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LMPD keeping eye on postgame celebrations after Sweet 16 matchup

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's one of the biggest rivalries in college hoops. And LMPD officers are juggling recent violence in downtown Louisville with Friday's NCAA U of L - UK matchup.

"It's always a good game to watch no matter who's playing. If Kentucky is in it, I'm cheering as long as they're not playing Louisville," said U of L fan Morgan Roney.

And the fans that aren't in Indianapolis or Lexington are in Louisville, packing the streets and bars including a father and daughter who don't exactly see eye to eye.

Gary Roney says he accepts his daughter Morgan, even if she does wear red.

"I've been a UK fan since I was born," he said.

"To me it's the best rivalry there is. They can take Duke and UNC and just slide it on down to Tar Heel valley."

While fans keep a close eye on the score, officers are keeping a close eye on the fans.

LMPD along with other agencies are working together to tackle traffic-related issues and unlawful behavior.

Police say their primary focus is to prevent crime that is normally associated with large public celebrations.

Their concerns are about postgame.

"Even after the game, people will come in so it's crazy," said Morgan Roney.

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