Could the 'Cats shut down the streetcar?
Simone Del Rosario
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The excitement surrounding University of Arizona's undefeated, No. 1-ranked basketball team grows more and more with each game.
So much that the city and law enforcement are getting involved.
As each game passes, and the number next to "0" continues to grow, you have to wonder: Will they make it all the way?
When the Wildcats won the national championship back in 1997, riots broke out. Students turned over cars, set them on fire -- it was absolute chaos.
Tucson Police and UA Police told Nine On Your Side that because the team is playing so well, they're already planning for riots, just in case.
But this time around, there's a new obstacle: The streetcar.
The city confirmed that Tucson police sat down with them on Tuesday to talk about halting streetcar testing and shutting down the power on the wires if the Wildcats make it to the national championship game.
The goal: To avoid a scenario where students climb on the wires and could potentially injure themselves.
UA police told Nine On Your Side they would also be on board with shutting the streetcar testing down during that time.
The city said SunLink is taking it into serious consideration.