No. 1 Kentucky lost to unranked Evansville at Rupp Arena in Lexington on Tuesday night. The Wildcats' 67–64 defeat dropped them to 2–1 in 2019–20.
Kentucky jumped to No. 1 in the AP Poll on Monday, vaulting over preseason No. 1 Michigan State. John Calipari's squad defeated the Spartans on opening night, winning 69–62 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 5.
Two Evansville players finished in double figures on Tuesday. Junior guard K.J. Riley led all scorers with 18 points. Kentucky freshman Tyrese Maxey scored 15 points on Tuesday after leading the Wildcats with 26 points in their win over Michigan State.