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Weekly Awards

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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State
He may not get enough publicity on the national level, but folks down in SEC country know how important he is to the Bulldogs. Mississippi State is 4-0 in league play and Gordon is one of the key reasons why. He averaged 24 points per game, shot 17-of-28 from the field, averaged six and a half rebounds per game and five assists per outing in wins over Kentucky and at Alabama

COACH OF THE WEEK: Bob Knight, Texas Tech
The General, Robert Montgomery Knight, reached another milestone as his Red Raiders put up a great defensive effort to shut down a highly-ranked Texas A&M squad. Knight got win No. 900 in the process. Texas Tech also put up a great battle but fell short at Oklahoma.

TEAM OF THE WEEK:Maryland
Gary Williams' Terps came through with a big performance down at Chapel Hill, upsetting the No. 1 Tar Heels, 82-80. James Gist posted a double-double and the Terps made All-Solid Gold star Tyler Hansbrough work for every point. Williams has had a history of getting his team to focus for challenges of this magnitude. Maryland also scored an important ACC win over Wake Forest earlier in the week.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall
The 6'5 guard from Harlem had a huge game in a 92-82 surprise over Louisville. He totaled 29 points, including eight trifectas. Earlier in the week he scored 22 points, hit five three-pointers and added four steals in a 74-64 win over South Florida. Bobby Gonzalez's team has shown signs of improvement and Hazell is one reason for the team's recent success.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK:Temple over Xavier
The Musketeers came into the contest with a national ranking and a 14-3 record. The Owls entered 6-8 and left with an impressive 78-59 stunner. For Temple, it was the most convincing win over a ranked team in seven years. Fran Dunphy's club hit 13 trifectas and Dionte Christmas celebrated with 23 points.

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.