The Riley County Police Department is ready for mayhem in Manhattan, Kan.
Kansas State, a 9-seed, faces 11-seed Loyola Chicago at 6:09 p.m. ET, Saturday, for a spot in the Final Four. The Wildcats, who haven’t been to a Final Four since 1964, will attempt to do so in Atlanta. Celebrations are expected, however, in the Little Apple.
As a precaution, Riley County police announced it’s increasing its presence in Aggieville, according to a press release.
Additional officers will be present in Aggieville on Saturday, March 24, 2018 to accommodate anticipated celebratory crowds when the Kansas State Wildcats play in the Elite 8 round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament.
Access to Aggieville and the surrounding Triangle Park will be closed to all vehicle traffic beginning at Noon on Saturday. Road closures include: Manhattan Ave. from Anderson to Moro, Moro from Manhattan Ave. to 11th St. and 12st St. from the North alley on Moro to the South alley on Moro.
Kansas State’s run to the Elite Eight has included wins over blue-blood Kentucky and UMBC, the first 16-seed to beat a top-seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats can spoil one more Cinderella story, Saturday, with a win over the Ramblers.
For fans not in Atlanta to watch Kansas State try to end its 54-year Final Four drought, the game can be seen on TBS.
For more information, visit rileycountypolice.org.