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 28 rebounds, 14 points and three steals vs. Western Kentucky.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Tennessee. The Vols handed Arizona its first loss of the season, 77-73.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Jay Wright, Villanova. After back-to-back 20-point losses, Wright got the Cats back on track, beating Xavier.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Paolo Banchero, Duke. He scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Virginia Tech.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Davidson over Alabama. The Wildcats stunned the Tide, 79-78.
VITALE’S TOP 25:
9. Iowa State
10. Michigan State
13. Ohio State
14. Seton Hall
20. West Virginia
21. Colorado State
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