The opening day of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Chicago had its fair shares of thrills. Now that four teams are headed home and four others are headed on, let’s look at all four of Friday’s tournament matchups.
BTN.com offers something new for the 2013 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament – deeper live box scores provided by Stats LLC. How are they different? The Stats’ SportVU Tracking System captures X/Y positioning coordinates of the players and the ball to deliver unique performance data by merging the in-depth tracking data with traditional play-by-play information. What do the new stats include? Read about it below in this post.
BTN will kick off the start of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, back in Chicago for the first time since 2007, by announcing registration opens today for the second-annual BTN Big 10K and 5K on July 27, 2013 in downtown Chicago. This year, the race, which will be nationally televised on BTN, will benefit Special Olympics. Fleet Feet Sports – Chicago is again partnering with BTN to put on both races.
See part one of our discussion here.
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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.