Dick Vitale's weekly awards


CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Greivis Vasquez, Maryland and James Anderson, Oklahoma State.

The Terp star had three impressive performances in wins. He scored 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out five assists vs. Virginia. Then he had 26 points, six assists vs. NC State. He concluded his week with 18 points, eight assists and only two turnovers in a Maalox Masher win over Georgia Tech.

Anderson scored 31 points, grabbed 12 rebounds in a win over a ranked Baylor team. Earlier in the week he scored 20 points and grabbed eight boards against Iowa State.


Matt Painter's Boilermakers scored a pair of key Big Ten wins over Ohio State and Illinois

The victory in Columbus was the first at Value City Arena for Purdue, derailing a Buckeye team which had won nine consecutive league games.

COACH OF THE WEEK: John Calipari, Kentucky

His young Kentucky squad won on the road at Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, building up a two-game lead in the SEC East. Those are two very difficult places to play in, but the 'Cats found a way to get to the winner's circle.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Loyola-Marymount over Gonzaga.

It marked the first time since the 1990 NCAA tournament that the Lions upset a ranked opponent, taking down the Zags, 74-66. Ashley Hamilton led Max Good's team to victory with 17 points and six rebounds.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky.

The big man inside for Calipari had a pair of stellar efforts. He had another double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds in an overtime thriller at Mississippi State. Cousins put up a team-high 19 points in a victory at Vanderbilt.