Police: 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. 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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Police: 31 arrested following Kentucky's Final Four loss
Police arrest a man as Kentucky fans gather near the University of Kentucky campus, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Lexington, Ky., after Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in the semifinals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
Kentucky fans gather near the University of Kentucky campus, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Lexington, Ky., after Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in the semifinals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
Lexington police detain a man as Kentucky fans gathered near the University of Kentucky campus, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Lexington, Ky., after Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in the semifinals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
Kentucky fans watch the final moments of the game in a back yard where a large projection of the game was set up near the University of Kentucky campus, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in the semifinals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
Kentucky fans set fire to shirts and hoodies as they gather near the University of Kentucky campus, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Lexington, Ky., after Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in the semifinals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
Police arrest a woman as Kentucky fans gather near the University of Kentucky campus, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Lexington, Ky., after Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in the semifinals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
Police arrest a man as Kentucky fans gather near the University of Kentucky campus, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Lexington, Ky., after Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in the semifinals of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
A Kentucky reacts in the stands after an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Wisconsin and Kentucky Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. Wisconsin won 71-64. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Chelsea Moullen reacts to Kentucky's loss to Wisconsin, as Kentucky fans in a back yard gathered to watch the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Final Four semifinal in Indianapolis projected on a 30-foot tarp near the University of Kentucky campus, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)
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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.

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

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

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