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Lawrence Police Informed Fans They Could Not Arrest Villanova for Beating Kansas

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 26:  Carlton Bragg Jr. #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks (C) and the Kansas Jayhawks bench look on in the first half against the Villanova Wildcats during the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at KFC YUM! Center on March 26, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2016

There was a lot of heartbreak in Lawrence, Kansas, Saturday night, as the Villanova Wildcats upset the No. 1 overall seed Kansas Jayhawks in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

And unfortunately for Jayhawks fans, there was nothing the Lawrence Police Department could do about it—because the "crime" was committed outside of its jurisdiction.

Had the game been played at Allen Fieldhouse, perhaps the police would have been able to step in to prevent the loss from happening. The LPD was instead left powerless, however.

Sorry, Kansas fans.

[Lawrence Police]

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