Monday, 29 October 2012 32 Comments
National University literally had no sweat capturing the 2012 University Games men’s basketball title at the University of St. La Salle gym Bacolod City last October 29.
It was a walk in the park for the Bulldogs after their finals arrangement against University of the East. Apparently, the Red Warriors failed to show up.
The Bulldogs snatched their second title following their triumph in 2010, while the Red Warriors were denied of a second place finish after the officials learned that the team went to Chinese Taipei for a prior engagement.
To please the spectators, the officials asked NU and University of Santo Tomas to play in an exhibition match which the Bulldogs prevailed, 54-52, in just two quarters.
Meanwhile, 2011 titlist – Ateneo Blue Eagles, which lost against UE in the semifinals, claimed the second spot after escaping Adamson University, 58-56, behind the explosion of Juami Tiongson.
Tiongson finished with 26 markers, including six triples, but it was the game-winning jumper of Kiefer Ravena sealed the win for the 5-peat UAAP champs.