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Weekly awards for Dec. 24

Updated: December 24, 2012, 12:09 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Missouri
The Tigers beat previously-unbeaten Illinois, 82-73. Earlier in the week, the Tigers beat South Carolina State by 51.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jeremy Atkinson, UNC-Asheville
He had 31 points and nine rebounds in the team's come-from-behind win at St. John's, and a 21-point, nine-rebound effort vs. Northeastern.

COACH OF THE WEEK: Bruce Weber, Kansas State
He led the Wildcats to an upset win over Florida.

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Anthony Bennett, UNLV
He averaged 20.5 PPG and 9.5 RPG in wins over Northern Iowa and Canisius.

SHOCK OF THE WEEK: South Dakota State over New Mexico
Nate Wolters and company handed the Lobos their first loss of the season.

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.