Bulldogs, Tams eye solo No. 2

DEFENDING champion Far Eastern University (FEU) and National University (NU) clash for the solo second spot in the main game of Season 79 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws and the Bulldogs clash at 4 p.m. right after the opening-game tussle between Adamson University and season host University of Santo Tomas (UST) at 2 p.m.

FEU and NU are currently tied for second spot with 4-2 win-loss mark behind the league-leading De La Salle (7-0) in the team standings.

The Tamaraws are coming off a 79-72 win over the Growling Tigers behind the clutch shooting of Jojo Trinidad.

The Bulldogs are coming off a win against University of the Philippines, 80-69, with Matt Salem and rookie JV Gallego dishing out career games. Salem and Gallego hit 26 and 12 points, respectively, both personal best.

Ron Dennison is returning to the FEU roster after serving a one-game suspension for his disqualifying foul on Fighting Maroons’ Paul Desiderio.

Meanwhile, Adamson and UST try to bounce back from a loss to get back in the Final Four race.

The Soaring Falcons of Head Coach Franz Pumaren lost to University of the East, 57-64, to drop to 3-3 for fifth spot in the standings while the Growling Tigers are in solo sixth positions with a 2-4 mark.

Rob Manalang and Jerick Ahanmisi played poorly against UE and Head Coach Franz Pumaren need them to regain their shooting game back to have a better shot against the Espana-based squad.

The Growling Tigers of Head Coach Boy Sablan will lean on Louie Vigil, Marvin Lee and Kent Lao as they try to get back on the winning track.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Article

Bolts lean on Black’s magic

Next Article

Red Lions in 11th straight NCAA Finals

Related Posts

Read more

Uy ahead by 3 in Iloilo Golf

DANIELLA UY flourished off the mound at the Iloilo Golf and Country Club and with a three-under 67 posted a three-strike lead over Harmie Constantino and top amateur Rianne Malixi after 18 holes of the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Iloilo Golf Challenge presented by MORE Power on Wednesday.

Read more

Lady Spikers wield broom vs NU ladies

DE LA SALLE University finally got one over National University (NU) with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-21 victory on Wednesday to sweep the first round eliminations of the University Athletic Association Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Zaragosa bucks shaky start for 1-shot lead in men’s play

RUPERT ZARAGOSA popped up as the only player from a band of top guns that figured in a final round shootout last week to go low at the start of the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Iloilo Golf Challenge presented by MORE Power with a five-under 65 for a one-stroke lead over Ferdie Aunzo at the Iloilo Golf and Country Club Wednesday.