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Maryland Basketball Riots: 27 Arrested After Win Over Duke

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Police say they arrested 28 people when a rowdy celebration got out of hand after No. 22 Maryland beat No. 4 Duke in college basketball.

Prince George's County police Cpl. Larry Johnson says about 1,500 people poured onto a main road near Maryland's campus after the Terrapins won 79-72 Wednesday night.

TV footage showed officers on horseback dispersing the crowd and police in riot gear patting down young men. Johnson says some threw snowballs and ice at police.

Police say 23 of those arrested were students. One officer and four of those arrested had minor injuries.

Police say those arrested face charges ranging from civil disturbance to destruction of property. Campus police say smaller groups there set a tree and trash cans ablaze.

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