List of notable UE men’s basketball victories through the years

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The University of Evansville Purple Aces secured their only away victory against a #1 ranked team on Tuesday.

However, the program has had several major wins against opponents ranked in the Top 25 since the team started competing in the NCAA’s first division.

Here’s a look at the other notable victories:

December 19, 1983 – Roberts Stadium
Evansville 80, (11) Purdue 65

March 17, 1989 – McKale Center (only NCAA DI Tournament win)
Evansville 94, Oregon State 90

January 18, 1990 – Roberts Stadium
Evansville 59, (20) Xavier 51

March 13, 1993 – Market Square Arena (Conference Tournament)
Evansville 80, (22) Xavier 69

January 22, 1994 – Roberts Stadium
Evansville 91, (22) Xavier 61

January 23, 2003 – Roberts Stadium
Evansville 74, (10) Creighton 66

February 23, 2010 – Roberts Stadium
Evansville 55, (25) Northern Iowa 54

February 7, 2012 – Ford Center
Evansville 65, (17) Creighton 57

January 13, 2013 – Ford Center
Evansville 71, (23) Wichita State 67

January 1, 2015 – Ford Center
Evansville 52, (23) Northern Iowa 49

November 12, 2019 – Ford Center
Evansville 67, (1) Kentucky 64

Over the last 20 years, the Missouri Valley Conference is 4-3 against AP #1 teams.

That is the best such record posted by any conference over that time span.

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(This story was originally published on November 12, 2019)

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