Michigan State University fans are notorious for rioting after they either win or are eliminated from the men's Division I basketball tournament, and plenty of East Lansing store owners can attest to the damage this has caused over the years. This year, when the Spartans were eliminated on Saturday by Duke University, the action in the streets was minimal, with only seven people arrested, The Lansing State Journal reported.
Fans of the University of Kentucky, which was defeated by the University of Wisconsin at Madison, did take to the streets of Lexington, where 29 people were arrested and police used pepper spray to control the crowd, The Herald-Leader reported. Fans also chanted expletives at Wisconsin.
In Madison, fans celebrated in the streets. The local police praised the fans for celebrating without breaking the law. Among the tweets from the police department: "No significant problems with a huge, jubilant #BadgerMBB State St. celebration. Thank you fans" and "Crowd thinning out on State St. Let's get together and do this again Monday. Thank you #BadgerMBB fans. You are the best!"
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