Weekly hoops awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Eric Atkins, Notre Dame
He had 19 points and 11 assists in a win over Duke. Atkins also had a mere two turnovers.
TEAM OF THE WEEK: San Diego State
Steve Fisher's squad earned a pair of big road wins, at Colorado State and Kansas. It was the first Jayhawks nonconference home loss since 2006.
COACH OF THE WEEK: Bruce Weber, Kansas State
His Wildcats beat George Washington and Oklahoma State to extend their winning streak to nine games.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Cameron Payne, Murray State
The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 25 PPG in wins over SE Missouri State and Tennessee-Martin.
CO-SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Rhode Island over LSU and Air Force over UNLV.
The Rams came in 8-6 and left Baton Rouge, La., with a shocker. The Falcons entered with a 7-5 mark and also scored a stunner.
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