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White basketball players and fans are numerous at BYU, nation takes notice

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VTF goes Twitchy Team, sans the comment section. I mean it. Don't.

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Yesterday, the Brigham Young University Cougars defeated the Washington Huskies 90-79 in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament.

Whatever.

During the contest, a bevy of folks on Twitter noticed the number of Caucasian folks in attendance, both basketball players on the floor and spectators in the crowd. The result was hilarious, sad, and could probably be the source of a terrific sociological case study if only Brigham Young University were a research institution.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>All the white boys on BYU look like math teachers B.</p>&mdash; No-Money_Trav (@Trav_41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Trav_41/status/314195627179397120">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>HAHAHA my mom &amp; I are watching the BYU and Washington game and this guy made a really good shot and she goes "Damn, he's a white boy!" 😂😂😂</p>&mdash; Ashley Tepper (@atepptepp) <a href="https://twitter.com/atepptepp/status/314219527489597441">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>camera switches to the crowd at the byu game...all white people lol</p>&mdash; Delanie Parry (@delanieparry) <a href="https://twitter.com/delanieparry/status/314214417283829760">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Pretty sure there are <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NHL">#NHL</a> teams less white than <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23BYU">#BYU</a>'s basketball team (and fans for that matter). <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NIT">#NIT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23NCAA">#NCAA</a></p>&mdash; Evan Rowley (@EvanRowley) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanRowley/status/314214491648839680">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I find it extremely funny that the ratio of white to black people in BYU's basketball arena right now is 1-0. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23BYUvsWASH">#BYUvsWASH</a></p>&mdash; Tan Dad Iaylor (@ian_taylor01) <a href="https://twitter.com/ian_taylor01/status/314213936071319552">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>BYU is an inspiration to all white basketball players around the world.. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23muchlove">#muchlove</a></p>&mdash; Brett (@Brett_Juranka) <a href="https://twitter.com/Brett_Juranka/status/314201805703749632">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That moment when your watching college basketball and one team has all white guys on the floor&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23BYU">#BYU</a></p>&mdash; Nick (@Nickando_2) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nickando_2/status/314210256043511808">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>5 white guys on the court right now for BYU. That's an odd sight...no wonder they are losing.</p>&mdash; Christofarian (@jeepman1962) <a href="https://twitter.com/jeepman1962/status/314201648799027201">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I like BYU for the amount of white players they have... But that's also probably why they didnt make it into the NCAA tournament.</p>&mdash; Avery Oaks (@Avery_Oaks) <a href="https://twitter.com/Avery_Oaks/status/314193364864081922">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>LMAO. White boy from BYU tried to boom it on homeboy</p>&mdash; Cooper(@ChiefKen_) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChiefKen_/status/314218183349370880">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>White boy from BYU Hoopin Tho!</p>&mdash; Brandon Roddy (@Hoopin_4Days) <a href="https://twitter.com/Hoopin_4Days/status/314216263297683457">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>White boys from BYU are nice!</p>&mdash; Taje Burston (@boobie2425) <a href="https://twitter.com/boobie2425/status/314215838754406400">March 20, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Hat tip to my man Greg Welch for sharing this idea. People are weird and amazing all at the same time.