2018 NCAA Tournament

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  1. Shadowlight

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    Bull's-eye Free!! Just need Villanova to take care of business and the usual caste narrative will take a hit.

    That Sister Jean from Loyola is 98 and she has all her marbles. I think she pitches in with the coaches. Ha.

    And KY getting bounced is true justice.
     
  2. white is right

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    Greater team depth won them this game, Loyola can go 8 or 9 deep, while Nevada usually only went 6 deep. The last team that I recall that won it all with that short a bench was UNLV's semi pro team under Tark the Shark.

    My greatest moment in basketball history was the semifinal where Duke upset the undefeated UNLV "super team" after getting waxed by them the year earlier in the final.
     
  3. white is right

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    It's going to be hard for them to deal with Wagner down low and Michigan has decent 3 point shooting too.

    PS. I don't think an Iverson type would ever attend a religious school that wasn't a basketball powerhouse, really all of these guys are diamond in the rough prospects or they would have attended the power schools.

    It goes to show once again team work trumps "super star" players.
     
  4. TheSingularity

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    Here is Moritz Wagner's highlights vs TAMU in the Sweet 16.

     
  5. TheSingularity

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    Who are you pulling for in today's games?
     
  6. Riggins44

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    Pulling for Duke to win because this is Grayson Allen's last hurrah and for the last three years the (((sports media))) has labeled him the "most hated college basketball player" in the nation because he is the player "everyone loves to hate" because he is the (white) "face of Duke basketball". A title of course that goes ONLY to good white Duke players, never to good black Duke players. Which is part of the Tribe's never-ending campaign to stir up hatred against goyim white people, nations, and civilization everywhere and at all times. Grayson Allen-led Duke's presence in the Final Four along with Loyola and Michigan is a heavy blow to the caste system. This will be the best Final Four in a long time for us, regardless of whether Duke or Kansas wins. Villanova will most likely win and they have Divincenzo.
     
  7. TheSingularity

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    Thanks. I'm pulling for Michigan or Loyola
     
  8. northwinds

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    Can anyone explain why Divencezo doesn't start for Villanova.......he is their third leading scorer, second in steals, and fourth in rebounds. I suppose the coach doesn't want to upset the locker room.........
     
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    DiVencenzo showing off his athleticism with a well timed tip slam!
     
  10. Shadowlight

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    Yes Donte D had two great rim rattling drunks. He pitched in 8 rebounds but it was a tough game. TT had that long "athletic" thing going for them but thankfully the Final Four will be acceptable. And that is unusual. Usually there are caste teams littering the Final Four or at least two of the teams would fit that mold. Looking forward to the next blue blood matchup Duke-KS and then the Final Four Saturday night.
     
  11. Bruce

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    Everyone last night was baffled by the decision of FSU's head coach Leonard Hamilton to not foul only down 4 points with 15 seconds left. He later doubled down on his decision by very disrespectfully talking down to the reporter who asked him why he chose to do that. We here at Caste Football are not baffled by the decision because we know that Leonard Hamilton is an unqualified affirmative action hire with an IQ somewhere in the mid to high 70s.

     
  12. Jack Lambert

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    Great win for Villanova!! Glad to hear DiVincenzo played well. The kid is a stud who'd start for 99% of the teams in the country.

    Kansas/Duke is a wash. I'd rather see Duke get in, since Allen is, as Riggins put it, the "face" of Duke basketball. Allen is the most hated guy in basketball, so I'm going for Duke. Plus, with Mitch Lightfoot rotting away on the Kansas bench, it's Allen or Svi. I'm going Allen. Good to see that all Final Four teams will have a great white player on them!!

    I'll be going for the winner of Loyola/Michigan to win the title. Great to see the all-black teams flushed out of the tournament. Given how dark the tournament started, it's great to have a palatable Final Four.

    I'm guessing that. Jay Wright always praises DiVincenzo and refers to him as the "6th starter" which he basically is. However, I don't think a black player would ever be referred to as such, and wouldn't have to come off the bench. It's especially telling that earlier this year, Nova's black guard Phil Booth was injured for a few weeks, and DiVincenzo played lights out during his time as a starter, with multiple 20 point games. Then, in Booth's 2nd game back, he's the starter again for some reason. I appreciate Wright recruiting more white players now, but him insisting on bringing DiVincenzo off the beach is puzzling, even from a non-caste perspective.
     
  13. Riggins44

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    I thought you meant who am I pulling for to win in the games TODAY. Yes, I am also pulling for Loyola or Michigan to win the whole thing.
     
  14. Riggins44

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    Yes, I and the people I was watching the game with were baffled by that decision as well. But what can you expect from a guy who probably shouldn't have gotten his job in the first place.
     
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    I know that Duke has never been as White friendly as the media liked to negatively imply but I can't believe the team I'm watching now. At least the blacks they used to recruit were clean cut and looked respectable. Now they all look like nappy headed thugs covered in tattoos.
     
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    Forget it. Down to the wire but they have to show the replay of the out of bounds play over and over and over and over and then some again.

    I hit the off button.

    I don't care who wins now.

    I hate modern life sometimes.
     
  17. sib89

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    man malik newmans nose is so wide that he could fit two tampons in each of his nostrils
     
  18. TheSingularity

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    I'm glad they lost. Still definitely pulling for either Michigan or Loyola for the whole thing. Not a fan of coach K either.
     
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    Jim nantz sounded more excited promoting the stormy Daniels interview than the ending of the game
     
  20. white is right

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    Grant Hill was the type of black player that Duke recruited, now because of the one and done phenomenon you can get real ghetto guys who have no intentions of going to school.

    If you are going that route you attend classes until January, not do anything and withdraw in January and play in the playoffs. Before when nobody left until their junior year you had to at least be a minimal level student for Duke, which meant you had to be able to be a real student.

    PS, Coach K isn't really any different than the rest of the coaches, yes he may not bribe guys with money or sluts, but if an Allen Iverson type could attend Duke he would recruit him.
     
  21. Jack Lambert

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    That's what irks me about Duke. Even looking back to their 2010 Championship squad, the blacks on that team (Nolan Smith, Andre Dawkins, Lance Thomas, etc.) were the same way as Grant Hill. Things changed for Coach K when he got the USA basketball job. Since then, it's mostly been the high-rated ghetto players, with a sprinkling of whites (Marshall Plumlee, Allen, Kennard, Jack White (doesn't play), Vrankovic (doesn't play), and O'Connell are the only whites Coach K has recruited in the last 8 years). Duke lucked into that 2015 title against Wisconsin when Grayson Allen saved them off the bench. Next year looks worse: no Allen, and he's got the 1, 2, and 3 "rated" recruits coming in. Now that Allen is gone, there's really no reason to cheer for Duke anymore for awhile.
     
  22. CrazyFinn

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    JL, excellent observation that the changes in the type of black players Duke recruits has coincided almost exactly to the point when Coach K became head of Team USA and thus gained more exposure to being around thugs and their brand of iso/street ball. Prior to that, Duke always had a great mix of white players at all positions, and Grant Hill/Shane Battier type black players who were high character guys and stayed at least 3, and mostly all 4 years.

    These days they are no different than your typical ACC or Big East school, there's nothing to root for there. Not only has he stopped recruiting quality white players, it's all ghetto, one-and-done blacks now. I think our hopes lie with the Big Ten and certain mid-majors going forward.

    It's quite a stroke of luck, among other things, they way the Final Four turned out this year. It could've easily been an unwatchable mess from a Caste perspective but instead we'll see some good basketball. At first I was a bit bummed Loyola and Michigan are playing each other in one semi, but the good news is at least one of them will be playing for the championship.
     
  23. Shadowlight

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    Just to follow up on the Duke talk.

    First Grayson Allen. From a fairy tale ending to a freshman season, early on in his sophomore year it looked as if Allen would be a top 10 NBA pick. No need to go over his history ( he suffered through a lot of injuries last season) but leap forward to this season and I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed in his season. My main issue with Allen was his 3 point shooting percentage was not great and that was on display again in the game against Kansas. Worth noting his best games were when Bagley was out with an injury.

    But there is a silver lining. Because they changed the offense to accommodate the young big men Allen had less chances to drive the ball to the hoop. And when players are expected to nail three pointers without getting a taste of the cup it makes it harder to get in rhythm..He did run the team extremely well ( basically had to babysit a young team) and his overall play was very good. I think once the scouts get a close up look at his athletic ability his stock will rise. As for his troubles from three point land I look at free throw shooting as a good indicator for a player as we project to the next level. Allen is very comfortable at the free throw line (85%) to go along with good jump shooting form which tells me in a different environment he should improve his 3 point shooting. His versatility is another plus. Think maybe Bob Sura or a poor man's Westbrook/Wade but after all the workouts and stuff I expect him to get drafted in the latter half of the first round and barring complications he should turn out to be a decent to good NBA player with a 7-10 year career.

    As for the future of Duke we know for certain the two big guys are bolting. What we don't know yet is if guards Duvall and Trent are leaving too. Duvall is athletic but lacks PG skills and is a bad shooter. Trent is not a good athlete but can shoot and is more aware than Duvall. Neither seem like NBA players at this point but if they do bolt that would open up more scholarship spots and perhaps Coach K would look overseas?

    Of course Duke will have that one and done KY look next year as four of the top 5 or something like that players well be freshman. Where does that leave Alex O'Connell. My second disappointment this year was the lack of development of Alex O, a top 50 type recruit out of
    HS. But like Allen there is a silver lining. A terrific leaper and skilled player I suspect Alex O will be one of those four year players that just gets better every year and by the time he is a senior he could be a star. So as for Duke I am not going to abandon ship just yet until everything sorts itself out next season. Granted it will be tough to root for a team with so many sure shot black NBA type freshman that the media will drool over and conversely fans and the media will suddenly find Duke "likeable" again since they won't feature the standard "white villain."

    [Update: Speaking of villains and JL knows this , Duke has a top 25 recruit SF Joey Baker set to go in 2019. He is a tremendous leaper and highly skilled athlete. O'Connell will be a junior and along with Baker Duke will have two high flying wing athletes. Perhaps next year will be tough to swallow but the Duke program over the years is still one of the better ones out there from a caste perspective.]
     
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  24. celticdb15

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    Western Kentucky's Justin Johnson is a good player. 1700 career points close to 1100 rebounds as a Hilltopper. Has 24pts and 11rebs currently against Utah in The NIT Semifinals.
     
  25. Jack Lambert

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    Utah (which plays 3 white players regularly and has two white starters) makes it past Johnson and WKU to get to the NIT finals against nearly all-black Penn State. Utah's two white starters both had good games. Senior forward David Collette had 13 and 7, while fellow starting forward Tyler Rawson had 12 and 8.
     

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