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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?

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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.

DLSU secures 2nd spot

The Archers got the 2nd spot in the final four by striking the Eagles 70-69. They finally got their revenge after losing to their rivals twice in a row. On the other hand, the Tigers slashed the Tamaraws 80-69 in their face-off for the 4th place.

 

The Eagles and Tigers will meet on Sunday where the winner will face the Archers who hold the twice-to-beat advantage.

 

The powerhouse Warriors will have to wait to know the team who will face them on the finals.

 

Final four

 

  1. UE Red Warriors *

  2. DLSU Green Archers

  3. ADMU Blue Eagles

  4. UST Growling Tigers

 

* finals

Dynasty ended

Congratulations to the UP Pep Squad for winning the 2007 UAAP Cheer Dance Competition.

 

The group ended the 5 consecutive victories of the defending champions the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe, who landed 1st place this year. Getting the 2nd place was the FEU Pep Squad.

 

The competition was tight and each group was great. Congrats again to the winners!

UAAP 70 Final Four

Only one slot remains and the final four will soon be identified. Still at the top of the list is the powerhouse UE Red Warriors, tied in second are the DLSU Green Archers and ADMU Blue Eagles. The UST Growling Tigers still shaky in the fourth place as the FEU Tamaraws is just right behind.

 

Earlier the Eagles won a crucial match over their rivals the Archers in a very tight and physical match. Rico Maierhofer failed to extend the match with overtime as he was only a split second short in throwing a very crucial basket. It’s 2-0 in favor of Ateneo for these two rivals.

 

The Eagles and Archers are both chasing for the no. 2 spot with the twice to beat advantage. Whoever wins their last matches will get the incentive. The Eagles will face Nu on Saturday while the Archers are up against the top seed Warriors.

 

On the other hand, the Tigers were able to get back-to-back victories over UP 77-61 and AdU 74-62. To secure the last spot in the final four, the defending champs need to win their last match against the Tamaraws on Thursday.

 

UE        13-0   *          FEU     7-6

ADMU  9-4     *          NU      5-8

DLSU     9-4    *          ADU    1-12

UST        8-5                UP       0-13

 

* – part of the final four

 

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My forecast seems to be accurate, at least three of my predictions for now. The Tigers needs to win over the Tamaraws first. If they win, they secure the final slot. But if they lose, they might face the Tamaraws again since they will be tied if ever.

 

On the other hand, if UE will be able to get a round 2 sweep, they will move on to the Finals. Then the third and fourth placer will have a face-off where the winner will face the team on the second spot with a twice to beat disadvantage. The winner will of course face the Warriors.

 

But if UE loses to DLSU on Thursday, we will have the usual semi-finals. The first placer will face the fourth placer with the twice to beat incentive, while the second placer, also with the same benefit, will face the third placer.

 

So yeah, the last matches are all crucial. Especially for the top 5 teams.

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.

UE still invincible

Though the defending champions UST Growling Tigers managed a back-to-back win over the Ateneo Blue Eagles and DLSU Green Archers, they are still short against the unshakable UE Red Warriors losing 82-99.

 

With 9 consecutive victories, the Warriors still leads the tally board as they are only a step away to secure a spot in the final four with the twice to beat advantage.

 

The Archers who slammed a 74-66 game over the Tamaraws, owns the second spot with a 6-3 standing. Following closely behind are the Tigers and the Tamaraws both with 5-4 standings.

 

Meanwhile, still fighting and hoping to get to the finals, the Eagles and the Bulldogs are tied in the 5th and 6th place with 4-4. The Falcons and the Maroons, still at the bottom.