March 12, 2023
Dick Vitale’s weekly top 25
16-San Diego State
Dickie V`s 2023 NCAA Brackets
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March 27, 2023
Best Team: Connecticut. Won. Four NCAA tourney games by 15 or more.
Surprise Team: Florida Atlantic. Won 35 games and advanced as a ninth-seed.
Best Defensive team. San Diego State. Held Alabama to 3-27 on 3s and Beat Creighton.
Coach to Watch. Jim Larranaga. Back in Final Four for first time since 2006.
Best offensive team: Connecticut. Averaging over 80 ppg. In tournament.
All-Elite Eight team:
Jordan Hawkins, Connecticut. 44 points in last two games.
Adama Sonogo, Connecticut. Double-double vs. Gonzaga.
Bryan Greenlee, FAU. 16 points vs. Kansas State (averaged seven coming in).
Darrion Trammell, San Diego State. 21 points vs. Alabama, winning FT vs. Creighton.
Jordan Miller, Miami. 7-7 FG, 13-13 FT vs. Texas
Week of June 5, 2023
The Heat split two games in Denver.
The Sixers hired Nick Nurse as coach.
The Pistons hired Monty Williams as its new coach.
The Suns hired Frank Vogel head coach.
The Blue Jackets hired Mike Babcock as head coach.
The Capitals named Spencer Carbery head coach.
The Predators named Andrew Burnette head coach.
Zach Edey returned to Purdue.
The Bills gave Ed Oliver a four-year extension.
Bob Myers left as Warriors presidsnf and GM.7
Danil Medvedev was stunned in first round of French Open.
Chase Elliott was suspended one race.
Felix Auger-Aliassime lost in straight set in round one of the French.
Auburn and Oklahoma State were seeds eliminated in two games at the NCAA baseball tourney.
The Knicks and GM Scott Perry parted ways
Patrick Kane out 4-6 months (hip).
Alabama lost two straight In the NCAA softball tourney.
Nelson Cruz on the IL with a hamstring injury.
Jessica Pegula was upset at the French Open.
Week of June 5th, 2023
Each week I’ll write about the world of sport:
*Next year, I’m excited about my Dickie V gala. The honorees include Derek Jeter, Jeff Gordon, Jim Kelly, Rick Barnes and Nikki McCray
L*Miami rallied to even the series with Denver. Duncan Robinson, Max Strus and Gabe Vincent came up big.
*Las Vegas scored three goals in the third period to beat Florida in game one of th Stanley Cup final.
*The Celtics Brad Stevens made the right choice - JOE MAZZULLA has earned the right to be back. He has the qualities with experience to be a top notch leader in the NBA.
Week of June 5, 2023
PTP’ER OF THE WEEK: Duncan Robinson
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Las Vegas Golden Knights
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Medvedev stunned at French.
STOCK UP: Miami Heat
STOCK DOWN: Oakland Athletics