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Bucky’s Fan Favorite Tournament: round of 32 (South Region)

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The voting rages on in the second round.

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With COVID-19 crushing everyone’s March Madness vibe, we at B5Q crafted our own tournament to determine which basketball player from the past 20 years was the biggest fan favorite.

After the first round of votes have been cast, there seems to be some serious odd love pouring in for some of the current players, as presumptive favorites such as Michael Flowers, Mike Wilkinson, and Ben Brust fell.

WAIT WTF, FRANK THE TANK?!?!?!!!? March Madness has taken a very different turn...

For the second round, we will continue to split the voting into regions. We at B5Q will briefly breakdown each matchup, and it is up to you the fans to vote and ultimately decide who moves on, and who is eliminated.

In the third quadrant of the bracket, we turn our attention to the South Region. Check out each pairing below, and vote for your favorite.

The voting window closes at midnight, Tuesday, March 31, so get those votes in quick.

Check out the complete round of 32 bracket Bucky's Fan Favorite Tournament - Bracket.pdf.


(1) Devin Harris vs. (8) Duje Dukan

Wisconsin v Maryland

One of the most prolific players in program history, Devin Harris was a three year starting point guard at Wisconsin from 2001 to 2004. For his career he averaged 14.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. His junior year he was a consensus second team NCAA All-American, the Big Ten Player of the Year, and was recognized as a member of the All-Big Ten team.

Harris would leave after his junior season for the NBA where he was the fifth pick in the first round by the Dallas Mavericks. He is still playing in the league over 15 years later as a member of the Mavericks.

Wisconsin v Duke Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

A reserve forward on the team from 2010 to 2015, Duje Dukan broke out his final two seasons at Wisconsin. The 6-foot-10 forward was primarily known for his three-point shooting ability as a role player behind the likes of Frank Kaminsky and Nigel Hayes.

Dukan would eventually have a brief stint the NBA after his time at Wisconsin.

During his time in Madison he averaged 3.1 points per game and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 32.8% from deep.

Poll

(1) Devin Harris or (8) Duje Dukan?

This poll is closed

  • 93%
    (1) Devin Harris
    (621 votes)
  • 6%
    (8) Duje Dukan
    (40 votes)
661 votes total Vote Now

(4) Joe Krabbenhoft vs. (5) Bronson Koenig

Kansas State v Wisconsin Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images

Earning accolades as a freshman, Joe Krabbenhoft was a integral part of the Wisconsin rotation early on in his career at Wisconsin from 2005 to 2009. A heralded four-star recruit, Krabbenhoft did all of the little things to help the Badgers.

An All Big Ten Defensive team represent as a senior, Krabbenhoft was a lockdown defender, in addition to his 6.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and two assists per game.

The 6-foot-7 forward is now an assistant coach for Greg Gard.

Prairie View A&M v Wisconsin Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Bronson Koenig started the majority of three of his four seasons on campus, as the lead guard for Wisconsin from 2013 to 2017.

Part of some really good teams, Koenig was a significant contributor in back-to-back Final Four runs, and hit some huge shots during his career in clutch time.

Overall, Koenig finished his time as a Badger averaging 9.9 points (over 13 per game his final two seasons), two rebounds, and two assists per game.

Poll

(4) Joe Krabbenhoft or (5) Bronson Koenig?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    (4) Joe Krabbenhoft
    (371 votes)
  • 44%
    (5) Bronson Koenig
    (297 votes)
668 votes total Vote Now

(3) Trevon Hughes vs. (11) Khalil Iverson

Kansas State v Wisconsin Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

A three-year starter at Wisconsin, point guard Trevon Hughes was a do it all leader. On the team from 2006 to 2010,

The New York product averaged 10.1 points, three rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game over his career, with his final three years on campus being higher outputs.

One of quickest players to play at Wisconsin, he was an extremely talented on ball defender as well, and was also clutch in the waning moments of a game, hitting multiple game winning shots over his time in Madison.

Oregon v Wisconsin Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

A springy 6-foot-5 small forward, Khalil Iverson never had the outside shot to be a big time scorer, but he had plenty of huge dunks to make up for it.

In addition to his athletic ability, Iverson was a solid defender, earning him All Big Ten Defensive team honors as a senior.

He played four years at Wisconsin from 2015 to 2019, starting every game his junior and senior seasons. For his career he averaged 5.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and an assist per game.

Poll

(3) Trevon Hughes or (11) Khalil Iverson?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    (3) Trevon Hughes
    (295 votes)
  • 55%
    (11) Khalil Iverson
    (366 votes)
661 votes total Vote Now

(2) Brian Butch vs. (10) Jon Bryant

Kansas State v Wisconsin Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

A high school Parade All-American, and McDonald All-American as a prep standout from Appleton, Brian Butch played all four seasons at Wisconsin.

A three-year starter, Butch was a prototypical big man for the Badgers from 2004 to 2008, and demonstrated the ability to play inside out as many Wisconsin bigs have done.

For his career, Butch averaged nine points, and 5.4 rebounds per game. After a brief stint in the NBA, he played overseas for a few years before coaching the G-League Wisconsin Herd. He is now a color commentator for various basketball productions in the Midwest area.

Jon Bryant #10

A solid bench contributor for the 2000 Final Four team, Jon Bryant was an unsung hero at times for the Badgers.

He earned NCAA All-Region honors during the team’s deep postseason run thanks to his stellar play.

For his career he averaged 7.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, and just under an assist per game over the course of his career.

Poll

(2) Brian Butch or (10) Jon Bryant?

This poll is closed

  • 87%
    (2) Brian Butch
    (577 votes)
  • 12%
    (10) Jon Bryant
    (80 votes)
657 votes total Vote Now