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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

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!!

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.

Tigers ripped Eagles; NU bows to DLSU

It was the rematch of the season 69 finals which turned out to be a rollercoaster match, but in the end the defending champions managed to take down its prey.

As round 1 nearly reaches its end, the Tigers and Eagles are now tied in third place in the tally board with 4-3.

The game was tight until the 4th quarter where the Eagles lost their touch and momentum missing most of perimeter and charity shots.

UST’s prized rookie Kashim Mirza delivered a career high of 25 points while main man Jervy Cruz ended the game in another double-double play with 19 points and 21 rebounds.

In the other game, the Archers outlast the Bulldogs 85-81 to secure the second spot in the end of the first round.

Jordan ends SMC-RP’s Olympic bid

It was a bitter pill to swallow. A real heartbreaker. It is the end for the losing team of the match.

Unfortunately the Philippine National Basketball team is still not fully equipped as they take on the road to the ‘Olympic Dream’ as Jordan eliminates San Miguel Pilipinas 84-76 in the FIBA-Asia.

SMC-RP’s ‘Olympic Dream’ didn’t really turn out as a nightmare. The Filipino cagers worked really hard and did their best and that’s a good consolation.

Maybe next time we could see a Philippine Basketball team in the Olympics. Maybe next time we could see a more competitive National team where we could see the likes of Arwind Santos, Larry Fonacier, Enrico Villanueva, Jervy Cruz and Yousif Aljamal… I say put more pure pinoys in the team right?

I never liked Chot Reyes. Don’t know why, I just do.

Jimmy Alapag was great, I was really impressed with his performance. As well as Kelly Williams. Gabe Norwood’s good but he’s still young. Mark Caguioa, Asi Taulava and Dondon Hontiveros, they’re great too. Danny Seigle didn’t get much action though, still a bit rusty because the injury but I’m still a fan. Jayjay Helterbrand and Kerby Raymundo got their share of the spotlight. Mick Pennisi, Erik Menk and Renren Ritualo didn’t get much action as well. I think I mentioned all of them.

But hey, they tried right? And let’s just hope we’ll get it next time. Keep supporting them. Win or lose.

 

** picture from FIBA.com