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Fans flock to University Boulevard for OT thriller against TCU

Fans at Frog & Firkin watching the end of regulation
Posted at 11:34 PM, Mar 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 02:34:38-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Despite the early afternoon rain, plenty of fans headed to University Boulevard to watch the University of Arizona Men's Basketball Team take on TCU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Frog & Firkin was packed with fans once the game started.

"It's the place to watch the game that's what I say," Macklin Moyna, a fan watching at Frog & Firkin, said.

Moyna was joined by a number of fans who were also there on Friday during the first round of the tournament.

"We wanted to come and support the wildcats," Marissa Simental, who is a member of the ZonaZoo, said. "Even though I can't make it out to San Diego we wanted to still support them and watch the game."

Simental said she hopes to be able to attend a game if the team keeps winning. Khary Lewis is looking to do the same.

"Usually, I am at the game, so I wish it was at McKale," Lewis said. "But it's whatever so I'll watch it on TV."

"It's great when the wildcats are this highly ranked," Clay McDaniel, a lifelong fan, said. "We have so much momentum behind us."

McDaniel was one of the many leading chants at the sports bar throughout the night as the team pulled out a thrilling win.

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Greg Bradbury is a reporter for KGUN 9. Greg is a recent graduate of Syracuse University where he studied Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. During his time at SU, he spent the majority of his time at the school's TV station, CitrusTV. Over the course of 3 years there, he worked as a reporter, anchor, and news director. Greg joined KGUN 9 in February 2021 as a Multimedia Journalist after working at the ABC National Desk as a Digital News Associate. Share your story ideas and important issues with Greg by emailing greg.bradbury@kgun9.com or by connecting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.