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March 29, 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...


Final Four teams -- Connecticut, Oklahoma State, Duke and Georgia Tech all going to the Final Four in San Antonio! What excitement over the weekend as the Duke-Xavier, Oklahoma State-St. Joe's and Georgia Tech-Kansas games were classics.

Memphis Grizzlies -- The Grizzlies are in the playoffs, and coach Hubie Brown's club has won five in a row. What a tremendous turnaround for Brown, GM Jerry West and Co. I coached against Hubie in New Jersey many years ago. I'm happy to see him having so much success.

LeBron James -- LeBron became the youngest player to score 40-plus points in a game, scoring 41 in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 107-104 win over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.

Miami Heat -- Despite losing Sunday, the Heat are 7-1 in their last eight games, and it looks like they could end up in the playoffs even though they opened the season 0-7.

Grace Park -- Park won the LPGA Kraft Nabisco event, her first LPGA major championship.


Miami-Florida -- Miami could have handled the firing of basketball coach Perry Clark better. If you're going to make a decision, make it -- don't leave a guy hanging out to dry for about two weeks.

Tiger Woods, John Daly -- Daly shot an 80 in the final round of The Players Championship, while Tiger finished tied for 16th in the event.

Michelle Kwan -- Kwan struggled and finished third in the World Figure Skating Championships.

Los Angeles Clippers -- The Clippers have been struggling again. It's been a rough season for coach Mike Dunleavy and Co. The Clippers lost their eighth straight game Sunday night.

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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