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Mar 31

Fans Burn Couches, Cars After Cats Beat Louisville

Fans Burn Couches, Cars After Cats Beat Louisville

LEXINGTON. (AP) – Thousands of fans swarmed streets near the University of Kentucky campus, setting couches and a car on fire, after the Wildcats beat cross-state rival Louisville 69-61 in the Final Four.

The screaming, cheering fans took to the streets following the win Saturday evening in New Orleans. Many streets had already been blocked off around Kentucky’s Lexington campus to make way for the crowds, but sirens blared and police began shutting down more streets as the blazes broke out.

A spokeswoman for Lexington’s mayor, Susan Straub says police made fewer than 10 arrests. She says a few injuries have been reported, but says things have not gotten out of control.

In Louisville, disappointed Cardinals fans gathered on a closed street near campus and chanted “C-A-R-D-S” while waving school flags.

Shortly afterward, the crowd dispersed and the campus was quiet.


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