The majority of people arrested in State Street mayhem during the University of Kentucky's NCAA tournament appearances were not UK students.
Police arrested 69 people during the Wildcats' last two games. UK spokesman Jay Blanton said seven are UK students.
On March 28, after UK defeated Notre Dame in the Elite Eight, police charged 27 people; five were identified as UK students. After Saturday's Final Four loss to Wisconsin, police arrested 42, including two who were determined to be UK students.
Most were charged with alcohol intoxication or disorderly conduct or both.
"Numbers don't lie," Blanton said. "The vast majority of UK students behaved appropriately and behaved with the values that we expect to uphold. ...And that's the same that happened last year."
About the same number of students were arrested last year after UK lost to Connecticut in the NCAA championship game, Blanton said.
After Saturday's game, images and videos flooded social media of people fighting, hurling bottles into the air and starting fires.
Even a cellphone managed to find its way airborne.
The police scanner blared several calls of couch fires, while journalists caught images of fans twirling flaming shirts and throwing torched cardboard boxes through the air. Others stood on shoulders and exposed themselves.
Firefighters squirted water from a distance to put out fires. When that didn't work or flames got to be too much, police escorted firefighters through the crowd to put out fires.
At times, officers in a single-file line rushed into the crowd, grabbed the shirtless fire starter or starters, cuffed them and carried them away.
City officials estimated the crowd to be 1,500 Saturday. About 2,000 were at the intersection of Elizabeth and State streets after the Notre Dame game.
Early Sunday morning police called the crowd "rowdy, and at times hostile."
At least three people were taken to a hospital.
Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said the people who were not students generally were residents of Lexington or surrounding areas.
Some on social media described the situation as a riot.
However, Blanton said to describe students' behavior on Saturday as a riot is "patently false."
"The numbers are what the numbers are. ...Students are not fueling the issues that occur. Students are not fueling the pictures that you see. They're simply not. I think a narrative has been constructed that unfortunately gets perpetuated that's simply not true."
Moving forward, school officials will determine if the student code of conduct applies to the students who were arrested and if the disciplinary process needs to begin, he said.