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FEU thwarts Adamson, forces decider

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Thursday, 15 September 2011 5,151 Views / 224 Comments

“YUNG mga senior players, tulad ni RR [Garcia], gusto pa nila mag-ensayo. Sabi ko, ano, magpapahinga pa ba tayo? Pero gusto pa raw nila mag-ensayo,” quipped FEU head coach Bert Flores.

The extra effort seemed to pay off for the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, who forced a winner-take-all game versus the Adamson University Falcons, coming up with a 59-49 win in the Final Four of the 74th UAAP season last September 15, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum.

“Unang-una, depensa, at ball-sharing,” Flores disclosed. “At mawala yung bola kay Alvarez.” The Tamaraws did exactly that.

Up six at the start of the second half, five different scorers contributed to more than double the Tamaraw lead to 13, 40-27, as Terrence Romeo capped off an 11-4 run with a huge triple four minutes in. Adamson responded with a jumper by Eric Camson, but after a quiet first half, RR Garcia found his groove, converting twice to consolidate a putback by Aldrech Ramos and pad the lead to 46-29 with 3:34 left. Off a steal by Roider Cabrera, the trigger-happy Falcons finally connected thanks to a Janus Lozada deuce, which ended a three-minute drought and cut the deficit to 15. The FEU backcourt was not finished yet, as Romeo and Garcia connected on back-to-back triples, pushing the Tamaraw lead to a game-high 21 points with 30 seconds left in the third.

Determined to keep on fighting, Camson and Nuyles scored seven straight while Adamson shut down the Tamaraws for the first five minutes of the fourth quarter. With the score at 52-39, Romeo scored on a baseline drive to boost the FEU advantage back to 15, but back-up point guard Jerick Cañada quickly came down the other end and hit a triple, making it a 12-point game with 4:54 remaining. In transition, Ping Exciminiano, showing little problem moving after missing most of his squad’s last regular season game versus La Salle with an ankle sprain, put back a Russel Escoto miss before Alex Nuyles took over, as the Falcons turned to their top scorer for some quick points. The shooting guard replied in earnest, starting by splashing in a triple and soaring high for a dunk, which trimmed the deficit below double-digits, 56-47 with four minutes left to play.

Romeo missed a triple in an attempt to swing momentum back FEU’s way and Nuyles then barreled down the other way, drawing Exciminiano’s fourth foul and converting on the two charities to chip away at the advantage further, 56-49. Unbeknownst to him, though, his free throws were the last points for Adamson, as it missed its next six shots to close out the game. On the other side, rookie Cris Tolomia earned a split at the line before Romeo scored on a floater with 1:34 remaining to silence the predominantly Adamsonian crowd. “Wag lang magmadali,” Garcia recalls telling his teammates when Adamson began to rally back, citing the crowd noise from the Falcons’ side as a factor for their spate of turnovers in the fourth quarter.

In the end, FEU’s two scoring guards were more than a match for Adamson’s lone producer. Romeo top-scored for his team with 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting, grabbed four boards, dished out three assists and came up with two swipes. Last season’s rookie of the year also issued his teammates a strong ultimatum in the second half, saying, “Wala munang mag-rerelax. At kung ano tayo nung first quarter at first half, doblehin natin.” Garcia shook off a five-point first half to drop 11 in the third quarter while pulling down eight rebounds all in all. The frontcourt of Russel Escoto and Aldrech Ramos formed a mighty tandem down low, accounting for nine points and 15 caroms.

As has been the trend in the three Adamson-FEU games, the Falcons were a one-man team as Nuyles found very little support from his teammates. The top-five finisher in the MVP race finished with 20 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal, but no other Falcon scored more than six points, as Camson came off the bench to score exactly that much. Adamson’s two veteran point guards, Cañada and Alvarez added five each, while Rodney Brondial grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots.

Adamson’s fourth quarter rally was fueled by a switch to a 2-3 zone, which gave the Tams fits initially as the Falcons had never gone to that scheme against them this season. “Di namin pri-nactice yun,” said Garcia, before Flores chimed in, “Bihira kasi sila mag-zone sa amin….Aaralin namin yan.” But as the Falcons went zone, FEU was able to get multiple looks at the basket, winning the rebounding war for the first time this season, 51-41, 20-18 on the offensive glass. The Tamaraws also garnered a 14-8 edge in terms of second-chance points, and converted 14 Adamson turnovers into 19 points.

The two teams will meet again on Sunday, September 18 at 3 p.m. for the right to face the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the Finals. It’s a dicey situation for the Falcons especially after Nuyles seemed to injure his ankle near the end of the game, and had to be helped off the court by his teammates. FEU, meanwhile, dressed injured players Pipo Noundou, Christian Sentcheu and JR Cawaling. All of them participated in pregame warm-ups. “Baka masira [the flow of their rotation], pero depende sa sitwasyon,” said Flores while keeping the option of using those players open.

The scores:

FEU 59 – Romeo 19, Garcia 16, Exciminiano 8, Ramos 7, Bringas 6, Escoto 2, Tolomia 1, Pogoy 0, Cruz 0

Adamson 49 – Nuyles 20, Camson 6, Cañada 5, Alvarez 5, Brondial 4, Lozada 4, Colina 3, Manyara 2, Etrone 0, Cabrera 0

Quarter scoring: 11-9, 29-23, 52-32, 59-49


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224 Comments

  • Z says:

    two years in the Final Four… two blowouts.

    • SK says:

      champeonsheep na kami siguro sa filoil o pccl.

    • Falcons says:

      @Z, nothing to argue about that coz its true,well Goodluck to your BE’s! :) in the finals.

    • Falcons says:

      Hopefully we can win this sunday! so we can prove all the doubters wrong, if not, siguro nga tama kayo, but no matter what happen this sunday. we are proud to be Adamsonians and a true Falcon, cheers!:)

      • Takeda says:

        I wonder how will the adamson plays today with nuyles having an injury? Mas maganda sana yung healthy na nuyles coz mag kakaron ng extra motivation ang team for everybody to step up especially big guys like colina and camson. I have high respect with this guys. But I really think adamson’s key if they want to win is for lozada to step up, sya yung may mismatch sa bantay with rr. And I do think na mag switch into zone defense ang adamson mamya and to really put pressure on the 2 guards of feu. Adamson has a chance to contain rr but not on terrence. But I’m pretty sure napaghandaan na ng FEU yang zone. It’s time for the beast to step up. rr’s points should come in by 2nd half. 1st half is for terrence and aldrech. Go FEU. Show the angry birds that we are the angry TAMARAWS and we want this more than ever.

        • Takeda says:

          Surprise points production for FEU is tolomia, laging libre hindi lang napapasahan. I’m expecting some 3′s. Kailangan gumana ang outside masikip mamaya sa loob. God bless to the TAMS. Sana walang ma injury on both teams. It will be a very physical game, pareho kasi gusto makalaban ang ateneo. Baka sa series na ito maubos ang energy going to the finals.

        • Falcons says:

          Sana makabawi si Lester, last thursday game was not good for him,terence romeo owned him both in dribbling and shooting,its clear that FEU’s advantage is on PG spot (with the stable and reliable romeo,:) not the trigger happy shoot first PG). the first 8 points in of Brigas and exciminiano in the 1st quarter was a big plus factor for FEU’s win. Our Falcons Bench and other Key players will need to step-up big time in order to append FEU’s offense.

          Well what else we can say, its one hell of a ride for the FALCONS this season, a Lot of Ups and down. One game for all the marbles,!

          Good Luck TAMARAWS and FALCONS :)

  • voluntasDei says:

    Why am I not surprise with this result…. ADU prepared for ADMU well, wore a ‘it’s our time t-shirt’ but failed to prepare for FEU.

    An Unsolicited Advice: Do not underestimate the Tamaraws. Look at their bench….

  • voluntasDei says:

    Romeo did very well today…

    • asdfgh says:

      I see him as a risk. Oh well, risks has returns lol

      the higher the risk, the higher the return

      • truth says:

        he is a risk at pressure moments. but from 1st-3rd quarter, you can pretty much play him all you want. although he’s a choker, you can’t deny his talent.

        • truth says:

          but since tambak, there was never really a pressure situation to begin with for romeo.

          • svelterogue says:

            tambak din ateneo nung second round diba nung nag steak si emman with over a minute left in the game and the eagles were down by 6?

          • truth says:

            nung 6pts nalang hindi na tambak yun. actually dun nagsimula yung downfall ni romeo pag dating sa crunch time eh. tapos against adu nag direct pass siya kay nuyless kahit walang nakapressure sa kanya. nakumpara kasi siya sa buzzer beater ni tolomia eh. lol!

          • svelterogue says:

            haha truth =))

            ang cool cool ni tolomia hindi panickero. pinanood ko replay kagabi. sometime in the third, rr, terrence, and cris were all on the floor. mega libre si tolomiang naghihintay lang kung saan siya tumira ng three against UST. mga ilang segundo din yon. then he decided to move around and go back to where he was waiting for the ball. naisip ko both times i saw this, sana napasahan siya non, mukang handang handa e

          • truth says:

            @svelterogue
            actually maraming nagulat sa line-up na yun ni bert flores eh. pero it worked! who would have thought that the key to matching adamson’s size that time was to use speed? lahat kasi ng ibang team including ateneo sinubukan makipag pataasan ng mga player eh. and speed is adamson’s weakness. when they slow the game down, they mostly win. just look at the ateneo game. they slowed down the pace a lot which was their strong point. if you ever get a chance to watch a replay, take note that adamson’s guards took 7 secs to cross the line. not because of pressure, but because it was their strategy to really slow the game down.

        • svelterogue says:

          i think romeo needs to be given latitude (na he’s getting it naman na) to buck the ghosts of all his horrific errors in the last few games, all in the second round. crucial siya today and it was good to see. he didn’t choke today… except for that overly strong pass to rr in the fourth… buti na lang kalmado si MVP. at naka shoot naman si romeo with under 2 mins left in the game

  • voluntasDei says:

    I have a sense it may be another round in the Finals between ADMU and FEU… The Tamaraws seems to be peaking now…

  • voluntasDei says:

    ADU may have peaked in their game against ADMU….
    The catching up in the 4th qtr. says nothing; FEU relaxed(period)

    • japz says:

      ang malaking problema, FEU just peaked lately in the season while our team is playing their asses out the whole season and prepared well especially for ADMU wherein they showed what they can do. du’n pa lang lugi na ADU, basang-basa na sila ng FEU bago pa ang game na to’. anyway congrats to FEU, it’s a great game. let’s see on sunday, sana makapag-adjust nang malaki ang team. :D

      • Z says:

        you mean, only preparing for admu? i hope you aren’t one of those fans. you don’t seem like them. cheers. may sunday pa to prove us wrong.

        • japz says:

          no sir, i don’t mean that they only prepared for ADMU. but syempre aminado ako naman ako dun kasi kahit naman si coach Leo eh aminado du’n. what i’m just saying is that the fact na they played all out against ADMU last sat, gave way for FEU to prepare hard for ADU. and that’s just what happened. si coach Leo na rin nagsabi eh, talagang napaghandaan sila today.

          well it’s not everyday that we can win bigtime. kaya sana bounce back sa sunday. :D

          • Z says:

            that’s it dude. never hang the head. keep it up. one more chance on sunday!

          • Milo96 says:

            If it had been a step ladder format, FEU wouldn’t be as focused vs Adamson as it was today since they would have battled UST for the right to meet Adamson just days earlier.

  • WES says:

    Thank you, Tamaraws! I won a friendly argument against my friends. I told them that with Coach Bert Flores, the Tamaraws will have more of a stable team. Coach Bert does not complain or raise conspiracy theories that much the way other coaches in the past had. With a talent like the Tams line-up the past year, it was obvious that they only lack was stability within them. I think this group of players is actually now a team. And lucky, Terrence Romeo is doing well as of late.

    • the stipulation says:

      the problem with FEU is that they have too many coaches. sobrang gulo. every assistant coach nakatayo. ang gugulo.

      • Satcho says:

        Kaya nakatayo assistants nila kasi natataranta head coach nila eh. Buti nlang veteran maglaro si rr at Ramos, nakakaya buhatin nag natatarantang si Romeo. Saying effort ni ab-nuy-less today, came up short. now we’ll see how adamson plays… With their backs against the ropes. I’m looking forward to Sunday, Sino kya maiihi sa shorts nila?

    • the stipulation says:

      walang stability sa FEU hanggang sobrang daming coach sa bench nila.

      • truth says:

        their biggest coach is anton montinola! what ever he says, bert flores needs to follow.

        • WES says:

          I agree. But, of all guys who have tried, it’s only Flores who have done a pretty okay job. And then true. It’s like a Mark Cuban Avery Johnson thing with this FEU Tamaraws , considering they have a talented roster

  • tamaraws!!! says:

    sorry ADU but i don’t think it is your time now :) lets go tamaraws :) ADMU and FEU in the FINALS :)

  • rj says:

    ano bayan mapapagod lang ang dalawang team

  • oliver valle says:

    it’s fine.. theres another game on sunday.. let’s see what will happen..

  • oliver valle says:

    it’s fine.. theres another game on sunday.. let’s see what will happen..

  • Anti-heat says:

    Adamson had 5 assists in this game 1 from Brondial, 2 from Alvarez and 2 from Nuyles.

  • Tweetams says:

    isa pa mga tol! kaya pa yan!

  • RAK!!! says:

    ganado FEU.. ayaw na ata ng ADU umabot sa FINALS para wala bawi ADMu sa ADu.. xD.. JOKE.. :D :D :D

  • paulrenzo says:

    May halo ring overconfidence (due to their momentum and their win against Ateneo), kaya natalo Adamson. I’m not saying it’s the main cause, but it’s definitely factored in.

  • rj says:

    pagod na ang dalawang team tapos ateneo pahinga pa……

  • LIPAD says:

    napansin ko lang sa game kanina. adamson executing new plays and defensive strategies they are experimenting with new strategies. kanina ko nga lang nakitang pinag sabay si alvarez at canada e. maybe they are trying new strategies. sana sa sunday ung usual play nila ang gawin nila. ung mga play na nagdala sakanila sa final four..

    • japz says:

      it seems to me that that alvarez and cañada combination inside the court is a move made out of desperation by coach Leo. hindi mapantayan ng players (except nuyles) ang intensity na ginagawa ng FEU. talagang dinaga sila. kaya ayun, yan ang ginawa niya. anyway it’s just my observation sir.

  • quadricentennial says:

    eh kasi nga ser, hindi umubra yung ussual kaya pinagsabay

  • quadricentennial says:

    Hey Z, jes curious but are you really an ATEnean? mapagPATOL ka kasi even to the most shallow and meaningless posts that i think a typical atenean with a normal disposition wouldnt even mind/notice. Is this just a matter of superiority complex? Or a very worse case of insecurity? if it is then why?I have nothing against you, its just that it annoys me na pati kababawan eh pinapatulan mo pa…did you have problems way back when youre at ateneo?are you being bullied there?Forgive me, WORRIED lang ako sayo……

    • Doubtful says:

      Doubt it. Name dropper lang yan. No real Atenista kisses the asses of the Thomasians. They kick them (hello, they’ve been kicking it since after that 2006). No real Atenista hates Adamson too much. And cardinal rule, no real Atenista is friendly with La Salista (unless they’re real life friends) specially just someone you meet on the net. But then he doesn’t know anything with San Beda too, so I doubt he’s from the Ncaa (sabay daw sina…nakalimutan ko na…sa Ateneo at San Beda). Oh well, the net is a serious business, ika nga. Baka naman nakakuha lang ng Certificate course e kaklse na raw niya sila kung sinu-sino pa minention. Yan ang social climber.

      • quadricentennial says:

        i sincerely have nothing against him…talaga lang that hes posts are glaring the way he even curse others to prove his or ateneo is on top..

      • Z says:

        i think i’ve stated that what i hate about adamson is the fact that their fans have this sense of bravado na kesyo locked up na sila and whatnot when they haven’t proven anything yet. cardinal rule? hello i have batchmates who went to DLSU and we all poke fun at them. sa court lang tayo magkakatalo. we act professionally to those who act the same way (i.e. UST) bakit mo babastusin yung mga rumerespeto sa iyo? hindi ba’t kahangalan yon? am i the worst poster here? i’ve read far worse that i’m only up to the tip of their pinky finger. better get yourself some education.

      • WES says:

        Chief, Atenista ka? Here’s a writing of one Atenean, When it became apparent that Ateneo had a shot against La Salle, the UST crowd lent its support to the Blue Eagles. citation, http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv/never-forget-ateneos-dark-ages-make-current-success-much-sweeter

  • C says:

    I hope sna mnalo FEU s susunod n lbn, pero dpat d mag relax ang FEU dahil pag hhndaan n tau ng mabuti ng ADU:))swerte ang ADMU Hintay n lng cla, uu nga mppgod nga ang dlawang team pero nppractice cla unti unti n d nmmlayan:))after ng Semi mag pahinga n agad pra d pagod s Finals:)) Go Fight Green and Gold:))

    • Takeda says:

      This is F4 and we are a resident of the playoffs unlike adu na dalawang beses pa lang nakakalaro sa matagal na panahon. Before FEU reached the finals we lost to dlsu in the F4, then following yr we lost to ue F4 again, then we advanced into the finals and lost again to admu. My point is mas maraming experience sa playoffs ang feu compared sa adu. Experience wise mas may edge tayo sa kanila that’s why we BELIEVE we can beat adu in this series. Marami pang dapat matutunan ang adu. Sorry falcons but you will lose big time on sunday. You just gave us the pschological advantage. At mas mataas lalo ang pressure sa inyo kasi expected lahat na kayo ang makaharap ng admu. And by the way adamsonians you didn’t pray hard for this game meron pa man din kayong patron saint and kami lang yung bukod tanging wala at nag joke na santa maraw ang patron saint namin. Well what happened? See you on sunday.

      • WES says:

        It’s just surprising how SOME Falcons fans have been sort of not respecting other schools and how they’ve been bragging about the sure no.2 seed and finals berth. Well, reality check. They locked the no.2 at their 14th game, a far cry from their pre-season prediction and their finals appearance is fifty fifty now. SOME have looked down on UST, DLSU, & FEU. Thing is, weren’t those the 3 schools that have the 3peat and 4peat of the Final4 era? Not to mention, in any era.

        • Left_Handed says:

          Agree. they simply flying high as early as the season. most of the adu fans here shiw no respect to other schools.
          Lets always remember that FEU, DLSU, ADMU & UST and of course UE are the traditional teams always at the F4. how about ADU?

          • chrystal says:

            so ibig sabihin kayo na lang lagi?

            I WANT CHANGE! -Chowking

          • WES says:

            Point is, why look down on other teams?

          • Anti-heat says:

            Exactly as WES said, some Adamson fans chirp and chirp yet the biggest accomplishment they had the past decade was just making the final four.

          • Z says:

            ^ owned. sometimes, try to be king of the hill first before puffing your chests and proclaiming you’re locked up to everything.

          • japz says:

            you can’t blame the fans. it’s not every year that our team is doing well. in fact, coach Leo is heading the Falcons for almost five years now, so why not savor every little emotions while it lasts, right? maybe it’s our year, maybe it’s not. but still it’s the support that is important. and besides, not all people here are knowledgeable enough to be sensitive on what they’re saying. maybe most of them are just freshmen or sophomores, who, sometimes don’t really know the true essence of UAAP. and it’s the truth. sad truth. now if you’re not like them, just shrug it off.

          • Anti-heat says:

            We’re not pointing at Adamson the school as a whole here, just some of the so called “supporters”. The truth is every school have this type of fan. We point them out because we want to see the excuses and the reaction of those certain type of fans.

          • japz says:

            well on that, there’s nothing we can do. just don’t take them seriously. it’s the only best way. surely, they will stop when they’re ignored.

          • FLM says:

            It would be better to dream about the team being in the finals while INDIRECTLY disregarding other teams rather than DIRECTLY uttering words of hauteur like what the others did.

          • WES says:

            I was clear with the SOME wasn’t I? And I was even clear previous posts ago that I believe in the Falcons, but what I didn’t get was why some Falcons were disrespecting other schools? It does not warrant an excuse that’s it’s the first time. We get that. Lalo pa ako. UST needs at least a decade before winning another one. Point is, there were SOME Falcons fans who insulted my team’s chances.

          • WES says:

            It’s over now. I know there’s a handful of good Adamsonian. So, cheers! May the best team win!

          • Left_Handed says:

            CHRYSTAL, the uaap championship is open to 8 participating school but take a look at the history esp. the past 2 decades.

      • svelterogue says:

        takeda, looks like the tams are peaking nga, ever so slowly. sana tuloy tuloy na ito. one game at a time. rr-romeo tandem was a dream. all the key players clicked. pogoy’s game is underrated and one can only imagine how plays need to be built factoring him in when he wasn’t seriously scouted before.

        • Takeda says:

          yes svelterogue right in time to peak. sana lang wag kabahan si romeo sa mga crucial moments of the game but as of previous games mukang unti unti ng natututo.

      • chrystal says:

        good thing we have the twice to beat advantage, see you again on Sunday!

  • muralla22 says:

    im really hoping for a angry birds finals match-up….but FEU proves that they are the last year’s runner up and play the spoilers roll…grats tamaraws…if AdU dont make some necessary adjustments, then they’ll be kissing their finals hopes goodbye

  • wachakieboy says:

    sna lng hnd mgng over confident ang FEU on sunday!!!!

  • Takeda says:

    PG match up against adu is our strength. Undersize kami sa 3&4 but we have the best 2 PG in the league. And they are trained by the best PG ever in the PBA the flying A.

    • svelterogue says:

      bumunga na nga ang coaching ni johnny a. magandang gamble ginagawa ni flores sa three-guards combo niya. quicker kayo. and more pesky. ping exciminanio is such a spark plug it’s a pity lang he gets into foul trouble so early.

  • qwerty says:

    Congrats tams! swabeng swabe laro nila knina. plays were executed perfectly (almost) + c romeo anlakas!

    To my fellow Adamsonians, wg tau magalala. mggwan ng pang counter ni coach Leo yan !! kita kits nlng sa sunday. Goodluck sa lahat ng teams !!

    GO ADAMSON !!

  • Three Stripes and a Swoosh says:

    Good luck to both teams sa Sunday!

    Sabi nga sa TNT pag NBA Playoffs: “Win or Go Home.” We’ll see who has the killer instinct then.

  • Hazel says:

    One more to go…

    Let’s Go Tamaraws!
    Go Fight Tamaraws!
    Recca Recca Suma FEU!

  • SK says:

    wala na si dindo resign pagkatapos namen tsambakan cla. hihihi huhuhu iyak na !

  • chrystal says:

    We Still Believe!

    Go Falcons!

  • chrystal says:

    Sa Sunday pa makikita kung sino talaga ang choker!

  • chrystal says:

    never underestimate FEU and Montinola!

  • Year of the Falcons says:

    Congrats FEU! just see you again on sunday. Let’s beat Ateneo! (whoever wins).

    Thanks for all the haters of Adu. you made us famous for this season! if we will win on sunday, then you must eat your silly words. But if feu wins, maybe all of you are right, and it will be a well-deserved win for FEU. again, just beat Ateneo!

  • svelterogue says:

    no reason to hate adu fans. natural lang na umasa kayo kasi anlakas talaga ng team nyo this year. kahit kampi ako sa feu kahapon nakita ko rin yung posibilidad na adu ang mananalo, yun ang sentimental storyline for the falcons.

    kapag tams naman ang pumuntang finals, ibang klaseng storyline din. puro close games, may mga ilang laban nakapag kakamot ulo, maraming side dramas and chismax. pero at the end of the season, it’s all mental and a matter of character. nabasa na ng lahat ang laro ng iba, now it’s going to be guts, blood, and heart on the floor.

    the team who want it most will win it all.

  • jeremy says:

    I think ginamit ng FEU ung F4 experience nila ng manalo sa laban na ito. Sa Sunday, dapat mag explode uli sila Nuyles at Alvarez pero ibang coaching strategy naman for them to win that game. Kasi kung FEU-Ateneo sa finals, alam naman nating na no match FEU sa Ateneo e haha parang last year. Unlike Adamso nna mas malaki chances nila na mag champion. I can’t wait for BATTLE OF THE BIRDS in the FINALS haha

    • Hisoka says:

      can’t put FEU out…. magaling ang coaching staff nila…
      kung ADU tinalo ang ADMU nung 2nd round… OT naman ang inabot ng ADMU vs FEU… ADMU pa nga ang naghahabol that time…

  • svelterogue says:

    actually yun reservations ko sa tamaraws. mas kaya ng adamson ang ateneo kung sa angas sa angas, tao sa tao, big men against big men, galing pa PG nila kaya nga yun yung pinag-initan ni flores na nag work

    talent wise, kahit sino sa feu puede halos mag produce, kahit nga si bringas o di kaya si cruz na pang depensa naman talaga. pati big men nila nag ju jumpers at three point shots, para ngang FIBA pinapanood ko.

    pero kung final kasi, kailangan may bravado, and nuyles et al have that edge over the tams.

  • Kalaw says:

    si alvarez sakit sa mata panoorin. kahit hindi pumapasok mga tira,sige parin.

    • Z says:

      well, he has to get going for the falcons to have a chance. di naman kaya magbuhat ni nuyles mag-isa. besides, may green light naman siya kay coach.

    • chrystal says:

      that’s what you call “shooter’s mentality”…

      or maybe F4 jitters…

      may chance pa on Sunday!

      • Takeda says:

        It’s because kayang kaya ni terrence si alvares physically and mentally. D mo nakita yung mukha ni terrence over lester parang gusto nya kainin. Our big men has no match offensively sa bigs nyo kaya focus na lang sila sa defense and rebounds. But for the PG position it’s a different story. You can’t contain our both guards. And one more exciminiano can contain nuyles.

  • chrystal says:

    Pinilit talaga ni Coach Leo na makuha nila ang no.2 so that they will have some room for errors, like what happened yesterday, at least they will still have a chance on Sunday. Given na nga ang experience ng FEU sa playoffs so it will be a good game on Sunday!

    Goodluck to both teams!

    • I Bleed Blue says:

      wow talk about second guessing your coach.

      • walang Kadaladala says:

        Balita ko tinitingnan na naman ng Adu ang finals match up nila sa Ateneo? Parang noong sa Ust, ang utak nila nasa Ateneo na lawl. Hihi, noob talaga sa playoffs.

      • chrystal says:

        alam na alam kasi ni Coach na kulang ang AdU sa playoff experience so they really need that room for error, buti na lang talaga may twice to beat advantage.

        I believe Coach can settle the falcons and get to their real game come Sunday.

        anyway, there is still FIBA Asia and Smart Gilas to watch for and support.

        • Z says:

          why the hell would a coach want a room for error in his team? that should be zilch, zero, nil, none, nada! diyos ko, ayus-ayusin mo naman yung argument mo. hindi magandang mentality na meron kang room for error.

          • Tax says:

            Easy lang chief, may mga fans lang talaga na hindi ganun kalalim ang intindi sa laro. Pabayaan mo na lang, libre naman sila mangarap.

          • v says:

            Z, I think d mo naintndhan ung statement ni chrystal. Everyone commits mistakes, wala nman cnbi na gusto ni coach leo un. ikw lng ang gumgwa ng mga argumento d2. much better kung lumayas ka nlng cguro kc puro panggu2lo lng dinudulot mo d2.

          • Z says:

            V, i think you better read, but it seems, you don’t follow my train of thought. my message was just simply: why make a room for error?

            and i quote:
            “alam na alam kasi ni Coach na kulang ang AdU sa playoff experience so they really need that room for error”

            that’s just sad when you say that to the team you are supporting.

          • v says:

            No it’s not, from the way you oppose chrystal’s statement kitang kita na ikw lng nghhanap ng butas pra mang-gulo.

            even sa ibang mga posts dito, it was you who always make things complicated. wg knlng cguro kumontra mas mabuti pa.

          • Z says:

            i didn’t even have to find one for it is already glaring.

        • WES says:

          Room for error? Weren’t previous posts ago, you mentioned, also the others, that the Adamson Soaring Falcons will be a finalists because they are experienced and a veteran line-up compared to the others? I don’t think Coach Leo will provide a room for error as big as the entire game. Come on, dude. No coach would gamble on its twice-to-beat advantage. To think, it’s the FEU tamaraws they are up against. No matter how troubled the team is, RR Garcia always finds a way to bail them out.

  • I Bleed Blue says:

    this game has exposed lester alvarez’s glaring weakness, his chink in the armor, his waterloo so to speak, and that is his utter lack of defense. him playing terrence romeo and mike tolomia transformed those two so-so players into stars for 40 minutes. but i still hope adamson adjusts their defense, ditch the man to man and play a box and one, let lozada or nuyles shadow garcia on the perimeter while the rest plays a zone.

    i wish adamson wins this series, that way we ateneans can get back at them during the finals, not only will we win the crown, not only will we cream them, not only will we put them in their rightful place but we’ll also help them jumpstart another legendary losing streak against us.

    • bubuchacha says:

      you want an admu-adu finals just so we could avange a loss? dude. mga 28 or so wins pa hahabulin nila. hindi natin kailangan bumawi.

  • whitegreenpoppy says:

    DLSU, UP, ADAMSON and FEU, necessarily in this order, are all my alma maters from grade school thru college. At my age, the UAAP has given me immense entertainment just to follow the unpredictable twists towards the finals. Two of my teams down, two to go with only one to face Ateneo in the finals. I think, FEU right now has the timed momentum and championship experience to give the Eagles a real serious fight with Sentcheu, Noundou and Cawaling almost ready to rejoin the fray, and sad to think that perhaps, just perhaps, Adamson might come up short again if they only have the consistent Alex Nuyles to bank on. It’s still a happy toss between the two to prevent the first-ever Ateneo 4-peat that a lamming/hibernated La Salle could no longer challenge.

    • Anti-heat says:

      Ang hirap din sabihin mas less deserving yung mga nakasama sa Mythical team kesa kay RR. Those 5 are certainly deserving as well.

    • Takeda says:

      Let them have all the awards mas importante ang championship. Mas makakapag focus na si rr pampagulo lang sa kanya yang individual awards na yan.

  • FEU will win on Sunday, and will eventually lose to ADMU…

  • Tweetams says:

    lets see what will happen on sunday then again we can talk about the finals.

  • Hisoka says:

    What year naba si Romeo ng FEU?
    kasi mukhang siya ang papalit kay RR pag nawala na….

  • kaspog says:

    full pack arena sa linggo! go AdU!!

  • DILAW/PUTI says:

    Too bad ADAMSON lost their advantage and momentum. Coach Leo needs to make the right adjustments or else.
    FEU players have the experience and poise under pressure during crunch time.
    Time to separate the Men from the boys for the FINALS against ATENEO.

  • BASTA says:

    ANG TOTOO NIYAN, NO. 2 SPOT PA DIN ANG ADAMSON.

    BAKIT BA MADAMING GIGIL DITO SA ADAMSON.

    NO. 2 SPOT…NO.2..SPOT NO.2 SPOT PA DIN ANG ADAMSON.

    KUHA MO>>>

  • Larry O'Brien says:

    Who’s watching Gilas vs. China right now? From what I observed so far, as good as we are, we need some serious height. Our smallest player/s should at least be in the 6 ft. range. If only Kiefer, Parks, AVO, Torres, etc (sorry I know I’m missing some players but they are the only ones that come immediately to mind) could suit up for the national squad. They could develop AVO to be a LeBron, an athletic point-forward because his passing is already there, just needs to polish it. Plus he’s really athletic. The basketball-built body is there. Torres could be a big man with a soft touch. Ravena will be point and Parks a combo guard. Anyone else with their observations?

    • Larry O'Brien says:

      *error, already with a soft touch, again, just polish the shot.

    • Mons says:

      I am.

      OT as it may be, my 2 cents: The only formula that was successful in International competition before was Ron Jacobs’. As in the silver finish of Jaworski’s all-pba (no imports or fil-ams) in Asian games in the advent of open basketball, there was always a mean shooter — Chip Engeland in the former, and Allan Caidic in the latter. Needless to say, they were complete in all the other positions as well. The only way to beat China (and now it seems Iran) is to have big men, true. But the only way to beat South Korea, and that’s always been one of our tormentors as well, is to have a natural shooter. Sadly, we haven’t produced anyone of that caliber lately. That’s why Caidic is a rare breed.

      Tambak tayo, btw.

    • Z says:

      we need lutz and lassiter. period. shame on the lebanese commisioner.

    • mons says:

      F****ing Koreans! I didn’t want to ‘magdilang demonyo’ pero Koren had dealt us so many painful losses and missed medals in the past! This last Gilas game brought to mind the game with (Olsen’s) missed FT’s and Korea’s last second trey (this time we only made 2/6 in the dying minutes, and allowed so many treys for them to catch up). BEFORE we even dream of beating China (now Jordan and Iran), we really have to learn how to beat Korea in close games. It’s getting to be a habit and for the Koreans, it may seem now that the Phils is a choker when we play them. Sad.

  • mons says:

    On another news, another win by the Eaglets on Tuesday, and both jrs and srs would have a chance again for double championship, this time 4-peat. Parang kelan lang, at just about this time of the season, Kiefer, Pesumal, and company were running their junior foes — Ferrer and the cubs to the ground^^ Sana maulit muli hehe. Pag natalo ang Feu sa Adu sa Sunday at manalo ang Ahs sa Fern sa Tuesday, it’s gonna be a sad season for Feu.

    • Jesus Shuttlesworth says:

      Nakakabilib talaga AHS. Nawala na nga coach and star players nila, kinakaya pa ring manalo sa Final Four. All out, all heart talaga this season.

      • Z says:

        may star pa rin naman sir. Jay Javelosa! XD

        • Jesus Shuttlesworth says:

          Oh, nandyan pa ba si Javelosa? Narinig ko umalis ata siya. Oh well. :P Kahit kung nandun siya, sophomore palang yun eh. Mga isang taon pa bago niya talagang malalabas ang star potential niya sa juniors. Kahit si Kiefer, nagdefer sa mga mas experienced sa kanya dati, Juami Tiongson, Jayvee Dumrique, Ice Reyes, etc.

          • Z says:

            yes sir andun pa yun. right now, it’s LA’s younger brother who’s driving the wheels (if i remember correctly for i haven’t been abreast to the Blue Eaglets as of late)

          • eaglets ftw! says:

            Chris Porter, Tomas Ramos : Guys to watch out

  • Falcons says:

    Falcons Let’s Go Falcons Let’s Fight!
    Falcons Lets Go and win this Fight!

    Goodluck Adamson Soaring Falcons anf FEU Tamaraws!
    Hopefully there’s something left with my beloved Falcons to battle and defeat the surging Tamaraws,In God we trust.

    Goodluck Adamson Soaring Falcons and FEU Tamaraws!
    May the best Team win this coming sunday, :)

    btw:IMHO RR Garcia also deserves the mytical five selections. :) and I know RR will prove them wrong this Sunday.Good Luck to both teams.

    • Z says:

      ahhh it is so rewarding to see a good, sensible fan. mayhap lady luck smile on your team tomorrow.

      P.S. i agree with the mythical 5. how can you skip out the reigning MVP di ba?

  • Why Norman is Black says:

    good luck sa games bukas.sana manalo kayo pareho para kami pa rin ang tsampion ! lol

  • Together-on-three says:

    Even if I’m so, so late posting, good job Tams! This win is a big confidence-booster for the team for the next game. Even if Nuyles scored 20, Exciminiano’s effort of denying him all throughout the game was a thumbs up. 1 more Tamaraws. ^_^

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