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Monday, December 24, 2012
Weekly awards for Dec. 24

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.