(LOUISVILLE, KY) - Fans set couches on fire and flipped cars around the University of Kentucky campus after the Wildcats beat cross-state rival Louisville 69-61 in the first game of the Final Four.
Screaming, chanting fans swarmed the streets following the win Saturday evening. Many streets had already been blocked off around Kentucky's campus to make way for the crowds, but sirens blared and police began shutting down more streets as the blazes broke out.
Police reported at least a dozen couch fires in neighborhoods around campus last week after Kentucky's win over Baylor.
Disappointed Louisville fans at a pizzeria near the edge of campus were quiet after the loss, but swiftly moved outside and began chanting "C-A-R-D-S" while waving school banners and flags with about 100 others.
Shortly afterward, the crowd dispersed and the campus was quiet.
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