BEST of the WEEK | Jan. 17, 2005
Awards based on games from Monday through Sunday
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons came through with a couple of big ACC wins. First came an 81-66 blowout of Maryland as Justin Gray scored 25 points. Then came a 95-82 win over North Carolina, with Wake Forest going a perfect 32-of-32 from the free-throw line.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Anthony Roberson, Florida and Salim Stoudamire, Arizona
With Matt Walsh sidelined, Gators guard Anthony Roberson has really picked up his offense. He scored 34 points against Auburn, including 10 in overtime. Roberson had another 30-point performance in an easy win at Vanderbilt.
Wildcats guard Salim Stoudamire totaled 53 points in wins over USC and UCLA. He was brilliant in the second half against the Bruins and hit the game-winning 3-pointer.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Marshall over West Virginia
The Mountaineers came into the game 11-1 (1-1 Big East) and ranked nationally. The Thundering Herd entered with a 2-10 record (0-4 MAC). Coach John Beilein and West Virginia left with a stunning 59-55 loss at home.
CO-COACHES OF THE WEEK:
Frank Haith, Miami-Florida and Eddie Sutton, Oklahoma State
Frank Haith has done an incredible job at Miami in his first season at the helm. The Hurricanes won at Virginia (91-80) and edged Florida State (64-63) to move to 3-1 in ACC play.
With wins over Missouri and Iowa State, Eddie Sutton passed Henry Iba for seventh on the all-time coaches' win list at 768.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Glen Davis, LSU
A 6-foot-9, 310-pound freshman forward, Glen Davishad a pair of double-doubles. He scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds vs. South Carolina, and then had 15 points and 11 boards against Ohio State.
Dick Vitale coached the Pistons and the University of Detroit before broadcasting ESPN's first college basketball game in December 1979. Send him a question for possible use on ESPNEWS.