Evansville stunned the college basketball world with a 67-64 upset of top ranked Kentucky at Rupp Arena. The Purple Aces entered as a 25-point underdog and had never beaten an AP Top 25 team on the road in 34 tries. The win is especially sweet for Purple Aces coach Walter McCarty, who was a member of the 1996 National Championship team at Kentucky. UK had a 52-game win streak at home vs. unranked non-conference opponents ended.
The Indiana Basketball crowd went wild when they showed the score of No. 1 Kentucky’s loss to Evansville on the big board in Bloomington. The whole state celebrated the win. IU easily upended North Alabama 91-65 at Assembly Hall. IU easily upended North Alabama behind 37 made free throws and 22 forced turnovers. Heralded freshman Trayce Jackson-Davis scored a season-high 20 points on 14 of 15 free throws in addition to eight rebounds for the 3-0 Hoosiers.
Butler extended its home non-conference winning streak to 53 games with a 64-56 win over Minnesota at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Kamar Baldwin returned from a rib injury to lead all scorers with 27 points
All scheduled Girls Basketball games last night in the area were postponed. Tonight:
Washington will be on the road at South Knox. Pre game coverage at 7:15pm with the Varsity tip off at 7:30pm on Memories 107.9fm.
Pike Central is scheduled to play at Boonville
The official start of practice for the 2019-2020 boys basketball season officially kicked off on Monday at high school gyms across the state.
The Indiana Pacers cruised to a 111-85 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for their seventh win in eight games and fourth in a row. T.J. Warren scored 11 of his game-high 23 points in the third quarter as the Pacers took a 10 point halftime lead to 26. The Pacers travel to Houston Friday. They’ve lost four straight to the Rockets over the last two seasons.
St Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt was crowned the National League Manager of the year yesterday. Shildt becomes the first coach who never played professional baseball to receive the honor. In his first full season, Shildt led the Cards to a National League Central title and a trip back to the post season for the first time since 2015. Shildt edges out Brewers skipper Craig Counsell for the honor .