Many were shocked when early to this US NCAA season, the team which was recently named number one, would suffer its first loss.

Many were also stunned when the said team lost at home.

But the most stunning fact: the loss came against an unranked squad.

The American college basketball scene was rocked on Tuesday night when the Evansville Purple Aces took down the Kentucky Wildcats on the road, 67-64.

It came at the worst of timings as the day before, the Wildcats became the top ranked team of the nation after toppling the Michigan State Spartans and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels last week.

The Wildcats got 64 first place votes out of 65 in the Associated Press poll to get the number one spot, with the stray vote for the Louisville Cardinals, which is ranked fourth.

But all of those facts were thrown away when unranked Evansville came to the Rupp Arena in Lexington and pulled off an upset for the ages.

And some notable people took to Twitter what they can say about the game.

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and New York Times called the upset an "epitome of brutality."

 

To back up Rothstein's claims, ESPN's Dari Nowkhah enumerated the most notable streaks that were snapped during Evansville's win at Kentucky. 

As an additional fact, Nowkhah's pals at ESPN said that Evansville became only the fourth US NCAA Division I team to have a top-ranked squad as its first-ever AP Top 25 victim on the road and the first since Feb. 8, 1982, when then unranked Nebraska blasted to number one Missouri, 67-51.

 

To further add to the impact of this upset, Ben Fawkes, also of ESPN, said that Evansville was a plus 25 underdog before tipoff, making this the third biggest upset in the last 15 years.

 

What made the victory sweeter for Evansville is that the team is currently coached by Walter McCarty, a member of the 1996 Kentucky team that won the national championship.

 

Speaking of "championship", the Purple Aces, although they only won for the second time this season, made McCarty feel that it was 1996 all over again. 

The buzz of the Purple Aces' upset reached all the way to their home state of Indiana, and their pals in Bloomington, who were watching the Indiana Hoosiers' game against the North Alabama Lions began chanting, "Evansville!" 

By the way, if you happen to be around Evansville on Wednesday, you can join the school's pep rally in celebration of its team's huge upset. 

 

Evansville is the top trending topic on Twitter as of posting.

Kentucky Wildcats Kentucky Wildcats forward Willie Cauley-Stein (15) dunks the ball against Cincinnati Bearcats forward Quadri Moore (0) during the first half in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at KFC Yum! Center. Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports