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31 arrested following Kentucky's Final Four loss

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lexington Police say 31 people have been arrested near the University of Kentucky campus following the Wildcats’ 71-64 Final Four loss to the Wisconsin Badgers.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says following the game Saturday night about 1,500 fans spilled into a State Street neighborhood adjacent to the university’s Lexington campus.

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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.

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

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

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

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