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."