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UConn bolting down lampposts ahead of Final Four matchup

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The University of Connecticut is taking precautions to avoid a repeat of the wild celebrations that followed the Huskies' national championship victory last year.

Ahead of UConn's Final Four showdown against Alabama on Saturday, the school has started bolting lampposts into the ground.

More than a dozen students were arrested and 16 were injured in the wake of UConn's 76-59 win over San Diego State in the title game last year, according to NBC Connecticut. The celebrations also resulted in nearly $125,000 worth of property damage at the UConn campus in Storrs.

Photos and videos of the celebrations showed students taking down lampposts and using them to break windows.

UConn defeated Illinois 77-52 to punch its ticket to this year's Final Four.

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