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Weekly college basketball awards

Updated: February 21, 2011, 2:19 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Purdue

E'Twaun Moore had a career game as the Boilermakers beat Ohio State on Sunday. Earlier in the week, Purdue got a big victory over Wisconsin. Matt Painter's club is now one game back of the Buckeyes in the Big Ten. And remember, this is a team that lost Robbie Hummel to an ACL tear!


PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jacob Pullen, Kansas State

Pullen put on a show as Kansas State upset Kansas in Manhattan. Pullen scored 38 points against the Jayhawks. Kansas won the first meeting by 24 points, and Pullen had other ideas in the rematch. The veteran guard put up 27 later in the week against Oklahoma in a victory.


COACH OF THE WEEK: Steve Lavin, St. John's

The Red Storm got their fifth win over a top 15 team, beating Pittsburgh at Madison Square Garden. St. John's also got a big road win at Marquette to move to 9-5 in the Big East. Lavin has these kids inspired and ready to dance!


SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Gardner-Webb over Coastal Carolina

Central Carolina came into the game 15-0 in the Big South and 24-2 overall. Gardner-Webb came in at 3-11 in league play and 8-18 overall. The Running Bulldogs scored a 59-57 stunner on the road over Cliff Ellis' team.


DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Devon Saddler, Delaware

Saddler scored 27 points while grabbing eight rebounds in a loss to Rider. Earlier in the week, the Blue Hens guard scored 16 points in a win over Northeastern.

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Dick Vitale

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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.