LEXINGTON, Ky. — Police in Lexington used tear gas to control rowdy fans and several couch fires were lit in the streets after Kentucky fell to Connecticut in the NCAA basketball championship final.
Government official Susan Straub, said at least 17 couch fires were lit overnight in the State Street area of Lexington and there were 18 injuries, most of them minor and treated at the scene. She confirmed seven arrests but had no further details in releasing a statement early Tuesday.
Only 17? Kind of an underwhelming night out in Lexington I guess? Got to imagine that a win would have pushed that number closer to 50 at a bare minimum but whatever. Good to see Big Blue Nation picking themselves up by the bootstraps, grabbing the biggest book of matches they can find and heading out in the streets to cause some mass chaos instead of sitting in their rooms wallowing. There’s always next year and a brand new starting 5 full of freshmen to look forward to.
PS – Where’s fire guy?