Madison mania! Fans fill streets as Badgers cut down nets
MAR 29, 2014 11:35p ET
After plenty of blowouts, down-to-the-wire finishes, crazy plays and even crazier fans, we're finally getting down to the Big Dance's big finale - the Final Four.
Half of the Final Four was set on Saturday night -- Florida took the first spot, ending 11-seeded Dayton's Cinderella dreams with a 62-52 win.
Then, Wisconsin punched its ticket after a thrilling OT win, ousting 1-seed Arizona with a nail-biting, 64-63 victory.
It didn't take long for images to start surfacing of Badgers super-fans celebrating their team's tournament run.
Just look how Madison's finest filled the streets of the notorious party town to begin the celebration:
And this is the first Final Four appearance for Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan. Think he's excited?
This Badgers believer decided he had to get in on the fun by cutting down the nets at his house.
Badgers fans from across the nation chimed in on Twitter to express their excitement.
See you in Dallas! Final Four! #OnWisconsin— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 30, 2014
I"m so happy I can't stand it #gobadgers— JodyBadgerette (@BadgerTradition) March 30, 2014
Meanwhile, things got ugly in Tucson, as riot police came out in full force to clear Arizona fans from the streets after their heartbreaking loss and ouster from the tourney.
Students rebel against TPD officers pic.twitter.com/veGzHyodL1— Daily Wildcat (@dailywildcat) March 30, 2014
Crowds gather across from police pic.twitter.com/3ZwjCR8dnq— Daily Wildcat (@dailywildcat) March 30, 2014
Officers in riot gear and wearing gas masks pic.twitter.com/MBM94Adm1g— Daily Wildcat (@dailywildcat) March 30, 2014
Then this tweet caused a bit of confusion -- and much concern.
Which was followed by this much-needed clarification. Whew!