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Schortsanitis
10-05-2007, 08:44 AM
It would be mighty embarassing (to say the least) if UE ends up being swept in the Finals on Sun., after sweeping the Eliminations. Anyway, good luck to both teams, expecting another cardiac game on Sun.

I think there will likely be a webcast of the games at www.hoopaddict.com (http://www.hoopaddict.com), for those who won't be able to watch live at the Dome or on Channel 23.

gameface_one
10-07-2007, 06:54 AM
Red Warriors won’t lay down arms

Sunday, October 7, 2007
Philstar.com



Forget the loss and think of the next game.

That’s what University of the East coach Dindo Pumaren has been telling his fallen Warriors now that their 14-game sweep of the eliminations are now in the dustbin and the La Salle Archers threatening to steal the 2007 UAAP crown.

“I said forget about Game One and I repeatedly emphasized there’s still a chance for us to get back in the series and we could still do it,” said Pumaren, confident they could force a sudden-death in the short title series.

The Warriors are out to get even while the Archers are going for the kill in Game Two of their title showdown at 3 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum today.

But to even things up and send the series into a winner-take-all affair, the Warriors must cut down on their errors, play as a team the way they used to in the elims and never underestimate the Archers.

“I’ve told the players in practice that we committed a lot of turnovers and blew two chances to win in the last 14 seconds,” Pumaren said.

Pumaren noted that his players fell into a false sense of security, believing they could beat the Archers easily following their sweep of their rivals in the elims, including a 20-point rout in the first round.

Later did they realize that the championship is an entirely different thing.

“I noticed my players were eager to beat La Salle the easy way, by blowing them out,” said Pumaren. “But I told them we couldn’t do it that way because La Salle wouldn’t be in the finals if they’re not good. They also happen to have the most experienced guards in the league.”

The Warriors’ over-eagerness led to their season worst 31 turnovers. The Archers produced 25 points off those errors.

“Imagine if we minimized those errors. One or two less turnovers could have meant a win for us instead,” said Pumaren.

Despite the setback, Pumaren, however, said the Warriors remain upbeat on their chance.

“I let the players talk after the game and they voiced out their feelings. They seemed confident because they vowed to go all out in Game 2,” said Pumaren.

A decider, if necessary, is set Wednesday.

The Warriors’ lack of championship poise was evident in the series opener.

The Warriors last made it to the finals 17 years ago during the days of the high-leaping Bong Ravena, now one of Pumaren’s assistant coaches.

UE has actually made it to the championship round only twice since winning its 18th and last crown in 1985 on a team built around Allan Caidic and Jerry Codiñera.

La Salle, in contrast, has had eight finals appearances in the last decade that netted four titles, excluding the 2004 crown which the team voluntarily surrendered for upon knowing it had fielded two ineligible players.

“We know they’re the more experienced team. We also know we can beat them if we’ll just do what we did when we went 14-0,” said Dindo Pumaren.

toti_mendiola
10-07-2007, 05:57 PM
Congratulations to the DLSU Green Archers. Congrats JV Casio.

MonL
10-07-2007, 06:05 PM
Never has a sweep been made irrelevant until now. Congrats to the DLSU Green Archers.

Tommy Vercetti
10-07-2007, 06:07 PM
73-64, DLSU. the Archers are this year's UAAP Men's Basketball Champions!

mighty_lion
10-07-2007, 06:08 PM
Congrats DLSU. What a comeback from season long battle.

cub
10-07-2007, 06:19 PM
Congrats DLSU! Animo!

tigerman
10-07-2007, 06:40 PM
Indeed, a historical season for UE but still the same old result.

choke UE choke, choke UE.

Congrats DLSU.




USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

pablohoney
10-07-2007, 07:31 PM
Never has a sweep been made irrelevant until now. Congrats to the DLSU Green Archers.


Sapul na sapul ito....

14-2, with the two losses in the Finals, where it mattered most....

OUCH talaga.
Ano pa ba dapat gawin ng UE to win it?
Akala ko sureball na, after going 14-0.
Naging malaking factor ang poise nila sa crucial situations.
Talagang CHOKE lang... ;)

Congrats DLSU.
UE, almost, but not quite.

Double Finals MVP - Cholo and Jvee... Parang NBA ah. ;D

mighty_lion
10-07-2007, 07:33 PM
^^ Dont hit a man when he is down. Yeah they lost but you cannot deny they fought by giving their best blow. Give them time to settle down at least.

hanchi08
10-07-2007, 07:56 PM
congrats La Salle.
and to those who are saying that La Salle won because of Dindo Pumaren, get lost.. you know who you are.. ;D

Howard the Duck
10-07-2007, 08:09 PM
Sayang ang UE. The sweep was the curse. They got cold after sweeping the elims. And the tournament even stretched even further, thanks to "Araneta lang dapat" at "One game per day" policies.

Not to mention the doubtful calls on the first half. The second half was way better but UE was taken off their mojo.

Not to mention (dalawa na yan ;D) that LS came out prepared. LS filled the Araneta.

Some suggestions:

Dapat kung 14-0, twice to beat na lang sa finals. kasi kung matalo ang sweeper, kelangan twice silang mananalo. at least kung manalo sila sa unang game champs na sila kaagad ;D

batangueño
10-07-2007, 08:26 PM
UAAP 2007 FINALS GAME TWO: De La Salle Green Archers def. UE Red Warriors, 73-64.


SWEET VINDICATION.

After one year of being suspended from the league and a hard season-long journey, the De La Salle Green Archers are once again men's basketball champions of the UAAP.

Great game from the boys this time. Despite having some problems arising during the game, everything went right for the boys. From offense to defense to free throw shooting, greatness had been shown by our dear team.

Thank you TY T@ng for being this year's leader. While you might not have made it to this year's UAAP Mythical Five, you are very much the team captain of Season 70's men's basketball champions.

Thank you JV Casio, Cholo Villanueva, Rico Maierhofer, TY T@ng, PJ Barua and Kish Co for showing such a great heart while playing against the UE Red Warriors. We would not have gone into this day of vindication without the greatness and the prowess that you guys had displayed today.

Thank you to the UE Red Warriors. You guys were worthy opponents this year. We'll see you in the UAAP next year.

Thank you to the Lasallian fans and supporters. You never stopped cheering up to the very last minute of the game.

Thank You Lord for giving us this great blessing.


We're back. We're one. We're the 2007 UAAP Men's Basketball Champions. WE ARE LA SALLE.


ANIMO LA SALLE!

buko4
10-07-2007, 08:32 PM
Sayang ang UE. The sweep was the curse. They got cold after sweeping the elims. And the tournament even stretched even further, thanks to "Araneta lang dapat" at "One game per day" policies.

Not to mention the doubtful calls on the first half. The second half was way better but UE was taken off their mojo.

Not to mention (dalawa na yan ;D) that LS came out prepared. LS filled the Araneta.

Some suggestions:

Dapat kung 14-0, twice to beat na lang sa finals. kasi kung matalo ang sweeper, kelangan twice silang mananalo. at least kung manalo sila sa unang game champs na sila kaagad ;D

yes indeed UE was the better school in the eliminations but the championship exeprience of La Salle proved to be the biggest factor. the policies you were talking about were not a factor. it could also go against La Salle (given that they had to play more games than UE and the fact that when Finals time came, they were already tired). regarding the calls, i watched the whole game and i have to disagree with the "doubtful calls" because i felt that it was evenly called (of course not if you are from UE). Your suggestion is a good one. The UAAP should also think of other incentives to the team who sweeps the elims (considering also the team whom they will face in the finals)

tigerman
10-07-2007, 08:37 PM
With the way UE played in the finals, I won't be surprised if the outcome would still be the same if their opponent is UST or Ateneo, 2 teams with championship experience as well like DLSU.







USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

TruVerde
10-07-2007, 08:49 PM
De La Salle's 7th UAAP title on October 7 in Season 70 year 2007!

Howard the Duck
10-07-2007, 08:53 PM
Sayang ang UE. The sweep was the curse. They got cold after sweeping the elims. And the tournament even stretched even further, thanks to "Araneta lang dapat" at "One game per day" policies.

Not to mention the doubtful calls on the first half. The second half was way better but UE was taken off their mojo.

Not to mention (dalawa na yan ;D) that LS came out prepared. LS filled the Araneta.

Some suggestions:

Dapat kung 14-0, twice to beat na lang sa finals. kasi kung matalo ang sweeper, kelangan twice silang mananalo. at least kung manalo sila sa unang game champs na sila kaagad ;D

yes indeed UE was the better school in the eliminations but the championship exeprience of La Salle proved to be the biggest factor. the policies you were talking about were not a factor. it could also go against La Salle (given that they had to play more games than UE and the fact that when Finals time came, they were already tired). regarding the calls, i watched the whole game and i have to disagree with the "doubtful calls" because i felt that it was evenly called (of course not if you are from UE). Your suggestion is a good one. The UAAP should also think of other incentives to the team who sweeps the elims (considering also the team whom they will face in the finals)


There is only one player that won a championship: super-super-super-senior Cholo Villanueva (won in 2001), unless you'll include the forfeited 2004 title. OK, UE are championship noobs but they've been consistent semis qualifiers. All of them except their rookies played in the postseason.

Also, LS can't be that "tired" since played three games in a span of 12 days. Hindi ito NBA na seven games in 14 days.

Also, LS took 38 FTs in 40 minutes. Compare that to the Spurs 34 FTs in 48 minutes in the NBA finals. ;D

john_paul_manahan
10-07-2007, 09:03 PM
just heard what happened....

nothing i can say.... ;D

ganyan ang buhay.

erwincute
10-07-2007, 10:00 PM
This is probably the only season where 2 won games is better than 3, and a 2 game sweep is better than a 14 game sweep! Ang sarap ng feeling ngayon! Yun lang! ANIMO LA SALLE! 8)

easter
10-08-2007, 06:29 AM
Congrats DLSU! Another amazing season-ender run.

gameface_one
10-08-2007, 07:34 AM
Archers score sweetest sweep
By Joey Villar
Monday, October 8, 2007
Philstar.com


The irony of it all. The team with an imposing sweep was swept in the title series, its perfect season ruined by a squad which ascended the throne from suspension.

La Salle, swept by University of the East in the elims, completed its domination of its rival in the finals with a 73-64 victory yesterday for the UAAP men’s basketball crown before a roaring crowd at the Araneta Coliseum.

Unlike in their pulsating 64-63 win in the series opener last Thursday, the Archers this time took firm control of the match, reasserting their strength majority of the way and redisplaying their championship poise and experience at crunchtime.

That capped La Salle’s sweep of the best-of-three series, 2-0, with the title romp proving doubly sweeter for the Archers following their season-long suspension from all UAAP sports last year.

The Archers rushed to their frontcourt after Rico Maeirhofer pulled down the final rebound following the last of the Warriors’ series of misses in their desperate attempt to turn the game around.

They celebrated by riding on each other’s back on the floor as the beaten Warriors headed to the dugout trying to figure out what went wrong in their title campaign.

The win, La Salle’s seventh since joining the league in the 1980s, was one for the ages as the Archers pulled off one of the most amazing title runs by sweeping the very team that dominated the elims with a 14-game sweep.

“It’s a bittersweet feeling, it’s weird because it’s hard going up against your brother,” said La Salle coach Franz Pumaren referring to younger brother and UE mentor Dindo Pumaren

“If only we could give the other half to UE, they really deserved it,” said Franz.

The sweep was also a fitting windup to what had been the most tightly fought season in years that saw four teams slug it out for three Final Four berths after UE booked an outright final berth. It was also the longest with the season, normally ending mid-September, extending to the first week of October.

Experience proved to be the key in the series as the Archers, appearing on their eighth championship appearance in the last decade, reduced the once proud and mighty Warriors to a fumbling unit.

“The experience factor was very glaring, UE was just too tight early in this game and in Game One,” said Franz Pumaren.

It was Pumaren’s fifth title in nine years that he was with La Salle that also included a rare four-peat feat from 1998.

La Salle’s seasoned trio – Cholo Villanueva, JV Casio and TY Tang – carried the Archers throughout, coming up with clutch plays, including a shot-clock beating gliding shot by Casio in the closing seconds that scuttled the Warriors’ rally.

Tang, who fired 17 points in the opener, struggled in the early going but bounced back by knocking in a jumper and two pressure-packed charities in the fourth quarter to go with five boards and four assists.

Villanueva, member of La Salle’s last champion team in 2001, blasted his way to 14 points in his final game for the Archers, while Casio, a former high school MVP with the San Beda Red Cubs, unloaded nine of his 17 points in the final period that sealed it for La Salle.

The two went on to share the Finals MVP trophy and the admiration of the bulk of the 19,000 fans – including 18,067 paying patrons – that packed the Big Dome.

“I’m happy to help the team win a championship, it’s a nice graduation gift to me,” said Villanueva, who averaged 12.5 points, four rebounds, 4.5 assists and three steals in the series.

After a shaky start, the Warriors rediscovered their form, uncorking a 10-0 binge behind Paul Lee’s two triples to close within, 33-34.

But Casio and Villanueva kept La Salle on top with one clutch hit after another as the Archers sat on a 52-45 cushion entering the payoff period.

The Warriors roared to an 8-1 start but the Archers unloaded a 14-3 counterattack to end the opening quarter ahead, 15-11.

With Maeirhofer and PJ Barua taking charge, the Taft-based cagers took a 30-16 upper hand late in the second period.

La Salle held on to a 34-23 advantage at the break after UE’s James Martinez and Kelvin Gregorio drained a triple each.

Maeirhofer led the first half attack with nine points, including seven from the foul line while Villanueva and Barua chipped in six apiece.

gameface_one
10-08-2007, 09:02 AM
UE coach gets soothing words from big brother



By Waylon Galvez
mb.com.ph

THERE WERE plenty of sad experiences in Dindo Pumaren’s young coaching career, but none was more painful than the defeat inflicted by La Salle against University of the East yesterday that concluded the 70th UAAP basketball championship at the Araneta Coliseium.


The defeat could go down as the worst collapse in collegiate basketball.

Not only did they blow the chance of ending a 22-year title drought, the Warriors were swept in the finals many thought they would win handily.

After winning their first 14 games to sweep the two-round elims, all the Warriors needed was to win two games to complete a magical year.

It did not turn out to be.

So bitter was Pumaren that he initially declined to be interviewed after their 73-64 defeat in Game 2, still dazed from what transpired.

Pumaren, who took over the UE coaching job in 2004, sat motionless on a chair and misty-eyed.

With him inside the locker room was his father Pilo Pumaren, who coached UE in the 50s and 60s, as well as the eldest of the Pumaren siblings, Derrek.

"Hats off to the UE Red Warriors, they deserved to be in the Finals. It’s unfortunate that only one team will win," said Franz Pumaren, Dindo’s older brother.

"It’s another step in his (Dindo) career. They were able to improve from last season’s Final Four stint and made it to the Finals this year. They will surely mature and use this experience to get better," he added.

Several UE players were weeping during the traditional singing of the school’s hymn after the game, including guard James Martinez, forward Elmer Espiritu and rookie Paul Lee.

Later the young Pumaren said: "Talent-wise, alam ko lamang kami pero yong experience ng La Salle lumabas."

"We had a good run pero kinapos," the coach added.

It was the Warriors’ first Finals stint in 17 years since placing second to La Salle during the 1990 season.

The last time UE won the UAAP title was in 1985, when the likes of Allan Caidic and Jerry Codinera powered the team mentored by Jimmy Mariano to the championship against University of Santo Tomas.

sizzlingsisig
10-08-2007, 10:07 AM
This is probably the only season where 2 won games is better than 3, and a 2 game sweep is better than a 14 game sweep! Ang sarap ng feeling ngayon! Yun lang! ANIMO LA SALLE!* 8)


illogical.. you're comparing the 2>3 of dlsu wins over the admu wins, with 2>14 of dlsu wins over the UE wins (against 7teams)?

it's 2>0 lol

congrats to la salle..

erwincute
10-08-2007, 12:59 PM
no comment! hahahahaha! :-)

basta ang SARAAAAP NG FEELING NGAYON! ANIMO LA SALLE! :-)

pablohoney
10-08-2007, 08:47 PM
Congratulations to DLSU.
To UE... Well, I don't know what to say kase ang sakit ng nangyari, pero at least you are getting there..
You skipped the cursed Final Four and went straight to the Finals. Maybe next time, dere-derecho na kayo.
Still, it was a great season, the sweep is a rarity, and it would look like you would remain only the 3rd squad to sweep the elims.

aircanda
10-08-2007, 08:53 PM
gusong gusto ko yung tira ni casio.. yung paubos na yung clock and then tinira na lang sa top of the key.. pasok.. GANDA..

dun pa lang nasabe ko na ang bwenas eh nasa la salle...

Howard the Duck
10-09-2007, 12:02 AM
14 straight wins is lesser than 2 straight losses.

how remarkable ;D

sizzlingsisig
10-09-2007, 01:34 PM
gusong gusto ko yung tira ni casio.. yung paubos na yung clock and then tinira na lang sa top of the key.. pasok.. GANDA..

dun pa lang nasabe ko na ang bwenas eh nasa la salle...


this shot killed UE's chance of catching up.. bagsak bigla morale nila dun.. hehe

Coolmanny
10-09-2007, 09:21 PM
Bit off topic but...

Thank you to DLSU and UE for Cheering Jervy when he receivd the MVP trophy,i find it very touching. I'm sure Jervy did not feel "alone" (Fr De Sagon and Mrs Francisco was there hehehe) during the ceremonies. I'm sure Ateneans are grateful as well

Thank you...


To the UE Red Warriors - what does not kill you will make you strong
To the DLSU Green Archers - great comeback

eightyfiver
10-16-2007, 12:35 PM
Congrats DLSU! You really deserve to win. To UE, better luck next time.

Animo_Nation
10-17-2007, 11:04 AM
UE made history by winning 14 straight but it wasn't their destiny to win the crown.