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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.
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.
There’s no bigger body in the Big Ten than Nebraska’s Andre Almeida. The senior checks in at 314 pounds – a very generous number – and he’s also 6-foot-11. So, yeah, he’s huge. Like to the point that no player wants stand in his way and take a charge or draw a charge on him. Nebraska reserve Jordan Tyrance had to do both in practice recently, and the video of it (sound effects, too) is classic.
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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.
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As we do every March, Josh and I take to a back-and-forth format to recap everything we saw in the regular season. Here’s part one, covering our all-conference team and other thoughts on half the conference members.
BTN made the exclusive announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards during the live “All-Conference Selection Show” on Monday night.
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What a season, huh? It might not even be hyperbole to say it was one of the best we’ve seen. From the Big Ten dominating the national polls to the countless upsets to the incredible finishes, the 2012-13 season is one we won’t soon forget. There also were more than our share of memorable plays. I rank the top ones (non-dunks) in this post. I’ll have an all-dunk post later this week.