TEAM OF THE WEEK:
Kentucky. The Wildcats scored a pair of big wins, beating Notre Dame and Indiana. John Calipari's team saw its two diaper dandies, Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight get into foul trouble against the Hoosiers. A strong finish led the 'Cats to the winner's circle.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Jimmer Fredette, BYU...In his homecoming in Glens Falls, New York, he had 26 points and five assists in a win over Vermont. Then he put up 33 points in a 22-point blowout of Arizona.
COACH OF THE WEEK:
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee. He led his Vols to an upset win over Pittsburgh in the SEC/Big East Invitational. Oh yeah, the game was at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh!
SHOCK OF THE WEEK:
Fordham and St. Bonaventure beating St. John's. Steve Lavin's team had a couple of disappointing losses. First came a Maalox masher at home against the Bonnies, losing by one. At Fordham, the Red Storm could not hold on to a 20-point lead, falling to Tom Pecora's improved Rams.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK:
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State. He had an Ohio State freshman record by scoring 40 points against IUPUI. The previous high for a diaper dandy was Michael Redd with 30. Sullinger added 17 in a win over Western Carolina Sunday.