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Final Four Court Tour makes final stop at Georgia State

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The Final Four Court Tour made its final stop on Thursday.

"I think it's exciting because I've never seen anything like this before," said student Ayesha Wilkinson.

Georgia State played host to the final day of the tour.

"It gives a sense of community. Everyone gets a chance to be there without having to be there," said student Dawn Nelson.

Before the Final Four court is installed in the Georgia Dome, students and basketball fans had the chance to see a replica of center court.

"That was fun because I never imagined being anywhere near to a piece of the court," said student Nicholas Rucker.

The court made its way to Georgia from Michigan, where its made. Connor Sports wanted fans to feel close to the action.

"This is about the fans and this is our way of saying come and take part in it, take a photograph on the floor, win some prizes and have fun," said Connor Sports Marketing Manager Lauren Gillian.

"This is unbelievable. I think it's really exciting with all the people out here and all the excitement," said Georgia State Women's Basketball coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener.

It's a way for fans to take part in the madness of March.

"It's getting me pumped. I'm ready and now that I've got an exclusive look, I can't wait," said student Jordan Foster-Bell.

Baldwin-Tener thinks hosting the Final Four and all of the events that surrounds the Big Dance is a win for Atlanta.

"I think it's going to be a great opportunity for people to see great basketball, but I think it'd be great exposure for Atlanta and visiting our community."  

The Final Four court will make its way to the Georgia Dome and will officially be laid down on Friday. CBS Atlanta will be there to capture all of the fanfare that surrounds the tradition.

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