Photos: Fans flock to Final Four festivities


Dawn Plank takes a selfie with her dad, Bill Dubisar.
1 Dawn Plank of Welch, Minn. takes a selfie in front of U.S. Bank Stadium with her dad, Bill Dubisar of Lakeville, Minn. before watching open practices Friday. While they weren't planning to attend Final Four games, the two wanted to come and enjoy the atmosphere. 
The Virginia Cavaliers take to the court for practice at U.S. Bank Stadium.
2 The Virginia Cavaliers take to the court for practice at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday ahead of their Final Four semifinal game Saturday. 
Bobbi Hoebelheinrich, Autumn Toussaint and Chris Turner cheer for Auburn.
3 From left, Bobbi Hoebelheinrich of Eden Prairie, Autumn Toussaint of Excelsior and Chris Turner of Minneapolis cheer for the Auburn Tigers on Friday during the Final Four event at U.S. Bank Stadium. 
Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard laughs with his players in a huddle
4 Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard laughs with his players in a huddle during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament on Friday in Minneapolis. 
Michigan State players warm up during a practice session.
5 Michigan State players warm up during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament. 
Fans walk past U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday.
6 Fans walk past U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Friday. 
Jim Geib of Detroit, Michigan poses for a portrait along Nicollet Mall.
7 Jim Geib of Detroit poses for a portrait along Nicollet Mall on Friday. The helmet has been Geib's good luck charm since 2015 when Michigan State won the Big Ten football championship game. 
Larry Park of Edmonton, Canada, wears his  "Final Four bling."
8 Larry Park of Edmonton, Canada, wears his "Final Four bling" as he watches Auburn's open practice at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Friday. Park has attended a total of 15 Final Four tournaments. 
Fans take photos in front of a Final Four sign at Nicollet Mall.
9 Fans take photos in front of a Final Four sign along Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. 
Victor Vondracek helps his 3-year-old daughter, Braelyn, dunk the ball.
10 Victor Vondracek helps his 3-year-old daughter, Braelyn, dunk the ball at the Final Four Fan Fest inside the Minneapolis Convention Center.