LA personifies the Amaker Era to me. "Born under a bad sign," I'm afraid. Michigan deserved a bid after the '02-'03 season, and that remains my favorite Michigan BBALL team. They were every bit as good as the '08-'09 team (as was the '03-'04 team for that matter, but they didn't have Lavell B.).
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."