Madison Police is expecting large crowds on State Street following tonight's national title game between the Badgers and Duke University. How did it go in the streets of Madison after the Badgers beat UK?


Madison Police Department told WKOW Madison that large crowds gathered on State Street following Saturday night's win over Kentucky, and last Saturday after the Badgers defeated Arizona and advanced to the Final Four, have given police an indicator of what to expect Monday.

These recent celebrations on State Street, such as Saturday night's, have been relatively pleasant to manage.

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There were no arrests made. There was no property damage according to Madison Police.

The University of Wisconsin Police Department also praised Saturday's crowds.

“The UW-Madison Police Department has been working closely with the City of Madison Police Department on plans for Monday evening, when the Badgers take on Duke in the NCAA National Championship Game,” said UWPD spokesperson Marc Lovicott on the department's website.

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Extra UWPD officers will be on hand to assist MPD with their efforts on State Street – in addition, they will have extra officers throughout campus, to ensure safe celebrations. They expect many more people on campus, as most are back from Spring Break.

Police are confident Badger fans will once again show the world how we celebrate in Wisconsin – loud and proud, safely and responsibly.

Police are ready, Badgers and Blue Devils are ready. Get ready for one exciting championship game.