MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - UW-Madison police sent ten drinkers to detox centers and cited 13 others for drinking underage, at bars and parties for the Badgers' Final Four basketball game.
Spokesman Marc Lovicott said it was worst weekend of the school year for alcohol issues, on a campus with a national reputation as one of the best party schools.
Seven of those taken to detox were UW students. Two were shipped off before the start of the Wisconsin-Kentucky game just after 8 p.m. Saturday.
A 21-year-old Madison student was found unconscious in a restroom at a campus cafeteria with a blood alcohol content of 0.37 -- which experts said was a near fatal level. It was about four-and-a-half times the minimum threshold for drunk drivers.
One person who was not connected with the UW was arrested for OWI. However, the crowds spilling onto Madison's State Street were subdued after the Badgers lost to Kentucky by one point in the game's final seconds.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)