TIME March Madness 2014

Tucson Police Pepper Spray Rowdy Fans After Loss

UA Riot
Students clashed against Tucson Police officers on University Avenue Saturday March 29, 2014 in Tucson, Ariz. after Arizona's loss to Wisconsin 64-63 in the West Region NCAA final. Carlos Herrera—Arizona Daily Star/AP

Police arrested 15 unruly fans and shot pepper spray at crowds after Arizona's overtime loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament. Authorities who arrived on the scene were met with flying beer bottles, cans and firecrackers from the crowd

Tuscon police arrested 15 people and used pepper spray on rowdy fans following the Arizona Wildcats’ NCAA tournament loss, police said.

Arizona lost in overtime to the Wisconsin Badgers 64-63 in the West Region final Saturday in Anaheim. Crowds leaving Tuscon bars and restaurants after watching their team’s narrow defeat didn’t disperse from the area despite police orders to do so, the Associated Press reports.

Police cruisers and baton-wielding officers that arrived on the scene were soon met with flying beer bottles, cans and firecrackers from the crowd.

Of the 15 people arrested in the fracas, 14 have been released.

[AP]

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