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It's now down to the last game of the 1st round, Will the MAROONS beat the WARRIORS?
Judging from how the first round was played it will be a close call between UE and ADU.
UE or UP.
It's hard to choose between the two.
Its a toss up between UE, UP and to a less extent Adamson. I believe the intensity of the games of these 3 teams will be more tight and may even equalize those of the currently top ranked teams come second round just to avoid hitting rock bottom of season 75.
It'll probably go to UE. While UP's still not in winning shape, they have consistently scared their opponents, even La Salle and Ateneo.
It's a triple tie at the bottom after the 1st round!!!
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^ actually, sa quotient rule na ginamit, lumalabas na ang UP ang may pinakamataas na quotient, thanks to that huge win over UE earlier. that makes UP ranked sixth while Adamson is at seventh and UE is at eighth.
UP has an edge to beat some marquee teams, ang problema yung execution sa end-game.
Also with AdU, end-game situations.
UE, lahat ng marquee teams, tinambakan sila more than 10 points.
Ang AdU and UP, isa lang ang common denominator, tinambakan ng NU.
Ang AdU, tinambakan ng ADMU and NU, pero the rest, less than 7 ang lead. UP too, less than 10 ang talo nila.
As far as I know...
Adamson def. UP, 69-67 (+2 to AdU, -2 to UP)
UE def. Adamson, 71-66(+5 to UE, -5 to AdU)
UP def. UE, 63-48(+15 to UP, -15 to UE)
6th = UP with a point difference of +13
7th = Adamson with a point difference of -3
8th = UE with a point difference of -10
Correct me if wrong
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Sa Line-up ngayon eh UE sana. Kaso bago na coach at mukhang me iimprove pa ang Red Warriors so UP na yan.
For me Adamson.
Now that adamson has jericho cruz, i dont think adamson will end at the bottom, they can even bring upsets to the final 4 contenders. Ust barely won yesterday against them.
UP can still give close fights in their next games. UE will give them another win in their card.
UP or UE.
Let's Go Tamaraws Let's Go! Go FEU Tamaraws!
Magical shot lifts UE to 'magical' win
By Josiah Albelda Posted Sep 3rd 2012
Chris Javier hit a buzzer-beating three-point shot as the University of the East nipped the University of the Philippines.
He is no magician, but Coach Boycie Zamar's prized sophomore center probably is.
Chris Javier drained a corner three-pointer to beat the buzzer as University of the East squeaked past University of the Philippines in a heart-stopping finish in the 75th UAAP men's basketball tournament Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
With the Red Warriors possessing a chance to win, star point guard Roi Sumang dribbled out the clock, attacked the basket and dished out to Javier, who calmly hoisted the first three-pointer of his career over the outstretched arms of Raul Soyud.
"It's a magical win," said Zamar in his third game back on the UE sidelines.
The triple capped what has been another impressive outing from Javier, the former San Beda High School stalwart who finished with 20 points and nine rebounds.
"Nasa dugo ko lang yung dugong Warrior," the 19-year-old shared.
Back-to-back baskets by Javier pushed the Warriors to a 70-59 lead early in the fourth quarter but the Fighting Maroons clawed back behind the hot hands of Mike Silungan, who scored nine markers in the period.
After the Diliman-based squad snatched the lead off a Chris Ball shot, Javier split his charities to tie the game for the last time, 76-all.
Then came his shot of a lifetime.
"First time ko maka-shoot ng three points, game winner pa," Javier said.
Sumang also had 20 points, five rebounds and seven assists while Adi Santos provided the toughness inside with 10 markers and 15 boards.
On the other hand, Silungan had one of his better games this year and wounded up with 16 points and six rebounds even as Ball posted 14 points, eight boards and three blocks.
The win sent the Warriors to sixth place with a 2-8 record while leaving UP alone at the cellar at 1-9.
However, UE will most likely be without forward Jai Flores in their next game after the latter was called for a disqualifying foul for shoving Alvin Padilla in the third.
UE (79) - Sumang 20, Javier 20, Santos 10, Belleze 9 Sumido 8, Duran 6, Alberto 2, Hernandez 2, Flores 2, Villarias 0, Olayon 0, Galanza 0
UP (76) - Silungan 16, Ball 14, Padilla 12, Soyud 10, Gamboa 8, Manuel 6, Lopez 4, Hipolito 4, Montecastro 2, Mbah 0, Romero 0, Gallarza 0, Asilum 0
Quarters: 17-19, 37-40, 66-58, 79-76
UAAP: NU survives UP, dooms Maroons to one-win season
JOB B. DE LEON September 16, 2012 4:06pm
Bobby Ray Parks (right) drives past UP's Chris Ball to score two of his game-high 17 points. KC Cruz
(Updated 4:44pm) The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons gave it their all in an attempt to equal their win total from last season. Once again though, they came up short in the dying moments of the game.
The National University Bulldogs split crucial free throws in the final minute, but it was enough to spell the difference in a 65-60 win, Sunday at the SM MOA Arena, in the 75th season of the UAAP.
The victory put NU at 8-5 in the standings, a half-game ahead of the DLSU Green Archers who play the second game in a Sunday double-header. The two squads are currently battling it out for the last spot in the Final Four.
"We played according to how we wanted to play, but we lost our focus and discipline in the second half," said Bulldogs coach Eric Altamirano.
"We gave them a chance to come back, and knowing UP, you can't relax and have to play your game against them."
Playing with multiple stalwarts on their final season of eligibility, UP wanted to notch one more victory to equal their two-win total from Season 74. They gave it a good effort, getting to within three points with 1:06 left on a Chris Ball and-one play, 63-60.
Jeoffrey Javillonar made it a two-possession game with a split at the line, 64-60, with 51 seconds left, still enough time for UP to make something happen. However the only shot they could get on the ensuing possession was a fade-away by power forward Raul Soyud, which missed. UP managed to steal the ball back, but Alvin Padilla's triple didnít conect, and the Maroon took too long to foul, finally sending Gelo Alolino to the line where he too split charities with five seconds left.
UP called timeout to set up one final play to shrink the final margin, but State U was whistled for a five-second violation for taking too long to inbound the ball, sealing their fate, and their 1-13 record for the season.
Reigning MVP Bobby Ray Parks, who led all scorers with 17 points, said he anticipated today's game would be tough and tipped his hat to the Maroons. "UP has a lot of heart and they play hard until the final buzzer sounds," he said.
Mike SIlungan (right) tries to keep control of the ball against the defense of NU's Emmanuel Mbe. KC Cruz
After two quick buckets by Mike Silungan, the Bulldogs cleaned up their act to take a 9-4 lead, thanks to strong moves to the basket by Gelo Alolino and Troy Rosario. After a slew of missed jumpers, Chris Ball finally drained one at the 3:08 mark and ended a five-minute Maroons dry spell. UP then went on a 7-3 run, capped by a Mark Lopez three-pointer, to trail by one after the first quarter, 12-11.
In the second quarter, NU embarked on a 9-2 run, fueled by five from Jeoff Javillonar. the Maroons dropped any semblance of resistance as the Bulldogs repeatedly cruised to the basket. Rosario scored his ninth and tenth points beneath the rim for his team to double UP's score, 26-13, with three and a half minutes to play.
Alinko Mbah got a hook shot to trickle in with under two minutes to play, the Maroon's second basket since 8:03 in the second. They then got consecutive triples by Silungan and Alvin Padilla to cut the lead to single digits, 30-21, at the end of the half.
Mbah made consecutive buckets for the Maroons when play resumed, but Bobby Ray Parks quickly doused any fire UP had mustered by scoring seven of NUís next nine, capped by a put-back slam.
With UPís offense falling silent, the Bulldogs slowly pulled away on an 8-0 run over the next four minutes. The lead peaked at 16 points, 47-29, as Emmanuel Mbe finished an alley-oop play off dish by Parks, with 3:07 left in the period.
Keeping with their theme in this game, back-to-back triples by Padilla and Jett Manuel sparked a 12-4 run in the final two minutes of the period, closing the period with a 10-point deficit, 51-41.
Parks scored 13 points in the third quarter.
Padilla dialed in another trey to kick off the final period. Moments later, an unsportsmanlike foul was called on NU's Henri Betayene, and Raul Soyud made both ensuing free throws. as the Maroons were off to an 8-4 run. A triple by Robin Rono kept the Bulldogs afloat though, 54-47, 8:05 left in the game.
Mbe registered NU's second field goal of the quarter at the 5:27 mark, but with the Maroons in foul trouble, the Bulldogs marched to the free throw line instead, where Mbe and Parks made four straight. The Cameroonian then matched a tough lay-up by Soyud for a 63-57 tally with two minutes to play.
Emmanuel Mbe registered a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Troy Rosario finished with 10 points, scoring eight in the first period.
National University did damage from the free throw line, making 21-of-25 attempts against an 8-for-13 clip for the Maroons. The Bulldogs also fared better in fastbreak points (13-6) and rebounds (45-37).
UP made 6-of-18 from beyond the arc, in contrast to a 2-for-10 mark by NU.
Alvin Padilla made 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to lead UP with 14 points. Mike Silungan tallied 11 points, while Raul Soyud and Alinko Mbah tallied eight points apiece and combined for 12 boards.
It marked the end of an era for the Fighting Maroons, as the team stands to lose a massive eight players out of their 15-man roster, namely point guards Mike Gamboa and Jelo Montecastro, swingmen Mike Silungan, Mark Lopez and Alvin Padilla, as well as reserves Diony Hipolito, Robby Wierzba and Julius Wong.
The five-point loss was a better result at least, than the 67-50 blowout they suffered back in the first round against this same team. - AMD, GMA News
NU 65: Parks 17, Mbe 13, Rosario 10, Javillonar 8, Alolino 8, Rono 3, Singh 2, Labing-isa
2, De Guzman 2, Villamor 0, Neypes 0, Khobuntin 0, Betayene 0
UP 60 - Padilla 14, Silungan 11, Mbah 8, Soyud 8, Ball 7, Manuel 3, Lopez 3, Montecastro 2, Gamboa 2, Asilum 2
Quarter scoring: 12-11, 30-21, 51-41, 65-60