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 AND DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Malaki Branham, Ohio State. He had 35 points in an overtime win vs. Nebraska. Branham's prior career-high was 11 points.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Baylor. The Bears went to Ames, Iowa and handed the Cyclones their first loss of the season.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Ron Hunter, Tulane. He led the Green Wave to wins over Memphis and at Cincinnati.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Gardner-Webb over Georgia. The score was 77-60, giving coach Tim Craft a big road win.
VITALE'S TOP 25:
9. Michigan State
12. Iowa State
13. Ohio State
21. Colorado State
The 17th annual Dick Vitale Gala, benefiting the V Foundation, will be held May 6, 2022, at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida. For more information visit dickvitaleonline.com.