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: Darius McGhee, Liberty. He had 48 points in a win over Florida Gulf Coast.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Oregon. The Ducks beat a pair of top-10 teams on the road, UCLA and USC.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Dana Altman, Oregon. He earned his 700th coaching win when Oregon scored an upset at UCLA. Altman got 701 at USC.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Northwestern over Michigan State. The Wildcats, without injured leading scorer Pete Nance, won at East Lansing, snapping the Spartans’ nine-game win streak.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: TyTy Washington Jr., Kentucky. He had 28 points and five assists vs. Tennessee.
VITALE’S TOP 25:
13. Michigan State
15. Iowa State
19. Texas Tech
20. Ohio State
24. North Carolina
25. Colorado State
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