Dick Vitale's weekly awards


It has been an up-and-down season for Ben Howland's Bruins. UCLA scored a couple of big wins, beating Washington on a buzzer-beater and following that up with a victory over Washington State. The Pac-10 has been wild and wacky all season long.

Bobby Gonzalez's Pirates came through with a couple of key Big East wins, taking down Louisville and Pittsburgh.

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Dominique Jones, South Florida and James Anderson, Oklahoma State

Jones set a school record with 46 points in a 109-105 overtime win over Providence. He hit 15-of-23 shots from the floor, 14-of-18 from the foul line while adding 10 rebounds in his impressive showing. Jones also scored 21 in a loss to Cincinnati earlier in the week.

Anderson had 30 points as the Cowboys upset Kansas State in Manhattan. He also put up 26 points in a win over Colorado earlier in the week.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: San Jose State over Louisiana Tech

Adrian Oliver scored 39 points in the stunner. Louisiana Tech entered the game with a 17-2 record and a 10-game win streak. San Jose State came in 9-8 and left with a big-time W!

COACH OF THE WEEK: George Blaney, Connecticut

Serving as acting head coach while Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun is sidelined, Blaney led the Huskies to a pair of important wins. Connecticut won easily over St. John's and then earned a victory over No. 1 Texas behind Jerome Dyson's 32 points.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky

He scored 16 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and hit seven-of-10 from the floor in just 17 minutes during a blowout of Arkansas.