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Weekly Awards

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK:Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina

My pick for national Player of the Year helped the Tar Heels win another ACC tournament title. UNC beat Florida State, Virginia Tech and Clemson to capture the crown. Hansbrough's tenacity was evident as he never takes a play off.

COACH OF THE WEEK:Dennis Felton, Georgia

Talk about winning four games in a row! The Bulldogs won just four SEC games during the regular season. Felton's club beat Mississippi, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Arkansas to advance to the big dance. Of course the wins over Kentucky and Mississippi State came in one day after the tough situation at the Georgia Dome.

TEAM OF THE WEEK:Pittsburgh
The Panthers won the Big East tournament by winning four games in four days. The Panthers knocked off Cincinnati, Louisville, Marquette and Georgetown. The latter three teams are seeded sixth or higher in the NCAA tournament. Jamie Dixon's players came through big-time at Madison Square Garden.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK:Kevin Love, UCLA
He gets the honor because he helped the Bruins win the Pac-10 title despite back spasms.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK:Georgia
Come on, how many people besides family and friends of the Bulldogs could have seen a team that went 4-12 in SEC play winning the conference tournament?

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.