NC company provides NCAA tournament stats

Duke's Jahlil Okafor (15) and Michigan State's Gavin Schilling (34) battle for a ball at the tip off during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis. Credit: (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

DURHAM, NC (WNCT) – Durham based SMT, or Sports Media Technology, provides stats during NCAA tournament games.

The company makes sure all of the real-time statistics are up to date and displayed on your screen.

“When you’re at home, watching the Tar Heels play and you see that Brice Johnson has 16 points, nine rebounds and eight blocked shots, all of that information is being generated from an SMT device,” said Lee Brinson, SMT Director of Special Events.

There is a spotter, who sits court-side, and then there is an inputer, who sits inside the truck. The spotter calls out the game to the input person. The stats go to Durham, and then are sent on to the networks in New York and Atlanta, which put them on air.

SMT also does work for a number of different sports, including the NFL and Nascar.

*Portions of this article were contributed from WNCN.

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