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Kentucky basketball upset by Evansville in first game as nation's No. 1 team

(Photo: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

LEXINGTON - On Monday, 64 of 65 Associated Press top 25 voters ranked Kentucky No. 1. Turns out the 65th voter was right.

One week after opening the season with an upset of then No. 1 Michigan State in the Champion's Classic, Kentucky lost its first game as the nation's top-ranked team 67-64 to former UK great Walter McCarty-coached Evansville.

Kentucky trailed for all but 5:44 in the game and led just once in the second half. Evansville won despite shooting 38.3% from the field and 30% (9 for 30) from 3-point range.