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Weekly Awards

Updated: December 8, 2008, 2:18 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Ohio State.

Thad Matta's Buckeyes knocked off a pair of ranked teams. First off was a win over Miami-Florida in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Then Ohio State stunned Notre Dame in Indianapolis and the Irish had Luke Harangody back in the lineup. Evan Turner had 28 points, 10 rebounds and five assists against Notre Dame.

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: A. J. Abrams, Texas and Stephen Curry, Davidson

Abrams keyed a Texas win over UCLA by scoring 31 points, including the team's final six as the Longhorns hung on to get the victory.

Curry, coming off a game where he was shutout by Loyola-Maryland, lit up the scoreboard for 44 points in a win over NC State. Both Abrams and Curry will be in Madison Square Garden Tuesday night for the Jimmy V Classic.

COACH OF THE WEEK: Roy Williams, North Carolina

With Marcus Ginyard and Tyler Zeller sidelined, the Tar Heels went into Ford Field and destroyed a ranked Michigan State squad. Ty Lawson has been incredible so far this season while Tyler Hansbrough has looked like a Player of the Year candidate. Tom Izzo was left shaking his head as Williams' squad remained unbeaten. The Tar Heels looked like an NBA squad.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Tyreke Evans, Memphis

He put up big numbers in a win over Marist: 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and he did it all in just 22 minutes.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Michigan over Duke

The Blue Devils beat the Wolverines at Madison Square Garden in the Coaches vs. Cancer championship, 71-56. Well, it was revenge time for John Beilein and company as DeShawn Sims scored 28 points and grabbed 12 boards. Michigan prevailed in Ann Arbor over a top five squad, 81-73. The Wolverines have an impressive resume with W's over UCLA and Duke; pretty good for a team which struggled to beat Savannah State!

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.

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