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April 3, 2023

San Diego State and Connecticut advanced to the NCAA mens basketball final. The Aztecs beat Florida Atlantic on a buzzer beater by Lamont Butler.
Congratulations to the wimen’s champion LSU, which beat Caitlin Clark and Iowa in the final. LSU won in Kim Mulkey’s second year as coach.
Congrats to a great CLASS that has truly earned the honor of being selected to the NAISMITH BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME! It included Dewyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Gregg Popovich and Gene Keady among others.
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March 27, 2023

The Final Four is set. Florida Atlantic is the biggest surprise as a ninth seed. The C-USA champion won 35 games under Dusty May.
Connecticut is playing the best basketball, with all four NCAA tourney win by 15 or more points.
Miami surprised Texas, rallying from a 13-point deficit in the second half.
San Diego State knocked off Alabama and Creighton to advance to Houston.
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March 20, 2023

The Sweet 16 is set. The SEC and Big East have three left. The Big 12 has two. The ACC, Mountain West, AAC, Ivy, WCC, Pac-12, Big 10 and C-USA have one each.
We have seen a number of shockers. Kansas and Purdue were 1-seeds ousted. Arizona and Marquette were two-seeds ousted.
Familiar names like Duke, Kansas and Kentucky are missing. Florida Atlantic and Princeton are still alive.
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March 12, 2023

The NCAA Tournament is set. The four #1 seeds were as expected though Kansas got a tough break being sent West. The region includes UCLA, Gonzaga, Arkansas, Connecticut. The East is tough with Purdue, Marquette, Kansas State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Duke, Memphis.
I feel for teams like Clemson, Rutgers and Vanderbilt that were left out. Maybe NC State and Nevada could have been left out. Clemson beat NC State by double figures three times. Vanderbilt beat Kentucky twice, Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Pittsburgh. Jerry Stackhouse did all he could.
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March 6, 2023

 

We are a week away from Selection Sunday. This could be the wildest NCAA Tournament ever. The key word is unpredictable. Marquette was picked ninth in the Big East preseason poll and they won the league. Kansas State was picked last in the Big 12 preseason poll and they shined under Jerome Tang.
The NBA saw Milwaukee’s 16-game win streak snapped by Philadelphia.
 “In 2020, Kennesaw State won one game. The Owls are now in the big dance!"
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 Keep battling and fighting to achieve your goals! - Dick Vitale