Not the first to do so, probably not the last, but this one is interesting because it comes from a man who has experienced a rollover in Maurice Taylor's SUV (and also played basketball at Staeee), Mateen Cleaves:
“It’s hard not to pick Michigan right now, with what they’re doing,” Cleaves said of the unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Wolverines. “For me to say Michigan, you know it’s got to be real, because I’m a Michigan State guy through and through. But you’ve got to give credit where credit is due.
“Michigan is a great team. Fun to watch, very well-coached and led by Trey Burke. He makes it easy for those guys. They have four guys who can get shots any time they want to. (Tim) Hardaway can get a shot any time he wants. (Nik) Stauskas has been a big surprise to everybody.”