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: Kofi Cockburn, Illinois. He had 37 points, 12 rebounds vs. Wisconsin and also put up 17 points and 8 boards in a win over Indiana.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Arizona. The Wildcats beat a pair of ranked teams: UCLA and USC.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Bill Self, Kansas. He led the Jayhawks to a blowout of Baylor and a win over Iowa State.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Arizona State over UCLA. The Sun Devils came in 6-13 and stunned the Bruins in three overtimes.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: A.J. Griffin, Duke. He had 27 points in a win at North Carolina and chipped in with 13 points and nine boards in a victory over Louisville.
VITALE'S TOP 25:
11. Texas Tech
16. Ohio State
20. Michigan State
22. Iowa State
23. Wake Forest
24. Murray State
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