NCAA Final Four: 31 arrested in Lexington after Wisconsin beat Kentucky

April 6, 2015 in Sports

Police arrest a man as Kentucky fans gather near the University of Kentucky campus, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Lexington, Ky., after Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in the semifinals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

Police arrest a man as Kentucky fans gather near the University of Kentucky campus, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Lexington, Ky., after Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in the semifinals of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Final Four. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

(AP) Kentucky fans didn’t take kindly to their team’s first and only loss of the basketball season Saturday night.

Lexington Police said 31 people were arrested near the University of Kentucky campus after the Wildcats’ 71-64 Final Four loss to the Wisconsin Badgers.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said following the game Saturday night about 1,500 fans spilled into a State Street neighborhood adjacent to the university’s Lexington campus. She said police dressed in tactical gear allowed fans to mingle but removed anyone who became disobedient. Roberts said pepper balls were used to break up one fight.

Roberts said those arrested will face charges including public intoxication and disorderly conduct, and will be arraigned as early as Monday.

Street sweepers were used to disperse the crowd about 2:15 a.m.

Roberts says police are “thankful no one was seriously injured and that there was no major destruction of property.”