Finals Watch: Celebrities aplenty, as usual

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ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: Musician Drake greets football player Johnny Manziel during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: Drake attends the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: Drake attends the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Former Texas A&M football quarterback Johnny Manziel, left and entertainer, Drake leave the floor during halftime of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Wisconsin and Kentucky Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Canadian entertainer Drake greets Kentucky fans during halftime of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wisconsin Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Canadian entertainer Drake greets Kentucky fans during halftime of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Wisconsin Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Former Texas A&M football quarterback Johnny Manziel greets fans during halftime of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Wisconsin and Kentucky Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: Football player Johnny Manziel attends the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: Football player Johnny Manziel attends the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 21: Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel speaks to the media during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 21, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 23: Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel looks on as he sits out workouts during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 23, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Quarterback Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M on the sideline during the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and now broadcaster Troy Aikman watches a replay on the display board during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between SMU and Louisville on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)
Former NFL player Troy Aikman attends at the PepsiCo Pre-Super Bowl Party, at Masquerade Night Club, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 in New Orleans. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision for PepsiCo/AP Images)
Troy Aikman watches during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks Sunday, June 5, 2011, in Dallas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Former NFL Player Troy Aikman arrives at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors, on Saturday, Feb. 2. 2013 in New Orleans (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP)
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10: Troy Aikman attends the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game between the Green Bay Packers the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 51-45 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks up at the scoreboard during the fourth quarter of Golden State Warriors NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. San Antonio won the game 99-90. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks up at the scoreboard during the fourth quarter of Golden State Warriors NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. San Antonio won the game 99-90. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson watches the Brooklyn Nets face the Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Danica Patrick, right, talks with fellow drivers before qualifications for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Driver Danica Patrick, right, talks with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. during a rain delay in the NASCAR Sprints Cup Series auto race practice at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
Danica Patrick walks down pit row following qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Danica Patrick gets ready to get in her car in the garage during NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing practice Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Danica Patrick appears at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Danica Patrick prepares to climb into her car before the first of two NASCAR Sprint Cup series qualifying auto races in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Former NBA basketball player Christian Laettner speaks during a NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball 75th anniversary news conference, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Atlanta. Wichita State plays Louisville in a semifinal game on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Former NBA basketball player Christian Laettner speaks during a NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball 75th anniversary news conference, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Atlanta. Wichita State plays Louisville in a semifinal game on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
FILE - In this March 28, 1992, file photo, Duke's Christian Laettner takes the winning shot in overtime over Kentucky's Deron Feldhaus for a 104-103 victory in the East Regional Final NCAA college basketball game in Philadelphia. For the first time since Laettner's improbable buzzer-beater, head coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino are meeting in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament. Pitino is across the state in Louisville these days, but that doesn't lessen the drama of their long-awaited "rematch." (AP Photo/Charles Arbogast, File)
FILE - In this March 28, 1992, file photo, Duke's Christian Laettner runs down the court after making the last-second winning shot to defeat Kentucky 104-103 in overtime in the East Regional Final NCAA college basketball game in Philadelphia. For the first time since Laettner's improbable buzzer-beater, head coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino are meeting in the regional finals of the NCAA tournament. Pitino is across the state in Louisville these days, but that doesn't lessen the drama of their long-awaited "rematch." (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Kentucky Wildcats had Drake celebrating with them after a victory, and Dwight Howard was doing the "Gator chomp" in the Florida student section.

As usual, the NCAA Final Four drew plenty of stars and celebrities.

After Kentucky won on a late shot to advance to the championship game, Drake was in the locker room with the Wildcats.

"That's great. He just told us to stay confident, and it's on us now," said Andrew Harrison, who had the pass to his freshman twin brother for the game-winning shot. "Just keep playing and don't be satisfied, so that was exciting for all of us."

Gators freshman Dominique Hawkins said he had never before celebrated a victory with someone as famous as the Canadian rapper-singer-actor.

"It's a blessing to play for Kentucky because we have so many fans, and fans like Drake," Hawkins said. "He told us to enjoy the moment and get what you want."

A few famous quarterbacks were also in the building - Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, a three-time Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys; Seattle Seahawks championship quarterback Russell Wilson, who played at Wisconsin; and former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, who is skipping his final two seasons at Texas A&M to enter next month's NFL draft.

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick tweeted a picture from the Final Four, along with the note, "Whoa! This is a lot of seats. Don't always claim my birth state since I grew up in Illinois, but I'm cheering for WI."

Patrick is in town for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Former Duke teammates Christian Laettner and Grant Hill were in the building. Laettner made perhaps the most memorable shot ever in the NCAA tournament, his game-ending turnaround jumper after a court-length pass to beat Kentucky in 1992.

Howard, who went straight to the NBA from high school, was there with Houston Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons, who played at Florida from 2008-11.

Unfortunately for Parsons and Patrick, their teams lost.
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