The West leads the East at halftime with Arizona's Aaron Gordon and undecided Andrew Wiggins leading the way for both teams.
The experts all agree that the upsets will stop this weekend as Louisville will top Wichita State and then go on to win the National Championship.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish dropped to No. 4 in the AP Top 25 and No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches Poll after their blowout loss to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. Northwestern and Northern Illinois finish in the top 25 as well.
Alabama believes the the Fighting Irish have one of the best defenses in the nation.
The Chicago Bulls are a game behind the Indiana Pacers in the Central Division standings and fifth-place in the Eastern Conference.
The Northwestern Wildcats hold a three-point lead over the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the halfway mark of the Gator Bowl.
The Chicago Bulls remain in or near the top 10 in most NBA power rankings.
After a Christmas day blowout at the hands of the Houston Rockets, the Chicago Bulls game against the Indiana Pacers was postponed due to weather.
The Northern Illinois Huskies arrived in Miami on Wednesday to prepare for their Orange Bowl battle against Florida State.