Arizona Fans, Students Riot in Tucson After Elite Eight Loss

March 30, 2014 at 11:29a    by Vico    
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Last night, the no. 1 seed Arizona Wildcats lost in overtime to Wisconsin. It was a disappointing end for the Pac 12 champions and long time regular season no. 1 team in the country.

Some perspective from an outside observer may suggest that Arizona still has a winner of a head coach. It is Sean Miller's second terminal Elite Eight appearance in five years as a head coach at Arizona. It is also his third overall dating back to his days as Thad Matta's replacement at Xavier.

However, that perspective was insufficient for the Arizona fans in Tucson that took the streets to express their displeasure with the basketball season ending. It got rather ugly too.

Here is a sample from the Daily Wildcat.

In this social media era, the world is watching almost immediately.

Of course, there's always the all too important riot selfie for posterity's sake.


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cal3713's picture

Clearly that dude above was a threat to society.  

+11 HS
Crumb's picture

Bean bag rounds just bouncing off, he'll feel that in the morning!!!

 

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

hit_the_couch's picture

Those are rubber bullets shot from paintball guns. THey shoot the bean bag from a shotgun looking thing; it would put him on his ass.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

Crumb's picture

I missed that game, did it end in some sort of controversy or these guys just a little too drunk?

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

AZ guy driving for win with seconds left ....gets fouled...no call...he uses arm to create separation after contact ....got called for a charge ....ref should have swallowed his whistle IMO .....then really long video review on the next possession....ball eventually awarded to AZ but they missed the game winner ....I'm sure they're salty

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Crumb's picture

That's a bitter pill, think if it'd been us we'd have rioted?

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

Seattle Linga's picture

I guess it's too late to say ............ "Stay Classy Zona Fans Stay Classy"
 

sgehrich's picture

And I thought Arizona State was the party school.

+1 HS
teddyballgame's picture

Why do the refs always screw arizona though

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Why do the refs always screw arizona tho

Fixed.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

What the hell is wrong with kids these days?!

Other than that the Daily Wildcat tweets are pretty amusing (the whole sequence, not just the ones posted here).

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

These days? Kids have been doing stupid stuff for a long time.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Wasting beer is not stupid, it's blasphemous.

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Wilkins78's picture

Holy man hands on the second selfie girl.

+1 HS
Kernfan's picture

This looked pretty tame for a major loss.  As a Marylander if I don't see some couches burning it seems mild.