Since it is highly unlikely that the real brackets will include the Bears -- yes, my Bears -- I thought I'd better celebrate their squeaking in to Joe Lunardi's latest iteration of "bracketology." I would ever so gladly take an 11 seed, even if it means bringing back memories of the hideous game Shareef Abdur Rahim & Co. played against Iowa State in the final year of the retroactively benighted Todd Bozeman years. Could we beat Michigan? Sure. But we'd probably have to get scoring out of Richard Midgely and Omar Wilkes in addition to Leon Powe and Ayinde Ubaka, so the odds wouldn't be good. The Big-10 is strong this year.