PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ About 200 people celebrating a Providence College NCAA Southeast Regional victory set fire to a boat and couch, pelted police cars with eggs and bottles, and refused to disburse, police said.

The Providence rooters spilled onto Eaton Street near campus around 12:30 a.m. Saturday after the Friars defeated Tennessee-Chattanooga 71-65 in a late-night tournament game in Birmingham, Ala.

``Initially, they were on the sidewalk and, at some point, crowded the street. There were a number of vehicles caught up in it,'' police Capt. John Ryan said.

They dragged a Dumpster into the street and refused to let cars pass, and threw objects at police cars. Officers sprayed pepper gas when the crowd refused to heed repeated warnings to disperse, Ryan said.

``That was the right thing to do,'' Ryan said.

One student tried to reignite the 12-foot wooden boat after the fire was out, Ryan said. The student, Peter Keenan, 20, of Mendham, N.J., was charged with disorderly conduct.

No other arrests were made.

Extra patrols were planned for Sunday when the Friars play Arizona in Birmingham.