Every week in 2021-22, I will hand out awards for the week that just unfolded in college basketball and unveil a new top 25:
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana. He hit 18-of-24 field goals with 43 points in a 90-79 win over Marshall, the first Hoosier since 1994 to score 40+ in a game.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Iowa State. The Cyclones won two games last season, beating ranked foes Xavier and Memphis to win the NIT tip-off event.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Cliff Ellis, Coastal Carolina. He earned his 800th career victory.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Paolo Banchero, Duke. He scored 21 points in a win over Gonzaga.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Dayton over Kansas. The Flyers were a 16-point underdog and trailed by 15 in the first half before winning 74-73.
VITALE'S TOP 25:
23. Iowa State
24. St. Bonaventure
25. Ohio State
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