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: Jared Bynum, Providence. He averaged 28.5 points and six rebounds per game in wins over Georgetown and DePaul.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights earned a pair of wins over ranked teams -- Ohio State and at Wisconsin.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Tim Jankovich, SMU. He led the Mustangs to an upset of Houston, and now has his team tied for the American Athletic Conference lead.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Virginia over Duke. The Cavaliers went into Cameron Indoor Stadium and shocked the Blue Devils.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Jalen Duren, Memphis. He had a pair of double-doubles, including 14 points and 11 rebounds in an upset of Houston.
VITALE'S TOP 25:
9. Texas Tech
17. Michigan State
18. Ohio State
20. Murray State
24. Saint Mary's
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