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: Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky. He had 21 points and 22 rebounds vs. Mississippi State and 17 points and 14 rebounds vs. Kansas.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Kentucky. The Wildcats won at Kansas 80-62 and beat Mississippi State 82-74.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Mick Cronin, UCLA. The Bruins won three games by an average margin over 20 PPG. They beat Arizona 75-59, Stanford 66-43 and Cal 81-57.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Stanford over USC. The Cardinal swept the season series for the first time since 2015, winning in L.A. 75-69.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Daeshun Ruffin, Ole Miss. He had 17 points and seven rebounds in a win over Kansas State.
VITALE'S TOP 25:
14. Michigan State
15. Texas Tech
16. Ohio State
18. Iowa State
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