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Forward Terrence Jones described the images as “crazy.”
“I don’t want to go to that person’s house. They don’t have nowhere for me to sit,” he said, in a tongue-and-cheek reference to the burned couches. “That’s crazy.”
Calipari said he was disappointed to hear about the chaos in Lexington, and he had team spokesman DeWayne Peevey use Twitter to encourage fans to calm down. He said it might be that some fans just had too much to drink.
“The state of Kentucky is so connected to this program. It’s the commonwealth’s team. They go overboard sometimes,” he said.
Roberts said 150 officers were deployed on the streets at one point to quell what she called “a very dangerous situation” with the fires and mayhem that dragged on for hours.
The scene was similar in 1998 when Kentucky won the national championship game. That year, 300 officers in full riot gear lined downtown streets as a gathering of nearly 15,000 fans celebrated.
Police made 10 arrests, and 25 people were treated for minor injuries.
Two years earlier, chaos ensued following Kentucky’s win over Syracuse in the championship game _ officers were pelted with beer bottles, and a television news crew’s van was overturned.
Yonker reported from Louisville, Ky. Fly reported from New Orleans.
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