Weather Forecast


Error message

Views XML Backend: HTTP response: Service Unavailable. URI:,datePosted,advertisement,classification,slug,ID,title&start=0&rows=5000&sort=slug%20asc

Arizona's Elite Eight loss leads to riot

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
sports Superior, 54880
Superior Telegram
(715) 395-5002 customer support
Superior Wisconsin 1226 Ogden Ave. Ste. 1 54880

The Sports Xchange


Tucson, Ariz., police dispersed several hundred students on Saturday night who poured onto the streets after Arizona's 64-63 overtime loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight.

Police shot pepper spray and bean bags into the crowd. No injuries were immediately reported, but approximately 10 people were arrested.

The crowd spilled onto University Boulevard from bars and restaurants, where they were watching the game on television, to protest the Wildcats' loss in the West Regional final in Anaheim, Calif. There were reports of beer bottles, smoke bombs and firecrackers being thrown.

The Daily Wildcat, Arizona's student newspaper, reported that 60 to 70 officers were on the scene in riot gear. The paper tweeted sightings of students being affected by tear gas and some getting struck by bean-bag rounds. But officers were able to control the situation without major incident, according to witnesses.

Arizona was trying to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2001.