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Gonzaga players leap from the bench after Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Killian Tillie (33) throws down a dunk during game against Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Salt Lake City is one of eight cities to host the first and second rounds of March Madness college basketball, with the event expected to draw more than 26,000 attendees — including 6,650 people booking an estimated 13,000 hotel room nights and visitors spending in excess of $5.5 million in the Salt Lake community. Utah State University's Aggies will be the only team from the Beehive State to play in the tournament. The No. 8 seed, the Aggies face the Washington Huskies Friday at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

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