Madison mania! Fans fill streets as Badgers cut down nets

Wisconsin fans came out in full force to celebrate in the streets of Madison after the Badgers advanced to the Final Four.

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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?

Badgers fans from across the nation chimed in on Twitter to express their excitement.

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.

Then this tweet caused a bit of confusion — and much concern.