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gameface_one
06-04-2006, 07:49 PM
Gamefacers, start sharing your predictions and insights here for NCAA Season 82. Which are the teams to watch and who are the players expected to go full throttle? Which teams will make it to the Final 4?

ESCALERA JR.
06-05-2006, 04:41 PM
Although LETRAN will be hard-pressed to defend the crown due to the exodus of key players, the Knigths would still be considered legitimate contenders. Their championship experience speaks well for itself.* Who would ever think they would pull the rug from the 3-peat seeking Stags in 2003. Others say it was just a fluke but then it has been picking up more W's the past 3 seasons if not for the PCU Dolphins who derailed them of a back to back via a heartbreaking loss in a knock-out match in 2004. This could have been another 3 peat for Letran. This is all to the credit of a "lucky" but nevertheless cerebral coach Louie ALAS who never cease to run out of Aces up his sleeves to motivate his players to do even better from the time he took over the coaching chores. Again, in the ongoing PBL, his true value as bench tactician is very evident as his Toyota Otis, composed of some members of the Letran mainstays are now playing in the finals.

PCU IS and will definitely be a tough nut to crack. The reason...the presence of 2004 MVP Gabby Espinas, period. That says it all. Complement this team with an able point guard, a pair of shooters and also a winning coach in Baculi, everything will be easy from there on with Espinas at the helm. Even the coach himself predicted that they will take back the crown to theTaft-based school. Well, lets just wait and see.

But standing somewere in the horizon is the much hyped and improved RL of SBC. This year, they have honed their cagers in many summer leagues this past several months and also acquired the services of one helluva coach who is not new to the ways of winning, be it in the other league or in the PBL. Koy Banal has been a key factor in moulding the Lions into one roaring basketball team. The inclusion of fil-nigerian and fil-swiss in their line-up has boosted their stock even more. Point guards abound in this team from the perennial champion Junior CUBS and a "sixth man" on the court ... the hungry, roarin legions of fans wanting to end 28 years of drought.* Now or in the next couple of years is their time to finally bring back the glory.

The 4th spot is a toss-up between MIT( having an intact line-up) and CSB as host school would make a few surprises. But the rest lagging at the bottom of the ladder, well what can i say but "Good luck na lang to your teams". Enjoy the ride and gather some* experience this season for the years to come.

Joescoundrel
06-07-2006, 06:31 PM
San Beda will make the most noise with their retooled lineup and high profile rookies.

Letran will be hardpressed the defend their crown but no one will want to face them in the Final 4, much less in the Finals.

PCU looms as the preseason favorite with Espinas and Castro still there.

Either Mapua or JRU might crash the Final 4 party and pull an upset. Mapua - if it still has Jofferson Gonzalez and an improving Kelvin Dela Pena - are capable of surprises. JRU - with its trio of Floyd Dedicatoria, Jason Arsen and Ron Tumulak - are capable of upsetting any of the Big 3.

Coaching could spell the difference as Louie Alas, Junel Baculi and Koy Banal are among the best coaches in Philippine hoopdom, period. Alas and Banal have been known to turn hat tricks in big situations, while Baculi is a proven winner who knows how to handle big-time talent.

christian
06-07-2006, 10:38 PM
who's handling UPHDS? or are there any coaching changes in NCAA?

AnthonyServinio
06-08-2006, 10:09 AM
who's handling UPHDS? or are there any coaching changes in NCAA?
There will be only one new head coach in NCAA 82 -- Raymond Valenzona just inherited the job at San Sebastian from his dad, the venerable Arturo Valenzona. However, the elder Valenzona will remain with the team as a consultant.

Of course, Coach Koy Banal will be begin his first full season after taking over the San Beda program midway through NCAA 81.

The rest of the NCAA coaching fraternity remains the same:

Jose Rizal - Cristino Calilan
Perpetual Help - Arturo Cristobal
Philippine Christian - Edmundo Baculi
Mapua Tech - Horacio Lim
Saint Benilde - Carlos Garcia
Letran - Francisco Luis Alas

christian
06-08-2006, 10:56 PM
thanks! kung coaching staff lang siguro ang maglalaro, panalo na tayo! :)

joker23
06-09-2006, 07:18 PM
Final four muna


LETRAN
PCU
MAPUA
SAN BEDA

OF COURSE THE TEAM I WANT TO IS SAN BEDA. WAG LANG TALAGA MAG COCOLAPSE TULAD NG DATI FROM 6-1 WIN LOSS RECORD, NAGING 7-7. ANG SAKIT NUN.

WIN OR LOSE

DIE HARD PA RIN AKO

HEHE

ANIMO SAN BEDA!!!

christian
06-09-2006, 10:06 PM
Final four muna


LETRAN
PCU
MAPUA
SAN BEDA


is that in order?
we have a better system now, and i think no one will argue with that, pare believe in the system. come what may, win or lose. ANIMO SAN BEDA

joker23
06-10-2006, 09:23 AM
Final four muna


LETRAN
PCU
MAPUA
SAN BEDA


is that in order?
we have a better system now, and i think no one will argue with that, pare believe in the system. come what may, win or lose. ANIMO SAN BEDA


No not in that manner. Ayoko naman mapasok sa isip ng mga bata na sobrang lakas natin. Baka ng katulad dati mag meltdown agad. Nagcelebrate agad ksi.

Pero the Red lions have a very good chance of making it to the finals basta ipairal ang PUSO!

Wang-Bu
06-12-2006, 06:37 PM
Maganda lineup ng Beda ngayon, lalo pa't nadagdagan na sila ng laki dahil kay Sam Ekwe, Tots Taupa, Eric Sugitan at Mike Galinato. Kahit nariyan pa 'yung Burtscher o wala, matinding Beda size wise. Siyanga pala, eligible na ba si Galinato para sa Season 82? Kahit naman hindi may masasandalan pa ding Al Jammal, Maggay at Antonio ang Red Lions sa 4-spot, at may ilan pang pwedeng mag-4/5 gaya ni JR Taganas.

May nag-aalala ako sa lagay nung John Paul Escobal. Magaling 'yung bata, matapang, kaya nga alng sa mga nakita kong laro niya hilaw pa talaga, mapapasubo siya sa mga gaya nina Jason Castro, Boyet Bautista, Kelvin Dela Pena at Kiel Misa (kung maglalaro pa ito), at kahit kay Jun Tumulak ng JRU. Dito malalaman kung totoo ngang impact player si Escobal gaya ng isang dating Red Cub, si LA Tenorio.

christian
06-12-2006, 08:44 PM
Maganda lineup ng Beda ngayon, lalo pa't nadagdagan na sila ng laki dahil kay Sam Ekwe, Tots Taupa, Eric Sugitan at Mike Galinato. Kahit nariyan pa 'yung Burtscher o wala, matinding Beda size wise. Siyanga pala, eligible na ba si Galinato para sa Season 82? Kahit naman hindi may masasandalan pa ding Al Jammal, Maggay at Antonio ang Red Lions sa 4-spot, at may ilan pang pwedeng mag-4/5 gaya ni JR Taganas.

May nag-aalala ako sa lagay nung John Paul Escobal. Magaling 'yung bata, matapang, kaya nga alng sa mga nakita kong laro niya hilaw pa talaga, mapapasubo siya sa mga gaya nina Jason Castro, Boyet Bautista, Kelvin Dela Pena at Kiel Misa (kung maglalaro pa ito), at kahit kay Jun Tumulak ng JRU. Dito malalaman kung totoo ngang impact player si Escobal gaya ng isang dating Red Cub, si LA Tenorio.


kaya nya yan :)

Joescoundrel
06-23-2006, 08:25 PM
Here's a more detailed look at how I see the NCAA Season unfolding. Feel free to add or correct folks.

PCU DOLPHINS
Coach: Junel Baculi

PCU returns an almost intact lineup featuring two players who are the best at their positions: forward-center Gabby Espinas and combo-guard Jason Castro. Espinas has been the statistical leader of the NCAA the past two seasons and is the league's first rookie MVP. His combination of size, length, strength and plus athleticism make him almost impossible to contain. Castro has blossomed into one of the finest backcourt men in the league and was among the statistical leaders in the recently concluded PBL Conference.

Joining them are returning veterans Ian Garrido and Beau Belga, along with the up and coming Lisztian Amparado. Garrido and Belga provide steadiness in the starting unit in case either or both Espinas and Castro are in a funk. Garrido has been an underrated player all his career, a surprise considering his wealth of talent and versatility. Belga is becoming a complete post player, able to hold the inside with his big body and deceptive quickness in the post. Amparado is emerging as a key rotation guy on a deep and talented team, bringing plus athleticism and a pit bull attitude to the table.

SAN BEDA RED LIONS
Coach: Koy Banal

San Beda made the most noise of any NCAA team in the offseason, making the Finals in three straight hardcore tournaments: the Fr Martin Division 2, the Home and Away League and the Fr Martin Open Division, annexing the FMC Division 2 crown over a hardfighting Lyceum squad. This they have done leaning on the brilliance of two of the highest profile rookies ever to don the red and white for Mendiola: Nigerian giant Sam Ekwe and crackerjack pointguard Pong Escobal. Do not be surprised to see these two in the starting lineup of Coach Koy Banal.

Providing the steadying influence on the youngsters are veterans Yousif Al-Jamal and Bam Gamalinda. As talented as Ekwe and Escobal may be, this is the first time they will go into the NCAA battlefield and will inevitably make their fair share of rookie mistakes. Al-Jammal and Gamalind should be right and ready to help them survive the trenches of the NCAA.

Expected to have a breakout season is the oft-talked of Ogie Menor, whose game has blossomed in the hardcore tournaments. Menor has become a steady and consistent scorer while trying harder to fit into the flow of the Banal system. He still plays out of control, sometimes at the worst junctures, but he will definitely be a point of impact for the Red Lions this season.

LETRAN KNIGHTS
Coach: Louie Alas

Talk about mission: impossible. Letran is looking to defend their cage crown having lost at least five very key players from last season's rotation: Mark Andaya, Eric Rodriguez, Jonathan Pinera, Jon Aldave and JP Alcaraz. Coach Louie Alas will have to lean heavily on returning superstars Aaron Aban and Boyet Bautista to hold his team together. Aban is a superb athlete and a smart player who does not force the action. Bautista is the consummate pointguard who makes his team better. While these two men may be the best at their respective positions they need help if Letran is to have a chance at defending its crown.

Forwards Dino Daa, John Foronda and Mike Realista will have to toughen up inside or Aban and Bautista will be hard-pressed to find scoring opportunities for the team. Foronda and Realista have mighty big shoes to fill with the absence of Andaya and Rodriguez. Alas must find a way to maximize his relatively inexperienced frontline. No one wants to face the defending champion in the Final 4, but getting there first may already prove to be quite a quest for the Knights.

MAPUA CARDINALS
Coach: Horacio Lim

Mapua is still basically a two-man operation with guard Kelvin De La Pena and forward Joferson Gonzales leading the way. These two are known scorers who provide the one-two puch for the Cardinals. Gonzales lit it up from all over last season, while De La Pena provided game-long hustle and a rah-rah element that energized the Cardinals. Forwards Alex Sinco, Jason Pascual and Hermes Sumalinog however may prove to be surprise packages this season, especially Sumalinog, a versatile forward type from the Visayas. If these three can give any kind of help, it will make it that much harder for opposing defenses to stop Gonzales and De La Pena

SAN SEBASTIAN STAGS
Coach: Raymond VALENZONA

This is a strange San Sebastian team. For the first time in a long while they do not have a superstar bigman. A school that once boasted of having the likes of Rommel Adducul, Banjo Calpito and Leo Najorda will now have to try to get wins from the perimeter, something that does not come too naturally to a team that has traditionally been strong in the post. Leading the charge are stone scorers Red Vicente and Jing Viray, both of whom are dynamic peimeter shooters and slashers. However they may find the going tougher this year without a strong inside presence to serve as insurance. Omar Ampatuan must step up in the shaded lane if the Stags are to make the Final 4.

PERPETUAL HELP ALTAS
Coach: Bai Cristobal

Fritz Bauzon, Vladimir Joe and Kiel Misa are all back to try and make the Big Dance one more time. The trio are hoping they can get some help from the rest of the lineup so they can mount a serious run at the Final 4. Although they are the expected source for scoring and ball movement, the rest of their teammates need to fill in the rest of the puzzle. This is a small team that will try to run and gun at every opportunity to make up for their size deficit. Coach Bai Cristobal hopes he can get breakout seasons from forwards Josef Racho and Ron Reyes to balance out the Perpetual game.

JOSE RIZAL HEAVY BOMBERS
Coach: Ariel Vanguardia

This is still Floyd Dedicatoria's team, although he will get plenty of help from Carlos Fenequito and Ryan Sena, a pair of dynamic forwards. The sudden bolting of Coach Cris Calilan remains perplexing, but newly named coach Ariel Vanguardia has stepped in. Vanguardia, a long-time fixture in the coaching scene has his work cut out for him this time though, not having been at the helm in the offseason. He'd better get familiar with this team fast. Everything starts and ends with Dedicatoria. The streak-shooting Dedicatoria is capable of exploding oncourt at any time. But the defense of the Heavy Bombers must hold if they are to have any chance at staying above the .500 mark.

SAINT BENILDE BLAZERS
Coach: Caloy Garcia

With the loss of last season's MVP Jay Sagad and oncourt leader Paolo Orbeta, St Benilde needs to dig deep to avoid the NCAA cellar. They already overachieved last year behind the double-double MVP season of Sagad and the court generalship and perimeter game of Orbeta. Now newcomers William Johnston and Jacob Manlapaz should help in that regard, infusing some much needed athleticism into one of the most robotic frontlines in the league. Expect a breakout season from former Ateneo Juniors star Stan Aldover, and the Urra boys, Martin and David. Jeff Libunao, yet another hardcore hoops star, is also expected to try to fill in the leadership position Orbeta used to hold.

cub
06-24-2006, 11:41 AM
Junel Baculi resigns as PCU coach! :)

Joescoundrel
06-26-2006, 01:31 PM
A few thoughts on opening day, and yes, perhaps its because of the opwning day jitters. But still...

It was painful watching the televised games on opening day of Season 82. Benilde had no clue what hit them against the defending champion Knights, complete with porous zones and laughable halfcourt sets. I thought Manlapaz and Johnston would be the difference, they combined for six points. The Urra boys had no clue, Jeff Libunao was a nonentity. Heaven help Coach Caloy because this looks to be a very long season in the cellar for his Blazers. Letran showed a lot of championship class and poise, with Jazul and even the likes of Foronda, Realista, Daa and Guevarra playing well.

PCU, practically headless without the outspoken Junel Baculi on the bench, was woefully erratic in a loss to Joferson Gonzalez and the Mapua Cardinals. Gabby Espinas had all of nine points in a pathetic opening day performance with neither team even breaching the 50-point mark. Espinas was so out of whack Jon Del Rosario of Mapua outplayed him at the slot like nobody's business. PCU is still PCU. But with that loss they suddenly became mortal.

On a side note: Who the hell is that idiot of a courtside reporter for PCU? She has absolutely NO CLUE about what she's doing, constantly stammering, trying to hold a VJ / Am-Speak accent, and totally ignorant of even basic basketball terms. "So PCU will try to get back in the next quarter... so Go-Go PCU... with Gabby, uh, and... its still kinda possible to get back... um, ah... " And other such brilliant insights and comments.

AY NAKU INENG! HALATANG WALA KANG ALAM SA LARO! SMILE KA NA LANG SA CAMERA...

Mang_Roger
06-26-2006, 05:50 PM
A few thoughts on opening day, and yes, perhaps its because of the opwning day jitters. But still...

It was painful watching the televised games on opening day of Season 82. Benilde had no clue what hit them against the defending champion Knights, complete with porous zones and laughable halfcourt sets. I thought Manlapaz and Johnston would be the difference, they combined for six points. The Urra boys had no clue, Jeff Libunao was a nonentity. Heaven help Coach Caloy because this looks to be a very long season in the cellar for his Blazers. Letran showed a lot of championship class and poise, with Jazul and even the likes of Foronda, Realista, Daa and Guevarra playing well.

PCU, practically headless without the outspoken Junel Baculi on the bench, was woefully erratic in a loss to Joferson Gonzalez and the Mapua Cardinals. Gabby Espinas had all of nine points in a pathetic opening day performance with neither team even breaching the 50-point mark. Espinas was so out of whack Jon Del Rosario of Mapua outplayed him at the slot like nobody's business. PCU is still PCU. But with that loss they suddenly became mortal.

On a side note: Who the hell is that idiot of a courtside reporter for PCU? She has absolutely NO CLUE about what she's doing, constantly stammering, trying to hold a VJ / Am-Speak accent, and totally ignorant of even basic basketball terms. "So PCU will try to get back in the next quarter... so Go-Go PCU... with Gabby, uh, and... its still kinda possible to get back... um, ah... " And other such brilliant insights and comments.

AY NAKU INENG! HALATANG WALA KANG ALAM SA LARO! SMILE KA NA LANG SA CAMERA...


Pag nakarinig ka nang ganun, parang ikaw ang nahihiya. Palit agad ng channel. ;)

Joescoundrel
06-26-2006, 08:21 PM
Mang Roger, THAT was precisely what I did the minute that ninny came on.

Where have all the Ella Aldeguers and Ria Tanjuatcos gone?

MonL
07-05-2006, 01:08 PM
What are the incentives for a team to aspire for a regular season sweep under the Final Four format? An automatic finals slot? No more Final Four participation and just let three other teams slug it out in sudden death matches, the winner becoming the second finalist? Nagtatanong lang po.

toti_mendiola
07-05-2006, 02:29 PM
What are the incentives for a team to aspire for a regular season sweep under the Final Four format? An automatic finals slot? No more Final Four participation and just let three other teams slug it out in sudden death matches, the winner becoming the second finalist? Nagtatanong lang po.


Kuya Mon,

The winner between the 2 and the 3 will meet the sweeper in the finals, the sweeper having a twice to beat advantage.

MonL
07-05-2006, 03:18 PM
What are the incentives for a team to aspire for a regular season sweep under the Final Four format? An automatic finals slot? No more Final Four participation and just let three other teams slug it out in sudden death matches, the winner becoming the second finalist? Nagtatanong lang po.


Kuya Mon,

* * *The winner between the 2 and the 3 will meet the sweeper in the finals, the sweeper having a twice to beat advantage.




Thank you, Bro. Lekat, malaki ang incentive ng Letran to try. Malaki ang incentive natin to deny.

LION
07-05-2006, 03:31 PM
Letran vs. JRU half time score is 34 - 30 in favor of JRU.

Mang_Roger
07-05-2006, 04:47 PM
Mang Roger, THAT was precisely what I did the minute that ninny came on.

Where have all the Ella Aldeguers and Ria Tanjuatcos gone?


Yup Ella nd Ria---such fond memories....mmmmmmmm.....mmmmmm-the way they reported the games I mean ;D

Howard the Duck
07-05-2006, 09:31 PM
What are the incentives for a team to aspire for a regular season sweep under the Final Four format? An automatic finals slot? No more Final Four participation and just let three other teams slug it out in sudden death matches, the winner becoming the second finalist? Nagtatanong lang po.


Kuya Mon,

* * *The winner between the 2 and the 3 will meet the sweeper in the finals, the sweeper having a twice to beat advantage.




Actually, #4 vs. #3, winner of first game vs. #2, winner of second game vs. #1, #1 gets 2x to beat advantage.
Baste pa lang ang nakakagawa nito
Noong nanalo ang UST, automatic champs na kaagad sila, kaya siguro binago ang sistema :p

Wang-Bu
09-01-2006, 06:51 PM
Mukhang magkikita na nga talaga ang Letran at San Beda sa Finals ng NCAA Season 82. Tancha ko lang kung laro at laro rin lang ang pag-uusapan may tulog ang San Beda. Bagama't mas malalaki sila, may kakaibang bilis ang Letran, at pihado gustong makabawi sa pagkakatalo nila sa San Beda nitong elims. Ang mahalaga para sa Letran ay makahanap ng ibang panggagalingan ng puntos para makahinga naman kahit konti sina Aaron Aban at Boyet Bautista. Ang mga gaya nina Jay Jazul, Mike Realista, Dino Daa at Rey Guevarra dapat maghanap ng kani-kanilang pagkakataon na gumawa ng puntos. Para naman sa San Beda dapat unahan nila ang Letran, gaya nung ginawa nila nung elims. Kayang-kaya nila ito basta't nakabuhos ang laro nina Ogie Menor, Bam Gamalinda, Yousif Al Jammal at Bong Maggay, bonus na lang kapag nakisabay sina Pong Escobal at Sam Ekwe. Mentras hindi makalayo ang San Beda parating may pagasa ang Letran.

oca
09-02-2006, 10:20 PM
Para que naging internet pa ito at tayo ay anonymous, kung di rin kayang magbigay ng fearless forecast.

Since the cast for the F4 is complete with still one elimination play day remaining, except for the second twice-to-beat spot and school pride, nothing else is left to contest on Sep 6.

My fearless forecast for games on Sep 6, F4, Finals---

Sep 6-

PCU will beat MIT.

This is a no-bearing game for MIT. Then, they come into the game minus the suspended Jofferson Gonzales. Lamang na nga ang PCU sa frontline, nabawasan pa ang MIT ng isang "matigas" na player. Kalimutan na natin yung panalo ng MIT over PCU on opening day. Since when does opening day results became good indicators?

For PCU, they still have a chance for the second twice-to-beat spot. That's an incentive that will easily motivate any team in the same position.

Lalaban lang ang MIT rito, kung dikit ito sa endgame. So, PCU should settle the issue early on.



San Beda will beat Letran.

The Letran mystique is now gone. Prior to their loss to San Beda in the first round, Letran's defense all looked formidable. They won seemingly loss games. They win end games. Then San Beda pierced that aura of toughness. But worst was yet to come. The Knights would lose their second round games vs PCU and MIT.

Suddenly, the Knights are groping for form. They cannot defend. They cannot score.

Coach Alas is a good motivator, but games are won on court, not at the locker rooms. Letran just don't have the talents to complement Aban and Bautista.

That's the saddest part of this Letran team. They were dominating the past three years, it should have attracted enough talents to come over to continue and be part of a winning tradition. But the talent pool came up dry for Season 82. Sad.



Final 4--

Letran-PCU will have a best-of-three of sorts, PCU will win and advance to the finals.

PCU has more than Espinas and Castro on both ends of the court. Letran has Aban and Bautista on offense. Period.


San Beda will win the semis match-up over MIT.

MIT is undersize when paired against San Beda. MIT doesn't have enough players to match up and catch up with the rotation of San Beda.


Finals--

San Beda will beat PCU.

San Beda's strength lies in its solid player rotation. Second five is as good as the first and its combination. Though Taganas doesn't possess the intimidation factor that Ekwe brings on in defense, he reads the floor very well. He may not alter or change the trajectory of shots executed in front of him, but very few can actually cut and receive passes inside his territory. But with Ekwe capable of playing his 30th minute on court as strong as how he started the game, why worry about Taganas not being intimidating enough. (Pero, baka mamangha pa rin si Ekwe sa laki ng Big Dome at sa dami at ingay ng tao ruon. Here, PCU should cash in on that situation.)

But for as long as Coach Koy doesn't come into the game drunk or sick he should be able shuffle his players well and make the adjustments.

What are PCUs chances?

If they continue to spread the point production and keep San Beda guessing where and who will take the shot, they have a good chance.

But, the weakness of the Dolphins is- the coaches AND players react too much to calls and non-calls that don't favor them. That is a distraction.

But if the Dolphins can discipline themselves on court, they may just frustrate the Bedan community.

LION
09-04-2006, 11:32 AM
We have the same forecast Oca.

How about the Juniors? I think the biggest hurdle for the San Beda Red Cubs is that they have to beat twice their opponent in the Final Four. But if they are able to do this, and I think that they have a very very big chance of accomplishing it, I think that the Red Cubs will beat whoever is their opponent in the finals.

oca
09-04-2006, 02:15 PM
We have the same forecast Oca.

How about* the Juniors?* I think the biggest hurdle for the San Beda Red Cubs is that they have to beat twice their opponent in the Final Four. But if they are able to do this, and I think that they have a very very big chance of accomplishing it, I think that the Red Cubs will beat whoever is their opponent in the finals.



Tama, tagilid talaga ang Red Cubs because they are up against SSC-R who enjoys a twice-to-beat advantage.

Pero ito ang kutob ko...

Final 4 pairings are PCU vs JRU and SSC-R vs SBC.

PCU vs JRU.

PCU should win this. Though JRU has terrific shooters that will allow them to steal game 1, I doubt if the Light Bombers can repeat it to win game 2. PCU is a well coached team, they will adjust as needed and has the talent to execute.


SSC-R vs. SBC.

This will have the semblance of a championship match. The Red Cubs swept the Staglets in the elimination. But both were very close contests, decided in the dying minutes of the ballgame.

The key for SSC-R are interior defense and rebounding. They must deny Marcelo the ball in offense and box him out well during rebound plays. There are two Staglets who alternately bang bodies with the Fro, Buenafe and Bringas. If they effectively do that for 40 minutes, the Staglets should advance to the Finals.

As for the Red Cubs, they have struggled in offense all season long. Not even the presence of Marcelo who accorded them a lot of second chance points will make up for this weakness. But if Badolato's kids start connecting from the perimeter, they should be on their way to their nth finals appearance.

Though the Recto based kids have a twice-to-beat advantage, if they lose game one, they may as well kiss their finals hopes goodbye.

Evenly matched and too close to call. But with the presence of the Red Army who will be there for there primarily for their Red Lions, and the Staglets playing by themselves except probably for a few diehards, the Red Cubs should have the psychological advantage.

Finals - PCU vs San Beda.

I will pick San Beda.

PCU has never been in the finals, unlike the Red Cubs. This is just a best-of-3, too short for anyone to make game 1 a learning experience and get accustomed to the championship environ. Kahit gaano ka pa kagaling, if you're 18,17 or 16 years old, a championship setting can be overwhelming the first time you play in it.

Wang-Bu
09-04-2006, 06:30 PM
Magri-repeat ang Letran. 2-1 sila sa Best of 3. Tatambakan sila ng San Beda 70-52 sa Game 1 sa pinagsanib na rachada nina Ogie Menor, Bam Gamalinda at Pong Escobal. Babawi ang Letran 63-60 sa Game 2 sa lakas ng clutch shooting ni Aaron Aban. Sa Game 2 din magkakaroon ng girian at magmumuntik-muntikan ang isang rambolan gawa ng iringan sa loob nina Mike Realista at Ogie Menor. Sa Game 3 panalo ang Letran 75-71 sa mga clutch freethrows nina Jay Jazul at Boyet Bautista sa huling 1:15; magiging manipis ang tawagan gawa ng muntikang rambol sa Game 2.

LION
09-04-2006, 06:34 PM
^^^^ hehehe. Sa tingin ko San Beda vs. PCU sa finals pareng Wang-Bu.

Wang-Bu
09-04-2006, 08:24 PM
Sir Lion hindi po ako naniniwala sa inyo dahil mismong sina Madam Auring at Jojo Acuin ang nagsabi sa akin ng fearless forecast na 'yan. Dahil sila'y mga bihasang panatiko s basketball siempre mas nagtitiwala ako sa mga salita nila.

lekiboy
09-04-2006, 09:07 PM
Sir Lion hindi po ako naniniwala sa inyo dahil mismong sina Madam Auring at Jojo Acuin ang nagsabi sa akin ng fearless forecast na 'yan. Dahil sila'y mga bihasang panatiko s basketball siempre mas nagtitiwala ako sa mga salita nila.


Sorry pare.... di naniniwala sa mga hula ang mga Bedista..... :P

christian
09-04-2006, 09:28 PM
hehehe"fearless forecast" nga :})

LION
09-05-2006, 07:20 AM
Sir Lion hindi po ako naniniwala sa inyo dahil mismong sina Madam Auring at Jojo Acuin ang nagsabi sa akin ng fearless forecast na 'yan. Dahil sila'y mga bihasang panatiko s basketball siempre mas nagtitiwala ako sa mga salita nila.


Sorry pare.... di naniniwala sa mga hula ang mga Bedista..... :P

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Relax mga Bedista. para namang di ninyo kilala si Wang-Bu. Kaibigan ng mga Bedista yan. Pinaglalaruan lang niya ang thread na fearless forecast. ;)

lekiboy
09-05-2006, 07:36 AM
Yes, sir Lion. I know he meant well. No harm done.

Wang bu,
Ano naman hula mo sa laro ni Boyet at Aaron sa WED?

danny
09-05-2006, 08:06 AM
Sir Lion hindi po ako naniniwala sa inyo dahil mismong sina Madam Auring at Jojo Acuin ang nagsabi sa akin ng fearless forecast na 'yan. Dahil sila'y mga bihasang panatiko s basketball siempre mas nagtitiwala ako sa mga salita nila.


Salamat kay madam auring at jojo acuin at magkakampyon ang San Beda. Madalas kabaligtaran ang nangyayari sa hula nila.

Sabi sa akin ng mga propeta ngayon ay panahon ng Benediktino at ng San Beda.

Totooo. Galing sa propeta ang nabanggit ko. ;D

ESCALERA JR.
09-05-2006, 11:30 AM
kAMING MGA LETRANISTA NANINIWALA SA HULA, LALO NA KAY gINOONG WANG BU !!!

sANA MAGDILANG ANGEL KA ;D

toti_mendiola
09-05-2006, 03:39 PM
Eto fearless forecast ko

Mapipikot si Sam ng dating african american girlfriend ni Mike B. na naiwan niya sa San Beda.
Si Aljamal ay magiging pari sapagkat sawa na siya sa buhay pogi.
Si Pong ay magiging Mayor ng Davao balang araw.
Si Gamalinda ay mag try try out din sa isang US NCAA school para makapiling din ang kaniyang pamilya ala Japeth Aguilar.
Si Menor ay tatama ng lotto kahit di siya tumataya.
Si Aban ay magkakaroon ng pangalawang anak sa kaniyang misis.
Si Bautista ay magiging guro sa Speech power sa cubao.
Aamin na si Gabby Espinas na 27 years old na siya at hindi 25 y.o.
Hindi na ulit mag co comissioner si Ginoong Jun Bernardino sapagkat hina high blood siya sa tindi ng sakit ng ulo sa NCAA.
Mapupuno ang Araneta ng tao kapag PCU, Mapua o Letran ang maglalaban sa Championship.

LION
09-05-2006, 04:20 PM
Ayos.

Si gameface_one kasi hindi nilinaw kung anong klaseng forecasts ang allowed sa thread na ito.*

Pero habang hindi pa nalilinaw, heto ang mga predictions ko:

1.* Lalaki ang magiging anak ni vanquish.
2.* Walang bagsak na subject this year si Galinato.
3.* MVP at ROY* si Sam Ekwe.
4.* Most Improved Player si Maggay.
5.* Papayat ng konti si Shaq at tatangkad siya at magiging 6'4.*
6.* Magiging idol ni Shaq si Sofoklis Schortsanitis. Kaya siya ay magiging Jay-aris Shaqanitis Taganitis.
7. Pag pumatok ang hula ni pareng Wang_bu, sisikat siya at magiging consultant ng maraming teams.
8. idedemanda ni Jojo Acuin at Madam Auring si pareng Wang_bu dahil hindi sa kanila napunta ang credit.
9. Malalaman ng Letran na hindi pala galing kay Wang_bu yung forecast na yun kaya nalungkot sila. Kelan nga ba naman nag dilang anghel si Acuin at Madam Auring).
10. Pag nangyari na yung forecast number 9, titigil na sa kaka praktis ng free throws si Bautista at Jazul.* :)

MonL
09-05-2006, 04:39 PM
Lahat ng player suspensions ay magaganap sa games na hindi kalaro ang Red Lions... :P

funchum
09-05-2006, 04:46 PM
Magugutom si Shaq at bibili ng apat na Burger McDo meal, ang isa ay ibibigay niya kay coach koy, si coach ay tatanggi dahil fish fillet daw ang gusto niya.

Kukuha ng abogado si Wang bu at ang abogado pala niya ay isang bedista, papangaralan siya nito at mag pro-bono na lang para charity.

si madame auring at jojo acuin din may mga abugado, bedista din pareho tatanggi asi nga hindi mahilig sa hula ang bedista...feng shui lang. :D

Gym_Rat
09-05-2006, 04:50 PM
Ok, OK,

The posts are already deviating. Kindly stick to the topic, please.

Back to regular programming.

Wang-Bu
09-05-2006, 05:32 PM
Pwera biro, tancha ko lang repeat ang Letran. At tancha ko din pasok ang mga scenario na una kong nabanggit. Hindi ito sa pambubuska sa kahit sino dito, iyon lang talaga nakikita kong magiging labanan sa Finals. Maganda ang magiging Finals ng NCAA at ito'y paglalabanan ng Letran at San Beda. Kung sakali mang PCU nga ang makapasok sa Finals wala na, San Beda na 'yan sigurado. Pero malayo na sapantaha 'yong pagpasok ng PCU sa ngayon.

Basta kung manalo Letran dapat magpatoma si Sir Escalera ng kahit gin lang.

Kung mapahiya man ako at San Beda ang magwagi dapat magpatoma si Sir Lion, kahit gin rin lang.

Hindi naman ako mahirap painumin, basta hindi octane ang rating nung inumin.

LION
09-05-2006, 05:48 PM
Ihahanda ko na para sa iyo pareng wang_bu ang lahat ng klase ng gin. Dagdagan ko pa ng isang Blue Label at kahon kahong San Mig Light at Pilsen. :)

toti_mendiola
09-05-2006, 06:04 PM
Okay. Umpisahan ko ng tumagay ng GSM blue at baka makilala ko si Anne Curtis. Panigurado kami ang magpapainom sa iyo.

Red Vanquish
09-05-2006, 06:45 PM
Ayos.

Si gameface_one kasi hindi nilinaw kung anong klaseng forecasts ang allowed sa thread na ito.*

Pero habang hindi pa nalilinaw, heto ang mga predictions ko:

1.* Lalaki ang magiging anak ni vanquish.





Sa lahat ng hula mo Lion sana ito ang magkatutoo.

mighty_lion
09-05-2006, 07:34 PM
Who you thing will will win the ROY, MVP, defensive player, most improve and mythical team this season?

Wang-Bu
09-05-2006, 07:45 PM
Sa ROY mukhang magkakabangga pang dalawang Red Lion, sina Pong Escobal at Sam Ekwe.

Sa Most Improved dapat si Sean Co ng Mapua.

MVP si Gabby Espinas. Runnerup si Boyet Bautista. May konting pagasa na mag-rookie MVP si Sam Ekwe.

Defensive Player kundi si Ekwe si Espinas.

Mythical 5 Ekwe, Espinas, Bautista, Aaron Aban, Jason Castro.

Joescoundrel
09-05-2006, 11:15 PM
This will be San Beda's year I think. They have a good blend of brash youthfulness in John Paul Escobal, Samuel Ekwe and Rogemar Menor, as well as steady veterans in Alexander Angeles, Youssif Al Jammal and Riego Gamalinda. They've got one of the Top 2 coaches in all of college basketball. They shall definitely end 28 at 82. Not to mention I hope ChbaDude, Lion and the rest of the Red Army Generals serve some good old San Miguel pale pilsen. Closing down Chino Roces bridge, Concepcion Aguila and Legarda of course shall be optional.

ESCALERA JR.
09-05-2006, 11:29 PM
Pwera biro, tancha ko lang repeat ang Letran. At tancha ko din pasok ang mga scenario na una kong nabanggit. Hindi ito sa pambubuska sa kahit sino dito, iyon lang talaga nakikita kong magiging labanan sa Finals. Maganda ang magiging Finals ng NCAA at ito'y paglalabanan ng Letran at San Beda. Kung sakali mang PCU nga ang makapasok sa Finals wala na, San Beda na 'yan sigurado. Pero malayo na sapantaha 'yong pagpasok ng PCU sa ngayon.

Basta kung manalo Letran dapat magpatoma si Sir Escalera ng kahit gin lang.

Kung mapahiya man ako at San Beda ang magwagi dapat magpatoma si Sir Lion, kahit gin rin lang.

Hindi naman ako mahirap painumin, basta hindi octane ang rating nung inumin.

Sana nga't magkatotoo ang hula mo ginoong WAng BU pagkat kung sakali magkatotoo eh RED WINE galing Australia ang paiinom ko sayo... Aba eh akoy uuwi pa ng Pinas para lang sa hula mong yan. Pagdating ko derecho na ako sa Araneta niyan para ma-witness ang iyong magandang hula. lPromise yan Ginoong Wang BU.

At kung mali naman ang iyong hula eh magkasya ka na lang sa Siyoktong... 8)

christian
09-05-2006, 11:40 PM
This will be San Beda's year I think. They have a good blend of brash youthfulness in John Paul Escobal, Samuel Ekwe and Rogemar Menor, as well as steady veterans in Alexander Angeles, Youssif Al Jammal and Riego Gamalinda. They've got one of the Top 2 coaches in all of college basketball. They shall definitely end 28 at 82. Not to mention I hope ChbaDude, Lion and the rest of the Red Army Generals serve some good old San Miguel pale pilsen. Closing down Chino Roces bridge, Concepcion Aguila and Legarda of course shall be optional.


Sir joe, who isthe other top coach in college basketball? :)

danny
09-06-2006, 01:23 AM
This will be San Beda's year I think. They have a good blend of brash youthfulness in John Paul Escobal, Samuel Ekwe and Rogemar Menor, as well as steady veterans in Alexander Angeles, Youssif Al Jammal and Riego Gamalinda. They've got one of the Top 2 coaches in all of college basketball. They shall definitely end 28 at 82. Not to mention I hope ChbaDude, Lion and the rest of the Red Army Generals serve some good old San Miguel pale pilsen. Closing down Chino Roces bridge, Concepcion Aguila and Legarda of course shall be optional.


Delikadong isara ang Mendiola. Sa lumalagablab na pulahang bandila ng mga Bedista, baka buwagin ang hanay ng mga pasista. ;D

Mainam ang kundisyon para sa isang Pulang inurreksyon mula sa Mendiola.

Panahon na! Panahon na mga kasama!
Ipakita ang lakas ng ating pagkakaisa!
Panahon na! Panahon na mga Bedista! Isulong ang Pulang Bandila ng San Beda!

Ang hula ng mga propeta, PANAHON MO NA SAN BEDA!

;D

LION
09-06-2006, 07:50 AM
This will be San Beda's year I think. They have a good blend of brash youthfulness in John Paul Escobal, Samuel Ekwe and Rogemar Menor, as well as steady veterans in Alexander Angeles, Youssif Al Jammal and Riego Gamalinda. They've got one of the Top 2 coaches in all of college basketball. They shall definitely end 28 at 82. Not to mention I hope ChbaDude, Lion and the rest of the Red Army Generals serve some good old San Miguel pale pilsen. Closing down Chino Roces bridge, Concepcion Aguila and Legarda of course shall be optional.

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Salamat kasamang JoeS.

Napag usapan na rin lang ang celebration, KUNG saka sakaling mag champion kami, balak talaga naming ipasara ang Mendiola at dun gagawin ang kasayahan pagkatapos championship game. Imbitado lahat ng kabilang sa Mendiola consortium, ang mga kapatid sa Alabang at Taytay, at lahat ng mga kaibigan ng mga Bedista sa ibat ibang paaralan. Kasama na kayo siyempre at lalong lalo na si pareng Wang_bu.

Kukuha kami ng permit sa City Hall at paiinumin namin ang mga buwaya pulis para bantayan nila kami sa halip na paliguan sa water cannon. :)

LION
09-06-2006, 08:09 AM
Sa ROY mukhang magkakabangga pang dalawang Red Lion, sina Pong Escobal at Sam Ekwe.

Sa Most Improved dapat si Sean Co ng Mapua.

MVP si Gabby Espinas. Runnerup si Boyet Bautista. May konting pagasa na mag-rookie MVP si Sam Ekwe.

Defensive Player kundi si Ekwe si Espinas.

Mythical 5 Ekwe, Espinas, Bautista, Aaron Aban, Jason Castro.


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Pareng Wang_bu,

Lamang ng konti sa statistical points para sa MVP si Samuel Ekwe. Nakabuntot sa kanya si Aljamal. Pangatlo si Espinas. Ngayong araw na ito ang huling pagkakataon ni Espinas na habulin si Ekwe sa pataasan ng statistical points.

Malayo ang agwat ni Sam kay Escobal sa ROY. Siguradong ROY si Sam. Ang inaabangan na lang ay kung MVP/ROY siya. At dahil numero uno si Sam sa rebounding at block shots, at mas marami ang players na takot tumira pag nasa loob siya, malamang siya na rin ang defensive player of the year. Pwera na lang kung gustong i-spread ng MANCOM ang awards sa ibang players.

Joescoundrel
09-06-2006, 01:26 PM
This will be San Beda's year I think. They have a good blend of brash youthfulness in John Paul Escobal, Samuel Ekwe and Rogemar Menor, as well as steady veterans in Alexander Angeles, Youssif Al Jammal and Riego Gamalinda. They've got one of the Top 2 coaches in all of college basketball. They shall definitely end 28 at 82. Not to mention I hope ChbaDude, Lion and the rest of the Red Army Generals serve some good old San Miguel pale pilsen. Closing down Chino Roces bridge, Concepcion Aguila and Legarda of course shall be optional.


Sir joe, who isthe other top coach in college basketball? :)


Norman Black, of course. ;D

christian
09-06-2006, 09:31 PM
Hehehe you guessed it right! wag lang may mag-rereact :)

magnum_motoki
09-06-2006, 10:02 PM
yousif aljamal for MVP!!!! pong escobal for ROY!!! san beda red lions...NCAA CHAMPS!!!!!


2006...YEAR OF THE RED LIONS!!!

funchum
09-07-2006, 11:22 AM
^^ wow parang feng shui lang ah...

Ekwe for roy yan sigurado ko, aljammal for MVP(hmmm.. double meaning),

Mythical 5

Aljammal
Espinas
Ekwe
Bautista
and a tos between Escobal or Misa

Most improved player is a toss between Maggay and Balneg

Best defensive player si Ekwe

Dagdagan pa natin

MOst Photogenic si de Leon ng San Sebastian :D

mighty_lion
09-07-2006, 01:53 PM
baka pagnagkataon gumawa ng record sa Philippine NCAA si Sam Ekwe: ROY, MVP, Defensive Player & Mythical Five.

Sam Miguel
09-07-2006, 09:12 PM
Sam Ekwe is having the same kind of rookie year Gabby Espinas had when he was named rookie MVP back in 2004. I believe Ekwe can turn this trick as well - he has the numbers, fan support, charisma and media impact to get it done. Heck, if Jay Sagad could do it on numbers along last year (and they weren't even better than Espinas' numbers) this should be a foregone conclusion for Ekwe.

As for the Season 82 champion, all I see is red...

christian
09-07-2006, 09:50 PM
wag lang ma-pupulitika... Dapat may banners na tayo for MVP, ROY, Coach of the Year! Naiinis ako kapag may naririnig ako na chant ng MVP na hindi naman Red Lion!!!

Mismong si MVP nga nasa atin eh, dapat hindi lumabas sa Mendiola ang MVP!

mighty_lion
09-08-2006, 08:05 AM
Coach of the Year? kelangan pa bang itanong yan. :D
Baka pati sportmanship award makuha ni Sam

christian
09-08-2006, 03:49 PM
Hehehe is there such an award? siguro dun sa PSA meron pero sa NCAA, mukhang wala ....

ESCALERA JR.
09-10-2006, 11:45 PM
wAAAHHHH. Ginoong Wang BU, Mukhang mali ata ang Hula mo! ???

Sam Miguel
09-13-2006, 01:28 PM
It seems Wang-bu consulted the wrong oracles... :o

Jump_Shooter
09-13-2006, 09:42 PM
Lost in San Beda's magical season has been the excellent coaching job Joel Dualan has done with PCU. Here's a guy who took over as head coach just days before the NCAA tourney began, and here they are in the finals. If it weren't for Koy Banal steering San Beda to a 13-1 record, Dualan would have been a strong candidate for Coach of the Year.

danny
09-14-2006, 12:37 AM
Sir Lion hindi po ako naniniwala sa inyo dahil mismong sina Madam Auring at Jojo Acuin ang nagsabi sa akin ng fearless forecast na 'yan. Dahil sila'y mga bihasang panatiko s basketball siempre mas nagtitiwala ako sa mga salita nila.


Wang Bu, pumalya ang hula nung dalawa. ;D

freak
09-14-2006, 01:23 AM
Who you thing will will win the ROY, MVP, defensive player, most improve and mythical team this season?


Except for the most improved player award.. Sam might get all of these.. ;)

LION
09-14-2006, 09:34 AM
Pwera biro, tancha ko lang repeat ang Letran. At tancha ko din pasok ang mga scenario na una kong nabanggit. Hindi ito sa pambubuska sa kahit sino dito, iyon lang talaga nakikita kong magiging labanan sa Finals. Maganda ang magiging Finals ng NCAA at ito'y paglalabanan ng Letran at San Beda. Kung sakali mang PCU nga ang makapasok sa Finals wala na, San Beda na 'yan sigurado. Pero malayo na sapantaha 'yong pagpasok ng PCU sa ngayon.

Basta kung manalo Letran dapat magpatoma si Sir Escalera ng kahit gin lang.

Kung mapahiya man ako at San Beda ang magwagi dapat magpatoma si Sir Lion, kahit gin rin lang.

Hindi naman ako mahirap painumin, basta hindi octane ang rating nung inumin.


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katulad ng sinabi ko, San Beda at PCU ang maglalaban sa finals.* Pero ako ay nalulungkot dahil sa Letran ang gusto naming katungali sa kampeonato.*

Katulad din ng mga sinabi ko noon, mas mahirap katungali ang PCU kaysa Letran. Ang PCU ay mayroong deep bench hindi katulad ng Letran. Ang PCU ay mayroong siyam (9) na magaling at maasahan na tao sa kanilang rotation.*

Ang PCU may tatlong magagaling na sentro; si Espinas, Belga at Garrido. Lahat sila ay 6'5.* Ang San Beda si Ekwe (6'8) lang at si Baby Shaq (6'3) ang talagang naglalaro sa sentro.* *Kung minsan nagse sentro si Raymond Maggay (6'3) pero PF talaga ang laro niya.

Magagaling din ang mga guwardia ng PCU. Si Jason Castro (5'11), Amparado (6'2), David (6'1), Chien (5'10), Salem (5'10),* at Santos (5'9).* Sa kanilang lahat, ang medyo mahihirapan kaming bantayan ay si Castro. Napakabilis at napakalakas ng player na ito.* Kumbaga sa karera ng kabayo, si Jason Castro ay isang thoroughbred.

Mahihirapan si Angeles at Escobal na humabol kay Castro at mapapagod sila sa kakahabol at maapektuhan ang kanilang opensa.* kahit ilagay namin si Ogie Menor sa kanya siguradong maiiwan niya si Ogie sa bilis niya.* Kung si Borgie Hermida naman, may height advantage si Castro.* Kung si Micah Evangelista, siguradong mauubos sa fouls si Micah. Sa madaling salita, si Castro ang pinakamalaking problema namin.

Si Espinas madaling bantayan yan. Wala naman masyadong galaw yan sa opensa. Si Garrido at Belga, consistent contributors sa opensa at depensa.

May maliit na lamang ang San Beda sa tagisan ng point guards at may malaking lamang ang San Beda sa big guards, pwera kay Castro.* Angat din ang San Beda sa small forwards.

Sa pinakita ng PCU laban sa Letran kahapon, makikita na ubod ng bilis ang mga guards ng PCU. Iniwan nila ang Letran sa first half pa lang dahil sa kanilang running game.* Ito rin sa tingin ko ang gagamiting nila laban sa San Beda.* Para maiwasan ang running game ng PCU, dapat i-dominate ng San Beda ang rebounds at dapat may naka safety palagi just in case mag outlet pass ang PCU.

Sa bias na opinion ko, San Beda pa rin ang mananalo sa kampeonato sa score na 2-0 or 2-1.* Lahat ng laro ay magiging dikit at sa huling 1 o 2 minutio lang siguro makakaluwag ng husto ang San Beda.

Dahil sa best of 3 ang serye, malaking bagay na makuha ng San Beda ang unang laro. Pag nakuha ng San Beda ang unang laro sa lunes, malamang sa amin na ang kampeonato sa ikalawang laro (Sana po, Lord).

Kung saka sakaling makuha ng PCU ang unang laro (Lord, huwag naman po sana), kakayanin pa rin ng San Beda na kunin ang dalawang huling laro (Lord, sana po).

kryptonite
09-14-2006, 09:43 AM
EKWE: MVP, ROY, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YR, Mythical Five, Best Import.
SAN BEDA: 2006-07 NCAA CHAMPIONS.

LION
09-14-2006, 09:58 AM
EKWE: MVP, ROY, DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YR, Mythical Five, Best Import.
SAN BEDA: 2006-07 NCAA CHAMPIONS.


We also wish Marko Batricevic good luck and may he also get the Best Import award. Kung hindi nakuha nung high school, dapat makuha na niya sa college.

christian
09-14-2006, 08:48 PM
Nice one sir LION :D

Joescoundrel
09-14-2006, 09:17 PM
Lost in San Beda's magical season has been the excellent coaching job Joel Dualan has done with PCU. Here's a guy who took over as head coach just days before the NCAA tourney began, and here they are in the finals. If it weren't for Koy Banal steering San Beda to a 13-1 record, Dualan would have been a strong candidate for Coach of the Year.


I absolutely agree. Joel Dualan has been the single most unobtrusive presence on any bench in this tournament. Koy Banal has done a great job. But considering Dualan came in only at the start of the season after the sudden resignation of Junel Baculi he has done an incredible job.

As for Wang-bu, well, there may be something else they drink down there at the Gastambide side of the UE campus...