It's that time of the year, with the regular season winding down, that the NBA's annual awards are debated.
Thanks to that old tournament maxim, Michigan is back in the Elite Eight.
Last year, Michigan reached the Final Four and the national championship game as a four-seed.
The Bulls hope Joakim Noah is one of the reserves named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team when the list is revealed tomorrow night.
At the halfway point of the NBA’s regular season, there’s already been a lot of unexpected occurrences—injuries to marquee players, surprise teams and the like—and the predictable.