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Valid point, but no one from the Growling Tigers said that they weren't taking this tournament seriously.
There is a huge difference between "taking this tournament lightly" and "using the tournament to experiment with the lineup". Get it?
You can see that the formed team is not cohesive after a quarter. An effective coaching staff can sense this immediately.
What part of "experiment with the lineup" can you not comprehend? Mas mabuti ang ganito kaysa sa UAAP pa tayo naghahanap ng tamang balasa ng players. Baka naman kung binabad ang starters, wala ka na masabi kundi "Bakit laging babad ang starting 5 natin? Palaruin mo ang mga rookies natin, Pido!"
Ang totoong basketball hindi parang NBA 2k12 lang na pipili ka lang ng limang player sa court, solve ka na. Mahaba-habang proseso ang pagdadaanan para makuha ang tamang timpla.
Estong was considered by Lasalle as a scourge when they played against the Tigers.
Di manalo nalo ang Lasalle sa UST nung panahon ni Estong. I cant see anyone from the current lineup who has the same toughness, nerves of steel and will to win as Estong.
Sina Duncil at Evangelista lang ang nakita ko na me ganoong qualities mula nung gumaradweyt sina Estong, Cantonjos et al.
I hope to see a huge Thomasian contingent in our game against Mapua this Wednesday.
The team is showing some progress.MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas jumped on to an early lead and never looked back to demolish hapless Mapua, 80-61, Wednesday night in the 2012 FilOil Flying V Preseason Hanes Cup at the Arena in San Juan.
Chiseled center Karim Abdul powered the Growling Tigers’ onslaught with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
“Slowly but surely you can see that the team is improving. Our play is getting better,” said UST head coach Pido Jarencio.
UST wasted little time as it got its groove on both ends and became more lethal as the game went on.
Aljon Mariano added 15 points while Kevin Ferrer hit 13 points and had eight rebounds.
Jeric Fortuna opened up the second half with a triple to bury the Cardinals deeper before back-breaking triples from streak shooter Clark Bautista widened the Tigers gap even more.
Bautista finished with 11 points, nine from downtown.
UST, which upped its slate to 2-3, led by as much as 23 as Mapua had a tough shooting night.
The Cardinals, who fell to 1-4, shot just 31% from the field and missed 24 out of their 51 attempts at the line.
Game box score:
I don't think we've ever had a starting 5 of Abdul, Mariano, Ferrer, Vigil and the great Robin Tan before. I hope we see more from Louie Vigil this season, as well as more production from the bench.
Karim had 15/15, but also 6 rebounds. He needs to learn to pass out of traffic. He can't overpower everyone. Well, maybe he can, but he'll get called for the charge
Can't believe I missed thatKarim had 15/15, but also 6 turnovers. He needs to learn to pass out of traffic. He can't overpower everyone. Well, maybe he can, but he'll get called for the charge
Game against UE tomorrow, hoping the Thomasian community comes out in full support of the Tigers.
The Growling Tigers are now 3-3. Aljohn and Karim continue their stellar play.
We can still snatch the 3rd seed if we beat UP and DLSU loses to ADMU on Saturday.
I like the balanced scoring by the Tigers in this game. We have depth now!
Wag na kasi sila magpapakalbo.
Good to see our bench stepping up. I don't remember the last time our bench gave us 20 points, let alone 27!With the Brothers Alas returning to the line-up, the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights looked ready to pull off a victory over their sister school.
Instead, the Knights folded midway through the joust, with Coach Louie Alas finding himself ejected after throwing diatribes against a referee, and top Knight Kevin Alas sporting a poor shooting night in his return, as the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers chomped on the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights, 86-69, Monday, at The FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Coach Alas was asked by two other referees to leave the playing court after he singled out one official, heavily incensed by non-calls on his players. Play stopped for a good five minutes as officials caucused, until ultimately deciding to throw Coach Alas out of the court, though Letran’s coach had an extensive talk with his boys before leaving.
The Knights failed to respond well to the loss of their coach, as they headed into the half trailing by 19 points, 47-28.
Prior to the ejection, Coach Alas had pulled his younger son off the playing court early in the second quarter, as Kevin looked lethargic on the court, poorly receiving the ball and making wayward decisions. He would finish with seven points on 2-10 shooting, alongside three turnovers and five fouls.
In stark contrast, the Growling Tigers started the first quarter ablaze, with three different players contributing four three-point field goals, while center Karim Abdul dominated down low with six markers of his own in the opening quarter.
Although Abdul still looked out of sync, hauling down only seven rebounds and committing
six turnovers, he led the team in scoring towards the end of the game, tallying 18 points to lead UST.
With guards Mark Cruz and Kevin Alas finding no rhythm at each other’s expense, forwards Jam Cortes and Kevin Racal carried the offensive load for the Knights, scoring 18 and 16 points respectively. The UST defense failed to respect Cortes’ muscle and his outside touch, while Racal banked on quick drives to the basket.
The Tigers led by as much as 19 points in the second half after two free throws by 6’4” small forward Kevin Ferrer. The Knights, meanwhile, never led the game, coming close only by a point after a three-point basket by guard Mark Cruz.
UST's five starters notched a total of 59 of their side's 86 points. Aside from Abdul's 18, the Tigers' two Jerics, Teng and Fortuna, combined for 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting. Sophomore Ferrer added 11, while Aljon Mariano had a relatively quietly game with just seven.
As a result of the UST win, both teams found themselves with identical 4-3 records. Along with De La Salle University, the three teams will do battle for two remaining top four spots in Group A. The Growling Tigers will face University of the Philippines on Saturday, with the Knights matching-up versus rivals San Beda College on the same day. - AMD, GMA News
UST 86 – Abdul 18, Teng 13, Ferrer 11, Fortuna 10, Mariano 7, Lo 7, Afuang 6, Bautista 6, Vigil 4, Tan 2, Garrido 2, Hainga 0, Lao 0, Mamaril 0
CSJL 69 – Cortes 18, Racal 16, Cruz 9, Almazan 6, Alas K. 5, Pantin 5, Alas J. 4, Gabawan 3, Luib 3, Lituania 0
Quarter scoring: 30-18, 47-28, 59-46, 86-69
Ating suportahan, atletang Tomasina!!!!
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Please PASS. Thank you. Go USTe!
---- Ateneo lamang sa lahat ng department. Ano ba yan, kaya boto na!
UST def. UP 77-70. UST enters the Q'Finals and will face SSC gloden stags or NU Bulldogs