Cutting down the nets is no longer the only bit traditional postgame property damage after a college basketball team wins the NCAA Tournament. Increasingly, couches and other flammable furniture items on the victorious campus don't last through the night as students celebrate a national championship.
The fans in Storrs, Conn., went predictably wild when their UConn Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats to win the 2014 men's basketball national championship on Monday night. Campus police made 30 arrests by 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, reported The Associated Press.
"By far, most of our students have conducted themselves safely and responsibly," UConn Chief of Police Barbara O'Connor said, via WSFB. "Although there have been some arrests and property damage, we're pleased overall with most of our students' behavior, especially considering we had a capacity crowd of over 10,000 in Gampel Pavilion."
Here are some of the videos and images of the raucous celebration in Storrs that were flooding social media as Monday night gave way to Tuesday morning. As you'll see, some of the revelers seemed to be well behaved. Others appeared to be throwing a dresser at a parked car.
— Kevin Galliford TV (@KallMeKG) April 8, 2014