Saturday night was an historic one as the Texas Tech Red Raiders advanced to the National Title game.
The good times wouldn’t last any further than that after thousands of Red Raiders fans took to the streets of Lubbock and caused an insane amount of damage around the city.
After multiple acts of vandalism, local police eventually used tear gas to break up the crowd, according to reports.
“A huge crowd clogged the streets around Texas Tech campus, shutting down traffic on Broadway, 19th, University and Marsha Sharp Freeway, with the most activity concentrated at Broadway and University.
Witnesses saw people burning couches and damaging cars, including one flipped over.”
The city of Lubbock issued this statement in the early morning hours of Sunday:
“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.”