STORRS, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jubilant fans celebrating UConn’s Monday night national basketball championship win smashed a window in an engineering building, broke street lights and overturned furniture inside the school’s student union.
Campus police had made 30 arrests by 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, while state police had made others and more were expected, said University of Connecticut spokesman Tom Breen.
“A lot of it was alcohol-related,” Breen said. “There was breach of peace, destruction of property, and we had a fireworks charge.”
Most of the property damage was minor, he said. No serious injuries had been reported.
WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported via Twitter that a stop sign was ripped out of the ground, and a light pole was torn down and thrown through a window.
“By far, most of our students have conducted themselves safely and responsibly,” UConn Police Chief Barbara O’Connor said.
More than 10,000 UConn students shook the stands inside Gampel Pavilion, erupted in cheers and stormed the arena floor as the Huskies beat Kentucky 60-54 in the NCAA title game, giving the program its fourth national championship, and second in four years.