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Updated: March 9, 2009, 5:58 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

STOCK UP

Kurt Warner finally got his new deal with the Arizona Cardinals, thanks in part to a hometown discount. Warner is a class act, my friends.

Manny Ramirez finally came to terms with the Dodgers.

The Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in a key Eastern Conference showdown Friday night.

The Utah Jazz extended its win streak to 11 games, its longest since 1999.

Louisville won the Big East men's regular-season championship.

STOCK DOWN

Florida State was punished for a number of violations regarding a major academic cheating scandal.

Shaquille O'Neal and Stan Van Gundy made enough news over flop comments.

Kentucky lost a key SEC showdown at home to last place Georgia.

Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch entered a guilty plea to a gun charge and received probation.

Creighton was blown out in the Missouri Valley Conference semifinal by Illinois State.

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.