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Houston has huge Final Four attendance day

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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North Carolina fans cheer as they take a selfie during the NCAA Final Four semifinals at NRG Stadium, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

North Carolina fans cheer as they take a selfie during the NCAA Final Four semifinals at NRG Stadium, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Villanova fans cheer before the NCAA Final Four semifinal game between Oklahoma and Villanova at NRG Stadium on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Villanova fans cheer before the NCAA Final Four semifinal game between Oklahoma and Villanova at NRG Stadium on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, HOUSTON CHRONICLE

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Fans watch as Oklahoma practices for the NCAA Final Four at NRG Stadium Friday, April 1, 2016 in Houston.

Fans watch as Oklahoma practices for the NCAA Final Four at NRG Stadium Friday, April 1, 2016 in Houston.

Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle

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Katilin Behanna, 18, left, and Jaycie Adamson, 18, pose for a photo before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Katilin Behanna, 18, left, and Jaycie Adamson, 18, pose for a photo before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Katelyn O’Donnell, 19, from right, Cris Caggiano, 17, JonPaul Crichton, 20, and Ryan Cooke, cheer for Villanova before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Katelyn O’Donnell, 19, from right, Cris Caggiano, 17, JonPaul Crichton, 20, and Ryan Cooke, cheer for Villanova before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Alex Riceman, 19, left, and Katelyn O’Donnell, 19, pose for a photo before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Alex Riceman, 19, left, and Katelyn O’Donnell, 19, pose for a photo before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Alex Riceman, a sophomore at Villanova, enjoys the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Alex Riceman, a sophomore at Villanova, enjoys the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Briek Pauwels, left, and Kaitlyn Wilson, both seniors at OU, play jenga before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Briek Pauwels, left, and Kaitlyn Wilson, both seniors at OU, play jenga before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Stephanie and Peter Hand, from left, and Paul Karagiannis cheer for Villanova before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Stephanie and Peter Hand, from left, and Paul Karagiannis cheer for Villanova before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Alex Riceman, 19, right, and Katelyn O’Donnell, 19, cheer for Villanova before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Alex Riceman, 19, right, and Katelyn O’Donnell, 19, cheer for Villanova before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Alex Riceman, a sophomore at Villanova, enjoys the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Alex Riceman, a sophomore at Villanova, enjoys the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Fans enjoy the pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Eight-year-old Jakhil Jackson shoots hoops during pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Eight-year-old Jakhil Jackson shoots hoops during pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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Brayden Smith plays a bean bag toss game before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Brayden Smith plays a bean bag toss game before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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P. J. Nolan, 7, holds a banner as he sits on his dad Bill’s shoulders before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

P. J. Nolan, 7, holds a banner as he sits on his dad Bill’s shoulders before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Les and Kandi Bayless, from Chickasha, Okla., enter the fan festival before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Les and Kandi Bayless, from Chickasha, Okla., enter the fan festival before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Eight-year-old Jakhil Jackson shoots hoops during pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Eight-year-old Jakhil Jackson shoots hoops during pre-game festivities outside of NRG Stadium for the NCAA Final Four, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle

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OU fans pose for a photo before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

OU fans pose for a photo before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Villanova fans enter before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Villanova fans enter before game one of the NCAA national semifinals, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Jon Shapley, Houston Chronicle

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Villanova fan designed shoes for Villanova’s final four appearance

Villanova fan designed shoes for Villanova’s final four appearance

Photo: Scully, Sarah E.

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Fans wait to get into Discovery Green to get front row for the free concerts as part of the Final Four celebration on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Fans wait to get into Discovery Green to get front row for the free concerts as part of the Final Four celebration on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Krista Wilson takes a photo with Carol Scarafia, both of New Harmony, Indian, at the Final Four Fan Fest at George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston. The two try to make the Final Four every year. less
Krista Wilson takes a photo with Carol Scarafia, both of New Harmony, Indian, at the Final Four Fan Fest at George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston. The two try to make the … more

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Basketball fans gather at George R. Brown Convention Center for Final Four Fan Fest on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Basketball fans gather at George R. Brown Convention Center for Final Four Fan Fest on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Vice President Joe Biden talks with TBS hosts before the NCAA Final Four semifinal game between Oklahoma and Villanova at NRG Stadium on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Vice President Joe Biden talks with TBS hosts before the NCAA Final Four semifinal game between Oklahoma and Villanova at NRG Stadium on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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Music fans gather at Discovery Green for a concert as part of the Final Four activities on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Music fans gather at Discovery Green for a concert as part of the Final Four activities on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Beau Sparks, 11, of Lincoln, Nebraska dunks the ball during a Final Four Fan Fest event at George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Beau Sparks, 11, of Lincoln, Nebraska dunks the ball during a Final Four Fan Fest event at George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Basketball fans gather at George R. Brown Convention Center for Final Four Fan Fest on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Basketball fans gather at George R. Brown Convention Center for Final Four Fan Fest on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Fans line up for a basketball challenge during Final Four Fan Fest at George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Fans line up for a basketball challenge during Final Four Fan Fest at George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Victoria Neal, 4, of Houston gets a little help to dunk the ball during the Final Four Fan Fest at George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Victoria Neal, 4, of Houston gets a little help to dunk the ball during the Final Four Fan Fest at George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Valerie Stamm from Madera Ranch, Calif., celebrates her made three-point shot, during a buzzer beater activity sponsored by CBS Sports at Final Four Fan Fest at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston. less
Valerie Stamm from Madera Ranch, Calif., celebrates her made three-point shot, during a buzzer beater activity sponsored by CBS Sports at Final Four Fan Fest at the George R. Brown Convention Center on … more

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Basketball fans gather at George R. Brown Convention Center for Final Four Fan Fest on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Basketball fans gather at George R. Brown Convention Center for Final Four Fan Fest on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle

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Stephanie Dantos, makes a face as her friend Megan Reeves applies her eye black in the Villanova student section during the NCAA Final Four semifinals at NRG Stadium, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Stephanie Dantos, makes a face as her friend Megan Reeves applies her eye black in the Villanova student section during the NCAA Final Four semifinals at NRG Stadium, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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Villanova students cheer in their section before the start of the NCAA Final Four semifinals at NRG Stadium, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Villanova students cheer in their section before the start of the NCAA Final Four semifinals at NRG Stadium, Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

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The Oklahoma band plays before the NCAA Final Four semifinal game between Oklahoma and Villanova at NRG Stadium on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

The Oklahoma band plays before the NCAA Final Four semifinal game between Oklahoma and Villanova at NRG Stadium on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle

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