Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe is Dick Vitale's player of the week, UK rises in top 25

Oscar Tshiebwe had another huge week for a Kentucky team that is rounding into form. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

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.


1. Auburn
2. Gonzaga
4. Purdue
5. Arizona
6. Houston
7. Duke
8. Kentucky
9. Baylor
10. Kansas
11. Villanova
12. Wisconsin
13. Providence
14. Michigan State
15. Texas Tech
16. Ohio State
17. Marquette
18. Iowa State
19. Illinois
20. USC
21. UConn
22. Tennessee
23. TCU
24. Miami
25. LSU

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.