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Pitino earns win No. 500

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Dec. 24, 2007 | Dick's Stock Watch provides a fast-glance review of the past week in the world of sports, charting whose stock is up and whose is down.

STOCK UP
•Bob Huggins earned coaching win No. 600, while Rick Pitino earned No. 500 when Louisville knocked off Marshall. My friends, Mr. Pitino is a future Hall of Famer.

•Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to reach the 20,000 point mark in NBA history.

•The Texas Rangers made a great move acquiring Josh Hamilton from the Reds.

•Marion Gaborik of the Minnesota Wild scored five goals in a game against the Rangers earlier in the week.

•Florida Atlantic's Rusty Smith threw five TD passes in a bowl win over Memphis.

•Portland's Trail Blazers have won 10 straight games.

STOCK DOWN

•Florida State was plagued by an academic cheating scandal which will sideline more than 20 players for its bowl showdown against Kentucky.

•Cowboys safety Roy Williams was suspended for one game due to another horse-collar tackle.

•NY Islanders wing Chris Simon received an NHL-record 30-game suspension for stomping on the ankle of an opponent.

•The Knicks are 8-19 after a weekend loss to the Lakers.

Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.