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FINALS WATCH: Final Four fever

Saturday - 4/6/2013, 5:32pm  ET

Louisville basketball fan Robert Mouser, of New Albany Ind., plays an amusement game in Centennial Park during a NCAA Basketball Final Four celebration, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta. Wichita State plays Louisville in the first NCAA tournament semifinal basketball game and Syracuse plays Michigan in the later game today. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Spring weather arrived Saturday before Louisville and Wichita State tipped off the Final Four inside the Georgia Dome.

And some 100,000 fans descended on downtown Atlanta in the sunny, 70-degree weather-- an estimated 20,000 packed Olympic Centennial Park to enjoy the free festivities and about 70,000 inside the arena.

-- Charles Odum --


NCAA Finals Watch follows the Final Four games and all the activities surrounding the event as seen by journalists from The Associated Press from across Atlanta. It will be updated throughout the day with breaking news and other items of interest. Follow AP reporters on Twitter where available.

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