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March 15, 2004 | 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...

NCAA Tournament selection committee -- Overall, the selection committee did a very good job, though Utah State (25-3) has a gripe about getting left out and Pittsburgh (the Big East regular-season champs) got a raw deal as a No. 3 seed possibly facing a second-round game vs. Wisconsin in Milwaukee. I can understand giving St. Joe's a No. 1 seed for its undefeated regular season.

Maryland basketball -- The Terps won the ACC championship with a great comeback over Duke. The Terps beat the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 seeds to win the ACC title. What a performance by John Gilchrist, as coach Gary Williams' team would never say die.

NBA star Tracy McGrady -- The Orlando Magic superstar scored 62 points in a game last week. He also said he would score 70 sometime before his career was over.

Boxer Winky Wright -- Wright defeated Shane Mosley in a unanimous decision to win the unified 154-pound championship.

NHL star Darren McCarty -- McCarty plays for the Detroit Red Wings, and his charity work really impressed me when I gave a speech in the Detroit area last week. McCarty is trying to raise money to defeat multiple myeloma, the disease which took the life of his father.

QB Drew Henson -- Henson will be a star quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and coach Bill Parcells. He's the real deal, baby!

WR Terrell Owens -- The superstar wide receiver should just shut up, accept that the San Francisco 49ers have traded him, and play for the Baltimore Ravens already.

Boxer Felix Trinidad -- Trinidad had signed a multimillion dollar deal to fight Shane Mosley, but that deal is worthless since Mosley lost to Winky Wright.

NHL star Todd Bertuzzi -- His cheap shot damaged the image of the NHL again and, what's far worse, broke the neck of Steve Moore of the Colorado Avalanche. Bertuzzi plays for the Vancouver Canucks.

Dick Vitale coached the Detroit Pistons and the University of Detroit in the 1970s before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in 1979 (he's been an ESPN analyst ever since). Send a question for Vitale for possible use on ESPNEWS.

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