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Louisville police expect crowds after title game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville police are preparing for large crowds and celebrating ahead of Monday night's NCAA basketball championship.

Officers will be stationed in areas where rowdy outdoor celebrations are expected, as they were on Saturday night after Louisville's win over Wichita State in the national semifinal.

Louisville assistant chief Kenton Bucker says additional police will be moved to a two-block area of West Broadway because of fighting and disorderly behavior. There were nine arrests in the area, and crowds stayed out until around 1 a.m.

Buckner says about 200 police officers, sheriff's deputies, corrections officers and medical staff will be working at sites where crowds are likely to gather. He says police are concentrating efforts around the Broadway area, Louisville's campus and two downtown locations where bars and restaurants are concentrated.

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