonna surprise some people today.' I told them, 'This is a great day to be a Purple Ace. Let's go do it.'"

Asked where Tuesday night's win ranked among his biggest moments in Rupp Arena, McCarty said, "This is at the top."

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/28068348/no-1-kentucky-stunned-home-unranked-evansville
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I love Waltah!!

Great win for his program.
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