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Big Ten Basketball Name Of The Year Tournament 2022: Round Of 8

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Upset season is in full swing!

Illinois v Miami
Would have been a phenomenal entry
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Well well well folks, we’re down to just 8 names in this tournament to find the best name in Big Ten basketball.

Internally, I expressed some concerns about the seeding, but was assured that, well, the votes will determine what’s correct.

Some of my personal favorites went down, including 3 seed Justice Sueing in a close one and 9 seed Sam Sessoms in a blowout. There were, however, only two upsets in the six matchups, so I’d say I did a passable job seeding!

On to the matchups.

Match 9: (1) Fatts Russell vs (8) Wilhelm Breidenbach

This is the only matchup between winners with 80% or more of the Round 1 vote, which is a shame but sets up an ELECTRIC Round 2.

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Match 9

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    (1) Fatts Russell
    (78 votes)
  • 33%
    (8) Wilhelm Breidenbach
    (40 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now

Match 10: (5) Boo Buie vs (4) Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk

BB vs BBV. If you like the second letter of the alphabet, this is a tough matchup for you.

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Match 10

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  • 52%
    (5) Boo Buie
    (62 votes)
  • 47%
    (4) Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk
    (56 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now

Match 11: (11) Jordan Geronimo vs (14) Carter Higginbottom

Unfortunately, the two big upset winners will have to face each other. Can Geronimo defend his homeland against the Pinkertons and other forces sent by Lord Higginbottom?

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Match 11

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    (11) Jordan Geronimo
    (37 votes)
  • 68%
    (14) Carter Higginbottom
    (80 votes)
117 votes total Vote Now

Match 12: (7) Qudus Wahab vs (2) Kofi Cockburn

A double disyllabic showdown between two names that are of vastly different appeal

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Match 12

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    (7) Qudus Wahab
    (58 votes)
  • 53%
    (2) Kofi Cockburn
    (68 votes)
126 votes total Vote Now

Get your votes in and share it widely. Polls close at 11 PM.