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Weekly awards

Updated: December 27, 2010, 1:17 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Butler
Brad Stevens' team is on a roll, winning five in a row. The Bulldogs won the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii, beating Florida State in the semifinals and Washington State in the title game behind 20 points from Shelvin Mack.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Justin Hurtt, Tulsa
He has posted three straight 30+ point games. Last week, the senior guard had 30 in a three-point loss to Wichita State. He followed up with 33 in a win over Texas-San Antonio.

COACH OF THE WEEK: John Thompson III, Georgetown
He led his Hoyas to a big win at Memphis.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Jacksonville over Florida
The Rowdy Reptile fans in the O-Dome were stunned as in-state foe Jacksonville won in overtime over the Gators. Florida as coming off a big win over Kansas State.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Doron Lamb, Kentucky
He set a freshman Wildcat record with 32 points, hitting seven-of-eight trifectas in a win over Winthrop.

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.