UP earns 3rd straight cardiac finish, keeps FEU as lone winless team
The UP Fighting Maroons pulled off yet another nail-biting finish as they escaped the FEU Tamaraws, 73-67.
Terrence Fortea continued his strong start for 3-0 UP with a UAAP seniors career-high 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting from three, while Carl Tamayo scored 8 of his 16 in the fourth quarter, as FEU now remains the lone winless team in the league.
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Adamson breaks through, sends UE back to losing column
In the first UAAP men’s basketball game in three years at the Araneta Coliseum, the Adamson Soaring Falcons snapped a two-game losing streak after blowing out the UE Red Warriors, 74-61.
Jerom Lastimosa excelled with a pristine stat line of 11 points and 7 assists with no turnovers, while Joem Sabandal topscored with 16 points.
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The UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament makes its way back to the Araneta Coliseum for the first time in three years, and there will once again be no shortage of gripping action in store as supposed contenders attempt to make up ground after an undesirable start to their campaigns.
UE (1-1) vs Adamson (0-2)
The UE Red Warriors look to ride on their winning high against an Adamson Soaring Falcons side searching for a breakthrough win.
As the Warriors try to build on their upset of FEU that snapped a 15-game losing streak, the Falcons no longer want to fly low after getting blanked in their first two assignments.
Sophomore sniper Kyle Paranada has seized the top scorer role for the red and white after a career-high 25-point eruption against FEU, while 6-foot-7 Fil-Am Luis Villegas is slowly proving to be an all-around threat with his scrappy rebounding, smooth shooting, and great passing instincts.
Adamson, on the other hand, is still leaning on the leadership of fearless guard Jerom Lastimosa while the likes of Lenda Douanga, Joem Sabandal, and Vince Magbuhos try to pick up the slack in their quest for a first victory at 2 pm.
UP (2-0) vs FEU (0-2)
The UP Fighting Maroons hope to shed off their “cramming ways” as the defending champions try to stay unbeaten against the win-hungry FEU Tamaraws.
Time and again, the Maroons have proven that no lead is safe after cramming their way back from a 16-point hole against Adamson shortly after playing almost the exact same script in their comeback against La Salle.
Still covering up for the injured JD Cagulangan, Carl Tamayo, Zavier Lucero, Malick Diouf, and Terrence Fortea, among others, have stepped up admirably, but the Maroons aim for a stronger start against the Tamaraws at 4 pm.
Meanwhile, the Tamaraws are banking on the sustained excellence of forward Patrick Sleat, lead guard LJay Gonzales, and high-flyer Chiolo Añonuevo as they shoot for their first win against a fellow Final Four contender.
Will UE and UP make the most of their winning momentum or will FEU and Adamson finally start to live up to preseason expectations? Tune in to this page for key updates.