See part one of our discussion here.
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Most every mock bracket already has these teams in the NCAA tourney. So, what are they playing for in Chicago? Probably just NCAA seeding. No doubt, more was expected from each team entering the season. So, the tourney is a new beginning and chance for redemption for these veteran teams that each went 8-10 in Big Ten action. Don’t be shocked if either one makes an extended run. See highlights of the last time they played in this post. Thursday’s game starts at noon ET and airs on BTN/BTN2Go.
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We hope you’re enjoying your holiday weekend. To help celebrate, we decided it’s a good time to share our favorite photos from a memorable and historic 2012-13 men’s basketball season.
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BTN delivers team coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Thursday-Sunday from Chicago’s United Center and continues through the NCAA Tournament selection announcement on Sunday. For all tournament games, senior writer Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart), web editor Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina), and Big Ten Geeks blogger Josh Reed (@bigtengeeks) will be court side delivering insights and analysis on BTN.com and via Twitter.
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Dan Dakich has heard the drumbeat all season: The Big Ten is the nation’s best conference. And, he’s not going to argue that notion.