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Weekly awards

Updated: December 19, 2011, 11:10 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Perry Jones III, Baylor and Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

Jones had 28 points and eight rebounds, hitting 11-of-16 from the field in a big road win at BYU. Thomas had 30 points in a win at South Carolina.

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Louisville

Rick Pitino's team continues its unbeaten streak despite injuries. The Cardinals scored a huge W over Memphis.

COACH OF THE WEEK: Billy Donovan, Florida

The Gators coach got a new deal and a convincing victory over Texas A&M at the Orange Bowl Classic.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Tony Wroten, Washington

He had a career-high 27 points in a win over UC-Santa Barbara. That was Lorenzo Romar's 200th win as Washington coach. He also had 23 in a stunning loss to South Dakota State.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Indiana State over Vanderbilt

The Sycamores, led by coach Greg Lansing, won down at Nashville, 61-55.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to ESPN.com.