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Sam Miguel
07-08-2010, 07:00 AM
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Sam Miguel
07-09-2010, 08:51 AM
For the third straight year, FEU has been tabbed by the pundits as the prohibitive favorite to win the UAAP senior division basketball title. Once again the Tamaraws have the same things going for them: size, length, athleticism and depth, easily the strongest roster man-for-man in the entire UAAP. And yet the Tamaraws have failed to live up to their lofty billing of the last couple of years. Could this be the year? Will they finally return to greatness? There can really be only one answer: They have to.

This might be the last time RR Garcia, Pipo Nuondoo, Reil Cervantes, Aldrech Ramos, Paul Sanga and JR Cawaling will play together. Although there are reportedly at least a half-dozen battle-ready players in the varsity dorm standing in the 6-foot-5 to 6-foot-7 range just serving residency, newcomers are still newcomers. Losing a core of UAAP veterans next year means this is arguably the last and best chance to win a UAAP title for this particular FEU team. For the sake of FEU fans and students I certianly hope the coaching staff and team management has not been remiss in making the team realize this. There is no next year, and there shouldn't have to be for a team this loaded. Simple pick-and-roll and high-low plays with a team this talented will do, no need for gimmicks like the supposed flirtation with the triangle. Three-quarter court elbow trapping and a tight 2-3 zone are all that is needed on defense.

Will these Tamaraaws finally pull it off this year? They have 17 games that matter to prove they can.

Dark Knight
07-09-2010, 03:51 PM
The hunt for the unprecedented 20th title in Mens Division begins!!!!!

Sam Miguel
07-12-2010, 07:55 AM
FEU lived up to its lofty billing as the consensus Number 1 team in the UAAP by edging reigning champion Ateneo 72-69. In a game that saw no double-digit leads for either side, the Tamaraws leaned on the heady play of superstar guard Ryan Roose Garcia to subdue the tough Blue Eagles. Garcia was having problems in the forst half against the tight defense of Kirk Long, but came alive in the second half with critical hit after critical hit. He had consecutive completed and-1 plays that gave FEU the 70-67 lead with time down to under a minute.

Ateneo could have won the game, getting two crucial stops and then taking the ball into their attack zone. Ryan Buenafe however stumbled on a drive and Jason Escueta failed to stop the ball from going out of bounds. In the last 12 seconds of play, Nico Salva found himself working with a difficult angle under the basket and Reil Cervantes grabbed the defensve board. Cervantes knocked in the insurance freethrow with four-tenths of a second left to seal the W for FEU.

Garcia matched his career high with 25 points. Salva led Ateno with 14 while Buenafe had 13.

Sam Miguel
07-12-2010, 07:57 AM
From Inquirer Sports - - -

FEU Tams nip Eagles; Falcons trip Bulldogs

By Jasmine W. Payo

MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University wasted no time backing up its tag as tournament favorite by downing back-to-back champion Ateneo de Manila University right on its first assignment Sunday.

The Tamaraws dealt the Blue Eagles their first opening-game loss in five years, 72-69, to join the early leaders in the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball competition at the jampacked Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

“We’re lucky that we won this game even with 21 turnovers [against Ateneo’s 11],” said FEU coach Glenn Capacio. “We were up against the champion team and I’m just happy that our team didn’t fold up in the endgame.”

RR Garcia, the second-year guard whom Capacio described as “super,” matched his career-high 25 points, hitting the key baskets when the game was on the line.

Garcia completed a key three-point play that pushed the Tamaraws ahead, 70-67, with 1:19 minutes remaining, and then added a free throw for 71-69, with 12 seconds left, after a jumper by Ateneo’s Ryan Buenafe trimmed the gap, 70-69.

Ateneo had a chance to tie the game, but Nico Salva missed an undergoal attempt in the dwindling seconds.

Adamson University joined the early winners with a 60-54 triumph over National University in the first game.

The Falcons’ veteran forwards stepped up as Eric Camson posted a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Janus Lozada and Jan Colina shot 11 markers each.

“We didn’t really shoot the basket well from the outside,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black. “We played hard; it’s just that we also played against a very good team.”

The last time Ateneo dropped an opening game was against fierce rival De La Salle University, 60-78, on July 10, 2005.

It was also the first time FEU prevailed over Ateneo in two years since July 31, 2008, when the Tamaraws took a 72-66 decision.

Adamson also posted its first opening-day victory in five years since the Falcons downed the Bulldogs, 116-103, on July 10, 2005.

“We’ve been running our offense for two years, so I told them there’s no way that [the veterans] would still struggle,” said coach Leo Austria of his Falcons.

La Salle and University of Santo Tomas pulled off upsets against separate opponents last Saturday.

Both Adamson and NU unveiled their African recruits, but it was the Bulldogs’ Emmanuel Mbe who had a stronger debut.

Mbe, a 6-foot-7 center from Cameroon, had eight points, 11 rebounds and a pair of blocks.

In women’s action, last year’s MVP Amby Almazan shot 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead defending champion Adamson to an 84-53 rout of La Salle at the FilOil-Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

The Lady Bulldogs clobbered the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, 69-56.

FEU coasted to a 72-55 win over UST while Ateneo drubbed University of the East, 74-59, in other women’s games earlier at the Big Dome.

The_Big_Cat
07-12-2010, 09:48 AM
The last time Ateneo lost its opening game was in 2005, the year FEU last won the UAAP title.

Dark Knight
07-13-2010, 03:03 PM
Ok, just read all the 8 pages of Ateneo's thread about their game against us. Pretty entertaining. How FEU barely defeated the mighty blue eagles inspite of us having an A game. Just like how Ateneo barely beat Adamson in the previous seasons despite having their A++ game.

Anyway, Ateneo is still the team to beat. Art Dele Cruz (not the former san mig player) is good but can he play that good every game? Cawaling played very very bad and will he play bad every game? FEU won because Ateneo lost Rabeh, Baculao and Reyes. Jesus, all collegiate teams are no exception so no excuse. Its like FEU has a dismal performance in 2006 because Santos and Isip graduated. Ateneans are confident they will defeat FEU in round 2. Good luck with that. Or FEU might repeat. You see, every game is different. You cant predict an outcome based on the previous game. Buenafe is the King Eagle now. Okaaayyy.... so they said.

Thanks for giving us Ateneo for our first game. At least, we hurdle the best already. A much lighter matches ahead...hopefully.

Jvlab
07-13-2010, 08:08 PM
dismal talaga performance ni cawaling against ateneo i was expecting a break out season from him before the season started.

anyway the positive side of it is he will for sure going to eclipse that zero-point performance next game :D

one thing i cant help but notice is Cervantes maturity in his game. He improved by leaps and bound indeed. gone were the days when you will end up scratching your head everytime he got hold of the ball. forced shot, travelling violation and over-eagerness typifies his game. though he miss lots of outside shot those are open shot we all know he can make. kung meron susuporta kay RR in these season title chase il place my bet on cervantes.

tamarawz_14
07-13-2010, 11:48 PM
Ok, just read all the 8 pages of Ateneo's thread about their game against us. Pretty entertaining. How FEU barely defeated the mighty blue eagles inspite of us having an A game. Just like how Ateneo barely beat Adamson in the previous seasons despite having their A++ game.

Anyway, Ateneo is still the team to beat. Art Dele Cruz (not the former san mig player) is good but can he play that good every game? Cawaling played very very bad and will he play bad every game? FEU won because Ateneo lost Rabeh, Baculao and Reyes. Jesus, all collegiate teams are no exception so no excuse. Its like FEU has a dismal performance in 2006 because Santos and Isip graduated. Ateneans are confident they will defeat FEU in round 2. Good luck with that. Or FEU might repeat. You see, every game is different. You cant predict an outcome based on the previous game. Buenafe is the King Eagle now. Okaaayyy.... so they said.

Thanks for giving us Ateneo for our first game. At least, we hurdle the best already. A much lighter matches ahead...hopefully.



hayaan mu na dark knight ganun talaga eh back to back ateneo eh confident sila every game minamaliit nila mga kalaban nila magagaling sila mag-predict mga matatalino ika nga hinde pa daw nila pinapakita yung A-game nila nagpapasalamat pa nga sila dahil pinakita na daw yung a-game ng FEU dahil sila hindi pa... nice game for our team... lets go tamaraws..

3nigman
07-14-2010, 01:33 PM
tingin ko wala naman foul na nasabi don sa kabilang thread ok nga hinimayhimay nila every aspect of the game make me more excited about the game tama si dark knight pretty entertaining.

kung fanatic ka tapos talo team mo normal lang na you look to the bright side of the game. pero syempre satin 1 point o tambak man yan a win is still a win parin. last year nga tinatambakan pa natin yan sa early part of the game pero olats parin. ganon talaga basketball thats what make it more entertaining.

feu 's next game will be against the bulldogs. last time they met sa fil oil, only cervantes dying second 3 point shot bailed the tamaraws out. though pre season lang yon i know they can compete. iwas upset dapat tayo dito. motivated masyado mga yan ever wonder kung ano mga perks mga ito in every win games from SM.

frans031
07-14-2010, 01:39 PM
Sige na, hindi na pinakita ng Ateneo ang A game nila. Ewan ko ba kung bakit ganun kahirap i admit ang pagkatalo.

Dark Knight
07-20-2010, 07:12 PM
Regarding the NU FEU game, im quite surprised with NU's new found tenacity on the hardcourt. They even led the Tams going in to the final minutes of the ballgame. If FEU continues to play that way, catching up i mean, then we are in for a long season.

On our match against UE, its payback time. A weakened UE with the loss of Acuna, Llagas, Espiritu and Bandayong will be too much for the Warriors as shown in their first two matches.

3nigman
07-20-2010, 08:47 PM
ang hirap basahin ng galaw ng NU ngayon. coach glen opted to cover Mbe to prevent him from duplicating his monster game against la salle. thus opening the lane for the other bulldog penetrations. nalimit nya nga si Mbe, career game naman kay khobuntin at ibang wingmen dahil butas ang gitna kakasunod ng big men defender kay Mbe. lumakas lang talaga NU marami pahihirapang team ito.

3nigman
07-20-2010, 08:52 PM
on to the next game, mukhang malaki ang hinina ng ue. pero kontra-pelo ng feu ito. naglalaway yata si paul lee pag nakikita sa rr career game lagi pag kaharap ang tamaraws.

Apocrypha
07-20-2010, 11:14 PM
I don't think there is a more lopsided matchup this season than FEU-UE, especially since Paul Lee is injured. Ramos and Garcia are going to have monster games against the warriors. 3-0 na to.

3nigman
07-26-2010, 03:28 PM
damn romeo torched UP for 21 points. most of those from long range bombs with hands in his face. he can create his own shot, hesitation move, "tinikling move" ba tawag don where he hop-step in one fluid motion before a shot, ankle-breaker meron din sya nyan. flawless din free throw shooting nito i watched all their games and only 1 missed free throw, 15 out of 16 attempts after four games perhaps.

so excited with this kid to think he is only in his rookie year. i won't be surprised if he will duplicate his 80+ point juniors game in the future.

though i love to see him in feu jersey one thing i cant understand is, basing my opinion on what i read here in gameface medyo lightly-regarded ito coming from high school hindi masyado napansin despite being an mvp from juniors rank. some says kulang sa hops or no consistent 3-point shot. but his previous game proves otherwise.

its a common knowledge that feu is not a favorite destination for blue chips even from their own junior program. with the emergence of NU in addition to traditional recruiting powers of uaap (admu, dlsu & up), im glad that he ended up in morayta. another player is likely to follow the footstep of long list of feu's great point guards

gameFaceAdmin
07-27-2010, 12:38 PM
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Jasmine W. Payo
First Posted 08:13:38 26/07/2010
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Filed Under: FEU, UAAP,Terrence Romero,Tamaraws, Maroons
Terrence Romeo finally showed a glimpse of his impressive shooting as Far Eastern University roared to its fourth straight victory with a 94-70 romp over winless University of the Philippines in the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at the PhilSports Arena.

Romeo, who fired a staggering 83 points in one game as a junior last year, unloaded 10 straight of his game-high 21 points in a 12-2 run that put the Tamaraws back in control, 71-54, after the Maroons rallied within 59-52 in the third quarter.

“Their defense was concentrated on RR Garcia, so it’s good that Terrence stepped up,” said coach Glenn Capacio. “[Romeo] can do everything. We knew he’d explode any time.”

In the second game, Adamson bucked another sizzling shooting performance by University of Santo Tomas to eke out a 75-71 triumph and grab a share of second behind the unbeaten Tamaraws.

Lester Alvarez drilled 22 points, including nine of the Falcons’ last 13 points that kept the rallying Tigers at bay in the final two minutes.

“We’re really focusing on our maturity in the end game,” said Adamson coach Leo Austria. “Our composure was intact, unlike last season where we usually lose in the end game.”

The Falcons joined idle La Salle at 3-1, while the Tigers slipped to a three-way tie at 2-2 with defending champion Ateneo and National University.

UST again shot 16 three-pointers in a single game just three days after posting the same feat in their victory against the Maroons.

Jeric Teng buried seven triples for a career-high 23 points, while Jeric Fortuna, who nailed eight treys in his last outing, knocked in all of his 15 points from three-point range.

“Their shooters were marked men, but we couldn’t execute our defense,” said Austria. “But it’s a good thing we recovered, we played good defense in the last three possessions.”

The Falcons converted on UST’s two consecutive turnovers in the dwindling seconds to surge ahead, 71-65, after trailing at 62-63.

Teng and Clark Bautista kept the Tigers in the fight, 73-71, after back-to-back triples with 3.1 seconds left, before Jerick Cañada sealed Adamson’s victory with two free throws.

Adamson set the record for most number of triples at 16 in 2006, which UST duplicated twice in a span of three days.

The Maroons, with acting coach Boyet Fernandez at the helm, skidded to their fourth straight loss three days after mentor Aboy Castro filed a “leave of absence” from the team.

Adding to the Maroons’ woes was the absence of veteran forward Woody Co, who was sidelined for the rest of the game after hurting his right foot early in the second quarter.

“I didn’t step on anyone, my foot just landed awkwardly,” said Co, who averaged 14.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in the Maroons’ last three games.

The 5-foot-11 Romeo, the former Baby Tam who copped last year’s juniors MVP, also dished out four assists and had two steals for the Tamaraws.

“I was having a hard time at first because the players here are more matured, but I’m starting to adjust,” said Romeo.

The Maroons also have a former high school MVP in their roster, Joshua Saret, who shot a record 89 points in last year’s NCAA juniors.

But Saret suited up for only five minutes to finish with two points.

The scores:

First Game

FEU 94—Romeo 21, Cervantes 18, Garcia 11, Exciminiano 10, Ramos 9, Noundou 8, Cawaling 8, Bringas 6, Cruz 3, Mendoza 0, Foronda 0, Sanga 0, Knuttel 0, Guerrero 0.

UP 70—Reyes Ma. 16, Sison 14, Silungan 11, Lopez 10, Padilla 9, Juruena 4, Saret 2, Reyes Mi. 2, Co 2, Pascual 0, Manuel 0, Evangelista 0, Hipolito 0, Gomez 0.

Quarters: 28-18, 50-33, 71-55, 94-70

Second Quarter

ADAMSON 75—Alvarez 22, Lozada 10, Nuyles 9, Manyara 8, Camson 8, Colina 7, Cañada 6, Cabrera 3, Stinett 2, Etrone 0, Galinato 0, Basilio 0.

UST 71—Teng 23, Fortuna 15, Camus 11, Bautista 11, Mariano 5, Pe 2, Daquioag 2, Afuang 2, Wong 0, Tinte 0, Mamaril 0, Lo 0.

Quarters: 19-13, 34-32, 52-53, 75-71

Dark Knight
07-30-2010, 06:39 PM
FEU vs. La Salle. Ryan Cruz. Double OT. Marata. 5 game winning streak. Tenacity. End Game poise. The underrated rivalry.

You can throw in every word out there to describe that exhilirating game between FEU and La Salle.

1. Ryan Cruz a revelation. Banging in 19 points on that game, i think, most of them on siyuatiuons where FEU needed points the most. A goddamn under the basket player that will surely take the mantle of Gerard Jones and even RB Mangahas. A great match up against Dela Cruz and Salva of Ateneo. Coach Glen should use his talent to the hilt.

2. Marata. A monster on the rainbow area. Reminiscent of Ren Ritualo.

3. Coach Glen questionable decision on pulling out Cruz and replacing him with the cold Sanga. Cawaling still with sub par performance.

4. FEU could have been 1 win 4 loss if not for our end game poise. Something that we do not possess the last 3 years. We could've lost to Ateneo, NU, UE and most recently La Salle. Hell, those teams even had the lead in the 4th quarter. We cant play catch up all the time. The only team that we defeated convincingly is against UP. We still lack that dominating game against our opponents. Nevertheless, an ugly win is still a win.

eightyfiver
07-30-2010, 08:48 PM
The Tamaraws could have easily won the game in regulation if only Garcia, Romeo, Cervantes and Sanga didn't have the illusion of being heroes for the ballgame. So many one on one plays that went for naught. They are winning by sheer talent and coach capacio is one lucky guy to have such luxury, pulling out a good rookie in Cruz to put some sense on the Tams' game.

Cawaling was instrumental in the rally until he suffered that shoulder injury in the dying minutes, plus the intimidating defense of Ramos.

3nigman
07-30-2010, 09:25 PM
feu's offense was dictated by la salle pressure defense. very effective parin tong pumaren press kahit di masyado nakapag produce ng turn over dinelay nito pagbaba ng bola kaya di maka set ng play gahol na sa oras kaya nag kanya kanyang play na.

my observation is capacio has the tendency to play his opponents game kaya puro dikit ang panalo nito sana lang di umaasa sa swerte dahil hindi araw-araw ay pasko.

tamarawz_14
07-31-2010, 01:48 PM
after ramos, garcia, cervantes, nounduo, sanga, romeo and cruz sino kaya mag-step next game??? ill give credit to exciminiano for his defense and scrappy offense...

cawaling????hahaha i hope si bringas naman... go tamaraws

Sam Miguel
08-02-2010, 07:43 AM
From Inquirer Sports - - -

Hot-shooting Tams still unscathed; Archers trip Tigers

By Jasmine Payo

MANILA, Philippines-- Far Eastern University takes pride in its defensive game. But it was the Tamaraws' offense, anchored on white-hot shooting, that shone Sunday.

The unbeaten Tamaraws recorded the highest shooting percentage in seven years to clip the Adamson Falcons, 74-65, and strengthen their hold of the top spot in the 73rd UAAP men's basketball tournament at the PhilSports Arena.

RR Garcia led a balanced charge with 16 points as the Tamaraws registered an impressive 57.4 percent shooting clip.

"I can't say anything more, I'm proud of the boys," said FEU coach Glenn Capacio. "From our first group to the third group, the intensity was the same. Offensively and defensively, this was our best game."

And as the title-favorite Tamaraws continued to live up to its billing, La Salle's young Green Archers sustained their surprise run by grabbing solo second after downing University of Santo Tomas, 61-53, in the second game.

The Archers raced to a 19-point advantage, 41-22, and bucked the Tigers' fourth-quarter rally on the way to their fourth victory in six games.

Jovet Mendoza topscored with 16 points, but the Archers also drew solid games from rookies Almond Vosotros and Luigi dela Paz.

"Our game plan was to play defense above the three-point area because we know UST loves to shoot," said La Salle coach Dindo Pumaren.

Adamson fell to a share of third with the Ateneo Blue Eagles at 3-2, while UST slipped to fifth at 3-3.

The Tigers came as close as four points, 53-49, with Chris Camus sparking the run and Clark Bautista nailing three of his five triples in the fourth quarter.

"I just reminded the players to make some stops, and luckily we did," said Pumaren.

The Tamaraws' were virtually unstoppable from the field, recording the highest shooting clip since the University of the East shot 60 percent in its 80-69 triumph over National University on Sept 4, 2003.

FEU veteran Aldrech Ramos collected 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while Cameroonian Pipo Noundou posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Tamaraws.

"I know that the other teams are focusing their defense on me, so it's good that everyone's contributing," said Garcia, a former RP Youth Team member.

The Tamaraws had a staggering 60.7 shooting clip in the first half for a 42-32 advantage, before stretching the gap to as many as 15 points, 58-43, in the third quarter.

But Capacio said the Tamaraws, who will shoot for a first-round sweep against the Tigers on Saturday, need to work on their end game. "I'm not happy with our finish, we had turnovers down the stretch," said Capacio.

Alex Nuyles, who shot a game-high 23 points, towed the Falcons within seven, 58-51, before the Tamaraws responded with a 14-5 spurt to erect a 72-56 lead with four minutes left.

The Tigers had 16 turnovers in the first two quarters as the Archers coasted to a 37-22 halftime advantage.

Bautista, who paced the Tigers with 18 points, accounted for all but one of UST's six total three-pointers in the game. The Tigers averaged 10 triples per game in its previous five outings.

Sam Miguel
08-02-2010, 07:53 AM
From Inquirer Sports - - -

Will the Tamaraws make it this year?

By Manolo Inigo

THIS COULD be the year when the Far Eastern University Tamaraws finally regain the UAAP men’s basketball title they last won in 2005.

Blessed with an intact lineup, FEU head coach Glenn Capacio seems on the way to guiding the league-leading Tamaraws to their 20th title in the 73rd edition of the eight-member varsity league. Last year, Capacio’s green-and-gold Tamaraws finished the elimination round with an 11-3 record and went on to reach the finals with a twice-to-beat advantage.

But even with that big edge, FEU could only finish second to the never-say-die Ateneo Blue Eagles, who also won in 2008. This year, though, FEU exacted revenge by beating Ateneo on the second day of the tournament.

“For us in the team, it (would) definitely (be) a failure (if FEU doesn’t win the title this time),” Capacio told sportswriters shortly before the league started. “It would be a fitting sendoff for me as well since this is my last year as Tamaraws head coach. And I hope I can bring the championship back to FEU before I leave.”

On his current winning streak, Capacio said: “We just don’t rely on one player to score the needed points. We have about six to eight players who can deliver.” He added that the Tamaraws “have also thoroughly prepared for our opponents’ pressure defense.”

Pundits describe FEU as the most complete team in this year’s competition.

Rookie Terence Romeo, who tallied 21 points in FEU’s 94-70 mauling of University of the Philippines two Sundays ago, completely caught the UP Maroons off guard. The 5-foot-11 Romeo is best remembered as the Baby Tam who set a junior league record by scoring 83 points in a game last year.

On the other hand, old reliable RR Garcia drilled a game-high 18 points to help the Tams nose out a young but fighting La Salle Green Archers, 84-80, in double overtime last July 29.

Carl Bryan Cruz, a recruit from Metro Manila College, and old hand Pipo Noundou, provided support by scoring 16 and 14 points, respectively.

FEU has a potent four-man rotation, with Aldrech Ramos, the MVP runner-up last year; Riel Cervantes, new recruit Mark Bringas and Noundou dominating the boards. This, of course, is welcome news to shooters like Garcia, Romeo and JR Cawalling.

Over time, FEU has produced some of the country’s outstanding athletes. With its well-rounded sports program, the school’s gritty athletes left large footprints on international, regional and national tournaments. Tennis players Felicisimo “Totoy” Ampon, Cesar Carmona and Raymundo Deyro dominated the Asian Zone Davis Cup series. Other FEU bets shone in amateur boxing, weightlifting, baseball, swimming and athletics.

With Celestino “Aling” Enriquez as boxing coach, FEU produced featherweight hero Anthony Villanueva, who gave the country its first silver medal in the Olympics during the 1964 Tokyo Games. Weightlifting contributed 1952 Helsinki Olympians featherweight Rodrigo del Rosario and bantamweight Pedro Landero, who placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in their divisions. Swimming produced Asian freestyle queen Haydee Coloso-Espino and the fabulous Lozada clan led by sisters Gertrudes, Corazon and Teresita, and Agapito “Pete” and Remberto Lozada. In baseball, standouts included Ireneo Diaz, Napoleon Santos, Rodolfo Lugay, Manuel Mariquit and Ernesto Adorable. In athletics, the more popular FEU products were sprinter Mona Sulaiman, long jumper Elma Muros-Posadas and Lydia de Vega-Mercado, Asia’s fastest woman in the 1980s.

Dark Knight
08-02-2010, 05:43 PM
Tamaraws march to 6-0
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]MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) took away Adamson University’s inside game early on and proved steadier down the stretch to fashion out a 74-65 win on Sunday in the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the PhilSports Arena.

Shutting the passing lanes and clogging the middle with brute resolve, FEU limited Adamson’s big men to a measly total of 34 points while confidently scoring on a variety of drives and backdoor plays which gave the Tamaraws a 42-32 halftime lead at the turn.

“We controlled the game with our defense. Defensively this was our best game. Our big men did a good job at defending the paint and even managed to extend their defense up to the three-point line to prevent Adamson’s bigs from making screens,” FEU coach Glenn Capacio said after the Tamaraws clinched their sixth straight victory to remain at solo first.

FEU’s second unit ably complemented its starters with back-up guards Jens Knuttel and Chris Exciminiano dishing out 10 and 8 points, respectively, and joining RR Garcia, Aldrech Ramos and Pippo Noundou in several runs bridging the second and third quarters.

“Yung first group nagru-rub off ang intensity dun sa second group kaya balanced ang atake namin. Nagtutulungan lahat sa opensa at depensa,” Capacio added, referring to the Tamaraws’ season-high 21 assists.

Back-to-back baskets by Knuttel to open the third period gave FEU a 48-35 spread before Alex Nuyles knocked in 8 straight points that cut the deficit by a single digit, 43-52.

But FEU responded with a 6-0 blitz capped by two Knuttel free throws to restore the lead, 58-43, with 3 minutes left in the third.

Exciminiano then starred in a prolonged 14-5 endgame salvo by the Tamaraws where he tallied 6 markers to put FEU ahead for good, 72-56.

Garcia led the Tamaraws with 16 points while Ramos and Noundou added 13 and 11, respectively.

Nuyles, whose last 5 points finalized the count for Adamson, wound up with 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the perimeter, while Jerick Canada had 11.

The Scores:

FEU 74 – Garcia 16, Ramos 13, Noundou 1, Knuttel 10, Exciminiano 8, Cervantes 6, Cawaling 5, Romeo 3, Cruz 2, Mendoza 0, Bringas 0, Sanga 0.

ADU 65 – Nuyles 23, Canada 11, Camson 8, Alvarez 7, Colina 4, Cabrera 4, Stinnett 2, Manyara 2, Lozada 2, Basilio 2, Etrone 0, Galinato 0.

Quarter scores: 24-18, 42-32, 58-49, 74-65.

Dark Knight
08-13-2010, 05:32 PM
:D ;D So much for the sweep.

Its the Law Of Average man.

8 years of Adamson frustration against the Tams, thy ended it.

7 game winning streak. It will end.

And it happened against the equally tough Adamson.

Good thing is Adamson's win is pahirapan pa. May halong swerte.

Dammitt!@!%$#@*&^%$&*!!!!!!!!

Dark Knight
08-25-2010, 08:39 AM
Tamaraws win Battle of Morayta series
by Mike Abasolo
inboundpass.com

The FEU Tamaraws needed an extra five minutes beyond regulation to extinguish the UE Warriors, 83-77, in their 2nd round meeting of UAAP Season 73 on August 15, 2010 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

After Lucas Tagarda tied the ballgame at 2-all early in the 1st quarter, Riel Cervantes, RR Garcia, and Chris Exciminiano attacked the UE defense with an 8-0 run for a 17-8 FEU lead with 3:52 minutes left in the 1st period.

After a made basket by UE’s James Martinez at the 2:02 minute mark, JR Cawaling converted both Free Throw attempts to close the 1st 10 minutes of the game with FEU on top, 21-10. FEU finished the quarter with 61% from 2-point range while UE had 45%.

In the 2nd quarter, Cawaling and Mark Bringas conspired for a 16-point FEU lead with 8:10 minutes left in the 1st half. A 6-0 run fueled by Paul Zamar made it a 10-point lead for FEU, 28-18, at the 6:30 minute mark in the 2nd quarter.

Garcia’s 9 straight point, including a 3-point basket at the 2:22 minute mark, helped FEU establish the biggest lead of the game at 18-points, 41-23 but Zamar and, Martinez and Lord Casjeros won’t be denied the pleasure of cutting the lead of the Tamaraws to just 7-points, 41-34, to end the 1st half. FEU had 16-turnover points while UE had 0 to close the 1st 20 minutes of action.

It was a warlike 3rd quarter for UE as Martinez, Zamar, Ken Acibar and Lee challenged the FEU defense to trim the lead down to a respectable 58-55 lead to end the 3rd quarter. UE was a revelation in the 3rd period. UE executed well offensively hitting 53% from 2-point range compared to FEU’s 30%.

At the 2:28 minute mark of the 4th quarter, Reyes, Acibar and Lee made it a 5-point game for the Tamaraws, 72-67, until Reyes again answered with a basket from 3-point range to put UE within striking distance of FEU, 72-70, in the last 2 minutes of regulation. Seldom used Erwin Duran tied the ball game at 72-all with 1:12 minutes left in the 4th period. Garcia failed to convert on a strong drive to the basket, sending the game for another extra 5-minute period.

Cervantes, Exciminiano and Romeo took matters in to their own hands, holding the Red Warriors to just 5-points in overtime.

The Tamaraws had 20 turnover points compared to UE’s 8-points. FEU shot better from 3-point range with 23% compared to UE’s 13%.

FEU 83 – Garcia 23, Cervantes 19, Ramos 13, Cawaling 8, Exciminiano 6, Romeo 5, Noundou 5, Bringas 2, Knuttel 2

UE 77 – Zamar 18, Acibar 18, Reyes 11, Lee 10 Martinez 9, Casajeros 5, Duran 4, Tagarda 2.

Quarter Scores: 21-10, 41-34, 58-55, 72-all, 83-77

Dark Knight
08-25-2010, 08:39 AM
Ramos steps up as FEU smashes UST
by inboundpass

NO REIL Cervantes, no problem.

Aldrech Ramos scored 21 points to go along with 15 rebounds as Far Eastern University stayed atop the league by defeating University of Santo Tomas, 76-67 in UAAP Season 73 at the Philsports Arena last Saturday, August 21.

“Kailangan talaga mag-step up kasi wala si Reil, so sabi ko sa sarili ko kailangan dagdagan pa [ang effort],” said Ramos. The fourth-year player, who is part of the RP Developmental team, struggled prior to the ballgame. “Bagong system kasi yung kay coach Glenn [Capacio], nag-adjust pa ko from the system sa Gilas,” he explained.

FEU head coach Glenn Capacio was pleased with Ramos’ performance. “Kailangan ko kasi talaga ng big man na mag-step up,” Capacio said. “Sana maging consistent.”

Cervantes was serving his one-game suspension after a hard foul on UE’s Paul Lee in the Tams’ last game, but Ramos immediately made an impact, leading the Tamaraws in the scoring department as early as the first quarter. He contributed eight points to FEU’s two-point lead, 19-17 at the end of 10 minutes. The Tamaraws had complete control of the ballgame in the first half, shooting 53.3 percent from the field compared to UST’s 34.4 percent clip. They also outrebounded the Tigers, 22-15 en route to a six-point edge.

Growling Tiger Jeric Teng sank back-to-back three pointers at the start of the second half to bring UST to within four, 38-34, near the eight-minute mark. Clark Bautista also joined in on the shooting spree, but FEU rookies Anton Bringas and Terrence Romeo had no plans of giving in to last year’s fourth-placers. Both tallied five points in the third quarter to give the Tamaraws the upperhand, 52-49 going into the fourth period.

FEU then embarked on a 15-8 push in the first five minutes of the final quarter, anchored on RR Garcia and capped off by a Romeo triple at the four-minute mark.

Bautista and Jeric Fortuna hit back-to-back three pointers for the Tigers, but it just wasn’t enough as Ramos and Garcia led the Tamaraws to their ninth win this season. With the loss, the Growling Tigers fell to 3-7. All their losses have come in their last nine games.

“Ang goal namin is to be at number one or number two,” said Capacio. “Siyempre masaya kami na nandito kami ngayon pero iba ang advantage ng number one or two sa Final Four.”

Although Capacio is very happy that all of his players are stepping up, he noted that there’s no room for complacency in his team. “Wala pa kaming naa-achieve, dapat sharper kami at this stage of the competition going into the Final Four,” he remarked.

Jeric Fortuna led the Tigers with 12 points and seven assists. W1

The scores:

FEU 76 – Ramos 21, Romeo 13, Garcia 11, Cruz 8, Bringas 7, Noundou 6, Mendoza 3, Sanga 2, Exciminiano 2, Cawaling 2, Knuttel 1.

UST 67 – Fortuna 12, Mariano 11, Camus 11, Teng 10, Bautista 10, Afuang 7, Daquioag 4, Aytona 2, Pe 0, Mamaril 0.

Quarter scoring: 19-17, 34-28, 52-49, 76-67.

bchoter
08-28-2010, 10:26 PM
Naglaro ba si Barroca versus La Salle? Parang...

BigBlue
08-29-2010, 03:09 AM
looks like it's that time of year again ;)

bchoter
08-29-2010, 02:40 PM
Against exactly the same team!

oca
08-29-2010, 04:19 PM
...and for those in the F4 race....

It's that wonderful time of the year!


;D

Joescoundrel
08-30-2010, 10:39 AM
What is happening to FEU? They had as much as an eight-point lead in the third period, and then they decided to bomb madly away from the outside as if they were trying to overhaul a double-digit deficit. Lasalle plays that game very well, and came away with the big 80-66 win.

I'm still waiting for JR Cawaling to show up. After his ROY season he has pracitcally disappeared. he puts on a lot of nifty looking moves but has never been a leader for these Tams. With all the talent and skill he has it is a crime that he is not getting more done. Nobody at his position could guard him with his height, length and athleticism. So why is he taking a backseat to sophomore RR Garcia and even to freshman Terrence Romeo?

The_Big_Cat
08-30-2010, 11:16 AM
Glenn Capacio's offense revolves around RR Garcia. Most of the time Garcia ends up shooting the ball himself and fails to involve the other guys. Cawaling and Sanga are intrical parts of FEU's offense and this year both of them are non-existent. Capacio should involve them (Cawaling and Sanga) more rather than giving the ball more to either Garcia and Romeo. Capacio also should understand that he would need the sniping of Cawaling and Sanga to open up the lane for Garcia and Romeo.

oca
08-30-2010, 10:44 PM
Glenn Capacio's offense revolves around RR Garcia. Most of the time Garcia ends up shooting the ball himself and fails to involve the other guys. Cawaling and Sanga are intrical parts of FEU's offense and this year both of them are non-existent. Capacio should involve them (Cawaling and Sanga) more rather than giving the ball more to either Garcia and Romeo. Capacio also should understand that he would need the sniping of Cawaling and Sanga to open up the lane for Garcia and Romeo.


Too late to make any changes, and even next season, those changes will not happen.

When your main PG is a shooters first, shooter second ... third... and passer last, what will happen is what we have witnessed.

RR is an instinctive player. Kaya mahirap baguhin ang laro niya. Move him to dos, but then, is there a good PG there who can command this team oncourt?

Joescoundrel
08-31-2010, 02:58 PM
RR Garcia is playing the way he is because he's gotten away with it against most teams. His street ball style of play allows him to maximize his incredible natural gifts, and most teams don't know how to handle it. Unfortunately he has taken this to mean that he can do whatever bloody well he pleases on the court, thus not invloving his teammates more. That however should have been addressed by his coaches. Sila na ang dapat nagrenda kay RR.

Since the coaches didn't get it, then this is where JR Cawaling, Aldrech Ramos and Reil Cervantes should have come in. As the resident veterans they should have taken Garcia aside and talked to him man-to-man, impressing upon him the fact that they will not win on the game of one guy, even one as talented as Garcia. That they took no such charge only reinforces the theory that these Tamaraws might be talented, but they lack the leader who will see to it that they will finally win the UAAP championship.

The last FEU championship team had its natural leader in Arwind Santos, and the likes of Denok Miranda and Mark Isip and Jeff Chan recognized this and worked with Santos and did not disrupt the team chemistry so important to any championship apsirations. This current FEU crew has not quite figured that out it seems.

3nigman
08-31-2010, 05:53 PM
sorry to disagree sir joe but i don't think RR is a ball hog or a player that does not involve his teammates. yes he gets the lion share of the shots and that's what a go-to-guy is expected to do but very seldom he forces a shot or commit an error by doing that. my understanding is you don't need to shoot 20 attempts to be branded as ball hog. isa or dalawa na tirang alahoy labas ka na kay coach glen tulad ng madalas mangyari kay romeo or kay sanga.

in every possesion, it's always looking for the best shoot possible and i believe most of the time that's what RR do. im no basketball genius but i would still put the ball on RR's hands majority of the time if my house is on the betting line.

if you want him to take a backseat, you don't need to look farther away as the game against the archers showed what's bound to happen. the fourth quarter of that game is the perfect example of what you're trying to insinuate. unlike early part of it, he's not aggresive in offense may be due to tight guarding of tampus he opted to drive and dish to open temmates luckily for the archers most of those shot did'nt went in.

he only had what 2 attempts? for a guy who averages 6-7 points in the fourth quarter alone that's very unRR-like. and what he gets from being a facilitator that he's not known for, aside from tambak, game-fixing allegations started to resurface but of course only gays who don't understand basketball would believe that.

FEU is a team loaded with talent no question about that however RR is the best weapon in FEU's arsenal and i believe most tams supporter would agree with me that it's just proper for FEU to live and die with RR garcia.

Dark Knight
08-31-2010, 06:12 PM
The last FEU championship team had its natural leader in Arwind Santos, and the likes of Denok Miranda and Mark Isip and Jeff Chan


Denok graduated in 2004. Jonas is FEU's main court gen in the Tams last championship in 2005.

As for Cawaling. Ive given up on this guy. He's contented scoring below 10 points every game then so be it.

And for RR's pathetic scoring in the 2nd half after a first quarter field goal as high as the Everest, youre speculation is as good as mine. Hope we are wrong.

3nigman
08-31-2010, 06:20 PM
sorry repost deleted ;D

Joescoundrel
09-01-2010, 09:39 AM
^ 3nigman, a team living and dying on one player will find it very difficult to go all the way and win a championship. Again, no one in their right minds is questioning the talent of RR Garcia, he has several galaxies worth of talent and it shows in his game. My beef is that his preeminence seems to be doing more harm than good especially at this critical stage as the eliminations are ending.

I am an Ateneo fan, supporter and booster, yes, but above all of that I am also a lover and student of the game of basketball. I know FEU can be so much better than it is, and I've written so in several articles and posts. My fondest wish as a lover of the game is for this FEU squad to play like the 2003 and 2005 FEU championship squads, because those guys were also loaded and deep and talented. They also had a clear leader who made everyone around him better in Arwind Santos (apologies to Dark Knight, it seems I did not make myself clear on this one) in both championships.

Last night we had seven-time PBA Best Import Bobby Parks on he show and I think he sums this up best: the best players are not the showmen or the ones who get the big numbers only. The best players get the big numbers, make everyone around them better AND win championships.

Dark Knight
09-11-2010, 06:30 PM
Last game of the Tams vs the mighty ADMU.

A few thoughts

1. Knuttel and Cruz did not play due to sore eyes. Depleted on the PG position with Garcia hampered by foul trouble but still delivered the winning basket. Exciminiano and Romeo took up tthe cudgels, especially Terrence who i thought will be the goat after missing the last two insurance free throws.

2. I cant still believe we've defeated the mighty Eagles twice in the elims. Thats a hard feat to accomplish. But my worry is this. Should FEU and the mighty Eagles meet in the Finals, will the Law of Average play against the Tams. We cannot possibly beat the mighty Ateneo 4 games in a row in 1 season.

3. Just an observation. Everytime the Eagles converts a basket in the 4th quarter, they are laughing and smiling like they already won the championship. Salamat with his usual salute. Chua the dog grin. Buenafe....Jesus....as if the whole Ateneo team depends on him. No offense.

Dark Knight
09-11-2010, 06:35 PM
Now on to the F4 against La Salle.

Personally id rather face Adamson in the F4. We barely lost against them. But i think Feu can overcome the Archers. Just hope pretty boy Atkins will not be as lucky as his last game against us.

I thought Barocca played against Ateneo............close call.

blu45
09-11-2010, 08:57 PM
Great game. Congrats to the tams.

Congrats to you Dark Knight - but perhaps next time, you may want to consider celebrating in your own back yard.

Dark Knight
09-11-2010, 09:59 PM
No prob. Just carried away. Thanks by the way.

tamarawz_14
09-11-2010, 10:36 PM
hey dark knight.. hindi ka nasanay sa kanila since past two seasons pa sila may reklamo sa mga referee kahit back to back champs pa sila unfair naman sa other teams lahat may mga bad calls, feeling nila sila lagi kawawa,,tsk..

pustahan 28 pts lamang nila sa adu sa F4...hahahaha...magagaling sila...

3nigman
09-11-2010, 10:36 PM
congrats to the team for winning the final game of the elimination against the eagles. sure it was a non-bearing game but both teams played like it's deciding game of a series. RR despite hitting that dagger three in the dying minute played his most unproductive game of the elimination who only managed to chip in 7 points.

one thing i can't help but notice is the willingness of coach glen to allow cervantes to do whatever he wants in the basketball court. taking alahoy shot after shot. i would take noundou over this guy anytime. this game also proved that feu is not just all about RR garcia, that any player can step up big time.

with ateneo firing on all cylinder and rr ineffective most of the game, feu still hurdled the hard fighting ateneo squad. that's a big morale-boosting win going into the penultimate stage of the tournament.

3nigman
09-11-2010, 10:49 PM
as for the ateneans, nagtaka pa kayo me bago ba don?

though admittedly that was an obvious hack by sanga to buenafe that the refs decided to let go.

both teams got their fair share of dubious call yon nga lang natawagan sila at the most crucial stage of the game.

sa side ng tams it's the refs who put the clamps on RR garcia and not anybody in ateneo uniform.

oh ayan ha patas na sabi nga nila sa basketball parang pulitika, walang natatalo dinadaya meron.

antica
09-11-2010, 11:35 PM
hey dark knight.. hindi ka nasanay sa kanila since past two seasons pa sila may reklamo sa mga referee kahit back to back champs pa sila unfair naman sa other teams lahat may mga bad calls, feeling nila sila lagi kawawa,,tsk..

pustahan 28 pts lamang nila sa adu sa F4...hahahaha...magagaling sila...
congratulations on the win today, good luck against dlsu. Btw, call sa pusta mo na 28 pts yung lamang namin sa adu. . . hahaha. . . I think it will be much much closer than that

eightyfiver
09-12-2010, 12:03 AM
Congrats Tamaraws!

tamarawz_14
09-12-2010, 09:24 AM
hey dark knight.. hindi ka nasanay sa kanila since past two seasons pa sila may reklamo sa mga referee kahit back to back champs pa sila unfair naman sa other teams lahat may mga bad calls, feeling nila sila lagi kawawa,,tsk..

pustahan 28 pts lamang nila sa adu sa F4...hahahaha...magagaling sila...
congratulations on the win today, good luck against dlsu. Btw, call sa pusta mo na 28 pts yung lamang namin sa adu. . . hahaha. . . I think it will be much much closer than that


goodluck against adamson....

antica
09-12-2010, 11:37 AM
hey dark knight.. hindi ka nasanay sa kanila since past two seasons pa sila may reklamo sa mga referee kahit back to back champs pa sila unfair naman sa other teams lahat may mga bad calls, feeling nila sila lagi kawawa,,tsk..

pustahan 28 pts lamang nila sa adu sa F4...hahahaha...magagaling sila...
congratulations on the win today, good luck against dlsu. Btw, call sa pusta mo na 28 pts yung lamang namin sa adu. . . hahaha. . . I think it will be much much closer than that


goodluck against adamson....
good luck to all the final four teams!

antica
09-12-2010, 11:40 AM
hey dark knight.. hindi ka nasanay sa kanila since past two seasons pa sila may reklamo sa mga referee kahit back to back champs pa sila unfair naman sa other teams lahat may mga bad calls, feeling nila sila lagi kawawa,,tsk..

pustahan 28 pts lamang nila sa adu sa F4...hahahaha...magagaling sila...
congratulations on the win today, good luck against dlsu. Btw, call sa pusta mo na 28 pts yung lamang namin sa adu. . . hahaha. . . I think it will be much much closer than that
btw, forgot to ask, tuloy ba yung pustahan natin na +28 yung adamson sa game final four game vs ateneo?

tamarawz_14
09-12-2010, 12:43 PM
hahaha.. i'm just kidding.. nabasa ko kasi sa kabila forecast nila everygame is 28 pts ang winning margin nila..haha.
so i guess you respect your team opponents unlike the others ... good luck against adamson..

antica
09-12-2010, 05:35 PM
hahaha.. i'm just kidding.. nabasa ko kasi sa kabila forecast nila everygame is 28 pts ang winning margin nila..haha.
so i guess you respect your team opponents unlike the others ... good luck against adamson..
oo naman, respeto lang tayo sa isa't isa . . . . peace . . . .and good luck sa feu too

3nigman
09-16-2010, 01:10 PM
good luck sa tams mamya. rebounding will be the key since angat talaga sila sa ibang department. they were beaten black and blue in rebounding department in their first two meetings. this is it. go for that elusive first final four win coach glen.

BedanRoar
09-16-2010, 06:38 PM
It was a hard earned win against La Salle. Goodluck Tams on your Final Quest this season!!! ;)

Dark Knight
09-17-2010, 05:38 PM
Talo na. Nanalo pa. ;D

I never believe in miracles but after witnessing yesterdays FEU win, i should start believing.

FEU won the 1st quarter but the 2nd quarter is probably their worst 2nd qtr performance to date. only 1 field goal and allowing dalasal (quoted from the blue eagles nest ;D) to erect an 8 point lead going to the 2nd half. Worst Bringas was assessed a technical after unpurposely flooring Tolentino. Glen Capacio got a technical. Bert Flores got a technical. Knuttel almost got a technical. JR Cawaling got 2 technical. Holy technical!! Its the word of the day for FEU. Wait, theres also an unsportsmanlike foul. And lots of booze..er, boos.

But Cawaling.....my god Shiva!! This mild mannered guy from FEU exchange non sense babberings (if theres such a word) with pretty boy and potential actor Simon Atkins. And the one move he did that im dreaming about until now. He shoved the referee!! So out he goes but not without some asaran from the dalasal crowd. What a game. Few FEU fans responded to the Archers bench but i have no idea what they did. ;D

The miseries continued in the 3rd. And the 4th, dinaan na sa tiyaga. Ryan Goose, er, Roose Garcia had a hard time. Why was Carl Cruz rode the bench Coach Capacio? Aldrech and Riel proved steady. All of a sudden, FEU is down by 3 only going to the final seconds of the game. Then, bang!!! Paul Branch hit a 3 from Gateway to tie the ballgame. Sanga, who i am cursing all game long making forced shots was suddenly praised. Thank you. At least you can graduate with a memorable game.

La Salle suddenly went cold. Especially after that 3 by Romeo (can i be your Juliet?). Romeo is a monster once again. If Terrence fail to win the ROY, then ill be eating smoked Cassowary for the rest of my fucked up life. One thing FEU improved upon is their end game poise which compared to their previous seasons, they will collapse like the Ruby Tower of the 60's (or 70's).

The aftermath is Sanga filled the Coliseum with his tears. Along with Glen's who for the first time i saw his teeth with a smile. Kudos to La Salle. Mahirap talaga kayong talunin.

I could curse and blame the refs but no. Its the break of the game. Its their judgment call.

Everybody is talking about the Ateneo La salle rivalry. Even our maid. Even those who have nothing to do wirth these prestigious schools. They just want to be their fan. ::) But the FEU DLSU is probably one of the fiercest in collegiate hoops. Review the history between these two squads.

On to the Finals. Probably Ateneo. And thats where the Blue Eagles will have their revenge. FEU's 20th title will have to wait a little longer i guess.

Dark Knight
09-17-2010, 05:41 PM
So Cawaling will be suspended in Game 1 of the Finals. Not that he will make an impact but great. Just practice shoving refs for the meantime.

Apocrypha
09-17-2010, 06:21 PM
On to the Finals. Probably Ateneo. And thats where the Blue Eagles will have their revenge. FEU's 20th title will have to wait a little longer i guess.


Ayos sa reverse-jinxing, sir mod. Anyway congratulations to FEU for getting to the finals and for bagging the ROY and MVP awards. Sana nga umabot ang Ateneo sa finals. If they want to get the threepeat, it is only fitting that they go through the number 1 ranked team. Pero bago ang lahat, dapat makalusot muna ang Ateneo sa Adu. Mahirap din silang talunin.

jembengzon
09-17-2010, 06:52 PM
DK, pinayagan ata ni commish si cawaling to play in game 1 of the finals, fyi. check it out in ben :)

actionscript
09-17-2010, 07:35 PM
Why is Coach Glenn not coming back next year?

3nigman
09-17-2010, 10:11 PM
Why is Coach Glenn not coming back next year?


i read from other forum manalo matalo daw ang tams eh mag step-down na si coach glen.

oca
09-18-2010, 06:52 AM
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=612992&publicationSubCategoryId=69

UAAP won't sack Tams' Cawaling
By Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) Updated September 18, 2010 12:00 AM Comments (3) View comments

MANILA, Philippines - Forward JR Cawaling will get to suit up for Far Eastern University in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 73 men’s basketball finals after all.

UAAP commissioner Ato Badolato yesterday clarified that Cawaling won’t be serving any suspension despite getting thrown out of the game in the Tams’ 69-59 overtime win over Final Four
rival La Salle because his infraction does not necessitate such sanction under the league’s rules.

“Cawaling wasn’t actually ejected by the referees. He was disqualified from the game based on Fiba rules which state that one unsportsmanlike foul and one technical foul would lead to disqualification of the (erring) player,” Badolato told The STAR.

“Since his fouls were not meant to harm, there’s no one-game suspension. He can play in the finals,” he added.

The UAAP automatically suspends players who are ejected by the referees for hard fouls that game officials felt were “meant to harm.” The latest to receive this sanction was University of Sto. Tomas’ Jaypee Sarcia, who got the boot in UST’s 77-71 win over Ateneo in Game 1 of the juniors finals and consequently sat out the Tiger Cubs’ 66-76 setback in Game 2 last Thursday.

Cawaling was slapped an unsportsmanlike foul for his hard foul against DLSU’s Simon Atkins with 4:27 left in the second period and the score tied at 22. Atkins and Cawaling later traded barbs and pushed each other, leading to a double technical foul.

It’s not only Cawaling who escaped sanction but also team officials of FEU, including coach Glen Capacio, who lost their tempers due to perceived unfair calls during the game. The FEU bench was called for a technical foul for improper bench decorum in the second quarter while Capacio himself was given a technical for vehemently disputing an offensive foul called on Pippo Noundou early in the fourth period.

“They were given a warning and a technical during the game and that will suffice,” Badolato said.

Even without Cawaling, the Tams managed to score the come-from-behind win that sent them to their first finals appearance since their championship run in 2005, their first in four years under Capacio.

The Tams now await the outcome of the other semis match between two-time defending champion and second seed Ateneo and No. 3 Adamson, set tomorrow at the Araneta Coliseum.

3nigman
09-18-2010, 02:32 PM
does'nt matter naman yata kahit maglaro man si JR o hindi. ;D

at the early going, very aggresive tong si JR talagang determined na makagawa di nya pa rin nabebreak ang 10 points barrier ha patapos na ang season.

at this point, clueless parin sya ano ba talaga role nya sa team. siguro safe to say narin na role player na lang sya or defensive stopper o reliever kaya.

he don't possess the quickness and jumping ability to be a slasher, for a shooter wala rin syang quick trigger tulad ng kay sanga. very limited ang move step back jumper lang nakikita kong potent weapon nya.

3nigman
09-25-2010, 12:42 AM
good luck sa team mamaya. this is the most crucial game of the final.

after couple of games where rr had a miserable time shooting the ball, i have a feeling that he is bound to have a monster game.

on to the 20th crown.

lets go tamaraws.

r2z
09-26-2010, 09:28 AM
wow..ugly,ugly,ugly game..the eagles made the tams look like kids..hope they can bounce back from the horrendous game they just played.. :-\

3nigman
09-26-2010, 01:49 PM
:( what's wrong tamaraws. i know you're not invincible but to lose by 23 point blowout WTF.

not to take anything away from the eagles but the tams played listless. it explains everything no point of discussing further. no fire whatsoever like they are playing in a no-bearing game you don't expect that to the no.1 team in the elimination.

the way the eagles dominated the tams was so demoralizing but i have no doubt that the tams still have the fight in them. you've gone this far it means there is something in you just got to believe in yourselves.

still let's go tamaraws. we believe.

Sam Miguel
09-27-2010, 08:55 AM
FEU's other players need to step up. It is that simple. Ramos and Cervantes combined for 13 points. Sanga was 0, Cawaling only three. This is supposed to be the most dominant offense in the UAAP, and it produced a season-low 49 points in Game 1 of a championship series. What happened? Garcia and Romeo were pushed out of their preferred operating zones by the Ateneo defense and no one stepped up for FEU. Play like this again and Ateneo gets its grand slam this Thursday.

tamarawz_14
09-28-2010, 12:09 AM
naunahan lang tayo i guess nagulat, nabigla and mental lapses ang nangyari sa team saka halatang hindi sanay sa championship.. magaling si coach norman black galing!!! bulok na yung triangle ni coach glenn. i expect a different FEU team these coming thursday ibalik nyo ang respeto sa inyo pinagtatawanan kayo sa kabila..nice game for ateneo..

lets go tamaraws!!!!!

blu45
09-28-2010, 02:25 PM
Just wondering why the FEU management is pinning most, if not all, of the blame on their players. They have been called "bading" and ridiculed for wilting under the pressure. This is somewhat unfair.

Didn't Coach Glenn also lack the mental toughness to make quick and effective adjustments during the game?

BedanRoar
09-28-2010, 04:34 PM
Looks like Glen Capacio failed to stop the momentum of Ateneo when he didn't call an early Time Out.

mangtsito
09-28-2010, 05:00 PM
Yun ang epekto ng "shock and awe". Kung naunahan ka ng sindak, minsan manonood ka na lang kaysa mag-isip.

Malamang natuto na siya dun. At malamang napagsabihan na rin niya ang mga assistant niya na kalabitin siya kung nakalimutan niya uli mag-time out kung kinakailangan..

Dark Knight
09-28-2010, 06:21 PM
ok, after 2 days, i finally have the motivation to post after that horrendous game 1.

1. FEU should realize that the Ateneo are still the defending champs. This is not 2003. Man to man, Ateneo has the edge but if only FEU did what they have done in the elims against the mighty Ateneo, we should have stood a chance. This is what im saying. Defeating Ateneo twice in a row is very hard and beating them thrice in a row is almost impossible. So i kinda expected an FEU loss but not by a fuc**** 23 points!!!! What are we? Playing on Liga De Barangay. Come on now Coach Glen, Sanga is doing bleeechh and you still kept him in the game. You dont know when to shuffle your players when the need calls for it.

2. Winning when it matters most is what Ateneo had in mind. So what if they lost twice to FEU in the elims. It doesnt mean anything aslong as they will be in the Finals. Master of Fastbreak and 2nd chance points, Ateneo seems unstoppable. Great perimeter and post players, what more can you ask for? At this point in time,thers no stopping the Eagles for a threepeat.

3. What should FEU do in Game 2. Pray and wish for all the luck in the world. Dammit!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D

BedanRoar
09-28-2010, 06:47 PM
The Pressure is on FEU entering Game 2 of the Finals. Throw away all the stats, the blunder of the coach and the players Finals jitters. The team (itself) will finally decide their fate (Sino ang talagang gutom sa Championship)!

Jeep
09-28-2010, 09:57 PM
Looks like Glen Capacio failed to stop the momentum of Ateneo when he didn't call an early Time Out.


i don't know how early an "early" time-out might be. but IIRC, coach glen called one right about the time the eagles took an early double lead (something like 12~6, can't recall exactly). obviously that was what they hoped would be a momentum stopper and a chance to get themselves reorganized.

but far from being all that, the tams found themselves deeper in the quagmire as the opening quarter ended, 24~6. di ko alam kung anong sinabi ni coach glen noong timeout na yun. but whatever it was, either it didn't work, or his boys didn't give it a try, perhaps rattled as they were by the circumstances they found themselves in.

Raging Blue
09-29-2010, 02:20 AM
If FEU were handled by a coach who relies on instinct and unpredictability like Pido Jarencio, a "de kahon" coach like Norman Black would have difficulty in adjusting his counter moves. The result of the 2006 Finals bears this out though it may be argued it was just Coach Norman's first year of coaching college basketball which is very different from the pros.

oca
09-29-2010, 08:48 AM
The only good thing that came FEU's way after Game 1 is the fact that there are 4 full days before Game 2.

If team management knows anything about managing and handling personnel, this intervening period is long enough to make the players get over from the events of 25 Sep.

I hope they did not mock and humiliate the players further in the followings days as a tool to motivate them. Imo, emphasis must be given on pointing out the strengths of the team and the advantages they have over Ateneo; but at the same time recognize their weaknesses against their opponent and how to address the same.

Going into Game 2, the biggest adjustment FEU must do is how to start strong and sustain it.

During the elimination, they have this habit of just going to the motions of playing. Only in the 4th would they show any effort to play to win.

That would not do against a highly disciplined and well motivated team like Ateneo. Yun ang cutting edge ng Blue Eagles, nandun na yung talent, pero what makes that talent do what it does on court is that discipline and motivation. They prepare and they execute that oncourt. Players don't deviate.

If they can match that discipline and be properly motivated, they can make this into a good series.

Di kailangan ng bagong Xs and Os, too late for that. Just start strong and play as planned and intended.

Dark Knight
09-30-2010, 06:18 PM
Like i said, FEU's 20th title will have to wait a little longer.

1. Ateneo proved they deserved the title by having the best defense in the league. Not even the best offensive team can do anything about it.

2. FEU coaching staff should have used Carl Cruz to the hilt. I believe this guy could have made the difference.

3. Long just provided us the shot of the year. An airball at the free throw line.

4. Im having doubt about Buenafe's capability about taking Ateneo on his shoulders. He proved me wrong. Although his last trifecta is somewhat lucky coz he's only averaging 7% from there, he kept Ateneo in the ballgame.

5. MVP Garcia and ROY Romeo were nowhere to be found. I think pressure suck in after winning their individual titles.

6. Ryan is a clairvoyant after succesfully predicted a threepeat last year.

7. I diont have the stomach to post anymore.

The good thing is Sanga and Exciminiano are the only players graduating for FEU.

The bad news is Escueta and Salamat are the only players leaving Ateneo.

Oh boy, time to clean a pachyderm for 2 weeks. ;D

blu45
10-01-2010, 12:03 AM
See you next year! Great series!

I'm a bit disappointed that Sanga is graduating. Won't see him choke big time again. Boy, missing two of three free throws at a crucial time.

I'm glad that Kirk Long's air ball made your day. Otherwise, you will have nothing to crow about.

Raging Blue
10-01-2010, 12:57 AM
4. Im having doubt about Buenafe's capability about taking Ateneo on his shoulders. He proved me wrong. Although his last trifecta is somewhat lucky coz he's only averaging 7% from there, he kept Ateneo in the ballgame.



Pareng DK, it was DESTINY not Luck.

But let us congratulate each other for a fiercely fought Finals Game 2. It was unfortunate that one team had to lose.

See you in the Season 74 Finals. Maybe Lady Luck will be on your side next time around.

And here's praying for Coach Glenn Capacio's speedy recovery.

muffetteer
10-01-2010, 11:29 AM
Ditto on Coach Glenn. Hope he's better now.

I seriously though that Cervantes would bring the Tams back. He was playing like a man possessed. Hard-fought game, kudos to the Tams.

r2z
10-03-2010, 11:16 AM
is coach glenn coming back next season?

tamarawz_14
10-03-2010, 02:18 PM
is coach glenn coming back next season?


i guess hindi na..........sana

Joescoundrel
10-04-2010, 02:41 PM
Coach Glen said during the summer, whatever happens, win or lose, this would be his last year with FEU.

Mel
10-04-2010, 02:46 PM
^ and this article seems to confirm it

http://businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/2046-capacios-coaching-future-bleak

Dunk
10-08-2010, 05:45 AM
I think if FEU wants to win the UAAP crown they need to drop Cawaling and Ramos. Unfair kasi sa ibang members ng team na mag praktis everyday tapos biglng kukuha ng player na di naman kasama sa praktis everyday. hayaanna nila sa smart gilas yung 2. ang tendenc kasi ng iba is to be relax kasi bakit ka magiging aggresiv when di naman importante yun kasi may ibang plaer n mag praktis o hindi may paying time. ramdam ng player yun. atleast kung wala sila alam ng player na serious sila. walang star player. halata din ni sila fit sa system. kung fit sila bakit nawawala sila sa rotation and hindi alam ng mga guard nila pano pumuwesto sa court. Unfair kasi sa ibang player kaydi mo masisi na wala sila gana maglaro.

oca
10-08-2010, 06:43 AM
I think if FEU wants to win the UAAP crown they need to drop....Montinola!

No kidding, he needs to be taken out of the team. He should be stopped from having any visible involvement. Dun na lang siya sa back office.

Masyado siyang pakilamero.

If the "owner" of the school (let's set aside the technicalities of who has more shares among the Reyes clan) seats right there on the bench and he himself would signal the official tables for time outs and argue with the refs on a lot of calls and non-calls, it undermines the coach.

Kung gusto niya mag-coach, mag-coach na lang siya. No one would take it against him. Owners or sons of owners taking on head coaching post has precedents -- Coseteng for the MARIWASA of MICAA and early PBA years, and Virgilio Dalupan for UE.

Pero yung nandyan siya sa bench during games at "nakikialam", that's patently wrong.

Sinong coach ang di maiilang at makakayanang dumiskarte ng maayos gayong nandyan ang may-ari at nakikita at naririnig mong nagbibigay ng instruction at nagsasabi ng kung ano-ano sa gitna ng laro.

Capacio gave statement at mid-season that regardless what's the outcome of this years campaign, this would be his last year with the Tamaraws. Matagal na pa lang nasa isip yan ni Capacio, it was prompted when Ticzon was brought into the team as part of the coaching staff.

That undermines the head coach. As head coach, it is your prerogative whom to take in as part of your coaching staff. You can only have people whom you can trust and is at ease to work with. It is another matter is you assumed as head coach and the coaching staff is already there and is retained. Was Ticzon already there when Capacio was named HC?

Nakikialam na, na-undermine pa ang HC.

But one may argue that Montinola has been there all along and FEU has won championships. Totoo. Pero baikan niyo ang mga champion teams ng FEU, those were dominant teams.

Do they have to be dominant to become champions?

Gone are the days in the UAAP when having one or 2 exceptional players would make you a title contender. Complemented by one or 2 good players, it would give you the title outright.

Nowadays, a system has to be in place. From recruitment to training to game preparation and in the game itself. Here, it is the head coach who must call the shots.

They call him "Sir", "Boss".

Dapat "Coach" na lang.

Sino ba dapat mag-appoint sa kanya bilang head coach? ::)

mighty_lion
10-08-2010, 11:40 AM
I think if FEU wants to win the UAAP crown they need to drop....Montinola!


+1.

nel
10-10-2010, 04:58 PM
Is it possible for a coach to be the school's representative to the UAAP board? Montinola values his board seat (and the influence/power it wields) too much to ever give it up. So it's not likely that we'll ever see Montinola formally coach the Tams. Informally? Maybe.

mangtsito
10-10-2010, 05:09 PM
Any competent and self-respecting coach should demand a non-interference provision in his contract when dealing with Montinola. That seems to be the only way.

oca
10-11-2010, 12:39 AM
Is it possible for a coach to be the school's representative to the UAAP board? Montinola values his board seat (and the influence/power it wields) too much to ever give it up. So it's not likely that we'll ever see Montinola formally coach the Tams. Informally? Maybe.


The value of that Board seat is the vote that comes with it.

Montinola can still dictate what that vote will be.

He won't miss out on the deliberations, if the outsider only knows, deliberations are done outside the Board meetings. They just convene to vote.

GHRanger
10-11-2010, 02:11 PM
I think if FEU wants to win the UAAP crown they need to drop....Montinola!


+1.


ML, Oca.

+10000000000

albhaniroshi
10-20-2010, 05:57 PM
Hindi dapat si Ramos at Cawaling ang tanggalin, Si Coach Capacio dapat. Ngayong natnggal na sya baka maging mas maganda ang kapalaran ng FEU.

GHRanger
10-22-2010, 07:37 AM
^ This still depends on who will replace C. Capacio and how soon this new coach can come in and instill the system. We know as much in the UAAP to say that teams who have recently had their coach resigned take their sweet time in finding a replacement, sometimes too late already (i.e. 3-4 mos before the season starts.)

zoom2k7
10-22-2010, 09:31 PM
natumbok mo sir oca +10k