Police break up Texas Tech student celebrations after big NCAA basketball win

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Published on April 7, 2019 - Duration: 00:36s

Police break up Texas Tech student celebrations after big NCAA basketball win

Police break up Texas Tech University student celebrations after their team wins NCAA basketball tournament semi-final.

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Police break up Texas Tech student celebrations after big NCAA basketball win

SHOWS: LUBBOCK, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (APRIL 6, 2019)(MAX HENGST / DAILY TOREADOR - BROADCASTERS AND DIGITAL: MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY 'MAC HENGST/DAILY TOREADOR'.

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TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS CELEBRATING AFTER THEIR TEAM WON AN NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINAL GAME - POLICE SIRENS IN BACKGROUND 2.

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STILL PHOTO OF STUDENTS CELEBRATING AROUND BONFIRE STORY: Police in Lubbock, Texas, used tear gas early Sunday (April 7) morning to break up a throng of Texas Tech students celebrating the basketball team's berth in the NCAA Tournament final, according to multiple reports.

Students gathered in the street and reportedly overturned at least one car and burned rental scooters and a couch.

The university issued a statement decrying the actions of the students.

"After the Texas Tech Men's Basketball team defeated Michigan State in a NCAA Championship Final Four game, hundreds of fans gathered on Broadway, near University.

The crowd engaged in extremely dangerous, and disappointing, behavior including vandalizing property.

We are proud, and excited, for Texas Tech, but behavior like this will not be tolerated.

We want Red Raider fans to support the team and celebrate lawfully and responsibly.

We are on the national stage so make Lubbock proud," the statement read.

Texas Tech defeated Michigan State 61-51 Saturday night in one national semifinal.

The Red Raiders will meet Virginia on Monday (April 8) night in the NCAA title game in Minneapolis.

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