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NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament: United States top collegiate-level basketball tournament
The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, also known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and was the idea of Ohio State coach Harold Olsen. Played mostly during March, it has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States.

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Johnson out as Alabama basketball coach after 4 seasons

Avery Johnson out as Alabama's basketball coach after making NCAA Tournament only once in 4 seasons
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How March Madness brackets began

The NCAA bracket is a March Madness tradition nearly as popular as the college basketball tournament itself. This year, some 70 million bracket-makers are competing for cash prizes and office bragging..
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March Madness Costs US Employers Around $4B in Productivity [Video]March Madness Costs US Employers Around $4B in Productivity

However, one employment firm says the tournament can improve office morale.

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March, But No Madness, In Mostly Chalky NCAA Tournament Day 1 [Video]March, But No Madness, In Mostly Chalky NCAA Tournament Day 1

The opening day of the NCAA Tournament did not offer any shocking upsets or thrilling buzzer beaters. Does that dampen your excitement for March Madness?

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Should NBA Teams Consider Drafting Ja Morant #1 Overall? [Video]Should NBA Teams Consider Drafting Ja Morant #1 Overall?

Murray State point guard Ja Morant has been a projected lottery pick all season, but his NCAA Tournament triple-double against Marquette has elevated his star like never before.

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Ja Morant's Triple-Double Leads Murray State Past Marquette [Video]Ja Morant's Triple-Double Leads Murray State Past Marquette

No. 12 Murray State, behind superstar Ja Morant's triple-double, crushed five-seed Marquette in Thursday's NCAA Tournament matchup.

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President Obama's March Madness Bracket Is Out [Video]President Obama's March Madness Bracket Is Out

Although the March Madness presidential bracket was a tradition, Business Insider says that it has fallen out of favor under the Trump administration. But former U.S. president Barack Obama still..

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March Madness: Could Duke Flame Out Before the Final Four? [Video]March Madness: Could Duke Flame Out Before the Final Four?

Duke is the heaviest NCAA Tournament favorite since the 2014-15 Kentucky squad, but there are analytics concerns over the Blue Devils' ability to win it all.

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Go Mad For These Fun Facts About March Madness [Video]Go Mad For These Fun Facts About March Madness

You may love the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, but you probably didn't know these facts about it.

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Could Oregon Pull An Upset Over Wisconsin? [Video]Could Oregon Pull An Upset Over Wisconsin?

The Oregon Ducks are strong heading into the NCAA Tournament. Coming off a 20-point win against the UW Huskies in the Pac-12 championship, will the Ducks keep rolling with a first round upset over the..

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The Line: NCAA Tournament Best Bets [Video]The Line: NCAA Tournament Best Bets

The Line’s panel of gambling and college basketball experts give their best bets heading into the first round of the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament

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March Madness Bad Beats: Seton Hall Over Kansas [Video]March Madness Bad Beats: Seton Hall Over Kansas

In the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, Kansas was -4.5 against Seton Hall and seemed to be cruising. But the Pirates eventually crushed Jayhawks bettors with a last-minute three.

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The Line: SI’s NCAA Tournament Betting Guide [Video]The Line: SI’s NCAA Tournament Betting Guide

The Line gets you ready for all your March Madness gambling needs with upset picks, championship futures, best bets and more. Sports Illustrated is your home for 2019 NCAA Tournament betting.

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NCAA Tournament Futures Bets: Smart Value Plus Enticing Longshots [Video]NCAA Tournament Futures Bets: Smart Value Plus Enticing Longshots

Duke is favored to win the NCAA Tournament, but that doesn’t mean they’re the smartest bet on the bracket. The Line gets you ready to make the most out of March Madness.

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4 March Madness Underdogs Worth Betting On [Video]4 March Madness Underdogs Worth Betting On

The NCAA Tournament is all about upsets, so we’re here to help with a handy list of four underdogs, one from each region, worth betting on.

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Baylor, Mississippi State, Notre Dame and Louisville Secure Top Seeds in Women's NCAA Tournament [Video]Baylor, Mississippi State, Notre Dame and Louisville Secure Top Seeds in Women's NCAA Tournament

The field for the 2019 Women's NCAA tournament was announced and Baylor was selected as the No. 1 overall seed.

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Potential First-Round March Madness Upsets [Video]Potential First-Round March Madness Upsets

College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein joins SI Now to highlight possible first-round NCAA Tournament upsets that could shake up March Madness.

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$8.5 Billion Will Be Bet On 'March Madness' [Video]$8.5 Billion Will Be Bet On 'March Madness'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 47 million people - one in five American adults - are expected to bet a combined $8.5 billion on “March Madness,” the annual men’s college basketball tournament, a new..

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Did Zion Williamson's Absence Actually Help Duke? [Video]Did Zion Williamson's Absence Actually Help Duke?

In five games without Zion Williamson, Duke lost twice and looked like a much different team. But former Blue Devil guard and NBA champion Dahntay Jones believes that the team will actually perform..

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Could Opposing Teams Use 'Hack-a-Zion' to Slow Duke Down? [Video]Could Opposing Teams Use 'Hack-a-Zion' to Slow Duke Down?

Zion Williamson was nearly perfect in his return to action on Thursday night. But after another poor free throw shooting performance, will Duke's opponents employ Hack-a-Zion in the NCAA Tournament to..

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March Madness on Turner, CBS Starting March 19 [Video]March Madness on Turner, CBS Starting March 19

March Madness on Turner, CBS Starting March 19

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Loyola-Chicago Won't Be Returning to the NCAA Tournament [Video]Loyola-Chicago Won't Be Returning to the NCAA Tournament

Loyola-Chicago won't have a chance to repeat their improbable Cinderella run in March Madness this year after falling 53–51 to Bradley in the Missouri Valley Conference semifinal on Saturday.

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Could ACC Land Three No. 1 Seeds on Selection Sunday? [Video]Could ACC Land Three No. 1 Seeds on Selection Sunday?

With or without Zion Williamson, Duke is proving it deserves to be a No.1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Could North Carolina and Virginia to join the Blue Devils as top seeds?

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Indiana Shocks No. 6 Michigan State to Complete Season Sweep Ahead of NCAA Tournament [Video]Indiana Shocks No. 6 Michigan State to Complete Season Sweep Ahead of NCAA Tournament

The Hoosiers beat the Spartans 63–62 despite being down by as many as 12 points during the game.

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Tired of Busted Brackets? Make Yours Unbustable With SI’s Realtime Bracket Challenge [Video]Tired of Busted Brackets? Make Yours Unbustable With SI’s Realtime Bracket Challenge

With less than a month until Selection Sunday, Sports Illustrated's March Madness bracket challenge is officially here. But this isn't your traditional bracket. This one is unbustable.

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Is Duke's Loss to UNC a Reason to Worry About Its National Title Chances? [Video]Is Duke's Loss to UNC a Reason to Worry About Its National Title Chances?

Duke struggled in Zion Williamson's absence, but did last night's loss reveal other flaws that could haunt the Blue Devils in the NCAA Tournament?

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Are you betting on March Madness? Here's what to know about taxes if you win — or lose

March Madness means a lot of gambling, legal and behind the scenes. Here's how the basketball tournament intersects with tax rules.
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After being 'just happy' with win in March Madness last year, Buffalo has new approach

For Buffalo, winning in the first round of the NCAA tournament is no longer a novelty. Instead, they hope, it's a necessary first step.
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Here's what led to the strangest matchup of March Madness

The 13th-seeded UC Irvine Anteaters will play 12th-seeded Oregon Sunday in a matchup that begs a question: How in the heck did this happen?
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Which NCAA tournament games will be best on Sunday? We ranked them so you know when to watch March Madness

Sunday's NCAA tournament schedule is packed with intriguing matchups. We rank which will be best as March Madness rolls on to the Sweet 16.
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Pac-12 and ACC top conferences in opening round

The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament
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Morant's breakout season ends with blowout by Florida State

As the clock wound down on Florida State's 90-62 victory against 12th-seeded Murray State in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Ja Morant wondered what more he could have done for his team and what could..
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March Madness on skates: Carolina Hurricanes celebrate victory with a slam dunk

The Carolina Hurricanes' latest Storm Surge celebration features Trevor van Riemsdyk dribbling and dunking basketball while on skates.
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Oregon State survives in OT over Boise State 80-75.

Mikayla Pivec had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the fourth-seeded Oregon State Beavers withstood a scare from No. 13 Boise State for an 80-75 overtime victory in the first round of the NCAA..
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Iowa State rolls past 14th-seeded NMSU 97-61

Bridget Carleton led four players in double figures with 23 points and third-seeded Iowa State throttled New Mexico State 97-61 on Saturday, its first NCAA Tournament win since 2013
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Florida State slams Morant and Murray State 90-62 in NCAAs

Ja Morant dazzled for a half, but the star point guard and 12th-seeded Murray State got run out of the NCAA Tournament by Florida State
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Kentucky ends Wofford's season with stifling defense

NCAA Tournament Capsules
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Even before big upset, Virginia has history of NCAA flops

Virginia Cavaliers' recent history, even when they make it past 1st round of NCAA Tournament, isn't all that good
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Zion-Tacko matchup highlights NCAA second round in East

The focus of the Duke-UCF NCAA Tournament second round game is sure to be at the rim where Blue Devils' dynamic freshman Zion Williamson will go against the tallest player in college basketball in..
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Texas A&M prepares for experienced Marquette in 2nd round

In his 14th straight season leading Texas A&M to the NCAA Tournament, coach Gary Blair doesn't often worry that his team be overmatched in the experience department, but that concern is there as the..
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Mangakahia scores 21, leads Syracuse past Fordham 70-49

Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia has near triple-double with 21 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, third-seeded Orange beat No. 14 Fordham 70-49 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
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UCLA holds on to eject Tennessee from NCAAs with 89-77 win

UCLA put a rapid end to Tennessee's 38th consecutive appearance in the women's NCAA Tournament, blunting a second-half comeback bid and using an impressive performance by Michaela Onyenwere to secure..
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Duke coach: Reserve Jack White unlikely to play against UCF

Duke likely won't be at full strength for a second consecutive NCAA Tournament game as reserve forward Jack White will probably miss the Blue Devils second-round game Sunday because of a hamstring..
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South Carolina, Florida State renew rivalry in NCAA tourney

South Carolina, Florida State meet for 3rd time in last 5 seasons in NCAA Tournament
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Liberty keeps cool in crunch time, slays 'monster of unbelief' during first-round March Madness upset

Liberty won an NCAA tournament game for the first time in program history, upsetting fifth-seeded Mississippi State on Friday. And they did it in crunch time.
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Leslie, NC State beat Maine 63-51 in 1st round of NCAA

Kiara Leslie scored 20 points and North Carolina State beat Maine 63-51 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
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Waters' drive beats Maryland 69-67, sends LSU to Sweet 16

Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give third-seeded LSU a 69-67 victory over sixth-seeded Maryland in the second round of the NCAA..
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Notre Dame cruises to opening round win

Women's NCAA Tournament Capsules
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Murray, Kentucky beat Princeton 82-77 in NCAA 1st round

Taylor Murray scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half, and Kentucky beat Princeton 82-77 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
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NCAA Latest: Time to see if upstarts can reach Sweet 16

Time to see whether the upstarts of the NCAA Tournament can dance their way to the Sweet 16.
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Boise State faces challenge in Oregon State to open NCAAs

Thirteenth-seeded Boise State will be looking for its first women's NCAA Tournament win on Saturday against No. 4 seed Oregon State in Corvallis
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TIPPING OFF: Wofford, Murray State aim for big March moment

Wofford and Murray State have a chance to reach the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 with another win
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Oregon extends March run with 72-54 win over Wisconsin

Payton Pritchard scored 19 points, Kenny Wooten protected the rim with four blocks and 12th-seeded Oregon extended its surprising March run by beating No. 5 seed Wisconsin 72-54 in the first round of..
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Duke's Zion Williamson shines in NCAA Tournament debut

NCAA Tournament Capsules
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Va Tech beats Saint Louis 66-52 for 1st tourney in 12 years

Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points, Kerry Blackshear added 15 and fourth-seeded Virginia Tech earned its first NCAA Tournament win in 12 years by beating No. 13 seed Saint Louis 66-52
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Tall Fall leads ninth-seeded UCF to first NCAA win over VCU

Tacko Fall had 13 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks to lead ninth-seeded UCF to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win, 73-58 over eighth-seeded VCU
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Penn has 24 and Indiana surprises Texas 69-65

Jaelynn Penn had 24 points and Bendu Yeaney added 17, and 10th-seeded Indiana surprised No. 7 Texas 69-65 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
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Liberty upsets Mississippi St. 80-76 for 1st tourney win

Caleb Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:16 to play to send 12th-seeded Liberty to its first NCAA Tournament win in school..
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Edwards' 3s lead Clemson over South Dakota 79-66 in NCAAs

Simone Westbrook scored 27 points, Danielle Edwards added 25 and ninth-seeded Clemson pulled way in the fourth quarter to beat No. 8 seed South Dakota 79-66 on Friday in the first round of the women's..
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Washington makes successful return, beats Utah State 78-61

Noah Dickerson had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and ninth-seeded Washington made a successful return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years, beating Utah State 78-61
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Collier's double-double leads No. 2 UConn to rout of Towson

Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and UConn, in the unusual position of being a No. 2 seed, got off to its usual NCAA Tournament start with a 110-61 rout of 15th-seeded Towson
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South Region: In 'rebuilding' years, Purdue, 'Nova excel

Coach Jay Wright's Wildcats and Matt Painter's Boilermakers have become two of the steadiest and most successful programs in the country. On Saturday, they'll meet for first time in the NCAA..
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Hemphill, Dillard lead 10 seed Buffalo over Rutgers 82-71.

Summer Hemphill scored 23 points and Cierra Dillard added 20 as 10th seeded Buffalo upset seventh-seeded Rutgers 82-71 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
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Looking dangerous, No. 6 seed Buffalo breezes past ASU

Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo beat Arizona State and breezed into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
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Tennessee holds off Colgate to advance to NCAA second round

Admiral Schofield had 19 points and No. 2 seed Tennessee held off a second-half rally by No. 15 seed Colgate to get a 77-70 win in the NCAA Tournament
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South Carolina regains swagger in 74-52 win over Belmont

Te'a Cooper had 13 points, Alexis Jennings added 12 points and nine rebounds, and fourth-seeded South Carolina shook off a sluggish start to pull away from No. 13 seed Belmont 74-52 Friday in the..
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March Madness: C.J. McCollum reflects on Lehigh upsetting Duke in the 2012 NCAA Tournament

NBA star C.J. McCollum reflects on how he helped No. 15 Lehigh upset mighty Duke and shock the college basketball world in the 2012 NCAA tournament.
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Marquette rallies for 58-54 OT win over Rice

Natisha Hiedeman scored 13 points, Allazia Blockton had 12 and five-seed Marquette overcame a nine-point fourth quarter deficit to get a 58-54 win over No. 12 Rice in overtime in the first round of the..
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John Calipari can't imagine star PJ Washington playing vs. Wofford, denies 'conspiracy'

Kentucky is set to play its second straight game without PJ Washington when the Wildcats take the court against Wofford in the NCAA Tournament.
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Notre Dame knows underdog Wildcats' pain and joy

Defending national champion Notre Dame will host Bethune-Cookman in their opening game of the women's NCAA Tournament
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Duke, North Carolina kick off their NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament run

Duke and North Carolina both begin their runs in the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday night. The two heated rivals have never met before in the Big Dance. Could this be the year? Arran..
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Iowa keeps Big Ten perfect, rallies 79-72 over Cincinnati

Luka Garza scored 20 points, Jordan Bohannon made a three-point play during Iowa's closing surge, and the 10th-seeded Hawkeyes kept the Big Ten perfect in the NCAA Tournament by rallying for a 79-72..
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Follow live March Madness coverage of Friday's first-round NCAA tournament games

The ball is tipped on the first Friday of the NCAA tournament and March Madness is in full swing. Follow along with live updates from the day.
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March Madness: The origin of NCAA brackets

This year some 70 million bracket-makers are competing for cash prizes and office bragging rights; it's a tradition that started at a bar in Staten Island, N.Y., drawing attention from mobs of fans –..
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