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UAAP season 71

Because of my job, I now can’t watch every UAAP and NCAA games. But then again I have to work can’t complain much.

Anyway, even though season 71 started weeks ago, for my Final Four this season I guess I have to stick to my season 70 final four, no further explanation needed:

  1. UST Growling Tigers
  2. ADMU Blue Eagles
  3. DLSU Green Archers
  4. UE Red Warriors

Still I think UP got a long way to go, team is still young. AdU and FEU can be contenders but I’m not sure if both teams have the drive to be the champs (even though both are on the upper half of the tally board). Jervy Cruz still for the MVP title? I have a feeling it would still be.

Team standings ( as of 072408 )

ADMU 4 – 0 UE 2 – 2

DLSU 3 – 1 UST 1 – 3

FEU 3 – 1 UP 1 – 3

AdU 2 – 2 NU 0 – 4

Magnolia kicks off with a victory

The Magnolia Beverage Masters slammed the youthful Air21 Express 121-112 in the opener of the 2007-08 PBA Conference.

Absent from the previous conference to take part of the RP team, Danny Seigle and Dondon Hontiveros made their presence felt as they exploded with 28 and 15 point respectively.

Well, obviously the wining team carries much experience so the outcome is not really a shocker.

 

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But anyway, it’s great to watchtwo of my favorite cagers, Seigle and Fonacier play in the same team. Magnolia for the championship. biased! Lol.

UAAP 70 champs

They’re back and they’re number one.

Congratulations to the DLSU Green Archers for winning the UAAP 70 senior men’s basketball championship!

I was disappointed with UE’s performance. What happened to them? I was expecting a close and exciting fight. Well, 14-0 is nothing if you won’t win the championship right?

Anyway, congrats again to the Archers! They’re back.

  

Special awards:

Best in assist – Japs Cuan (UST)

Defensive player – Edwin Asoro (NU)

Rookie of the year – Ricardo Cawaling (FEU)

Mythical 5:

Point guard       – Jv casio (DLSU)

Guard               – Chris Tiu (ADMU)

Forward           – Mark Borboran (UE)

Power forward – Rico Maierhoffer (DLSU)

Center               – Jervy Cruz (UST)

MVP – Jervy Cruz (UST)

Finals MVP – Cholo Villanueva and Jv Casio

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It was a great season. Proves that power and confidence without passion can’t win you the gold. I was really disappointed with the game. Sigh.

Anyway. Can’t wait for next year. and of course, PBA starts soon!!

Until then, I’m on blog leave.

Back to work!!

End of the Warrior’s luck?

Not only did the DLSU Green Archers defeated their rivals the Ateneo Blue Eagles to get to the finals, but they also got the finals game 1 against the powerhouse UE Red Warriors.

Yeah, this post is a bit too late. And I didn’t get to watch game 1 because I already have work. Anyway, I’m rooting for the Archers (I’ve always been an Archer fan anyway.).

And yeah, I guess I can’t give any comment whatsoever. Lol.

So is will the powerhouse house team finally run out of strength and get slammed by the team who was absent last season? The plot thickens. A good reason to love basketball eh?

Eagles end Tigers title bid

The Ateneo Blue Eagles finally got back at the team who defeated them in the finals of the previous season. They were able to defeat the defending champion UST Growling Tigers to get the right to battle team no. 2 Archers.

 

That’s it for the champs. There’ll be a new champion this season.

 

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Sorry, don’t have the details now, the game just ended and I forgot to take it down. I’ll just edit this later.

 

Sigh.

UAAP team standings (as of 090207); Final four predictions

UE       12-0                FEU     6-6

DLSU    9-3                 NU       4-7

ADMU   7-4                 ADU     1-10

UST       7-5                 UP       0-11

The Warriors still secure the top spot of the final four as they defeat the Tamaraws 79-72, hoping to for a sweep as the end of round 2 comes closer.

The Archers, following closely behind in the second spot, slammed the Bulldogs 78-64.

On the other hand, Ateneo managed to soar into the top as they fortify their position into the final four with back-to-back victories over UST and AdU.

Though they lost to the Eagles, the Tigers managed to get back as they overpowered the winless Maroons 77-61. Meanwhile, FEU still proves to be a contender for a final four spot.

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There are only a few games left guys and the final four will finally be revealed. Will your team make it to the FINAL 4?

A few months ago, a week before season 70 started, I predicted the four teams which I think will make it to the top four in the post UAAP season 70 fearless forecast which you can find here.

The forecast was based on the team rosters and their standings on the previous season. Also included in the post are my top five players.

I’ll post it here it again, just to recap. And I’ll also add who I think deserves the Rookie of the Year award.

Again these are MY opinions or predictions, it doesn’t necessarily mean that this will happen or what, I might be wrong yes (sorry, I just have to say it coz there are people who keeps on posting weird comments).

UAAP Final Four (in no particular order):

1.      UST Growling Tigers

2.      DLSU Green Archers

3.      ADMU Blue Eagles

4.      UE Red Warriors

Top five players:

1.      Jervy Cruz – UST (the guy who truly deserves to win the MVP award)

2.      Woody Co – UP

3.      Jai Reyes – ADMU

4.      Jv Casio – DLSU

5.      Marcy Arellano – UE

My Rookie of the year prediction:

Kashim Mirza (UST) – if you’ve seen him play, then I guess I don’t have to explain further.

or

Mike Gamboa (UP) – the next Marvin Cruz, the boy’s got great potential.

UAAP 70 team standings (as of 082707)

UE         11-0               FEU     5-5

DLSU     8-3                NU      4-6

UST        6-4                ADU    1-9

ADMU  5-4                 UP       0-9

 

The Warriors are unstoppable as they add another win in their bid for the championship defeating the Falcons 73-56. I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing the UE in the final four with the twice to beat advantage.

 

Meanwhile, UST routs NU 84-72. The Tigers and the Archers shows to be contenders to the final four slots, with both teams aiming to get the second place also with the twice to beat advantage.

 

Trailing closely behind are the Eagles, who will face the Tigers Thursday, and the Tamaraws up against the winless Maroons, also on the same day.

PBA trades

Alaska and Welcoat trades cagers as Nic Belasco goes to the Dragons while Junjun Cabatu to the Aces.

 

On the other hand, Air21’s 8th pick Yousif Alajamal is now a part of Talk N Text. Apparently the deal was made before the rookie draft since Phone Pals gave up their first round pick for an earlier trade. Air21 intends to keep Intal, Kramer, Cruz and Masbang.

 

Aside from those, there are no other trades that I’ve heard of or read in the newspapers.