DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton campus celebrated the team’s historic win over Syracuse Saturday night.
Minutes after the game ended, hundreds of revelers blocked the streets in the areas around student housing.
Police from several jurisdictions including the University of Dayton, Dayton, Oakwood, Miami Township, Brookville, Vandalia, Kettering, Huber Heights, Five Metro Parks, Sinclair, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded.
According to UD officials, five people were arrested.
Campus police are heading the investigation but tell us they aren’t releasing any updates overnight.
2 NEWS watched as the officers, dressed in riot gear, surrounded the students in an effort to maintain control.
Police moved in and cleared the streets around 1:00 Sunday morning and the crowds dispersed.
The excitement started after UD claimed a one point win and clinched a spot in the Sweet Sixteen
Dyshawn Pierre scored 14 points and Jordan Sibert, held scoreless in the first half, hit a key 3-pointer with 47.7 seconds left as Dayton stunned Syracuse to earn a spot in the Sweet 16 for the first time in three decades.
Syracuse was in position to pull it out, but freshman Tyler Ennis missed two jumpers that would have given the Orange the lead in the final seconds.
Dayton (25-10), the 11th seed in the South, advanced to the regional semifinals next week against No. 2 seed Kansas or 10th-seeded Stanford.
The third-seeded Orange (28-6), who finished second in their first year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, struggled all game against the swarming Dayton defense. They missed all 10 attempts from 3-point range, while the Flyers hit seven times from beyond the arc.
This is first time that the University of Dayton Flyers have been to the Sweet 16 since 1984.