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Finals Watch: Conan hoops it up


FILE - This May 24, 2012 file photo shows late night talk show host Conan O'Brien speaking during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. TBS says it's extending Conan O'Brien's late-night hour through November 2015. O'Brien premiered “Conan” on TBS in November 2010, some months after his departure from a short-lived stint as host of NBC's "Tonight" show. He left NBC when Jay Leno was returned as “Tonight” host. Although "Conan" averages just 900,000 viewers nightly, it leads the late-night pack in social media engagement and online activity, according to TBS."Conan," hosted by O'Brien with Andy Richter as announcer, airs Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. Eastern time. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file) (The Associated Press)

Conan O'Brien wrapped up a four-day taping in Atlanta of his show on Thursday.

The 6-foot-4 O'Brien has never played organized basketball but is a big-time sports fan — his favorite teams include the Boston Celtics and Red Sox.

In tribute to Atlanta hosting college basketball's Final Four this weekend, O'Brien's guests Thursday night on his show — "CONAN" — that airs on TBS will include NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, college basketball announcer Dick Vitale and music artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

— Jonathan Landrum —


NCAA Finals Watch follows the Final Four games and all the activities surrounding the event as seen by journalists from The Associated Press from across Atlanta. It will be updated throughout the day with breaking news and other items of interest. Follow AP reporters on Twitter where available.