KU Buckets Tournament Challenge!



  • Without further adieu, here is the link to the OFFICIAL KU Buckets [ESPN] Tournament Pick Em Challenge! If you win [over every other bracket in the country], I will personally guarantee you that I [believe that ESPN] will pay you $19,950!

    Click here for Tournament Challenge. This is not a Rick Roll.

    More importantly, if you have the best bracket on our board, you’ll be the talk of the town [assuming Kansas wins it all, otherwise this board will be a ghost town and we’ll all forget by the time the new season rolls around]!

    Come join us!

    Show off that NCAA Basketball knowledge, skill or whatever! Put in as many brackets as you like!



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  • why am i bumping a pinned topic? something ain’t right…



  • Many win enter, one will win!!



  • bump :rolling_eyes: it’s because I never go through basketball topic, always recent, and it won’t stay on top in recent with the pin, only in basketball.



  • @approxinfinity Yep. Im in.



  • It seems like every year Kansas gets the toughest bracket as proclaimed by the media heads. I don’t mind it. I like their chances against any team. Of course, they can win or lose any game too. I just don’t see a team with a match up advantage they cannot overcome.

    Looks like UNC got a cakewalk to the FF.



  • @approxinfinity Alright, I just picked my first, "gut feeling, instinct, first pick, no thinking bracket.
    Im sure I’ll pick another one or two before Thursdays tip off.

    Rock Chalk!

    Lets hope we get another parade down Mass street in April!



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  • I did two brackets, which is not usually my style. Normally I go ALL IN on one big loser.



  • I picked the Jayhawks to win it all.



  • KUSTEVE said:

    I picked the Jayhawks to win it all.

    I almost had us losing to Penn, but I have SHU going to the EE (Missouri too). My FF is UK, UNC, Nova, Duke. Duke over UK in the final. I was tempted to put the Shocks in the FF but I see them losing in a war with Nova.



  • @BShark You’re much better predicting which recruit will sign with us than you are predicting the winner of games. You just ended up at 33% in the B12 tournament, and you were one Dean Wade playing away from pulling a 0%. As Uncle Jed used to say …“i gotta have a long talk with that boy”…



  • I have KU beating WVU in the F4 and then beating UK in the final. I just want to take Huggy down a fourth time!



  • @KUSTEVE PENN is going to kick our butt. PANIC!!!11one



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  • Looks like only one of my brackets got added to the bucket group, so for me it’s Michigan, AZ, Nova, KU, with Kansas defeating Michigan in the championship, overcoming a 14 point deficit in the final minute and a half.



  • @DanR :) sweet revenge fantasy bro.



  • Dammit you guys. Im really having an existential crisis here. I just cannot pick KU to get past the elite 8 or sweet 16. I just cant. I want to but I keep having flashbacks of the last 5 seasons.



  • Is Keenan Evans back? Is Bamba back? Is Doke back?



  • Just saw that UVA lost one of their major players to injury… that changes things a bit



  • @Lulufulu - sportsinteraction.com says Evans is likely a Saturday.

    Mo Bamba says he’s 100% but nothing from the team.

    Doke?



  • Our boys aren’t going to come into the tournament big dicks swingin just because of how well we’ve played recently. Even as 1 seed we are underdogs and will play every game proving we really do belong among the elite. That talk by Dtae during his senior speech about the hate they received early in the season by the doubters is still fresh on their minds, despite the conference titles and accolades. They aren’t done heat, they have a lot to prove still. They WILL beat this Penn team by double digits. Do not take the emotional toll of 2 consecutive Elite 8 losses lightly. Only embrace the desire to make it back by an experienced team that’s truly seen it all. RCJH.



  • I even picked the Jayhawks to win it in 1989 so you know who I’ve got.



  • SkinnyKansasDude said:

    Our boys aren’t going to come into the tournament big dicks swingin just because of how well we’ve played recently. Even as 1 seed we are underdogs and will play every game proving we really do belong among the elite. That talk by Dtae during his senior speech about the hate they received early in the season by the doubters is still fresh on their minds, despite the conference titles and accolades. They aren’t done heat, they have a lot to prove still. They WILL beat this Penn team by double digits. Do not take the emotional toll of 2 consecutive Elite 8 losses lightly. Only embrace the desire to make it back by an experienced team that’s truly seen it all. RCJH.

    I hope that is the case, we can ill afford to come out slow and not respect the opponent.



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  • What I like about the bracket is all the blowhards that have been trying to sell everyone their position as fact (and are more than happy to tell you how wrong you are) are getting ready to have their brackets destroyed by someone choosing teams by mascot/ team color. Or a layman whom doesn’t tell everyone how bad their picks are, just silently lets his bracket do the talking.

    I love a good natured ribbing, a fun competition, and maybe a little gloating (very little) afterwards. All the bracket experts crack me up with their predictions. Unfortunately I haven’t watched enough college basketball this season to be a bracket expert for you, so look for advice elsewhere!!!



  • wissox said:

    I even picked the Jayhawks to win it in 1989 so you know who I’ve got.

    We would have won if they’d let us in!



  • Gunman said:

    wissox said:

    I even picked the Jayhawks to win it in 1989 so you know who I’ve got.

    We would have won if they’d let us in!

    Actually that was probably about the weakest KU team that I remember since I came to KU in 85!



  • @DanR If you use the ESPN tournament challenge app you can go to your brackets and change or join a group for new brackets or ones where you were not able to join. You might have to search for the group name, then click on join group when it is displayed. KU Buckets, with a space.



  • Bump, 2+ hours to go until brackets are locked.



  • Looks like only 37 brackets so far. Some unusual names out there!



  • I’m going to follow Dr Rec and fill out the bracket after the games. Less stress and way more accurate.



  • @mayjay

    Can’t fill bracket anymore. I had family in town for the last week visiting for my father’s 93rd birthday and I have not been able to do much. By the time I got around to get to ESPN it was tool late.:cry: :disappointed:



  • @JayHawkFanToo Congrats to your Dad!



  • Locked and loaded. Good luck all!





  • @mayjay

    Thanks. :smile:



  • MISSED IT THIS YEAR. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!



  • Are any of the 6000 perfect brackets left from the Buckets crew? I know the one I entered had AZ in the final four (most of my brackets had VA in the final four - poor guess on which bracket to use) and all of them had Miami winning the first game. —Both reasons why I don’t give betting advice.



  • @dylans

    Looking at the leaderboard no perfect brackets left in the buckets group.



  • I am oh so briefly in first place, please send me a trophy before the cookie crumbles.



  • I’m in a 3-way tie for 5th after the 3-way tie for 1st.



  • I’m in first for now but my bracket is insane and I’ll probably end up closer to last when it is all said and done lol.



  • I only entered my first bracket on here, I didn’t want to flood the place with brackets!

    My best bracket has only AZ and WSU wrong (for now…). I must’ve accidentally picked KSU. It’s still ranked 12,000th on ESPN. There are some really amazing brackets out there!



  • @dylans that’s pretty good, the best I ever did was 2012. I had 6 of 8 elite 8 teams, 3 of 4 FF teams right to go with the title game and NC. I believe I finished in 800s of the millions of brackets on ESPN. I usually fill out 4 brackets, 2 of which for money. I have won one 4 of the past 5 years. I fill everyone out night and day different, last year I won my wife’s pool at work. It had nearly 300 people in it and it was for a gift card 🙁 but was free to compete.



  • @dylans et al. if you have better brackets you can still add them to the group; please do! I’d rather see everyone’s best than limiting it to one broken bracket.



  • @approxinfinity Eh, I’ll wait until the sweet sixteen and see if I even care at that point.



  • Didn’t predict Virginia becoming the first 1 seed to lose to a 16 in any of my brackets. Tough way to pick up your third loss.


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