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Anthony Chiusano | NCAA.com | March 31, 2017

Celebrities gather to take in Friday's Final Four games

  Dak Prescott took in Friday's games in his alma mater's jersey.

Dallas was a celebrity hub Friday night, as many gathered in American Airlines Center to take in the Women's Final Four.

Family pride was evident come opening tip-off for Stanford and South Carolina, as the cameras flashed on Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson, of the Seattle Seahawks, as he cheered on his younger sister Anna Wilson of the Cardinal.

Meanwhile, former NBA player Antonio Davis continued his tour this tournament season following his daughter Kaela Davis and the Gamecocks. Kaela was named Most Outstanding Player in the Stockton Region after cutting down the nets to clinch a spot in the Final Four. 

He's not the only NBA great paying attention either:

Two-time NCAA champion and four-time Olympian Sue Bird was in the building and took some pregame pictures next to the trophy with fans. Her UConn Huskies play in Friday's second game against Mississippi State.

Speaking of Mississippi State, the reigning NFL Rookie of the Year and former Bulldog Dak Prescott was also in attendance. The Dallas crowd gave the Cowboys field general the loudest applause upon his appearance on the jumbotron.

The two quarterbacks in attendance even embraced each other with a handshake in between games. 

Also drawing a loud roar from the fans was newscaster Robin Roberts, a Mississippi native. She was presented a custom-made Bulldogs jersey yesterday by MSU coach Vic Schaefer.

Next, we've got former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pictured during the first half of Stanford-South Carolina.

  Former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice.

Bird wasn't the only former Husky in attendance Friday. Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck, both part of UConn's last four national title teams before graduating in 2016, were also in the arena.

Finally, possibly the most famous family in this Final Four of course made the trip. The Samuelsons, family of UConn's Katie Lou and Stanford's Karlie, will move from one fan section to the next in between games Friday night. Jon's story has been well-documented this tournament, as he's traveled from region to region to catch each one of his daughters' games.

While other members of the family created "StanConn" t-shirts, it looks like Jon is sticking to his lucky shirts.

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