2018 NCAA Tournament

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  1. TwentyTwo

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    Excellent write ups everybody! Time consuming stuff..

    Marshall's Jon Elmore & Wichita State's Connor Frankamp BOTH finished w 27 points!
     
  2. Jack Lambert

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    What a game!! Elmore and Frankamp had a great duel in the 2nd half. It was outstanding stuff to watch. Both guys hit some amazing shot. Looks like Frankamp saved his best for last; it's unfortunate that Marshall had to beat a team like Wichita State in the first round, and didn't get matched up against a darker squad. But, great to see Elmore and Penava moving on!
     
  3. Jack Lambert

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    ****! Isaac Haas out of the rest of the NCAA Tourney. Just freaking great. Our two best chances to win in Purdue and Virginia both have freak injuries to important players.
     
  4. Leonardfan

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    Just watched a quick clip Yahoo Sports had on Elmore. They were talking about whether or not he could play at the next level - the one analyst said he should get a look because of his shooting but due to his size 6'3" it could cause some issues. I did a quick search on Curry who is also 6'3" but much skinnier than Elmore - he pretty much parlayed march madness into being a 1st round pick who was allowed to just shoot the ball from wherever he wanted with no repercussions. We all know Elmore would not be afforded that same luxury since the NBA can't have any white stars as the face of the league. Hopefully he stays at Marshall - continues to improve his game. I still maintain that if Fredette was given the same leeway and media adulation as Curry was he would be in the league and be averaging 20 ppg. The fact they knock white players for defense is laughable since the NBA plays next to none of it.
     
  5. Claimjumper

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    This article from ESPN’s ghetto-centric e-zine “The Undefeated” might be one of the most egregiously asinine articles I’ve ever read. The theme and “logic” of the article goes that even though blacks make up 99% of all the scholarship players, white middle class suburban lunch pail kids are “stealing” the “valuable” role of the mop up bench player that they then leverage into successful careers as coaches or corporate big wigs. The author then goes on to explain how because of high level connections due to race the whites get the luxury of being gifted these spots on the Ben h and paying their way through school.In some wakanda level fantasy land, the author believes that if blacks were plugged into this role then the same results would follow for the brotha

    https://theundefeated.com/features/why-are-so-many-ncaa-basketball-walk-ons-white/

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  6. white is right

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    Upset alert! UMBC has a 11 point lead with 15 minutes and change to go. The Cavaliers at the moment are mentally unraveling.

    Earlier today the Butler did it again......
     
  7. BeyondFedUp

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    Claimjumper,
    That article should have just two sentences in it. One sentence stating the college basketball programs should be 100 percent Black. And another stating Whites are inherently evil and should be exterminated.

    This is the mindset of the Leftist in a media position now.
     
  8. Jack Lambert

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    UMBC makes history and knocks off Virginia as the first 16 to beat a 1 seed. I'd like to say it was a good game, but the Cavaliers absolutely deserved the ass kicking the Retrievers put on them tonight. I watched nearly all of the game, and it looked like Virginia did not even want to be there. Combined with UMBC hitting everything, the Cavs definitely deserved to lose this one. They were just awful. It's sad, as there really isn't a white friendly team that's a title favorite anymore. I guess this tournament will be about rooting players on.


    Yes. I saw this article on FB earlier, and even the DWF comments were very much against that senseless rubbish. That "writer" just needs to come out and say he hates whites and wants them removed from every facet of life.
     
  9. white is right

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    If you know anything about being on the scout team you have to be willing to do anything to be on the scout team and be totally dedicated to the game of basketball(or football).

    If you notice the black player cited in the article he was from a similar background and mindset of the white players that are scout team players. Also all a scout team player gets out of coaching is being a graduate assistant which is the equivalent of the office intern. Lucrative opportunities only come to coaches with tons of dedication and have good luck in landing opportunities as the pay is poor until you can become an assistant at a power house school in a major conference. So many assistants drop out of coaching before they can sniff these opportunities.

    Also how does being a deep bench guy get remembered if he only plays on senior day in the final minutes of the game or in a blow out loss in his final game in the post season.
     
  10. white is right

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    Yes they beat them in all facets of the game and had a near perfect game shooting the three point shot, with more spotty three point shooting they should come crashing back down to earth.
     
  11. Claimjumper

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    Of course all these upsets happen in Kentucky’s quad. K-State / UMBC and Buffalo is all that stands between them and the Elite 8

    Hopefully one of these teams has another good game left in them...
     
  12. Shadowlight

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    Tough loss for VA. Sometimes you wonder if the Devil is in the basement pulling the strings.

    I sure hope KY gets knocked off but they look like they will glide into the final four now.

    Shout out to JL and Celtic for the terrific team breakdowns for the tournament see above.

    On the bright side this loss should motivate Guy and VA going into next season.

    One other good news note to help forget the VA debacle. Syracuse F Marek Dolezaj is a bouncy hustling freshman who has started to find some offense of late. He scored 17 points in their win last night. He stepped up in the ACC tournament as well. Still needs a lot of offensive refinement but is really one of those "glue" types who does a lot of little things. Expect to see him improve over the next few years.
     
  13. white is right

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    If the game was close maybe but they got their doors kicked in all facets of the game. They had a size advantage down low and they still played a perimeter game for the most part. They also played a zone defense where people let the dribbler pick up steam and the big man down low was forced to be a cigar store Indian to avoid fouls.

    Also people compared this win to Douglas vs Tyson, this was the equivalent of a career journeyman with a losing record knocking out or winning a wide decision against a prime Tyson or Wlad or Vitali. This team was ranked 177th coming into the game. They had no business in the tournament if the true top 64 teams were in the tournament.

    Supposedly the betting odds were 25 to 1 but since no 16th seed has ever beaten a 1 seed that was a rip off as the odds should have been closer to 100 to 1. Will Charles Barkley brag on national television that he placed a bet on those odds......
     
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  14. Freethinker

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    Sorry everyone as I was supposed to write up the Midwest bracket but had a very busy week with work and some personal stuff. I'm going to write up the remaining 8 teams that survived round 1. Stay tuned and warning, this region is going to be very dark.
     
  15. TwentyTwo

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    Off the bench Villanova's Donte DiVencenzo has 18 of the teams 32 points in 1st Half! including Five 3 pointers!
     
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    #1 Kansas Jayhawks - Actually one of the better teams to support in this miserable region. Senior Ukrainian guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has really emerged this year as a team leader. He's still only 20 years old and would seemingly be a lock for an NBA roster as a guy with great athleticism and upside to develop. Mykhailiuk is the 2nd leading scorer on the Jayhawks at 15 ppg. In the win over Penn, he only had 10 points but stuffed the stat sheet with assists, steals, and blocks. The other starter at the moment is center (really a forward), Mitch Lightfoot. With that last name and being from Arizona, I always suspected this guy was part Injun. However, when you look at his photo he looks extremely White. Anyways, injury has propelled the sophomore into a starting gig. Mitch responded with 9 points, 11 boards and 3 blocks against Penn. Hopefully he has a good tournament to solidify a starting spot next year. Beyond those 2, guard Sam Cunliffe (brother of sprint star Hannah) might get a few minutes. He's only a sophomore and transferred from Arizona State. Not sure why he transferred to Kansas to ride the bench.

    #8 Seton Hall Pirates - This is a goon squad filled with negros with African names and Hispanic names. Some of these "student athletes" are actually foreigners and other are from the slums of NYC and NJ. Lovely bunch. The only WT who sees the floor is freshman forward Sandro Mamukelashvili in a limited capacity. If you are wondering where a fella gets a name like that, the answer is Georgia (the country, not DixieDestroyer's backyard).

    #5 Clemson Tigers - The Tigers knocked off the odious New Mexico State team in round 1. For that, I am ever grateful. Now the bad news. Clemson only plays 2 White guys and neither one is a major contributor. Junior forward David Skara started against NMS but only averaged 3 ppg on the season. Mark Donnal comes of the bench to provide some physical play. Some may remember the senior forward from his days playing at Michigan.

    #4 Auburn Tigers - Disgraced head coach (((Bruce Pearl))) just won't ever go away. After years of corruption and nearly all-black squads at Tennessee, we're forced to suffer his presence at Auburn. The Tribesman is doing his biological duty of undermining White countries and societies by playing an all-black rotation. Go Clemson! Again. Wow, that's weird to type.

    #11 Syracuse Orange - A 13 loss team that I felt was undeserving of a spot. However, they upset TCU with a White player leading the way?!?! WTF, I love Syracuse now......That aforementioned White player (props to Shadowlight for mentioning him earlier) is freshman forward Marek Dolezaj. The up and coming youngster, who has really gotten better in recent weeks, hails from Slovakia. I think I'll be pulling for Syracuse over.....

    #3 Michigan State Spartans - The Spartans are an excellent team who somehow only received a 3 seed. The Bucknell Bisons, who were pretty White-friendly, did give them all that they could handle in the first round. Let's see how they do against Syracuse. The only guy on Michigan State worth mentioning is junior guard Matt McQuaid. The highly rated player out of HS just hasn't been able to develop at MSU for some reason. His stats have gotten worse each season. I'd like to see him transfer and get a fresh start and more minutes with his final year of eligibility. At the moment, he comes of the bench getting about 15 to 20 minutes a game.

    #7 Rhode Island Rams - The Atlantic 10 premier team advanced by knocking out tournament pretenders Oklahoma. Oklahoma had a 18-14 record and stole a spot from Notre Dame or Saint Mary's. The media loved them because of mulatto ballhog Trae Young being hyped to the heavens. Anyways they lost and now we need the Rams to lose too. They are all-black in a state that is 5.7% negro according to the 2010 census. #BlackPrivilege

    #2 Duke Blue Devils - Duke is still a CF team of interest, even though Coach K now gets 5 star black recruit 1 and done players every year similar to Kentucky. This year Bagley III is the negro of note. The heart and soul however is senior Grayson Allen. The athletic guard has had a fantastic career, racking up nearly 2,000 points. He's never quite been able to match is magical sophomore season in which he averaged 21.6 ppg but his senior year has been improved from his junior one. He's also averaging more assists and steals than ever before. If Duke is going to make another Final 4 run, they are going to need Allen to be playing his best. Off the bench, freshman guard / forward Alex O'Connell seems to always get some PT. Other guys who could see some action are Aussie sophomore Jack White and junior center Antonio Vrankovic.

    The best result for our cause is if the brackets go chalk and we get a Kansas vs Duke matchup in the Elite 8.
     
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    Well one nice thing about a lot of the games coming up is that most of the all black starter teams are playing against teams that have at least one starter (like Kansas vs Seton Hall or Duke vs URI), so in most games we still have a rooting interest.
     
  18. Freethinker

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    Duke and Villanova take care of business and eliminate all-black Rhode Island and Alabama. Good job.
     
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    Loyola rambling to the Sweet 16 after beating coal black Tennessee.......maybe the Volunteers might go out and find one friggin White kid in the whole state to recruit next year......
     
  20. Jack Lambert

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    Clayton Custer hits a shot in the final seconds and sends Loyola to the Sweet 16 over Tennessee!!
     
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    Clayton Custer was the conference player of the year from what I heard. This team is fun to watch! :)
     
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    Great news with Loyola playing the role of Cinderella this year.

    Kansas just beat very black and street ballish Seton Hall. Another good result with Svi scoring 16 points.

    Hoping Gonzaga can come back and knock off this mess of an Ohio State team.
     
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    Nice win for Gonzaga. Kept their composure near the end, hit some big shots and clutch FTs, as Ohio State just wouldn't go away.

    Although Duke and Gonzaga are not nearly as white as years past (kind of like the Pats), the perception is there, so they are amongst the teams to root for, especially if playing against coal black street ball type teams.
     
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    Yeah, regardless of what happens in the final two games, the first five in which a team with at least one white starter ( plus Villanova with Divincenzo )played an all black starter team, all the games went our way.
     
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    Michigan pulls it out at the end, so the whiter teams went 6 and 1 today, not bad, helping to keep a pretty dark tournament at least as white as possible.
     

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