2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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2017 NCAA Division I
Men's Basketball Tournament
2017 NCAA Men's Final Four logo.svg
2017 Final Four logo
Season 2016–17
Teams 68
Finals site University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona
Champions North Carolina (6th title, 11th title game,
20th Final Four)
Runner-up Gonzaga (1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Roy Williams (3rd title)
MOP Joel Berry II (North Carolina)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«2016 2018»

The 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball national champion for the 2016–17 season. The 79th edition of the tournament began on March 14, 2017, and concluded with the championship game on April 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The championship game was the first to be contested in a Western state since 1995 when Seattle, Washington, was the host of the Final Four for that year.

In the Final Four, North Carolina beat Oregon (making their first Final Four appearance since 1939)[1] while Gonzaga defeated South Carolina (making their first ever Final Four appearance).[2] North Carolina then defeated Gonzaga 71–65 to win the national championship.[3]

Tournament procedures

A total of 68 teams entered the 2017 tournament, with all 32 conference tournament winners receiving an automatic bid. The Ivy League, which previously granted its automatic tournament bid to its regular season champion, hosted a postseason tournament to determine a conference champion for the first time. In previous years, had the Ivy League had two schools tied for first in the standings, a one-game playoff (or series as was the case in the 2002 season) determined the automatic bid. On March 10, 2016, the Ivy League's council of presidents approved a four-team tournament where the top four teams in the regular season would play on March 11 and 12 at Philadelphia's Palestra.[4]

The remaining 36 teams received "at-large" bids which are extended by the NCAA Selection Committee. On January 24, 2016, the NCAA announced that the Selection Committee would, for the first time, unveil in-season rankings of the top four teams in each division on February 11, 2017.[5]

Eight teams—the four lowest-seeded automatic qualifiers and the four lowest-seeded at-large teams—played in the First Four (the successor to what had been known as "play-in games" through the 2010 tournament). The winners of these games advanced to the main draw of the tournament.

The Selection Committee also seeded the entire field from 1 to 68.[6]

2017 NCAA Tournament schedule and venues

2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament is located in the US
Dayton
Dayton
Buffalo
Buffalo
Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Orlando
Orlando
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Greenville
Greenville
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Tulsa
Tulsa
Sacramento
Sacramento
2017 First Four (orange) and First and Second rounds (green)
Note: Greensboro, North Carolina was originally awarded First and Second round games, but the games were relocated to Greenville, South Carolina due to NCAA objections over HB2.
2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament is located in the US
Kansas City
Kansas City
San Jose
San Jose
Memphis
Memphis
New York City
New York City
Glendale
Glendale
2017 Regionals (blue) and Final Four (red)

The following sites were selected to host each round of the 2017 tournament[7]

First Four

First and Second Rounds

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight)

National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)

Notes
  1. ^ At the time of announcement, this venue was known as First Niagara Center. Following the 2016 purchase of First Niagara Financial Group by KeyCorp, the new venue name officially took effect with the start of the 2016–17 NHL season.
  2. ^ Greensboro, North Carolina originally was awarded First and Second Round games, but the games were relocated due to NCAA objections over North Carolina's passage of HB2. This was also the first time a South Carolina venue hosted the tournament in 15 years, after the state removed the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House grounds in July 2015 and the NCAA implemented a policy of not hosting championship games in the state in response to the display in 2002.

Qualification and selection

Eight teams, out of 351 in Division I, were ineligible to participate in the 2017 tournament due to failing to meet APR requirements, self-imposed postseason bans, or reclassification from a lower division.[n 1] Hawaii had previously been banned from entering the tournament as a penalty for infractions, but the NCAA later reversed its ban.[12][13]

Automatic qualifiers

The following 32 teams were automatic qualifiers for the 2017 NCAA field by virtue of winning their conference's automatic bid.[14]

Conference Team Appearance Last bid
America East Vermont 6th 2012
American SMU 12th 2015
Atlantic 10 Rhode Island 9th 1999
ACC Duke 41st 2016
Atlantic Sun Florida Gulf Coast 3rd 2016
Big 12 Iowa State 19th 2016
Big East Villanova 37th 2016
Big Sky North Dakota 1st Never
Big South Winthrop 10th 2010
Big Ten Michigan 27th 2016
Big West UC Davis 1st Never
CAA UNC Wilmington 6th 2016
C-USA Middle Tennessee 9th 2016
Horizon Northern Kentucky 1st Never[a 1]
Ivy League[a 2] Princeton 25th 2011
MAAC Iona 12th 2016
MAC Kent State 6th 2008
MEAC North Carolina Central 2nd 2014
Missouri Valley Wichita State 14th 2016
Mountain West Nevada 7th 2007
NEC Mount St. Mary's 5th 2014
Ohio Valley Jacksonville State 1st Never
Pac-12 Arizona 34th 2016
Patriot Bucknell 7th 2013
SEC Kentucky 57th 2016
Southern East Tennessee State 10th 2010
Southland New Orleans 5th 1996
SWAC Texas Southern 7th 2015
Summit League South Dakota State 4th 2016
Sun Belt Troy 2nd 2003
WCC Gonzaga 20th 2016
WAC New Mexico State 23rd 2015
Notes
  1. ^ First year of eligibility for NCAA-sponsored postseason play
  2. ^ Inaugural conference tournament

Tournament seeds

East Regional – Madison Square Garden, New York City
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Villanova Big East 31–3 Auto 1
2 Duke ACC 27–8 Auto 7
3 Baylor Big 12 25–7 At-Large 12
4 Florida SEC 24–8 At-Large 14
5 Virginia ACC 22–10 At-Large 17
6 SMU American 30–4 Auto 21
7 South Carolina SEC 22–10 At-Large 26
8 Wisconsin Big Ten 25–9 At-Large 29
9 Virginia Tech ACC 22–10 At-Large 36
10 Marquette Big East 19–12 At-Large 39
11* Providence Big East 20–12 At-Large 42
USC Pac-12 24–9 At-Large 45
12 UNC Wilmington CAA 29–5 Auto 49
13 East Tennessee State Southern 27–7 Auto 52
14 New Mexico State WAC 28–5 Auto 55
15 Troy Sun Belt 22–14 Auto 60
16* Mount St. Mary's NEC 19–15 Auto 68
New Orleans Southland 20–11 Auto 67
West Regional – SAP Center, San Jose, California
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Gonzaga WCC 32–1 Auto 4
2 Arizona Pac-12 30–4 Auto 6
3 Florida State ACC 25–8 At-Large 10
4 West Virginia Big 12 26–8 At-Large 15
5 Notre Dame ACC 25–9 At-Large 19
6 Maryland Big Ten 24–8 At-Large 23
7 Saint Mary's WCC 28–4 At-Large 25
8 Northwestern Big Ten 23–11 At-Large 32
9 Vanderbilt SEC 19–15 At-Large 33
10 VCU Atlantic 10 26–8 At-Large 40
11 Xavier Big East 21–13 At-Large 41
12 Princeton Ivy League 23–6 Auto 50
13 Bucknell Patriot 26–8 Auto 51
14 Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun 26–7 Auto 56
15 North Dakota Big Sky 22–9 Auto 62
16 South Dakota State Summit League 18–16 Auto 64
Midwest Regional – Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 Kansas Big 12 28–4 At-Large 2
2 Louisville ACC 24–8 At-Large 8
3 Oregon Pac-12 29–5 At-Large 9
4 Purdue Big Ten 25–7 At-Large 16
5 Iowa State Big 12 23–10 Auto 20
6 Creighton Big East 25–9 At-Large 24
7 Michigan Big Ten 24–11 Auto 27
8 Miami (FL) ACC 21–11 At-Large 30
9 Michigan State Big Ten 19–14 At-Large 35
10 Oklahoma State Big 12 20–12 At-Large 37
11 Rhode Island Atlantic 10 24–9 Auto 44
12 Nevada Mountain West 28–6 Auto 47
13 Vermont America East 29–5 Auto 53
14 Iona MAAC 22–12 Auto 58
15 Jacksonville State Ohio Valley 20–14 Auto 61
16* North Carolina Central MEAC 25–8 Auto 66
UC Davis Big West 22–12 Auto 65
South Regional – FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Seed School Conference Record Berth type Overall rank
1 North Carolina ACC 27–7 At-Large 3
2 Kentucky SEC 29–5 Auto 5
3 UCLA Pac-12 29–4 At-Large 11
4 Butler Big East 23–8 At-Large 13
5 Minnesota Big Ten 24–9 At-Large 18
6 Cincinnati American 29–5 At-Large 22
7 Dayton Atlantic 10 24–7 At-Large 28
8 Arkansas SEC 25–9 At-Large 31
9 Seton Hall Big East 21–11 At-Large 34
10 Wichita State Missouri Valley 30–4 Auto 38
11* Kansas State Big 12 20–13 At-Large 46
Wake Forest ACC 19–13 At-Large 43
12 Middle Tennessee Conference USA 30–4 Auto 48
13 Winthrop Big South 26–6 Auto 54
14 Kent State MAC 22–13 Auto 57
15 Northern Kentucky Horizon 24–10 Auto 59
16 Texas Southern SWAC 23–11 Auto 63

*See First Four

Bracket

All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)
* – Denotes overtime period

First Four – Dayton, Ohio

March 14 – East Region
     
16 Mount St. Mary's 67
16 New Orleans 66
March 14 – South Region
     
11 Kansas State 95
11 Wake Forest 88
March 15 – Midwest Region
     
16 North Carolina Central 63
16 UC Davis 67
March 15 – East Region
     
11 Providence 71
11 USC 75

East Regional – New York City, New York

First Round
Round of 64
March 16–17
Second Round
Round of 32
March 18–19
Regional Semifinals
Sweet 16
March 24
Regional Final
Elite 8
March 26
                       
1 Villanova 76
16 Mount St. Mary's 56
1 Villanova 62
Buffalo – Thu/Sat
8 Wisconsin 65
8 Wisconsin 84
9 Virginia Tech 74
8 Wisconsin 83
4 Florida 84*
5 Virginia 76
12 UNC Wilmington 71
5 Virginia 39
Orlando – Thu/Sat
4 Florida 65
4 Florida 80
13 East Tennessee State 65
4 Florida 70
7 South Carolina 77
6 SMU 65
11 USC 66
11 USC 78
Tulsa – Fri/Sun
3 Baylor 82
3 Baylor 91
14 New Mexico State 73
3 Baylor 50
7 South Carolina 70
7 South Carolina 93
10 Marquette 73
7 South Carolina 88
Greenville – Fri/Sun
2 Duke 81
2 Duke 87
15 Troy 65

East Regional Final

CBS
Sunday, March 26
2:20 pm EDT
Box score
#7 South Carolina Gamecocks 77, #4 Florida Gators 70
Scoring by half: 33–40, 44–30
Pts: S. Thornwell – 26
Rebs: C. Silva – 9
Asts: D. Notice – 3
Pts: J. Leon – 18
Rebs: K. Hayes – 8
Asts: K. Hill – 5
Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY
Attendance: 20,047
Referees: Ron Groover, Jeffrey Anderson, Mike Eades

East Regional all tournament team

West Regional – San Jose, California

First Round
Round of 64
March 16
Second Round
Round of 32
March 18
Regional Semifinals
Sweet 16
March 23
Regional Final
Elite 8
March 25
                       
1 Gonzaga 66
16 South Dakota State 46
1 Gonzaga 79
Salt Lake City – Thu/Sat
8 Northwestern 73
8 Northwestern 68
9 Vanderbilt 66
1 Gonzaga 61
4 West Virginia 58
5 Notre Dame 60
12 Princeton 58
5 Notre Dame 71
Buffalo – Thu/Sat
4 West Virginia 83
4 West Virginia 86
13 Bucknell 80
1 Gonzaga 83
11 Xavier 59
6 Maryland 65
11 Xavier 76
11 Xavier 91
Orlando – Thu/Sat
3 Florida State 66
3 Florida State 86
14 Florida Gulf Coast 80
11 Xavier 73
2 Arizona 71
7 Saint Mary's 85
10 VCU 77
7 Saint Mary's 60
Salt Lake City – Thu/Sat
2 Arizona 69
2 Arizona 100
15 North Dakota 82

West Regional Final

TBS
Saturday, March 25
3:09 pm PDT
Box score
#11 Xavier Musketeers 59, #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs 83
Scoring by half: 39–49, 20–34
Pts: J.P. Macura – 18
Rebs: K. Gates, T. Bluiett – 7
Asts: J.P. Macura, Q. Goodin – 2
Pts: N. Williams-Goss – 23
Rebs: N. Williams-Goss – 8
Asts: N. Williams-Goss – 4
SAP Center – San Jose, CA
Attendance: 17,011
Referees: James Breeding, Kipp Kissinger, Michael Stephens

West Regional all tournament team

Midwest Regional – Kansas City, Missouri

First Round
Round of 64
March 16–17
Second Round
Round of 32
March 18–19
Regional Semifinals
Sweet 16
March 23
Regional Final
Elite 8
March 25
                       
1 Kansas 100
16 UC Davis 62
1 Kansas 90
Tulsa – Fri/Sun
9 Michigan State 70
8 Miami (FL) 58
9 Michigan State 78
1 Kansas 98
4 Purdue 66
5 Iowa State 84
12 Nevada 73
5 Iowa State 76
Milwaukee – Thu/Sat
4 Purdue 80
4 Purdue 80
13 Vermont 70
1 Kansas 60
3 Oregon 74
6 Creighton 72
11 Rhode Island 84
11 Rhode Island 72
Sacramento – Fri/Sun
3 Oregon 75
3 Oregon 93
14 Iona 77
3 Oregon 69
7 Michigan 68
7 Michigan 92
10 Oklahoma State 91
7 Michigan 73
Indianapolis – Fri/Sun
2 Louisville 69
2 Louisville 78
15 Jacksonville State 63

Midwest Regional Final

TBS
Saturday, March 25
7:49 pm CDT
Box score
#3 Oregon Ducks 74, #1 Kansas Jayhawks 60
Scoring by half: 44–33, 30–27
Pts: T. Dorsey – 27
Rebs: J. Bell – 13
Asts: J. Bell, D. Brooks – 4
Pts: F. Mason III – 21
Rebs: J. Jackson – 12
Asts: J. Jackson – 12
Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Attendance: 18,643
Referees: Randy McCall, Terry Oglesby, Ted Valentine

Midwest Regional all tournament team

South Regional – Memphis, Tennessee

First Round
Round of 64
March 16–17
Second Round
Round of 32
March 18–19
Regional Semifinals
Sweet 16
March 24
Regional Final
Elite 8
March 26
                       
1 North Carolina 103
16 Texas Southern 64
1 North Carolina 72
Greenville – Fri/Sun
8 Arkansas 65
8 Arkansas 77
9 Seton Hall 71
1 North Carolina 92
4 Butler 80
5 Minnesota 72
12 Middle Tennessee 81
12 Middle Tennessee 65
Milwaukee – Thu/Sat
4 Butler 74
4 Butler 76
13 Winthrop 64
1 North Carolina 75
2 Kentucky 73
6 Cincinnati 75
11 Kansas State 61
6 Cincinnati 67
Sacramento – Fri/Sun
3 UCLA 79
3 UCLA 97
14 Kent State 80
3 UCLA 75
2 Kentucky 86
7 Dayton 58
10 Wichita State 64
10 Wichita State 62
Indianapolis – Fri/Sun
2 Kentucky 65
2 Kentucky 79
15 Northern Kentucky 70

South Regional Final

CBS
Sunday, March 26
4:05 pm CDT
Box score
#2 Kentucky Wildcats 73, #1 North Carolina Tar Heels 75
Scoring by half: 33–38, 40–37
Pts: E. Adebayo, D. Fox – 13
Rebs: E. Adebayo – 7
Asts: I. Briscoe – 8
Pts: J. Jackson – 19
Rebs: K. Meeks – 17
Asts: J. Jackson – 4
FedExForum – Memphis, TN
Attendance: 16,412
Referees: John Higgins, Keith Kimble, Mike Reed

South Regional all tournament team

Final Four

University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of the 2017 Final Four

During the Final Four round, regardless of the seeds of the participating teams, the champion of the top overall top seed's region (Villanova's East Region) plays against the champion of the fourth-ranked top seed's region (Gonzaga's West Region), and the champion of the second overall top seed's region (Kansas's Midwest Region) plays against the champion of the third-ranked top seed's region (North Carolina's South Region).

University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, Arizona

National Semifinals
April 1
National Championship Game
April 3
           
E7 South Carolina 73
W1 Gonzaga 77
W1 Gonzaga 65
S1 North Carolina 71
MW3 Oregon 76
S1 North Carolina 77

Final Four

CBS
Saturday, April 1
3:09 pm MST
Box score
#7 South Carolina Gamecocks 73, #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs 77
Scoring by half: 36–45, 37–32
Pts: P. Dozier – 17
Rebs: C. Silva – 13
Asts: D. Notice – 3
Pts: N. Williams-Goss – 23
Rebs: Z. Collins – 13
Asts: N. Williams-Goss – 6
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ
Attendance: 77,612
Referees: John Higgins, Doug Sirmons, Jeff Anderson
CBS
Saturday, April 1
5:49 pm MST
Box score
#3 Oregon Ducks 76, #1 North Carolina Tar Heels 77
Scoring by half: 36–39, 40–38
Pts: T. Dorsey – 21
Rebs: J. Bell – 16
Asts: D. Ennis – 3
Pts: K. Meeks – 25
Rebs: K. Meeks – 14
Asts: T. Pinson – 5
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ
Attendance: 77,612
Referees: Ron Groover, Tony Padilla, Ted Valentine

National Championship

CBS
Monday, April 3
6:20 pm MST
Box score
#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs 65, #1 North Carolina Tar Heels 71
Scoring by half: 35–32, 30–39
Pts: N. Williams-Goss – 15
Rebs: N. Williams-Goss – 9
Asts: N. Williams-Goss – 6
Pts: J. Berry II – 22
Rebs: K. Meeks – 10
Asts: J. Berry II – 6
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ
Attendance: 76,168
Referees: Verne Harris, Michael Stephens, Mike Eades

Final Four all-tournament team

Record by conference

Conference Bids Record Win % R64 R32 S16 E8 F4 CG NC
ACC 9 11–8 .579 8 6 1 1 1 1 1
WCC 2 6–2 .750 2 2 1 1 1 1
Pac-12 4 10–4 .714 4 4 3 1 1
SEC 5 11–5 .688 5 4 3 3 1
Big 12 6 9–6 .600 6 4 3 1
Big East 7 6–7 .462 6 3 2 1
Big Ten 7 8–7 .533 7 5 3
Atlantic 10 3 1–3 .250 3 1
American 2 1–2 .333 2 1
C-USA 1 1–1 .500 1 1
Missouri Valley 1 1–1 .500 1 1
Big West 1 1–1 .500 1
NEC 1 1–1 .500 1
  • The R64, R32, S16, E8, F4, CG, and NC columns indicate how many teams from each conference were in the round of 64 (first round), round of 32 (second round), Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, championship game, and national champion, respectively.
  • The "Record" column includes wins in the First Four for the Big 12, Big West, NEC, and Pac-12 conferences and losses in the First Four for the ACC and Big East conferences.
  • The MEAC and Southland each had one representative, both eliminated in the First Four with a record of 0–1.
  • The America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, CAA, Horizon, Ivy League, MAAC, MAC, Mountain West, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Summit, Sun Belt, SWAC, and WAC conferences each had one representative, eliminated in the First Round with a record of 0–1.

Media coverage

Television

CBS Sports and Turner Sports have joint U.S. television broadcast rights to the Tournament under the NCAA March Madness brand. Since 2016, rights to the Final Four and championship game alternate between Turner in even-numbered years and CBS in odd-numbered years, meaning that both rounds will air on CBS in 2017.[20][21][22][23] As CBS did not want the total audience to be spread across multiple outlets, there will not be localized "Team Stream" telecasts of the Final Four or championship games on Turner channels as in previous years.[24]

Following criticism of the two-hour format of the 2016 edition, the Selection Sunday broadcast was shortened to 90 minutes. CBS Sports executive Harold Bryant promised that the unveiling of the bracket would be conducted in an "efficient" manner, and leave more time to discuss and preview the tournament.[25]

  • First Four – TruTV
  • First and Second rounds – CBS, TBS, TNT, and TruTV
  • Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight) – CBS and TBS
  • National Semifinals (Final Four) – CBS
  • National Championship – CBS

Studio hosts

  • Greg Gumbel (New York City and Glendale) – First Round, Second Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Ernie Johnson Jr. (New York City, Atlanta, and Glendale) – First Round, Second Round, Regional Semi-Finals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Casey Stern (Atlanta) – First Four, First Round and Second Round
  • Adam Zucker (Glendale) - Final Four

Studio analysts

  • Charles Barkley (New York City and Glendale) – First Round, Second Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Seth Davis (Atlanta and Glendale) – First Four, First Round, Second Round, Regional Semi-Finals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Brendan Haywood (Atlanta) – First Four, First Round, Second Round and Regional Semi-Finals
  • Clark Kellogg (New York City and Glendale) – First Round, Second Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Jimmy Patsos (Atlanta) – Second Round
  • Bruce Pearl (Atlanta) – First Round
  • Kenny Smith (New York City and Glendale) – First Round, Second Round, Regionals, Final Four and National Championship Game
  • Steve Smith (Glendale) – Final Four
  • Wally Szczerbiak (New York City and Atlanta) – First Four, Second Round
  • Buzz Williams (Atlanta) – Regional Semi-Finals
  • Jay Wright (Glendale) – Final Four

Commentary teams

Radio

Westwood One has exclusive radio rights to the entire tournament. For the first time in the history of the tournament, broadcasts of the Final Four and championship game will be available in Spanish.[26]

Internet

Video

Live video of games will be available for streaming through the following means:[23]

  • NCAA March Madness Live (website and app, no CBS games on digital media players; access to games on Turner channels requires TV Everywhere authentication through provider)
  • CBS All Access (only CBS games, service subscription required)
  • CBS Sports website and app (only CBS games)
  • Bleacher Report website and Team Stream app (only Turner games, access requires subscription)
  • Watch TBS website and app (only TBS games, requires TV Everywhere authentication)
  • Watch TNT website and app (only TNT games, requires TV Everywhere authentication)
  • Watch truTV website and app (only truTV games, requires TV Everywhere authentication)
  • Websites and apps of cable, satellite, and OTT providers of CBS & Turner (access requires subscription)

Audio

Live audio of games will be available for streaming through the following means:

  • NCAA March Madness Live (website and app)
  • Westwood One Sports website
  • TuneIn (website and app)
  • Websites and apps of Westwood One Sports affiliates

See also

Notes

References

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  26. ^ "Westwood One and the NCAA make history with first Spanish language audio call of NCAA Men's Final Four". NCAA. February 28, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 

External links

  • Official website
  • NCAA Men's Basketball Division I
  • NCAA March Madness Live
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