Rowdy University of Kentucky Fans Take to Streets After Final Four Loss

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Thirty-one people were arrested on the streets of Lexington after the Kentucky Wildcats lost to the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, April 4, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

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Hundreds of rowdy University of Kentucky fans took to the streets of Lexington on Saturday night after the Wildcats lost to the University of Wisconsin Badgers, 71 to 64, in the Final Four round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Thirty-one people were arrested on the streets of Lexington after the Kentucky Wildcats lost to the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA men's basketball tournament on Saturday, April 4, 2015. (Credit: CNN)
Thirty-one people were arrested on the streets of Lexington after the Kentucky Wildcats lost to the Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA men's basketball tournament on Saturday, April 4, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

Several small fires were ignited during the unruliness, which broke out after the Wildcats' seasonlong win-streak was broken.

"Obviously everybody here wanted Kentucky to win, but they lost, man," a witness told WLEX. "There's nothing much to say. This place is crazy. They're rioting."

Thirty-one people were arrested and three were transported to hospitals, authorities said.

"Seeing a scene like this just shows how passionate UK fans are," one fan said.

Another was already looking to the 2015-16 season.

"Next year's a new year and we're going to come back stronger than ever. Alright?" he said. "Coach (Calipari), keep on for you guys. Keep on."

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