Player of the week: Kyle Hines, UNC-Greensboro
He hit 10-of-12 field goals, scored 25 points, grabbed nine rebounds in 38 minutes as his squad stunned Georgia Tech 83-74.
Team of the week: Mercer
The Bears spoiled the debut of talented diaper dandy O. J. Mayo, winning at USC, 96-81. James Florence scored 30 points as Mercer dominated early, building a 47-30 halftime lead.
Coach of the week: Rick Scruggs, Gardner-Webb
He helped devise a game plan that exposed some weaknesses at Kentucky. Now he heads to Madison Square Garden for the semifinals of the 2K Sports event benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
Diaper Dandy of the week: Michael Beasley, Kansas State
He put on quite a show in his collegiate debut, scoring 32 points, grabbing 24 boards in a win over Cal State-Sacramento. Then Beasley followed up with 30 points and 14 rebounds in a win over Pittsburg State (Kansas).
Shock of the week: Gardner-Webb over Kentucky
What a week for the Atlantic Sun conference. The Runnin' Bulldogs won in Lexington. Mercer stunned USC and Belmont won at Cincinnati. Gardner-Webb was 9-21 last season and picked eighth in the conference preseason poll.
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