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: Drew Timme, Gonzaga. He scored a career-high 37 points (15-of-19 FG) in a win over Texas.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: UCLA. The Bruins rallied from 10 down to beat Villanova in OT.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Bashir Mason, Wagner. He went 2-0, including a 58-44 upset at VCU.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Paolo Banchero, Duke. He averaged over 19 ppg. in three wins, including 22 vs. Kentucky.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Navy over Virginia. The Midshipmen stunned a ranked Cavalierds squad, 66-58.
VITALE’S TOP 25:
13. North Carolina
20. St. Bonaventure
23. Ohio State
24. Mississippi State
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