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Updated: February 23, 2009, 4:44 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

LeBron James put up 55 points over the Bucks

Maryland stunned North Carolina, putting the Terps back onto the bubble.

Texas beat Oklahoma in an emotional game in Austin.

Phil Mickelson got to the winner's circle at the Northern Trust Open.

The Dodgers signed one of the best second basemen in baseball, Orlando Hudson.

STOCK DOWN

The Detroit Pistons have lost six straight games, including Sunday's defeat against Cleveland.

The Dubai tennis tournament was fined $300 k after Israel's Shahar Peer was denied a visa into the country to compete.

The New Jersey Nets have lost five straight games, all by double figures.

Suns star Jason Richardson was suspended after an arrest for speeding.

Jaguars cut running back Fred Taylor.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.