STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Students at the University of Connecticut are hoping they’ll have another reason to celebrate tonight.
The school’s men’s basketball team is due back on campus later today, and a championship rally is planned — a day after the Huskies beat Kentucky in the final game of the NCAA basketball tournament.
The rally will take place just before the school’s women’s team plays for the national title against Notre Dame in Nashville.
The university’s Gampel Pavilion will remain open after the rally, so students can watch the women’s championship game on large screens.
Last night, campus police and state police made dozens of arrests as celebrating crowds smashed a window in an engineering building, broke street lights and overturned furniture inside the school’s student union. A university spokesman says a lot of the trouble was “alcohol-related,” and that most of the property damage was minor.