UCLA Dismayed by Students' Reaction to Tourney Loss

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Gonzaga's buzzer-beater win over UCLA in the national semifinals Saturday was the buzz of the college basketball world this weekend. But in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, immediate reaction among UCLA students to the defeat — which ended the Bruins' First Four to Final Four run a game short of tonight's national championship — took an ugly turn.

As reported by CBS Los Angeles, citing The Daily Bruin student newspaper, UCLA students were setting fire to furniture on Roebling Avenue at about 9 p.m. The students then walked south on Kelton Avenue but were blocked by police at Strathmore Drive, near Veteran Avenue. Officers contained the crowd and held rubber bullet guns while the crowd dispersed. Two men were taken into police custody Saturday night in Westwood.

The week saw all-too-typical reaction to both victory and defeat.

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