When people visit to Las Vegas, they should leave with great memories, a great story to tell and hopefully more money than when they arrived (but that seldom happens). Unfortunately that is not the experience the UConn Men’s College Basketball team has had during their stay in Las Vegas. Their rooms were reportedly filthy. Their team bus was burglarized. It’s less than ideal.
The “March Madness” began Tuesday when UConn arrived in Las Vegas ahead of their Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
The team was reportedly assigned the Luxor Hotel & Casino for their rooms. It makes sense, the property is a quick trip from T-Mobile Arena where the games are being played. But while the Luxor’s light is incredibly bright, the scene inside of the rooms was reportedly dim.
According to CT Insider and other sources, some of the rooms the team was staying in were in terrible condition. The publication says the rooms looked like a scene from the Las Vegas based comedy The Hangover. “Dirt, vomit … and worse,” the publication wrote. The team was able to, with help from the NCAA and the fact that the city has about a billion other hotel rooms, relocate to Resorts World. Upgrade. Sweet.
The Las Vegas troubles for UConn only started at Luxor…
A bad situation got worse the next day. After their wonderful and hopefully restful sleep at Resorts World, they headed to UNLV for practice. According to the Review-Journal, while they were inside their buss was burglarized. Several items were stolen there and Las Vegas Metro is reportedly investigating.
The troubles off the count for UConn aren’t affecting them on the court…
With all of that trouble in mind, it’s worth noting the UConn Huskies steamrolled over Arkansas in their Sweet 16 matchup, 88-65. They play Gonzaga in the Elite 8 on Saturday. Things are going right where it matters.