Monday, March 21, 2011
By Dick Vitale
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Ohio State
The Buckeyes have dominated their first two games of the tournament. They have shot the lights out from three, passed the ball well and defended. Thad Matta's team shot better fromt the field against George Mason than it did from the foul line.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kemba Walker, Connecticut
He totaled 51 points, hit all 20 of his free throw attempts and had 17 assista and just four turnovers in his first two NCAA tourney games.
CO-COACH OF THE WEEK: Brad Stevens, Butler and Shaka Smart, VCU
Stevens got Butler into its third Sweet 16 in five years with the upset of Pittsburgh. Smart's Rams beat USC, Georgetown and Purdue as an 11th-seed.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Morehead Steve over Louisville
I picked the Cardinals to make the Final Four but Kenneth Faried and company had other ideas in a one-point stunner.
DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Brandon Knight, Kentucky
After hitting the game-winner vs. Princeton, he had 30 big points against West Virginia.