March Madness is messy! UConn forced to move hotel in Las Vegas after players found their rooms covered in VOMIT and feces before Sweet 16 game against Arkansas’
The UConn men’s basketball team was forced to move hotel rooms in Las Vegas ahead of their March Madness clash with Arkansas this week after finding their rooms in terrible condition.
The Huskies will play the eighth-seeded Razorbacks Thursday night as they seek their spot in the Elite Eight tonight but their preparations earlier this week were disrupted by having to move hotels.
The team arrived at its residence Tuesday night only to find some of its hotel rooms in terrible conditions, according to CT Insider’s David Borges.
The rooms were reportedly covered in vomit, filth and ‘worse’, and were left as if ‘the Hangover boys were there last night.’
The Huskies are said to have booked into the NCAA’s Luxor Hotel, which arranges lodging for all teams competing in the March Madness tournament on the road.
The UConn basketball team will face Arkansas in the Sweet 16 of March Madness Thursday
The team reportedly had to change hotels after their rooms in Luxor were filled with vinegar
The school reportedly notified the NCAA and relocated to a nearby, upscale hotel.
‘It’s not something we want to make a big deal out of,’ said athletic director David Benedict. ‘Everything went well.’
DailyMail.com has contacted MGM Resorts, which operates the Luxor and several other Las Vegas hotels, for comment.
Las Vegas offers plenty of other distractions that could put a spanner in coach Benedict’s game plan but it seems like the Huskies are on the move.
The players and staff reportedly went out for a team dinner Tuesday night but don’t seem to have any other extravagant plans ahead of Thursday night’s Sweet 16 showdown.
UConn’s game against Arkansas is set for 7:15pm ET at T-Mobile Arena and the winner will advance to the Elite Eight to face the winner of UCLA vs. Gonzaga.
UConn’s game against Arkansas is set to tip off at 7:15pm ET at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
The Huskies reached the Sweet 16 thanks to back-to-back double-digit wins over No. 13 Iona and No. 5 St. Mary’s in the first two rounds of the tournament.
This is the first time UConn has advanced to the Sweet 16 since winning the National Championship in 2014.
“Playing at UConn, you’re just going to face a lot more pressure and criticism and like an immediate social meltdown when you lose,” head coach Dan Hurley said via ESPN after Sunday’s win over St. Mary’s.
‘I think in the first and even second round of tournaments, it’s more of a burden to play at UConn than it is an advantage. … Obviously, now that you’ve made it to the Sweet 16, you can really go out and just let it rip.’