Dick Weiss

  • Dick Weiss
    Ferguson, USA light up Internationals in Nike Hoop Summit

    PORTLAND, Ore.– Terrance Ferguson is undecided on his future after de-committing from Alabama. The 6-6 McDonald’s All American guard from Advanced Prep International in Dallas, may have sent out a hint when he wore an Arizona shirt to practice this week, but Kansas and Baylor are still in the mix. Ferguson is...

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    Nova Claims NCAA Title In Dramatic Fashion

    HOUSTON– It was the most dramatic finish I can remember in my 44 years of covering the...

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    Nova stands on the brink of immortality.

    HOUSTON– Villanova has not taken a traditional path to Monday night’s NCAA tournament championship game against ACC blue blood North Carolina here at monstrous 71,000-seat Stadium. There are no NBA first round draft picks on this Big East team and no one and dones on this roster. This is not Kentucky or...

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    Villanova lights up Oklahoma in national semi-finals.

    HOUSTON– In this unpredictable college basketball season, this was one of those unpredictable moments. Villanova wiped out whatever bitter memories remained of its ugliest loss of the season last night. The Wildcats scorched Oklahoma, 95-41, to advance to the NCAA championship game against North Carolina here Monday night before a sellout crowd...

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    Boeheim still upset over NCAA sanctions.

      HOUSTON–Syracuse Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim should be enjoying the moment. He should be taking a victory lap for coaching his 10th-seeded Orange to the NCAA Final Four. Instead, he still is nursing the scars after being suspended for nine games this season, having 106 wins wiped off his resume when...

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    Buddy Hield, Final Four teams challenge the NRG Effect.

    HOUSTON– Oklahoma’s red hot shooting guard Buddy Hield has been on fire during the Sooners’ Final Four run, averaging 29.3 points, shooting 19 for 40 from beyond the three point arc and earning a salute from Kobe Bryant who was in the stands to watch him light up Pac-12 champion Oregon for...

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    It’s an Orange World in this NCAA tournament.

    PHILADELPHIA–Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has no problem being the surprise guest in this year’s Final Four. He had endured what many consider his most difficult season as a head coach in 40 years. In March 2015, the Syracuse program, which has self imposed a post season ban for the 2015 tournament, had...

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    Villanova claws its way to the Final Four

    PHILADELPHIA– It’s hard to believe it’s been 31 years since Villanova made that magical Cinderella run to its only national championship. But it didn’t take long for Wildcat fans in the sellout crowd of 19,422 at the KFC Yum! Center to start putting on newly minted blue and white T-shirts that proclaimed,...

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    Carolina turns on its scoring machine

    PHILADELPHIA–The University of North Carolina is the only team in the country that is capable of scoring 100 points or more on multiple occasions. It doesn’t matter who the competition is, either. Indiana coach Tom Crean made the mistake of thinking his Big Ten regular season champions could get into a track...

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    Villanova continues to Dream Big

    LOUISVILLE– There are some nights like this when you think anything is possible for this Villanova team– even a national championship. Villanova gave us all something to dream about last night after the Cats blistered third-seeded Atlantic Coast Conference giant Miami, 92-69, here at the Yum Center to advance to the NCAA...

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    Coach K Down on Fifth Year Graduate Transfers

    LOUISVILLE– Duke’s Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski has not changed his mind about players seeking early entry to the NBA draft. Like many influential Division I coaches, he is still adamant about the idea that if a player is good enough to declare for the draft coming out of high school,...

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    Atlantic Coast Conference hogging the spots in the NCAA Sweet 16.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.– When The Atlantic Coast Conference convinced Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame and Louisville to defect from the Big East in 2014, it seems like just a matter of time before the 15-team conference became the dominant force in college basketball The future is now. The conference is sending a record six...

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    Ryan Arch thinks Cats can win it all.

    BROOKLYN– When the final buzzer sounded at the end of Villanova’s impressive 87-68 NCAA second-round victory over Iowa here Sunday and the PA man at the Barclays Center announced the second seeded Wildcats were going to the Sweet 16, the first thing Ryan Arcidiacono did was breathe a sigh of relief. Then,...

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    Nova haunted by its past as it prepares for Iowa in NCAA second round.

    BROOKLYN– Villanova’s nationally ranked basketball team has not been able to go anywhere this season without being accompanied by the elephant in the room. The second seeded Cats (30-5) have established themselves as an elite regular season program, winning three straight Big East regular season championships and becoming a fixture in the...

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    SFA Lumberjacks chop West Virginia down to size in NCAA upset

    BROOKLYN– The Stephen F. Austin University beat West Virginia at its own game here Friday night. The 14th-seeded Lumberjacks from Nacogdoches, Tex. shoved the third seeded Mountaineers from the Big 12 out of the NCAA Tournament, pressuring West Virginia from the Big 12 into 22 turnovers and turned them into 29 points...

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    Middle Tennessee shocks Michigan State and the world with NCAA upset.

      BROOKLYN–I was here at the Barclays Center Friday covering the first round of the NCAA Tournament. But I could hear earthquake tremors coming from St.. Louis where 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee State shocked second-seeded Michigan State, 90-81, in an first round game at the Scottrade Center. The Big Ten Tournament champion Spartans...