Commentary

Weekly awards

Updated: January 3, 2011, 8:39 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Washington
It is not easy to win on the road, but Lorenzo Romar's team did that, winning at USC and UCLA to start the Pac-10 season.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kris Joseph, Syracuse
He totaled 45 points in conference wins over Providence and Notre Dame.

COACH OF THE WEEK: Steve Lavin, St. John's
The Red Storm won their first two Big East games, both on the road. St. John's won at West Virginia (snapping a 10-game losing streak to the Mountaineers) and at Providence. I love Lavin's energy and enthusiasm as he has the Red Storm playing well.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Bucknell over Richmond
The Spiders came in with an 11-3 record but were stunned by Bucknell.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Brandon Knight, Kentucky
He had 25 points in a big win over in-state rival Louisville.

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.