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Blue Eagles gain other twice-to-beat incentive

Like the FEU Tamaraws, the Ateneo Blue Eagles obtained the second twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four of UAAP Season 73 Senior Mens Basketball tournament.

Guard Eric Salamat directed the Blue Eagles’ attack with 18 points with 5 assists and 2 steals for an 81-77 win …

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Falcons dismantle pesky Growling Tigers in 2OT

If the 1st game had one, this game had two.  The Adamson Falcons defeated the UST Growling Tigers in double overtime, 81-76, for its 2nd straight win in the 2nd round of UAAP Season 73 held on August 15, 2010 at the PhilSports Arena in …

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Inboundpass UAAP Season 73 Podcast

Podcast Anchorman Charlie Cuna, Mike Abasolo, Sid Ventura and Chris Soler discuss some 1st round highlights, FEU’s 1st loss of the season, the UP debacle, a review of some teams of the year like Adamson, DLSU, NU and UE including comments on their respective Final …

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UE opens 2nd round drive with a win over UST

The UE Red Warriors started their 2nd round UAAP Season 73 campaign on a high note by defeating the UST Growling Tigers, 75-65, on August 12, 2010 at the Araneta Coliseum, capturing only their 2nd win half way thru the elimination round.

After a slow start …

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UP’s demise, UST rise and an iconic match up

UP hitting rock bottom

While at the ABS-CBN Production Room, every UP Alum I know was celebrating, even exchanging analyst type SMS messages.  Director Albert Ramos even wanted to get his jacket then wear it to celebrate UP’s possible first ever win of the season.  Anyways, …

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UAAP Season 73 Preview: DLSU and UST

De La Salle University Green Archers

2009 Record: 6th place, 5-9

Head Coach: Dindo Pumaren, 1st year as DLSU Head Coach

Key Losses: PJ Barua, Bader Malabes, Hyram Bagatsing, James Mangahas, Arvie Bringas,

Key Additions: Luigi De la Paz, Nico Elorde, Jarelan Tampus, Aiki Herrera, Papot Paredes, Almond …

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Adamson stalls UST’s early F4 wish

The Adamson Falcons lambasted the UST Growling Tigers’ ambitions for an outright seat in the Final Four with a convincing, 83-64 win on September 6 at the Arena in San Juan.

Midway through the first quarter, the Falcons managed to secure an 8-point lead, 16-8 after …

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Mangahas lifts La Salle past UST to firm F4 hopes

The De La Salle  Green Archers lived to fight another day after overcoming unshakable UST Growling Tigers , 68-64 on Sept 3 at the Araneta Coliseum.

It was clearly a glimmer of hope towards their drive for the last Final Four seat in Season 72, as …

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UST on target for Final Four berth

Dylan Ababou literally carried the UST Growling Tigers to the Final Four with a  20 point performance including 7 rebounds to demolish the NU Bulldogs, 79-58, at the San Juan Arena on August 30.

The Growling Tigers overcame a 6-point advantage posted by NU in the …

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Long blazes trail for ADMU en route to Final Four, demolishes UST

Kirk Long posted a season best 21-points and 5 boards, leading the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a late surge over the relentless UST Growling Tigers towards the Final Four, 80-70 at the game on August 23 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Long fired a crucial three-point basket, …

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UST, UE even at 5-4

The UST Growling Tigers, leading by as much as 31 points early in the 3rd period, squandered but still managed to win, 93-88 over the UP Fighting Maroons on August 20 at the Araneta Coliseum.

MVP candidate Dyan Ababou, exploded in the 1st quarter with 16 …

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NU, Adamson, Letran win in NSL 2009

National University easily dismantled Don Bosco Technical College, 69-51, in the 2009 Nike Summer League with Ajeet Singh leading the way for the Bulldogs with 16points.  Luis Garcia paced the Greywolves with 16 points.

In the 2nd game, the Adamson Falcons ran away with a convincing, …

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Ateneo, FEU, JRU, DLSU, Adamson post their first win in 2009 Nike Summer League Opening

Ateneo Blue Eagles (71) vs. Emilio Aguinaldo Generals (64)

Ateneo had their first victory in the 2009 Nike Summer League via a 71-64 win over the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals.

The Blue Eagles relied on UAAP MVP Rabeh Al Hussaini  and Eric Salamat with 12-points and 20 …

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Cardinals, Growling Tigers, Pirates win in PCC Zonals

The Mapua Cardinals have made it to the ‘sweet 16’ round after earning another lopsided win last November 5, 2008.  Lyceum College of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas also joined in the …

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Pido’s Blame Game

Ever since he burst onto the UAAP coaching scene in 2006, Pido Jarencio has always been one of my favorite coaches. In fact, he’s a favorite of the UAAP press because he’s always ready with a funny …

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