UConn ups security for championship game against San Diego State

UConn police added extra officers, firefighters and other personnel to deal with the extra people who may be out before, during and after the NCAA championship game Monday night.

News 12 Staff

Apr 3, 2023, 9:49 PM

Updated 411 days ago

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When the University of Connecticut beat the University of Kentucky in 2014, there were dozens of arrests on and around the Storrs campus. People flipped vehicles, tore down a light pole and set off fireworks, leading some to wonder if it could happen again this year.
UConn police added extra officers, firefighters and other personnel to deal with the extra people who may be out before, during and after the NCAA championship game Monday night.
The police department only has jurisdiction on campus. State police are in charge of anything off campus, including at apartments where many students live. Police say they are prepared but did not offer additional details.
A spokesperson for the university said there was some vandalism on the night after the Final Four victory against the University of Miami.
Some other students News 12 spoke with says the school has improved security since 2014 and they don't expect a repeat of what happened then.


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