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07-07-2012, 11:20 AM
FEU Tamaraws, everything old is new again. Former coach Bert Flores is back after taking a backseat to Glen Capacio, whose health suffered in last year’s championship meltdown. But Flores is all-too-familiar with the players and the system, so the learning curve should be short. He has a two-fold goal: move the ball around better, and improve rebounding.

The Tams lost veterans Jens Knuttel, JR Cawaling, Pipo Noundou and Aldrech Ramos. Knuttel, who recovered from a knee injury, added grit to the team. Much of the frontline centered around Noundou, who spent last season injured – and Ramos, who played in the ASEAN Basketball League. Cawaling will also be missed for his intensity and scoring.

This year, Flores has five rookies trying to blend in. Much of the leadership role will fall to Terrence Romeo, as RR Garcia is still “70 percent” he admits, recovering from a bad ankle injury. Flores has been on the high-scoring Romeo every day in practice, teaching him how and when to give up the ball for better shots. He admits it hasn’t been easy, but that they will get there.

FEU also brought in 6-5 center Anthony Hargrove. The New Yorker has promised to help the team by doing the dirty work and crashing the boards, but let’s see if he also demands the ball and tries to create his own shots, too. Arvie Bringas, who opted to play for DLSU before deciding he wasn’t happy there, has to prove himself now in the green and gold. He snubbed Ateneo supposedly to make a name for himself; now he has a chance.

For the Tamaraws, the main concern will be their emotional stability in crucial games. They are not too far removed from the Mark Barroca days of widespread suspicion, or last year’s great success overcoming a twice-to-beat disadvantage, only to get smothered by Ateneo in the championship.

07-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Of Blue Eagles, Tamaraws and Green Archers
THE GAME OF MY LIFE By Bill Velasco (The Philippine Star) Updated July 07, 2012 12:00 AM Comments (0)

The 75th season of the UAAP is opening in a matter of days, and the tournament promises to be very competitive with a lot of recruitment having gone on in the off-season. National University will be hosting several games at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, runner-up Far Eastern University has lost much of its formidable frontline, and De La Salle University has a new coach and a new outlook.

But the bullseye will be on the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles.

For Ateneo, this will be a pivotal season. The more things change, the more they stay the same, or so it seems. There are, as usual, distractions off the court. It will be coach Norman Black’s eighth and last season with Ateneo, as a return to the PBA via Talk N Text beckons. The search for a new coach also carries its own burdens. A large part of the school’s recruitment was the excitement at being coached by the multi-titled mentor. With the announcement of his transfer, some recruits did not want to face the uncertainty of not knowing who would be molding them, and opted to suit up elsewhere.

Ateneo is gunning for a fifth consecutive UAAP crown. Of course, the thrill of having won four in a row has people dreaming of a much longer reign, what with the eventual arrival of Anthony and David Semerad, who are sitting out two seasons for eligibility purposes, and the inevitable graduation of Black’s son and Kiefer Ravena’s younger neither from the Blue Eaglets. But that is getting way ahead of themselves.

So what has changed for the Blue Eagles since last season? Gone are Kirk Long, Emman Monfort and Bacon Austria, a big part of their defensive unit and backcourt execution, and some outside shooting. But the good news is that former UAAP Finals MVP Ryan Buenafe is back, having resolved his issues at school and having shed a lot of the weight he gained at the start of Ateneo’s title runs. This will add size and versatility in the backcourt. Buenafe also has had pro-style leaping ability and shotmaking creativity that gives the crowd a boost when the champions need it. It also helps that Greg Slaughter made up his mind early to stay another year before turning pro. That adds stability to the post, and helps open things up for Kiefer Ravena. The prized duo have developed better chemistry since last season, and are poised to make an even bigger impact this year. This is also good news for last season’s Finals MVP Nico Salva, who has come into his own as a legitimate star, and whose ferocity will keep the Blue Eagles from getting complacent.

Ateneo has done well in the pre-season, but remember, it is a time for experimenting. You have a 17-man line-up, and people are still fighting for roster spots and redefining their roles. The real prize is the UAAP trophy. The Blue Eagles came close to a sweep last year, but that is not the ultimate goal. Neither is showing off or being arrogant. For Black, the goal is to win another championship, and win it with defense.

For the bridesmaid FEU Tamaraws, everything old is new again. Former coach Bert Flores is back after taking a backseat to Glen Capacio, whose health suffered in last year’s championship meltdown. But Flores is all-too-familiar with the players and the system, so the learning curve should be short. He has a two-fold goal: move the ball around better, and improve rebounding.

The Tams lost veterans Jens Knuttel, JR Cawaling, Pipo Noundou and Aldrech Ramos. Knuttel, who recovered from a knee injury, added grit to the team. Much of the frontline centered around Noundou, who spent last season injured – and Ramos, who played in the ASEAN Basketball League. Cawaling will also be missed for his intensity and scoring.

This year, Flores has five rookies trying to blend in. Much of the leadership role will fall to Terrence Romeo, as RR Garcia is still “70 percent” he admits, recovering from a bad ankle injury. Flores has been on the high-scoring Romeo every day in practice, teaching him how and when to give up the ball for better shots. He admits it hasn’t been easy, but that they will get there.

FEU also brought in 6-5 center Anthony Hargrove. The New Yorker has promised to help the team by doing the dirty work and crashing the boards, but let’s see if he also demands the ball and tries to create his own shots, too. Arvie Bringas, who opted to play for DLSU before deciding he wasn’t happy there, has to prove himself now in the green and gold. He snubbed Ateneo supposedly to make a name for himself; now he has a chance.

For the Tamaraws, the main concern will be their emotional stability in crucial games. They are not too far removed from the Mark Barroca days of widespread suspicion, or last year’s great success overcoming a twice-to-beat disadvantage, only to get smothered by Ateneo in the championship.

De La Salle University is another intriguing team this year, with more of the focus on the intangibles and their new coach, long-time Franz Pumaren and Yeng Guiao lieutenant Gee Abanilla. Abanilla’s first priority was getting the team’s confidence back up after the Green Archers had an up and down season and missed the Final Four. La Salle basically lost point guard Simon Atkins and forward Maui Villanueva, so the line-up is strong and experienced, among the most veteran in the UAAP.

However, the Green Archers are still suffering from the recruitment void from their one-year absence from the UAAP. The good thing that Abanilla and his coaching staff did was sit down with each player and redefine roles and expectations. That new covenant should keep them on an even keel for a while. There will be no more big men randomly taking three-pointers, or guards singlehandedly assaulting set defenses. Graduating players LA Revilla and Joshua Webb have expressed surprise that their tenure has gone by so fast, and vow to make this season count. But the team still has the challenge of nagging injuries that have left them weaker than when they started last season.

Overall, the UAAP is going to be surprising and exciting. Many teams have been taking their recruitment seriously, and it’s starting to pay off.

07-07-2012, 11:39 AM
Well its about time to shine again , adds some New and Old faces again , some for refining skills other just for toughness inside the Paint.. this coming UAAP Season 75 is a sure blockbuster hits just like every UAAp Season's past.. got dramas along the way but one way or the other Only one truly declare as Real Winner..and for That Good Luck to all UAAP TEAms.. LET THE GAME BEGINs !!!!!

07-09-2012, 07:09 AM
FEU Tamaraws

2011 record: 3rd place at 9-5, Season 74 runner-up. Defeated Adamson in 2 games in the Final Four twice to beat then lost to Atene

o in the Finals.

Additions: Raymar Jose, Arvie Bringas, Anthony Hargrove, Mark Belo
Subractions: Aldrech Ramos, Ric Cawaling, Chris Exciminiano, Christian Sentcheu, Aa Fabian
Holdovers: RR Garcia, Terrence Romeo, Cris Tolomia, Russel Escoto, Carl Cruz, Roger Pogoy, John Foronda, Gryann Mendoza, Mark Bringas

Background: They ranked 2nd in perimeter points, 3rd in 3-pt. field goal %, and for a team that had limited inside presence last year especially against the Blue Eagles, they ranked 1st in 2nd chance points. RR Garcia, Terrence Romeo and Cris Tolomia form the most dynamic guard trio in the league, much like the Golden State Warriors version of Run TMC.

Romeo had a single game record for most assists with 8 in their 1st game against La Salle. Garcia is in the top 10 in the statistical points category. Tolomia was a great compliment at 6-points per game with 8-points during the preseason. These 3 will be the focal point of the Tamaraws offense and when they’re on the floor together expect the opposition to take notice of the potential bedlam.
Key Changes: Size and heft. That’s what Arvie Bringas and Anthony Hargrove bring to the table. He is still developing but Hargrove is athletic and willing to do the dirty work at 10-points and 8 rebounds per game. From DLSU to FEU, the Tamaraws now have a legitimate Power Forward in Arvie Bringas. Reunited with his brother, Mark, both are a tough pair. The gruesome twosome of the league.

FEU still has the seldom used Russel Escoto, Roger Pogoy and Gryann Mendoza. They can provide the Tamaraws with instant offense off the bench.

Outlook: FEU is still a force to reckon with. FEU has put together a team that can still contend for a Season 75 finals berth. They weren’t expected to make it past the Final Four last year. Who knows what might happen this year.

Prognosis: The Tamaraws have beefed-up their roster. The window hasn’t closed on FEU. They have the pieces to have another shot at a finals berth.

My UAAP Season 75 ranking:

1. Ateneo Blue Eagles
2. NU Bulldogs
3. FEU Tamaraws
4. De La Salle Green Archers
5. UST Growling Tigers
6. Adamson Falcons
7. UP Fighting Maroons
8. UE Red Warriors

07-09-2012, 04:19 PM
Will Escoto be given extensive minutes this time? Every team has a use for a stretch forward who plays both ends of the court

07-11-2012, 11:50 AM
UAAP Season 75 Men's Varsity Rosters
Far Eastern University Tamaraws

BELO, Rey Mark G.
BRINGAS, Mark Anthony P.
CRUZ, Carl Bryan V.
ESCOTO, Russel D.
FORONDA, John Clarence M.
GARCIA, Ryan Roose B.
GUERRERO, Patrick Jolas C.
HARGROVE, Anthony Jr. R.
IÑIGO, Alejandrino Antonio Jr.
JOSE, Raymar A.
MENDOZA, Gryann C.
POGOY, Roger Ray B.
ROMEO, Terrence Bill V.
SENTCHEU, Christian S.
TOLOMIA, Cris Michael

07-11-2012, 11:54 AM
^ Who are your projected starters?

07-11-2012, 12:16 PM
PG RR Garcia , SG T. Romeo , SF R. Pogoy , PF Arvie Bringas and Center Anthony Hargrove

07-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Unified Garcia and Romeo key to FEU’s drive in UAAP 75
By Mark Giongco
11:35 am | Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 share14 12MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University Tamaraw’s success rests on the obvious: Can RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo finally coexist?

Dynamic duo when in sync, but often times dynamic do-it yourself.

“Nagkakanya-kanya sila (last season). So I told them you can’t carry the team by yourselves. You need to involve each other and involve your teammates,” Flores said in Filipino. “That was what we really focused on this summer.”

FEU can manage to win games with just Garcia and Romeo in some sort of a what-you-can-do-I-can-do-better contest and end up with 25 plus points each. They’re that good offensively.

But FEU won’t get over the hump with their overlapping tandem.

In last season’s Finals, it was evident. Flores said it himself moments after his team got demolished, 64-82, by Ateneo in Game 1: “Nung third quarter hindi na kami nag-ball movement, halos dalawa na lang ang tumatanggap ng bola namin.”

Flores then said of Romeo’s play: “Masyado niyang iniisip yung opensa kaya hindi na umiikot yung bola namin.”

“Masyado nilang tinitignan kung ano na ang score nila (Garcia and Romeo). Mahirap e. Kaya sabi ko sa kanila, hindi importante and score kailangan dito as a team. Tawag ako ng tawag ng play kaso gusto nung dalawa sa kanila e.”

Flores sounded like a broken record: Ball movement. They think about scoring too much. Our big men didn’t have their touches. And so on.
Clearly, he wants none of that hero ball this time around and he demands his two stars to share the leather.

“What I want them to do is to get the others involved.”

“More on assists. We can’t afford to just have RR and Terrence score 25 each because we’re easier to stop if that happens. That’s why I want them to get the others involved,” Flores told INQUIRER.net.

“They also watched the NBA Finals. Westbrook scored 45 and yet they lost. They saw what LeBron did, he facilitated,” said Flores, who also cited the loss of stopper Chris Exciminiano due to graduation as a big blow to his team.

Garcia, with a scorer’s mentality, is at his best with the ball and so is Romeo. And that’s what troubles Flores.

FEU will face an early test as it tangles with rival and fellow contender University of Santo Tomas in the opener on Saturday at the MOA Arena.

“We’re ready. We’re focused and we’re well prepared. Nag-improve na din yung samahan ng team,” said the former Rookie-of-the-Year Romeo.

Romeo also said it’s easy to get his teammates involved and with him and RR working together he explained: “Kung sino yung mainit sa amin suportahan na lang ng isa’t-isa, kung mainit siya (Garcia) bigay sa kanya lahat.”

The Tamaraws made the Finals in the last two seasons but on both occasions got swept by the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

Despite Aldrech Ramos, Pippo Noundou and Exciminiano’s departure, FEU remains as a formidable team especially with the addition of athletic American import Anthony Hargrove.

“FEU is loaded and perhaps the deepest team,” said Adamson head coach Leo Austria, whose squad got knocked off by the Tamaraws in Season 74 despite a twice-to-beat edge.

Still though, it all boils down to that question.

07-13-2012, 03:09 PM
Far Eastern University

Season 74 recap: The Far Eastern University Tamaraws finished the elimination round with a 9-5 record and the third seed. In the Final Four, they upset the Adamson Falcons, who held a twice-to-beat advantage, to make the Finals for the second straight season. And for the second straight season, they were swept by the Blue Eagles.

Big man Aldrech Ramos was named to the Mythical Five, but Season 73 MVP RR Garcia shockingly missed the cut.

Key losses: Aldrech Ramos, Jens Knuttel, Pipo Noundou, JR Cawaling, Ping Exciminiano

Key additions: Anthony Hargrove, Arvie Bringas

Preview: The Tamaraws lost five of their most important players but remain among the top contenders thanks to the presence of their guards, Garcia and Terrence Romeo, who are among the best in the UAAP. Garcia was the MVP in Season 73, while Romeo was the Rookie of the Year that season as well.

Garcia and Romeo are both capable of scoring 20 points per game, but head coach Bert Flores said he wants to see his two guards involve their teammates more in the Tams’ offensive sets. The Tamaraws will also have a solid frontline, led by the much-improved Russell Escoto, Hargrove, and the Bringas brothers, Arvie and Mark. These four players will be called upon to provide the inside presence for the Tamaraws, especially as rebounding was one of their main weaknesses last season.

Moreover, the Tamaraws will surely be motivated to win their first UAAP title since 2005 and prove that third time is indeed the charm. The Tamaraws also hope to be free of the various issues and controversies that have plagued their team in recent seasons.

On paper, the Tamaraws again have one of the strongest line-ups in the UAAP, but it remains to be seen if they will gel on the court. If they manage to put everything together, it won’t be surprising to see the Tams once again make a run to the Finals.

What they said: “Nakita namin na last year, pag sa rebounds umaasa lang kami kay Aldrech, pati sa shot block. Pag wala si Aldrech, wala na... This time, meron na kaming Hargrove at si Arvie Bringas, at si Russell, nag-improve na rin.” – Coach Bert Flores

07-13-2012, 03:12 PM
Far Eastern University Tamaraws (S74: 9-5, runners-up)
Head Coach: Bert Flores

Additions: Patrick Guerrero, Arvie Bringas, Raymar Jose, Mark Belo, Anthony Hargrove, Alejandrino Inigo
Subtractions: Aldrech Ramos, JR Cawaling, Chris Exciminiano, Jens Knuttel, AA Fabian, Pipo Noundou
Holdovers: Mark Bringas, Carl Cruz, Russel Escoto, Clarence Foronda, RR Garcia, Gryann Mendoza, Roger Pogoy, Terrence Romeo, Christian Sentcheu, Chris Tolomia

GMA News Online's UAAP S75 previews
Part 1 - Ateneo on a drive for five; Adamson, UP, NU out to make their mark

Part 2 - DLSU, UST, FEU on the hunt; UE on the rebuildMake it twice in a row that FEU have been runners-up, crashing into a brick wall against the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the Finals. Last season's squad though, was beset with internal problems, ranging from injuries (JR Cawaling, Pipo Noundou) to immaturity (costly turnovers by Terrence Romeo), and despite all that, they still managed to impress, overcoming Adamson's twice-to-beat advantage through a high-powered offense (25.78 field goal attempts made out of 68.89 attempts) that took care of the ball (14.67 turnovers). Both of those factors can form a solid base for a competitive squad.

The hope of head coach Bert Flores is that another year together will spell the difference, as holdovers and new additions, mostly from their own Team B, can strike the balance between being guard-dominated (RR Garcia and Romeo) and pounding the ball down low to an impressive front court (Arvie Bringas and Anthony Hargrove). How many touches those two get versus Garcia and Romeo might be worth tracking. The Tams used to be able to get away with their backcourt duo throwing up shots every time down the floor because Aldrech Ramos was content to do the dirty work and focus on rebounding. That might not be as ideal, given Bringas and Hargrove's post-up skills.

Player to watch: The under-sized Roger Pogoy became an unexpected sparkplug off the bench late last season for FEU, but with a lack of options at the small forward position this year, Pogoy will take on that role by default. Still, he produced an impressive 5.7 points, 5.4 rebound average as a starter in the FilOil, and best of all, he doesn't need a whole lot of touches to have an impact on the game.

07-13-2012, 03:14 PM
Isang Tulog na Lng !!! Umpisa na 'To .. mga Tol !!

07-14-2012, 08:24 AM
It's Gameface time now ! UAAP season 75 begins first game NU vs UE at 2pm second game FEU vs UST 4pm at Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay city ...PLS Be There UAAP FANS support Your TEAMS ..PEACE !

07-14-2012, 07:31 PM
1st Win by FEU over UST 73-72 , lead by FEU fearsome GUards RR.Garcia T.Romeo C.Tolomia and balance effort by C/PF MoHawk Hargrove Carl Cruz and Bringas Bros. Good games in new Arena.. more to come ..

07-15-2012, 09:33 PM
UAAP: Tigers slip late, fall to the Tamaraws
JOB B. DE LEON July 14, 2012 7:04pm
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Not going to let this one slip away - Terrence Romeo (center) and the rest of the FEU Tamaraws held on against Jeric Fortuna (left) and Clark Bautista's UST Growling Tigers. KC Cruz
After trailing for virtually the entire game, the Far Eastern University Tamaraws snuck past the University of Santo Tomas, 73-72, in the first round of the UAAP Season 75 men’s seniors division tournament on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

RR Garcia led the Tamaraws with 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists, including a perfect 4-for-4 clip from downtown. Fil-Am Anthony Hargrove scored 14 points, and added 14 rebounds and three blocks, while former Rookie of the Year Terrence Romeo added 13 points despite a 6-for-16 outing from the field.

Romeo, now in his third year, caught fire at the start of the fourth, using a variety of moves to score seven unanswered points. It brought the Tams back from the dead, after trailing by as much as 12 with less than a minute left in the third, 60-48. However, Aljon Mariano and Karim Abdul converted on back-to-back plays to stave off their opponents, 64-57.

Garcia answered with consecutive treys from the top of the circle, and a Tolomia layup capped off an 8-0 blast for the Tamaraws, as they briefly took the lead, 65-64, before a free throw from Abdul knotted the score with three and a half minutes to play.

Romeo pushed the Tams ahead by two, only to be deadlocked by a baseline jumper from Fortuna. FEU scored again on a lob play by Hargrove, but Teng answered with a drive and a triple to take a three point lead, 72-69, with just over a minute in the game.

With half a minute to play, Kevin Ferrer was called for basket interference, leading to FEU trailing only by one, 72-71. Jeric Fortuna took time off the clock before attempting to score, only to be stripped by Romeo when he made his move, and Garcia finished with an easy lay-up on the other end.

UST had a chance to tie with under ten seconds to play, but they had no timeouts left. Mariano’s attempt at a game-winner then clanked against the side of the rim allowing the Tamaraws to secure the rebound and the victory.

Center Karim Abdul (right) provided quite a lot of muscle for UST early on, but FEU's defense solved him late. Jeff Venancio
The Tamaraws started in a 6-0 hole but soon equalized, thanks to stout play by Garcia. Karim Abdul scored the next three points for UST while Roger Pogoy and Fil-Am Anthony Hargrove made consecutive baskets to edge ahead, 12-9.

However the Tams would not score over the next three minutes while UST went on an offensive tear. Abdul started the action with a 15-footer, and Jeric Teng and Clark Bautista followed with treys from the right wing. A twisting move by Mariano and a two-handed slam by Abdul put the finishing touches on an 11-2 run with over two minutes remaining in the first quarter.

FEU, however, made amends in a hurry. Cris Tolomia and Mark Bringas scored under the basket in the dying seconds to trim the margin, 21-18, after the first period.

In the second quarter, the Tigers' zone defense proved ineffective as FEU found ways to score inside. Tolomia and Gyrann Mendoza were fouled inside and notched five points for the Tamaraws. UST countered with a jumper from Melo Afuang and a pair of charities from Abdul to keep a slim lead, 25-23.

Some nifty passing from FEU found Carl Cruz open underneath the basket, where he converted for two points. RR Garcia rifled a trey from the top of the circle to retake the lead, followed by a basket by Hargrove to complete seven unanswered points for the Tamaraws, regaining the lead, 29-25, halfway through the period.

The Tigers pushed back even harder, denying FEU another field goal until the end of the half. Meanwhile Aljon Mariano, Jeric Fortuna and Abdul repeatedly finished at the rim and tallied four points apiece to build a 12-0 run. Roger Pogoy converted a pair of charities with thirty seconds remaining in the half to put his team back on the board, and the Tamaraws carried a 37-31 hole heading into halftime.

When play resumed, UST couldn't connect on several tries from deep. Nevertheless, the Tigers fended off the Tams, creating an eight point lead, 42-34, off a free throw by Melo Afuang. However after an and-one play by Pogoy, Hargrove scored four straight points and Garcia converted from the field to cap off a 9-4 run as the Tams cut the lead to three, 46-43, with under five minutes in the third.

UST countered again as Clark Bautista and Teng converted thrice from beyond the arc en route to a 13-3 rally for the Tigers, opening their biggest lead of the game, 59-46. With under a minute and a half to play, FEU salvaged the period by outscoring the Tigers, 4-1, and held a 60-50 deficit after three quarters.

Tams head coach Bert Flores chalked up his side’s victory to their veteran savvy, saying, “Mas experienced kami sa UST. Ilang years na kami nasa Finals.

“Lamang kami dun.”

It was everything but the W for the Tigers; Pido Jarencio's team hit 6-of-16 from deep, or 37.5 percent, and held significant advantages in rebounds (47-39), and steals (7-2). FEU, however, led in terms of fastbreak points (13-3, including Garcia's clincher), and field goal shooting (43.9 percent to 37.8 percent). - AMD, GMA News

The scores:

FEU 73: Garcia 21, Hargrove 14, Romeo 13, Tolomia 8, Pogoy 6, A Bringas 4, Mendoza 3, Cruz 2, M Bringas 2, Belo 0, Escoto 0

UST 72: Abdul 24, Teng 18, Mariano 10, Bautista 7, Fortuna 6, Afuang 5, Ferrer 2, Vigil 0, Pe 0, Lo 0, Daquioag 0

Quarter scoring: 18-21, 31-37, 50-60, 73-72

Dark Knight
07-16-2012, 10:25 AM
I failed to watch the game but is so happy with the result.

FEU will not be dominating this year as shown in our game against UST. We are trailing even. But the important thing is we did not crak under pressure. Unlike the previousseason where we would have probably give the game away. Romeo, no matter the ballhog he's been labeled, is good enough as long as he will be instrumental in winning games. RR is a given.

Could be the jitters is on UST. Im probably impressed with Hargrove based on what i read in other fora but Arvie Bringas? Have to think twice.

Anyway, too early in the season. Baka sinuwerte lang. The test should come from Ateneo and NU.


07-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Coach Bert's decision to put Foronda on Karim was huge. Unlike the Bringas brothers, Foronda did a great job impeding Karim's movement, just enough for Hargrove's help side defense.

07-16-2012, 05:25 PM
Well , sir dark knight its been a while , im glad to hear you back . its aWin for us lol , what a Game thou , Good Observation from Coaching Staff to keep our Big Guys to body-up Abdul Karim ..From Foronda , Cruz ,Escoto < Bringas Bros. and Hargrove ..speaking of hargrove he got two shotblocks over Karim and Plus one sensational blind sided Alley-oop Pass coming from RR Garcia in which Feu Fans went wild n Crazy .. Arvie Bringas? too early to tell yet , Just watch .

07-22-2012, 12:56 PM
UAAP: FEU vs DLSU preview
July 22, 2012 2:00pm
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The Far Eastern University Tamaraws shoot for their second win, while the De La Salle University Green Archers try to make it three in a row and strengthen their early position at the top of the standings, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia, in the 75th season of the UAAP.


ROUND ONE - FEU defeated La Salle 74-65 on July 10

ROUND TWO - FEU defeated La Salle 66-57 on September 11
Trailing for most of their season-opener against the UST Growling Tigers, FEU cranked up their defense in the fourth quarter, holding their opponents to 23.8 percent shooting in the game's last 10 minutes. With less than 60 seconds to play however, they were helped out by two huge breaks, first, an unfortunate goaltend by Kevin Ferrer, then a sly pickpocket by Terrence Romeo on Jeric Fortuna that led to the go-ahead lay-in by RR Garcia, and the 73-72 win.

Entering the season, the question of how Garcia and Romeo could play together was once again a hot topic, but the duo showed they could get on the same page, as they combined for 17 points in the final period, out-scoring the Tigers by five all on their own.

La Salle on the other hand, is coming off another fourth quarter gem, bucking UE late, 67-59, with rookie Jeron Teng taking charge again in crunch time.

The Warriors were down by just a single point, 51-50, with 6:23 left in the game, but the Archers put the finishing touches via a 10-0 run, five coming from the younger Teng, as part of a 16-9 tally to wrap up their match. That put DLSU up 2-0, making them the early leaders in the standings.

Aside from once again standout performances from Jeron Teng and LA Revilla, La Salle got a boost from the likes of Jovet Mendoza, Thomas Torres and Arnold Van Opstal, with the latter in particular standing out with Norbert Torres stuck on the bench with foul trouble.

With both teams thinking ardently of the Final Four, this could be the perfect chance for either to make an early statement win. - AMD, GMA News

07-22-2012, 12:57 PM
Magandang Match-Up ito .. classic games uli.

07-22-2012, 01:10 PM
League-leading Archers face Tams
(The Philippine Star) Updated July 22, 2012 12:00 AM Comments (0)

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Manila, Philippines - De La Salle seeks to hold on to top spot against Far Eastern U while National U and defending champion Ateneo collide in an early showdown of favorites in today’s explosive UAAP Season 75 seniors basketball double-header at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Green Archers (2-0) take on the Tamaraws (1-0) at 2 p.m. in a thrilling curtain-raiser to the much-anticipated epic game between the host Bulldogs, who heralded their bid with an emphatic 90-55 rout of University of the East on opening day, and the Blue Eagles (1-1), who are bent on bouncing back after a 70-71 setback to Santo Tomas last Thursday.

“Definitely, FEU’s a very strong team. From the 1-5 spots I think they have solid players and we really have to come up with our A-game against them,” said DLSU coach Gee Abanilla after his wards nipped the Warriors, 67-59, for win No. 2.

“La Salle has shown tremendous improvement since summer, especially their big men,” said FEU mentor Bert Flores, whose bunch eked out a come-from-behind 73-72 victory over the Tigers in their opening assignment.

The DLSU-FEU match is expected to showcase Green Archers’ 1-2 punch Jeron Teng and LA Revilla against the Tams’ vaunted backcourt trio of RR Garcia, Terrence Romeo and Michael Tolomia.

07-22-2012, 04:15 PM
1-2 punch for La Salle? But you got your 1-2-3! Your backcourt is, really, next to none! Romeo may have to many a kembots but his aggressivenes has made put a lot of pressure on the defense.

07-22-2012, 09:39 PM
Yes ! 2 wins for FEu , its like War of attritions for both Tams vs Green Archers , what a heck of a game .. 3 Combo Guards make it happened ..mainit kahit malamig .

07-22-2012, 09:48 PM
'Lucky' Tams edge Archers
Posted: 2012-07-22 09:12:37

Caption:Far Eastern University got the breaks it needed as it edged De La Salle University, 48 - 46.For the second straight game, Coach Bert Flores looked to Lady Luck for the win.

Far Eastern University played atrociously but just had enough to survive De La Salle University, 48-46, for their second win in the 75th UAAP men's basketball tournament before a sizeable Sunday afternoon crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Sophomore Mike Tolomia sank the go-ahead jumper with 47.6 seconds remaining to push the Tamaraws in front after trailing for most of the game.

"Sinwerte lang talaga," Flores told reporters. "Ang dami naming adjustments sa game plan dahil nag-focus kami kay (LA) Revilla."

Revilla, the Green Archers' star guard, missed the game due to a recurring tendinitis while Luigi dela Paz was also not fielded in as the Taft-based squad absorbed their first defeat after two early wins.

Terrence Romeo was the lone double-digit scorer for both teams, tallying 10 points and five rebounds even though he shot a dismal four-of-17.

FEU shot 30.2% from the field, a tad better than La Salle's 27.8% but almost gave the game away by missing 10 free throws, the last two by Arvie Bringas that could have given them a four-point cushion with less than 15 seconds remaining.

The Tamaraws forced the Archers into 15 turnovers but could not take advantage of it and scored only six markers off miscues. La Salle, meanwhile, turned nine FEU turnovers into 10 points.

Tolomia and Anthony Hargrove posted seven points each, with the American adding six rebounds even as Roger Pogoy had six points and eight boards in his debut with the starting five.

Yutien Andrada, Almond Vosotros, Jovet Mendoza and Norbert Torres each tallied eight points for the Archers while the quarter also combined for 28 of the team's 49 rebounds.

The scores:

FEU (48) - Romeo 10, Tolomia 7, Hargrove 7, Pogoy 6, Garcia 6, Bringas A. 5, Cruz 4, Belo 3, Mendoza 0, Escoto 0, Bringas M. 0

DLSU (46) - Andrada 8, Vosotros 8, Mendoza 8, Torres N. 8, Teng 6, Tallo 4, Opstal 2, Tampus 2, Torres T. 0, Webb 0, Manguera 0

Quarters: 15-11, 23-26, 35-34, 48-46

By Josiah Israel Albelda

07-22-2012, 09:58 PM
FEU survives DLSU charge

by inboundpass

Sunday, 22 July 2012 24

RR Garcia had 6-points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists for FEU vs. DLSU
The Far Eastern University Tamaraws leaned on the Mike Tolomia’s crunch time clutch basket and a major end game defensive effort in the ensuing play to grab the 48-46 win over the De La Salle University Green Archers in UAAP Season 75 at the MOA Arena.

Tolomia’s , who had 7 points with a 3 for 3 from 2-pt range, scored the go-ahead basket with 47 seconds left in a low scoring Sunday afternoon.

Carl Bryan Cruz tied the game at the 2:41 mark before Anthony Hargrove split his free throws to put FEU on top, 45-44.
La Salle’s Norbert Torres hit a jumper for a 46-45 lead before RR Garcia 1/2 from the Free Throw line knotted the game at 46-all.

Almond Vosotros’ three-point attempt with the clock winding down failed to go at the buzzer.

“We gave Terrence a lot of job today and he was being doubled by La Salle defenders all-throughout, so I made one play with Tolomia in the crucial seconds and he didn’t let us down,” said FEU mentor Bert Flores. “We need to improve in some aspect somehow.”

Romeo, 9 of his 10 points in the 3rd quarter with 5 rebounds, gave the Tamaraws the lead entering the 4th quarter, 35-34, after a lay-up with 1:04 left.

“La Salle played tremendous defense against us that’s why we couldn’t score, so we need to match their defense too,” said Romeo, referring to the combined 27.8% shooting percentage output made by both teams.

FEU won despite shooting only 19-of-63 from the field. La Salle, on the other hand shot 15-of-54 from the field.

The Tamaraws were out-rebounded by the Green Archers, 49-40. “Talagang kailangan namin mag rebound”, added Coach Flores.

The Green Archers, who had no players scoring in double figures, dropped to 2-1 win-loss slate.

American Anthony Hargrove had 7 points and 6 rebounds including 3 blocked shots for FEU. The Green Archers played without the services of LA Revilla due to a recurring achilles tendon injury.

Individual Scores:

FEU 48 — Romeo 10, Tolomia 7, Hargrove 7, Pogoy 6, Garcia 6, A. Bringas 5, Cruz 4, Belo 3, Mendoza 0, Escoto 0, M. Bringas 0.
DLSU 46 — Andrada 8, Vosotros 8, Mendoza 8, N. Torres 8, Teng 6, Tallo 4, Van Opstal 2, Tampus 2, T. Torres 0, Webb 0, Manguera 0.
Quarter Scores: 15-11, 23-26, 35-34, 48-46.

07-23-2012, 07:43 AM
By Celest R. Flores


5:11 pm | Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—Mike Tolomia buried a steback jumper with 47.2 seconds to go as Far Eastern University triumphed in another squeaker, this time over La Salle, 48-46, Sunday in the 75th UAAP men’s basketball competition at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Tolomia stepped up to the plate, with the Tamaraws’ two guards being hounded by the Green Archers’ pesky defense, and converted the game clincher off an isolation for his squad’s second victory sans a loss.

“They really had their defense focused on our backcourt (RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo), so I told Tolomia to use the isolation of their weakest link of defense,” said coach Bert Flores.

The second-year guard chipped in seven points for FEU while only Romeo finished in double digits with 10, along with five boards, in such a low-scoring affair.

Garcia, who despite not being able to get his groove going all game long, sank two free throws, which knotted the game at 46 paving the way for crucial Tolomia’s bucket.

The Tamaraws, who also escaped with a victory with just a slim margin over University of Santo Tomas, are now one of the two teams that remain undefeated early in the season.

The Green Archers met their first setback after a 2-0 start to the season, as they missed on chances to snatch the victory in the final minute.

Guard Almond Vosotros had a good look at the basket but failed to get the bounce on a potential game winning trey at the buzzer.

La Salle built a 25-19 lead in the first half, but couldn’t manage to peel away despite FEU’s abysmal shooting from the field.

No Green Archer finished in double digits but Vosotros, Yutien Andrada, Jovet Mendoza and Norbert Torres had eight points apiece while rookie Jeron Teng struggled throughout the game.

07-23-2012, 07:44 AM
Overall FEU shot 30% from the field while Lasalle was only 28%. Norbert Torres had 13 rebounds.

Dark Knight
07-23-2012, 02:04 PM
Mike Enriquez in his morning radio show on GMANews TV : "Mahirap talunin ang swerte."

I understand, he's a La Sallian.

But luck played only about 20% on our win. Actually both teams are 'malas'. Just look at their field goal percentage. I dunno if defense has something to do with it or talagang malas lang.

But Tolomia's final shot is not lucky. He did not attempt a desperation shot or a shot in a hurry or the bahala na shot. Tolomia really squared for the attempt. Aimed at the basket the best as he could and we know that Tolomia can hit those mid range jumper.

FEU's win is more of their resiliency or tenacity or their willingness to win. Not just plain luck.

Now, if Vosotross' last second desperation shot went in because time is running out. That is luck.

So there Mr. Mike. Lucky or not, we'll take the win.

07-23-2012, 02:07 PM
^ It it was executed as designed

07-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Cold blooded shot by Tolomia..

07-23-2012, 07:16 PM
two wins for to tight games not bad at all .. its a win anyway ..we'll take it.

Sam Miguel
07-26-2012, 09:08 AM
The Philippine Star

Updated July 26, 2012 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - After grinding out two close victories, Far Eastern U found itself in an unlikely spot atop the leaderboard of the UAAP Season 75 men’s basketball tournament.

“Both were close games. We could have easily been 0-2. We were just lucky,” Tamaraws mentor Bert Flores, whose wards rallied to beat University of Santo Tomas (73-72) then outlasted erstwhile leader La Salle in a low-scoring game (48-46) to start the season, said in Filipino.

Today, the Tams gun for their third straight triumph against Adamson (0-1) at 4 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, hoping to somehow address the shortcomings that nearly led to their downfall in the first two outings.

“We still need to work on our rebounding; we were outrebounded by La Salle the last time (40-49). Arvie (Bringas) and (Russel) Escoto must step up in this department to help (Anthony) Hargrove, who was riddled with foul trouble in our second game,”said Flores, whose team stands half game ahead of defending champion Ateneo (2-1) and La Salle (2-1).

National University (1-1) hits the floor against University of the Philippines (0-1) at 2 p.m. intent on getting back on track in the tourney they were billed to be a contender in.

The Bulldogs kicked off their campaign with a masterful 90-55 trouncing of University of the East on opening day but got brought back down to earth by a numbing 65-89 beating at the hands of the Blue Eagles last Sunday.

Sam Miguel
07-26-2012, 09:19 AM
Russel Escoto has been the missing link for FEU so far. He had a great season last year, but barely registered in the Fil Oil this summer, and has been buried in the rotation for Coach Bert Flores. Escoto is tall, long, athletic and even has an outside shot, but seems to be withering in the face of greater attention from opposing defenses. His good showings last year might be primarily due to the rpesence of veteran big man Aldrech Ramos. Ramos allowed Escoto to freelance a lot: blocking shots on the help-side, jamming passing lanes, launching long shots including the occasional threes, even getting a couple of highlight-worthy two-handed put-back slam dunks. Defenses were more wary of Ramos taking those short to midrange jumpers or crashing the offensive glass allowing Escoto plenty of room to maneuver. Now that Ramos is gone, Escoto is finding life very difficult trying to carve out his own space on the floor.

Good thing FEU has Arvie Bringas, who is no longer the stud athlete he was as a senior in San Sebastian high school, but who can still play very well in the low blocks. His added heft has served him in good stead as opposing big men cannot simply push him out of his sweet spots. His low post game has returned, and he is smartly using his thickness to draw fouls inside.

07-26-2012, 09:54 AM
^ What makes Escoto's situation "worse" is that Hargrove has been playing Russel's Season 74 role well playing off the ball on offense scoring on put backs and broken plays while providing great help one-on-one (nobody noticed the great defensive job he did on Mariano) and help defense

07-26-2012, 02:38 PM
Yeah thats right Escoto's sub par performances makes Coach Flores to utilise other big man to help stabilise their frontline.

07-26-2012, 02:51 PM
And Arvie Bringas brings toughness on the floor

07-26-2012, 06:18 PM
Another great escape by the Tamaraws. Tolomia is turning out to be Mr. Clutch

07-26-2012, 09:21 PM
This Romeo must die..LOL killer three points.

07-26-2012, 09:24 PM
FEU vs AdU (Jul 26)
Tamaraws squeeze past Falcons for top spot
by Mike Abasolo

Thursday, 26 July 2012 2

Terrence Romeo had 23 points,8 rebounds, 6 assists vs. Adamson
RR Garcia was struggling – from a high of 17-points, he made a modest 12 points in this game then Terrence Romeo came to the rescue with a cool 23-points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists including a strong 14-point 1st half performance to lift the Far Eastern University Tamaraws into another cardiac win plus the top spot of the standing.

The flamboyant guard Romeo delivered that one vital three-point play at crunch time to pilot the Tamaraws to a close 65-62 win over the Adamson University Falcons on the 2nd game of July 26 of UAAP Season 75 held at the Araneta Coliseum.

A crucial three-point play by Romeo put the Tamaraws to a 65-60 edge with 2:18 remaining in the game then Adamson managed to cut the deficit to only 62-65 after Eric Camson’s free throws. The Falcons bungled two possessions in the last 19 seconds as time expired.

“It’s a great feeling that we started with three wins and we’re hoping to continue the charge,” said Romeo, who also had eight rebounds, six assists and two steals. “Adamson played tremendously great in this game, so we adjusted very well.”

Mark Belo had 9 points with 6-points in the 3rd quarter.

After Camson scored two free throws for a 3-point deficit, the Falcons have a chance to change the game’s complexion when RR Garcia committed an inbounds turnover.

Camson muffed a potential game-tying triple in the dying seconds for FEU to escape with the win but despite their third win, Flores remain unsatisfied.

“In our first three wins, we could also be 0-3 because we are not yet consistent,” said Flores. “I’m just asking my players to keep their consistency all-throughout the game.”

FEU wasted a 33-22 lead when reserve Allen Etrone led Adamson’s spirited charge to take a 51-50 advantage early in the final period. The Falcons, who lost Etrone to an ankle injury late in the game had 13 points.

FEU led in turnover points, 25-19 and 2nd chance points, 10-4.

Individual Scores:

FEU 65 – Romeo 23, Garcia 12, Belo 9, Tolomia 6, Escoto 5, Bringas A. 4, Hargrove 4, Bringas M. 2, Cruz 0, Pogoy 0.

AdU 62 – Etrone 13, Brondial 11, Camson 11, Cruz 8, Petilos 7, Abrigo 4, Cabrera 4, Nuyles 2, Trollano 2, Agustin 0, Julkipli 0, Monteclaro 0, Rios 0.

Quarter Scores: 15-15; 35-28; 50-49; 65-62

07-26-2012, 09:30 PM
FEU Tamaraws: I was talking with one sportswriter on opening day, and he told me FEU wouldn’t even make the Final Four this season. We’re still about 12 games away from finding out if that’s going to happen, but right now the Tams are not only in the top 4, they’re at THE top of the heap. Both wins were down-to-the-wire, which could mean one or both of these things: 1) FEU is one helluva lucky team, and/or 2) FEU is one helluva clutch team. Right now, it seems the latter applies – LA Revilla’s absence this past Sunday notwithstanding of course. I expect they’ll go up 4-0 after taking on Adamson and UE this week.

Dark Knight
07-27-2012, 09:53 AM
FEU is the talk of the UAAP town nowadays. Always saying how LUCKY the Tams are in the past 3 games. Ok, if thats what they think, so be it. Here are some of my observations regarding FEU this season.

1. The 3 close games proves that FEU is not strong a team this season. They are not dominating their opponents. I have a feeling that they will be winning by only 5 points or less this season but if ever they lose, they will lose BIG. As in maybe tambak.

There are differences in the way they won thier first 3 games.

2. The luckiest win would be against UST. UST DOMINATED the Tams probably the whole game and even on top in the last 2 minutes. If not for UST's mental lapse FEU should have lost.

3. In their game against La Salle, no team dominated, in fact no team led by as much as 6 points if i'm not mistaken. It means even La Salle has their problem about being lucky. It just boils down to who will make the last shot of the game and it just happen Tolomia provided it. No luck in this game IMO.

4. Against AdU, FEU DOMINATED the Falcons. Close in the 1st half but broke away in the third leading by as much as 11points. Even leading by 7 in the 4th. The problem with FEU is that they cannot protect their lead and allowed adamson to crawl back and even take the lead by 1. It seems AdU is the one getting lucky. Good thing FEU showed poise under pressure and got clutch baskets from Tolomia and Garcia. If not for them FEU would've lost. So maybe FEU IS lucky.

5. FEU worked and played hard for their wins. IF winning by a small margin is LUCKY then UST is also LUCKY in their win against Ateneo. Just to be fair. Even great teams won by small margins. Lakers, Heat, Celtics, Talk N' Text, Smart Gilas, US Dream Team (against Argentina?), San Miguel. It's a common thing in basketball. Not all wins are tambak. At least FEU provided some of the most exciting games this season.

6. FEU worked hard thats why they are winning. Its as simple as that. My thinking is "the more you play hard, the LUCKIER you get."

Count FEU's first loss against NU.

07-27-2012, 10:49 AM
By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

11:41 pm | Thursday, July 26th, 2012

FAR EASTERN University’s luck still hasn’t run out.

Leaning on their vaunted backcourt trio, the Tamaraws survived another cardiac game in nosing out the Adamson Falcons, 65-62, to keep the solo lead in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Terrence Romeo, RR Garcia and Cris Tolomia combined for FEU’s last 13 points even as the Tamaraws held on to their slim lead after a crucial turnover in the dwindling seconds.

“Another heart-attack game,” said coach Bert Flores after the Tamaraws stayed unbeaten in three games after pulling out close victories over University of Santo Tomas and La Salle.

Romeo tied his career-high of 23 points, including the marginal three-point play, 65-60, with 2:18 minutes left. He also dished out six assists.

“It’s still not the kind of game we’re looking for,” Flores said of his Tamaraws, who won their first two games by just an average of 1.5 points.

Earlier, National University recovered from a lopsided loss to Ateneo with a 67-50 dumping of University of the Philippines.

Ray Parks unloaded 18 points on top of four rebounds, six assists and three steals to power the Bulldogs to their second triumph in three games.

Emmanuel Mbe also had a huge double-double outing of 17 points and 16 boards for the Bulldogs, who stretched the gap to as many as 28 points, 56-28, in the final quarter.

“The ability to bounce back from a loss, especially a big loss to Ateneo, that’s one reason why I want to commend the boys,” NU coach Eric Altamirano said of his Bulldogs, who were outclassed by the four-time champion, 89-65, in a showdown tipped to be tight.

“We worked on the stuff we struggled with,” said Parks, last season’s MVP. “They (Blue Eagles) showed our weakness, but at the same time, it was a test of character.”

The Maroons dropped to 0-2 along with the Falcons.

The scores:

First Game

NU 67—Parks 18, Mbe 17, Javillonar 9, Roño 7, Alolino 6, Villamor 4, Ignacio 4, De Guzman 2, Singh 0, Rosario 0, Neypes 0, Labing-isa 0. Betayene 0.

UP 50—Silungan 11, Manuel 11, Montecastro 10, Ball 4, Lopez 4, Hipolito 4, Asilum 4, Soyud 2, Mbah 0, Romero 0, Padilla 0, Gamboa 0

Quarters: 16-10, 42-18, 52-28, 67-50

Second Game

FEU 65—Romeo 23, Garcia 12, Belo 9, Tolomia 6, Escoto 5, Hargrove 4, A. Bringas 4, M. Bringas 2, Pogoy 0, Cruz 0.

ADAMSON 62—Etrone 13, Camson 11, Brondial 11, Cruz 8, Petilos 7, Cabrera 4, Abrigo 4, Trollano 2, Nuyles 2, Rios 0, Monteclaro 0, Julkipli 0, Agustin 0.

Quarters: 15-15, 35-28, 50-49, 65-62

07-27-2012, 10:56 AM
FEU Tamaraws: I was talking with one sportswriter on opening day, and he told me FEU wouldn’t even make the Final Four this season. We’re still about 12 games away from finding out if that’s going to happen, but right now the Tams are not only in the top 4, they’re at THE top of the heap. Both wins were down-to-the-wire, which could mean one or both of these things: 1) FEU is one helluva lucky team, and/or 2) FEU is one helluva clutch team. Right now, it seems the latter applies – LA Revilla’s absence this past Sunday notwithstanding of course. I expect they’ll go up 4-0 after taking on Adamson and UE this week.

FEU has beaten three teams with legit Final 4 chances, albeit by a combined six points over those three games. Still, being up 3-0 and leading the league is a worthy feat. Although Coach Bert Flores is realistic enough to realize they could easily be 0-3, his boys have stepped up big in critical situations. Mac Bello had a very good game, while Alex Nuyles was a mess.

What should concern Flores and the Tams is if they are putting in too much effort in the first round. I spoke with George Lacson, the elderly gentleman who is among a number of Atenistas who is with Tamaraws team management. He said the reason they lost the 2010 Finals to the Ateneo is they peaked in Round 1 and slid precariously downhill starting in Round 2. He fears the same thing might be happening now, especially since this team is nowhere near as deep or talented as their 2010 team.

Dark Knight
07-27-2012, 03:55 PM
Hoping that this season, FEU's fate will be different.

From the players who graduated last season, only Aldrech Ramos and Ping Exciminiano will be missed.

Cawaling, Knuttel...they did'nt make much of an impact. Bello and Pogoy will fill in their small shoes.

07-27-2012, 03:57 PM
As the Tamarawz saying " Dont leave your Window's Open or else you'll be sorry" thats was happened to Feu's 3 opponents , A costly turnover from the pay-off period kills them and surprisingly Feu holds the line better from the final minutes. so far so good

07-27-2012, 03:58 PM
brightersides lol

07-27-2012, 04:02 PM
As saying goes " Dont leave your Window's open or else you'll be sorry " thats what was happened to Feu's 3 opponents a costly turnOver from the pay-off period while surprisingly feu holds the line better from the final minutes..Tamarawz saying if you gives an opening or a small chance we will take it from there.

07-27-2012, 04:08 PM
So far so good you may call it lucky or not but still a win thou.

07-27-2012, 04:11 PM
Sir dark knight any news for Gino jumao-as? was he in Team B?

07-27-2012, 04:25 PM
Tams keep Houdini act, nip Falcons
By Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) Updated July 27, 2012 12:00 AM Comments (0)

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MANILA, Philippines - Far Eastern University went through another wringer and pulled through once again, hacking out a 65-62 win over Adamson to maintain its grip of the UAAP Season 75 leadership at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night.

Terrence Romeo fired a career-best 23 points, including a three-point play off Allen Etrone that gave the Tams a 65-60 cushion in the last 2:18, to power the Morayta-based squad to its third straight victory.

FEU earlier hacked out a 73-72 victory over University of Santo Tomas, then nipped La Salle, 48-46.

“First game, one point. Second game, two points. Third game, three points. All heart attack games,” said FEU coach Bert Flores.

“I’m still not convinced. We still have our work cut out. I’m waiting for the time we can really dictate a game,” he added, giving his boys credit for forcing AdU (0-2) to commit 19 turnovers that were converted to 25 points.

Romeo gave FEU baskets when needed but it was his contribution in moving the ball that really got props from Flores.

“In our last game, he had only one assist but today he had six. Good job,” he said, shaking the third-year guard’s hands in the post-game presscon.

RR Garcia added 12 markers while rookie Rey Mark Belo chipped in nine markers and nine rebounds and Michael Tolomia added six points, including a clutch trey and layup in the payoff period, for FEU, the only unbeaten team in the tourney.

Etrone (13), Eric Camson (11) and Rodney Brondial (11) topscored for AdU, which was hurt by the meager two-point output of Alex Nuyles. It’s the Falcons’ first 0-2 start since Season 71.

In the first game, National U rebounded from its heartbreaking loss to Ateneo with a 67-50 rout of University of the Philippines.

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (18 points, six assists, three steals) and Emmanuel Mbe (17 markers, 16 boards) led the way for the Bulldogs (2-1), who dominated the Maroons (0-2) from start to finish as they got back from their 65-89 setback to the Eagles last Sunday.

“It’s a test of character (having to bounce back from that loss) and I think right now the team is coping up well,” said Parks, whose team enjoyed as much as a 28-point lead, at 56-28.

Coach Eric Altamirano commended his wards for this show of character and credited their defense for this triumph.

“Although things weren’t falling for us offensively, I felt the boys played good defense. Most of our points came from transition fueled by our defense,” said Altamirano.

Mike Silungan and Jett Manuel lead the Maroons with 11 apiece.

UAAP NOTES: The double-header that was called off due to heavy rains last July 21 will be played on Aug. 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the UAAP announced yesterday. That slate will feature University of the East against Adamson at 2 p.m. and University of the Philippines versus University of Santo Tomas at 4 p.m.

The scores:

First Game (Srs)

NU 67 – Parks 18, Mbe 17, Javillonar 9, Rono 7, Alolino 6, Villamor 4, Ignacio 4, De Guzman 2, Singh 0, Rosario 0, Neypes 0, Labing-isa 0, Betayene 0.

UP 50 – Silungan 11, Manuel 11, Montecastro 10, Ball 4, Lopez 4, Hipolito 4, Asilum 4, Soyud 2, Mbah 0, Romero 0, Padilla 0, Gamboa 0.

Quarterscores: 16-10, 42-20, 52-28, 67-50

Second Game

FEU 65 – Romeo 23, Garcia 12, Belo 9, Tolomia 6, Escoto 5, Hargrove 4, A. Bringas 4, M. Bringas 2, Pogoy 0, Cruz 0.

AdU 62 – Etrone 13, Camson 11, Brondial 11, Cruz 8, Petilos 7, Cabrera 4, Abrigo 4, Trollano 2, Nuyles 2, Rios 0, Monteclaro 0, Julkipli 0, Agustin 0.

Quarterscores: 15-15, 35-28, 50-49, 65-62

07-28-2012, 02:54 PM
The Games That Play Us: Tight
by Enzo Flojo
Saturday, 28 July 2012


Man, you gotta love these Tamaraws. They like it tight and down-the-wire.
This was the third game they played that was decided by less than a handful of points.
This was also their third straight win, and, consequently, they’re now at solo first with a 3-win 0-loss card.
But wait, that could’ve just as easily been a 0-win 3-loss card. That’s how tight their games have been.
What’s really impressive, however, is not exactly how FEU has beaten its foes, but WHO they’ve beaten.
UST by 1.
DLSU by 2.
Adamson by 3.
Yes, there’s a very elementary arithmetic pattern going on, but try not to focus on that. Focus, instead, on the fact that all three teams are potential Final Four teams this season (yes, include the Falcons there even if the depletion of their roster has been exposed and expressed too many times already).
Sure, they’ve yet to go up against, arguably, the top two teams this season (NU & Ateneo), but, at least based on how they’ve been playing these past few games, FEU fans can count on Coach Bert Flores’s boys to really give ‘em some hell.
And the guy most responsible for giving Coach Leo Austria hell in this encounter?
Terrence Romeo.
This was quite a surprise for me, since I’ve made no bones about critiquing his offense. In this game, he was not just offensively potent, he, quite literally, was making waves all over the hardwood. Romeo shot 9-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line for a total of 23 points while also grabbing 8 rebounds, dishing out 6 assists, getting 2 steals, and blocking 2 shots. The only wrinkle, really, was his 1-of-5 clip from beyond the arc. This was easily Romeo’s best performance of Season 75 so far, and one of the best of any player bar none.
The difference between the Romeo in this match and the ones in FEU’s first two games? Shot selection. Once again, Romeo chucked the most shots of any Tamaraw, but he didn’t settle for straight up jumpers as often as he usually does. He drove to the hole, he finished on the break, and he was just outright on attack mode. It looked like he was out to prove something, and, unfortunately for Adamson, he did exactly that in this game.
As great as Romeo was, however, it was someone else who really became the x-factor for the Moraytans. That guy was FEU newbie Mark Belo, who came off the pine to score 9 markers, collar 9 caroms, distribute 2 dimes, get 1 theft, and reject 1 shot. Despite fouling out with less than 6 minutes to play, Belo was the picture of efficiency, and we’ll probably seem more of him as FEU continues to chug along.
A lot of credit should go Adamson’s way, though. More than a week after getting beaten by the Eagles, the Falcons had all the reason in the world to feel deflated, but in this game they were anything but. Allen Etrone was scorching from rainbow country, Rodney Brondial was solid down low, and Jericho Cruz had a relatively good all-around performance.
The guys who were missing were Adamson’s top two guys. Eric Camson scored 11 points, but he shot just 2-of-7 from the field and grabbed only 3 rebounds. Alex Nuyles, meanwhile, had only 2 points in 26 minutes of play. Needless to say, Adamson fans want a lot more from their much-ballyhooed stars.
I’m also sure FEU fans wouldn’t mind if their own ballyhooed stars would produce a blowout anytime soon (calling UP and UE), but, as long as they end up winning, they probably also wouldn’t mind these tight and down-the-wire ones.
Notable Performers:

Terrence Romeo (FEU) – 23pts, 8rebs, 6asts, 2stls, 1blk

Mark Belo (FEU) – 9pts, 9rebs, 2asts, 1stl, 1blk

Rodney Brondial (AdU) – 11pts, 7rebs, 1ast, 1blk

Dark Knight
07-29-2012, 03:39 PM

Hey, i thought you're the insider. Hahaha. Im not in loop for years now.

Dark Knight
07-29-2012, 03:58 PM
Another LUCKY win by FEU. We are lucky by 24points. Very Lucky indeed. God is great.

Nah, they would probably say "it's just UE for papaya's sake".

Point taken but veeeerrrrrrryyyyyyyyy lucky nevertheless.

Lucky. Lucky. Lucky! Lucky. Lucky. Lucky! Lucky. Lucky. Lucky! Lucky. Lucky. Lucky!

07-29-2012, 05:35 PM
LOl , i lost track on him .

07-29-2012, 05:40 PM
UAAP: Tamaraws blow out Red Warriors
AARON VALDEZ July 29, 2012 3:57pm
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Terrence Rome (center) was on fire, as seen in this shot with him exploding over the UE defense. KC Cruz
After winning their first three games by a combined six points, the Far Eastern University Tamaraws have finally legitimized their perfect record with a convincing double-digit win.

The two-pronged guard combo of Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia combined for 37 points, 11 rebounds, and 16 assists, as the FEU Tamaraws blasted the University of the East Red Warriors by a total of 26 points, 92-66, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, in the 75th season of the UAAP.

"Noong first quarter, masyado kaming relaxed. Nung second half, maganda na yung pagsasama nung team," said FEU head coach Bert Flores.

The Red Warriors were in command during the first quarter, even going as far as leading by nine points after a Roi Sumang triple which distanced them 18-9 from the lazy Tamaraws. Sumang, UE’s heady point guard, finished with eight points in the first off two triples and a drive in the lane.

FEU shook off the rust in the second quarter, scoring 10 unanswered points before Pedrito Galanza broke the slump with a turn-around jumper. Both teams traded barbs midway through the quarter until the Tams broke away, leading by as much as 13 after a triple by Garcia, and maintained by a pair of free throws from reserve Russel Escoto.

The Green and Gold’s lead swung from 11 to 16 points in the third quarter, as FEU found an answer for every score that Coach Jerry Codinera’s Warriors put up. Former DLSU Green Archer Arvie Bringas abused the UE’s interior defense, finishing with eight in the third quarter while helping his side maintain a safe 61-47 distance by the end of the period.

Anthony Hargrove (right) gets Gene Belleza to bite on a shot fake, sending his defender flying over him. KC Cruz
FEU continued to push in the fourth quarter, with spitfire Terrence Romeo picking up steam and torching UE’s guards with 10 points off two triples and two of his trademark jumpers off spin moves. Coach Bert Flores had the luxury of being able to empty his bench with three minutes left, spelling time for Jolas Guerrero, Raymar Jose, and Alejandrino Inigo, with endgame score at 92-66.

Romeo, a former UAAP Rookie of the Year, scored 19 points to lead all Tamaraws, while Garcia, once UAAP MVP, added 18. Big men Anthony Hargrove Jr. and Arvie Bringas added 11 apiece and combined for 17 rebounds, giving their backcourt ample support.

Sophomore Chris Javier topped the scoring charts for both sides with 20 points, coming close to a double-double with eight boards. Roi Sumang notched 16, while Jay-ar Sumido tallied 10 markers.

FEU stayed undefeated at 4-0, while UE sank to their third loss in as many outings. The Tamaraws will face a tough test though on Thursday, as they’re matched up against pre-season favorite NU Bulldogs.

"Mahirap pa rin i-maintain yung 4-0, kasi next game nga, NU. Okay materyales nila eh, walang nawala. Sa amin, maraming nawala. Gumagaling pa yung isang import namin," said Flores, giving his early assessment of the host school.

On the other hand, the Red Warriors will seek an upset on Saturday, when they face the reigning champions Ateneo Blue Eagles. - AMD, GMA News

The scores:

FEU 92 - Romeo 19, Garcia 18, Hargrove 11, Bringas 11, Mendoza 8, Tolomia 6, Escoto 5, Pogoy 4, Cruz 4, Sentcheu 2, Inigo 2, Jose 2, Belo 0, Guerrero 0, M Bringas 0

UE 66 - Javier 20, Sumang 16, Sumido 10, Galanza 5, Olayon 4, Hernandez 4, Belleza 2, Valdez 2, Duran 2, Flores 1, Alberto 0, Villarias 0, Santos 0, Razon 0

Quarter scoring: 14-18, 42-29, 61-47, 92-66

07-29-2012, 05:44 PM
OMG ! relaxs lng wag maxado Gigil..

07-29-2012, 05:46 PM
@ dark kinght
Psado na ba c Arvie Bringas?

Dark Knight
07-31-2012, 08:40 AM
Arvie is good for a role player. Not as a go to guy. But has a nice post move. Maybe overweight. Sometimes he is forcing his shot but sometimes very effective.

Sam Miguel
08-01-2012, 03:31 PM
Against the NU Bulldogs, the FEU Tamaraws have to realize that they are facing a highly-touted pre-tournament favorite staring at yet another disappointing season this early. In their Hosting year.

At 2-2, NU cannot really afford a third loss in the first round. No team actually can. That might make the Bulldogs even more predictable, i.e. isolate Ray Parks, everybody just crash the boards, Emmanuel Mbe becomes just an afterthought left to scrounge for his own points by pounding the offensive boards.

FEU must take care of that basketball, maybe turn Terrence Romeo into a fulltime off-guard without the ball in his hands at least for this game, and let RR Garcia play decoy. Getting into a shootout with NU is not really a bad idea if your shooters are Romeo and Garcia, and Chris Tolomia hitting here and there. But the FEU defense has to hold inside. That perimeter with Parks going to the dribble-drive offense may be a lost cause for any defense. The same cannot be said for the interior, where Anthony Hargrove, Arvie and Tonton Bringas, and even Karl Cruz and Russel Escoto can play the passing lanes, jam drop steps and pivots, and also control the defensive boards.

08-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Another LUCKY win by FEU. We are lucky by 24points. Very Lucky indeed. God is great.

Nah, they would probably say "it's just UE for papaya's sake".

Point taken but veeeerrrrrrryyyyyyyyy lucky nevertheless.

Lucky. Lucky. Lucky! Lucky. Lucky. Lucky! Lucky. Lucky. Lucky! Lucky. Lucky. Lucky!

Pareng DK

Sobrang lucky nga kayo last game. Lucky ng lamang - 20 mahigit. :D

Sana maging lucky ulit kayo next game against NU.

Luckyhan ninyo ulit ang lamang. Best of luck Tams! :D

08-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Basta I will hold coach Bert to his word. While scouting during the UST-NU game we "accosted" him for breaking the Tigers' heart for two seasons, he said "ganyan naman kami ni coach Pido, palitan lang"...

Dark Knight
08-01-2012, 09:14 PM
FEU must take care of that basketball, maybe turn Terrence Romeo into a fulltime off-guard without the ball in his hands at least for this game, and let RR Garcia play decoy. Getting into a shootout with NU is not really a bad idea if your shooters are Romeo and Garcia, and Chris Tolomia hitting here and there. But the FEU defense has to hold inside. That perimeter with Parks going to the dribble-drive offense may be a lost cause for any defense. The same cannot be said for the interior, where Anthony Hargrove, Arvie and Tonton Bringas, and even Karl Cruz and Russel Escoto can play the passing lanes, jam drop steps and pivots, and also control the defensive boards.

Sir Sam Miguel, someone from NU might be reading this and have an idea how to defeat us.

Dark Knight
08-01-2012, 09:16 PM
Pareng DK

Sobrang lucky nga kayo last game. Lucky ng lamang - 20 mahigit. :D

Sana maging lucky ulit kayo next game against NU.

Luckyhan ninyo ulit ang lamang. Best of luck Tams! :D

Pareng Fujima

It's UE. Even UST can defeat them by 20. My apologies to UE but i think they are not strong this season.

Sam Miguel
08-02-2012, 08:15 AM
^^^ Dark Knight, if NU needs to read this Forum to figure out how to beat you guys they may as well fire their entire coaching staff and just monitor Gameface, libre pa.:-D

Seriously though, if they haven't figured that out by now then NU's coaches should just quit. Or perhaps they might have an even better game plan than what I've posted here. Basta ako tiwala pa din sa kakayanan ni Coach Bert. He's a UAAP lifer and he knows his boys, and knows how to handle them. The FEU community's real concern should be letting Anton Montinola and Mark Molina know to leave Coach Flores alone for the whole season. No more of that bullshit asking for a timeout from the stands. Hayaan nilang si Bert ang dumiskarte.

Dark Knight
08-02-2012, 10:09 AM
well said about Montinola and Molina.

08-02-2012, 10:58 AM
(The Philippine Star) Updated August 02, 2012 12:00 AM

League-leading Far Eastern University goes all out to sustain its spotless run but expects a dogfight with a National University side determined to convince everyone it can hold its own against the big guns in an interesting UAAP Season 75 men’s basketball encounter at the Smart Araneta Coliseum today.

On a high after a masterful 92-66 rout of University of the East, the Tams gun for Win No. 5 at 4 p.m. against the struggling Bulldogs (2-2) whom FEU coach Bert Flores described as a team abundant in talent, led by last year’s MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and Emmanuel Mbe.

“They have the materials; they even have a new good second import (Henri Betayene) and other new reinforcements,” Flores said of NU.

A pre-tournament favorite owing to their showing in the summer leagues, the Bulldogs got off to a blazing start, a 90-55 spanking of University of the East, but dropped two of their next three assignments, including a blowout to Ateneo and a blown game against University of Santo Tomas.

“I know we’re struggling now so we have to bounce back,” said NU coach Eric Altamirano.. “FEU is the team to watch out for so far and they’ve been playing very well. So we have to come out and be really prepared for that game.”

In the 2 p.m. curtain-raiser, five-peat-seeking Ateneo (3-1) shoots for its fourth victory against winless University of the Philippines (0-3).

One major asset of the Bulldogs that concerns Flores is the tenacious work of their frontliners, who are good for 46 rebounds a game (No. 3 in the UAAP) against the Tams’ 40 average (No. 7 overall).

“NU is among the top teams in rebounding so our big men need to step up in the battle inside,” said Flores.

Four of NU’s bigs norm five boards or more – Mbe (8.8), Javillonar (6.8), Denice Villamor (5.8) and Parks (5.3) – while backup center Betayene accounts for 3.2 caroms in 12 minutes on the floor.

In contrast, FEU relies heavily on its starting center, American Anthony Hargrove, who gives them 7.7 rebounds per outing. Guards and top scorers Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia are helping out in rebounding, averaging 6 and 4.8, respectively, while Arvie Bringas (4.5 rpg), Mark Belo (3.3), and Russel Escoto (3) put in less than expected numbers.

Parks, the league’s top gunner (20.3 ppg) will be a marked man for FEU defenders led by Roger Pogoy.

“We’ll just help one another out trying to contain Parks,” said Garcia.

08-02-2012, 01:58 PM
True, dapat shut up na yun dalawa hayaan na dumiskarte si Coach Bert.

08-02-2012, 02:48 PM
Kala siguro ni Moyina Time Out Manager siya hindi Team Manager

08-02-2012, 09:25 PM
hahahha tama ka jan Sir!

08-02-2012, 09:28 PM
Feu lost NU 61-57. tama predictions ni Sir Dark knight.

08-02-2012, 09:41 PM
Bulldogs hand Tamaraws first loss
By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 08/02/2012 7:03 PM | Updated as of 08/02/2012 8:50 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) -- The National University (NU) Bulldogs rallied from a double-digit deficit to give the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws their first loss of the UAAP Season 75, 61-57, Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum.

“That was a breakthrough for us,” said NU head coach Eric Altamirano. “The key was really our composure.”

The Tamaraws came into the game undefeated with a 4-0 record, but their first three wins came by a combined winning margin of six points. Their penchant for close contents finally came back to haunt them as they failed to execute in the final minutes of the game.

The Bulldogs, meanwhile, rebounded from a two-game losing streak, after succumbing to the defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles and the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers.

“I think that’s one of the things that is lacking in our team, since our team is young. I know we’ve been through a lot of tests, and I think these tests will make us a better and more mature team,” Altamirano said.

Last season’s MVP Bobby Ray Parks struggled from the field but was solid on the defensive end while ably setting up his teammates all night. He finished with 17 points, six rebounds and seven assists.

The Tamaraws led by as much as 13 points in the second quarter, 29-16, and came into halftime with a 30-24 lead.

Terrence Romeo provided much of the scoring for the Tams as he had 11 points in the first half alone.

FEU’s strong play continued in the third period, as they led by double digits, 45-33, with 3:47 to go in the quarter thanks to a lay-up by Arvie Bringas.

But Emmanuel Mbe and Parks led the Bulldogs on a 10-0 run, five points of which came from the free throw line, to make it a 45-43 game. A Gryann Mendoza lay-up briefly stemmed the Bulldogs’ rally, but Dennice Villamor hit a three-pointer with 14 seconds to go to make it 47-46 going into the final canto.

In the final quarter, the Bulldogs took the lead for the first time since the first period when Parks drained a difficult fadeaway jumpshot – his first field goal of the contest – to make it 52-50. John Rosario added a lay-up to make it 54-50 with 3:32 to go.

But RR Garcia, who also struggled from the field all game, drained a three-pointer, and Mark Bringas converted a lay-up to put the Tams back in front, 55-54.

Parks gave the Bulldogs the lead again with a three-point play with 1:36 to go, but Romeo tied the ball game with a jumper, making it 57-all.

The Bulldogs would take the lead for good on Parks’ free throw with a minute to go.

“This afternoon, we showed a lot of character,” said Altamirano. “We were behind by more than 10, and I just commend the boys for their resiliency to come back.”

The Tamaraws actually had a chance to tie the ball game, but Romeo, who was well-guared by Parks, fumbled the last possession and threw up a three-pointer that fell well short of the rim.

“Every game is a tough game, and we definitely have to move along after a loss, and even after a win, we forget that game,” said Parks.

“You’re only as good as your last game so I had to motivate the team,” he added.

Mbe and Rosario both had 12 points for the Bulldogs. Meanwhile, Romeo finished with 18 points, but no other Tamaraw scored in double figures.


08-02-2012, 09:43 PM
hindi sanay kapag abante agad...mas type yun nag hahabol ..

08-03-2012, 01:44 AM
^^^ Dark Knight, if NU needs to read this Forum to figure out how to beat you guys they may as well fire their entire coaching staff and just monitor Gameface, libre pa.:-D

Seriously though, if they haven't figured that out by now then NU's coaches should just quit. Or perhaps they might have an even better game plan than what I've posted here. Basta ako tiwala pa din sa kakayanan ni Coach Bert. He's a UAAP lifer and he knows his boys, and knows how to handle them. The FEU community's real concern should be letting Anton Montinola and Mark Molina know to leave Coach Flores alone for the whole season. No more of that bullshit asking for a timeout from the stands. Hayaan nilang si Bert ang dumiskarte.

Nadale mo boss!........

Sam Miguel
08-03-2012, 12:07 PM
By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

11:54 pm | Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

IT’S National University’s turn to get lucky this time.

Ray Parks pumped in six of NU’s last seven points as the Bulldogs ended Far Eastern University’s unbeaten run with a thrilling come-from-behind win, 61-57, in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Parks overcame a tough start to finish with 17 points, including two crucial free throws that gave the Bulldogs a 60-57 buffer with just 16.8 seconds left.

“The key was our composure, which was one thing lacking in the team,” said coach Eric Altamirano after his Bulldogs, who improved to 3-2, snapped the Tamaraws’ four-game win run.

Ateneo earlier overcame an early scare as the Blue Eagles rallied for a 76-70 victory over the winless University of the Philippines.

The Blue Eagles improved to 4-1 to claim a share of the lead with the Tamaraws, who saw their lucky run end after winning their first three games by just an average of two points.

Nico Salva dropped 11 of his 21 points in the third quarter where Ateneo grabbed the lead for the first time, 55-54, after trailing by as many as 10 points, 32-42.

“Every game that we play, we’re definitely going to get the other team’s best effort,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black, “Just because we’re Ateneo it doesn’t mean its going to be easy. We respect the other teams and what they bring to the game.”

Greg Slaughter buried all but two of his 13 points in the Blue Eagles’ second-half turnaround aside from hauling down nine boards and blocking three shots.

Ace FEU guard Terrence Romeo missed a potential game-tying triple in the dwindling seconds after Rey Mark Belo blew two free throws that could have given the Tamaraws the lead, 57-58, with 28.2 ticks left .

Parks, the reigning MVP, also grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists, while Troy Rosario had 12 markers.

Emmanuel Mbe posted a double-double of 12 points and 12 boards for the Bulldogs, who rallied from a 16-29 deficit.

Kiefer Ravena added 11 markers, while Oping Sumalinog also stepped up for the Eagles by drilling half of his 10 points inside the last three minutes to help the four-time champions take a 74-64 advantage.

The Maroons, who skidded to their fourth straight loss, came out strong with Chris Ball, Raul Soyud and rookie Henry Asilum to take a 40-32 halftime edge.

But the Eagles started the second half with a 15-7 explosion to tie the game at 47, then later closed out the third period with six unanswered points to wrest control at 61-57.

“What’s important for us was just to settle at halftime and get back at what we do best which is playing defense,” said Black.

The Eagles had a notable 58 percent shooting clip in the second half.

The scores:

First Game

ATENEO 76—Salva 21, Slaughter 13, Ravena 11, Sumalinog 10, Chua 7, Gonzaga 5, Buenafe 5, Erram 2, Elorde 2, Pessumal 0, Capacio 0.

UP 70—Lopez 13, Ball 11, Padilla 11, Gamboa 10, Soyud 9, Montecastro 6, Asilum 6, Silungan 2, Romero 2, Mbah 0, Manuel 0, Hipolito 0, Gallarza 0.

Quarters: 17-19, 32-40, 61-57, 76-70

Second Game

NU 61—Parks 17, Rosario 12, Mbe 12, Alolino 6, Villamor 4, Javillonar 4, Roño 3, Betayene 2, De Guzman 1, Singh 0.

FEU 57—Romeo 18, Belo 8, M. Bringas 8, Garcia 5, A. Bringas 5, Mendoza 4, Cruz 4, Hargrove 3, Escoto 2, Tolomia 0, Sentcheu 0, Pogoy 0.

Quarters: 12-15, 24-30, 46-47, 61-57

Sam Miguel
08-03-2012, 12:12 PM
That friggin' dribble-drive from Parks... I swear...

When he went to his dribble-drive that was it. Outside shooting will eventually dry out, but driving will at least get you a foul. I thought Mac Belo did a credible enough job against Parks. But there was no show-right effort nor any quick help, basics when trying to stop a lefty on a dribble-drive.

Oh well...

08-03-2012, 02:04 PM
Pag-inabot ng malas eh malas talaga.

Dark Knight
08-04-2012, 09:16 AM
Like i said in my previous post, count FEU's first loss against NU.

And in the games waning minutes, is it really their game plan to keep on shooting trifecta's? Jesus, can't they take the ball inside maybe to Hargrove and fish for a foul? They doomed themselves shooting long range.


08-04-2012, 03:08 PM
Lol ..results Horror Lost

08-05-2012, 01:22 PM
August 5, 2012 2:00pm

The Far Eastern University Tamaraws will be looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season, while the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons will shoot for their first victory, Sunday at 2pm, in the 75th season of the UAAP.

FEU (4-1) figured in three tight affairs early in the season, winning versus UST, La Salle and Adamson by a grand total of six points. But they were unable to conjure up that same late-game poise versus NU last Thursday.

Entering the fourth period up by a point, 47-46, FEU made just 4-of-17 from the field in the last 10 minutes, launching 12 triple tries and converting on a measly one. They also took five charities but made only one as well, with the result being their first loss of the season, 57-61.

The Tams will also need to get RR Garcia going. The former league MVP played 33 minutes but produced just five points, hitting 2-of-13 from the field. In fact, versus NU, only Terrence Romeo hit double-digits when the dust settled. Head coach Bert Flores will likely demand better ball-sharing, as big men like Arvie Bringas and Anthony Hargrove deserve touches and can help with the team's floor spacing.

UP (0-4) on the other hand, came close to upsetting the reigning champions Ateneo, leading by eight, 40-32 after the first half, as their defense held Ateneo to a 12-of-35 outing, including 0-for-6 from downtown.

It didn't last though, as Ateneo stormed back, shooting 58.8 percent from the field in the third period, a quarter that saw them outscore the Maroons 29-17. Then in the fourth, despite nearly tripling the amount of looks Ateneo took at the basket, 19 to 7, courtesy of eight offensive rebounds, UP was unable to get back on top, falling 70-76.

Rookie center Chris Ball shot the ball extremely well early on, scoring 11 points and pulling down six rebounds, but in the seven minutes he played in the second half, he could only contribute one more rebound and no points. He could be in line for more playing time though, as he'll be a good match-up versus the aforementioned Hargrove.

Making this game interesting is the fact that UP managed to upset FEU in Season 74, as one of their two victories of the season. No doubt, head coach Bert Flores will hang that over his team's heads as a reminder not to take any foe lightly. - AMD, GMA News

Season 74 history lesson
•Round 1 - UP defeated FEU 76-63, on August 4
•Round 2 - FEU defeated UP 59-53, on August 18

Projected FEU starting five: Terrence Romeo (18 points on 7/19 FG, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals vs NU), RR Garcia, Arvie Bringas, Anthony Hargrove, Roger Pogoy

Projected UP starting five: Mark Lopez (13 points on 3/13 FG, 6/8 FT, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block vs ADMU), Chris Ball, Alvin Padilla, Raul Soyud, Henry Asilum

08-05-2012, 01:26 PM
Mukhang nasabon C RR garcia. babawi dw. :mad:

08-05-2012, 09:12 PM
Tams escape Maroons in controversial win
Posted: 2012-08-05 17:12:50

Caption:Terrence Romeo exploded for a career-high 24 points in their close win against UP.For the fourth time in five games, it was so near yet so far for University of the Philippines.

The Fighting Maroons rallied from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit but could not overcome the brilliance of Terrence Romeo as Far Eastern University escaped with a 73-70 decision in the 75th UAAP men's basketball tournament Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Romeo, the former UAAP Rookie of the Year, torched UP with a career-high 24 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and two steals to help the Morayta-based squad register their fifth win and tie for the top spot.

"Buti na lang okay si Terrence," said coach Bert Flores. "Bad game kase si RR."

The five-foot-11 junior also drained five triples even as the Tamaraw reserves Gryann Mendoza, Mike Tolomia and Mark Belo combined for 19 points in FEU's bounce-back effort from a loss last Thursday.

With Romeo scorching hot, the Tamaraws zoomed to a 29-15 lead in the second quarter, as UP struggled to contain the league's third-scoring leader.

But the Maroons slowly crawled their way back to the game, finally pulling into one point, 45-44, midway through the third period.

However, the Diliman-based crew could not sustain their run as Romeo and Tolomia catalyzed another run that built an enormous 68-53 advantage for FEU early in the final stanza.

UP refused to roll over and die, though, as the Maroons teamed up for a 7-0 blast that helped them build momentum to eventually inch to 70-66 after two charities by Mark Lopez.

A controversial non-call on a goaltending by Anthony Hargrove on a Cris Ball shot paved the way for a Romeo split at the line that gave the Tamaraws a 71-66 bubble.

Alvin Padilla responded with a three-pointer to cut it to 71-69 but Lopez could only sink one of two freebies with only 3.1 seconds remaining and FEU up, 71-70.

Romeo, who had eight points in the final period, iced the game with two free throws for the final count.

The scores:

FEU (73) - Romeo 24, Hargrove 10, Tolomia 7, Mendoza 6, Belo 6, Garcia 5, Bringas 5, Escoto 5, Cruz 3, Pogoy 2, Bringas 0

UP (70) - Silungan 12, Soyud 11, Lopez 9, Ball 8, Padilla 8, Montecastro 8, Manuel 5, Hipolito 4, Gamboa 3, Mbah 2, Wierzba 0, Asilum 0, Romero 0

Quarters: 22-15, 41-32, 60-51, 73-70

08-05-2012, 09:14 PM
Off-nights pa rin kahit Panalo.

08-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Kala ko mas gusto ng Tams ang mag habol pag dikit ang laro :-D

08-05-2012, 09:44 PM
yun yata ang trending nila lol

08-05-2012, 09:56 PM
sir bchoter nawiwili yata sa dikit na laban ang tams d kaya nang-gigil ?

08-05-2012, 10:03 PM
palagay ko naman walang kokontra pag nasa top mvp contenders si Romeo. Sana nga mailabas na yung current ranking right before yung UST game. Baka sakaling affected ang laro nya. Tapos sisingilin ko pa si Coach Bert sa mga binitawang salita LOL

Pero, seriously, may two schools of thought pagdating kay Romeo. Yung isang banda, nananalo ang FEU dahil sa PAGIGING AGGRESSIVE NIYA WITH THE BALL. Sa kabilang banda, nananalo PA RIN FEU sa KABILA NG PAG B-BUWAYA niya.

4-1. Mahirap makipag argumento sa mga numero

08-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Tama ka Sir, Buwaya talaga yan c Romeo..oonga dapat ng singilin muna si Coach Bert.

08-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Sir , 5-1 na tams.

08-06-2012, 09:13 AM
UAAP: Tamaraws edge Maroons late in controversial game
JOB B. DE LEON August 5, 2012 4:18pm
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Slam dunked - A no-call on an Anthony Hargrove block attempt changed the fortunes of the Fighting Maroons. Jeff Venancio
(Updated 5:03pm) The Far Eastern University Tamaraws escaped with a controversial win over the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 73-70, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, in the 75th season of the UAAP.

Anthony Hargrove attempted a shot block with three minutes remaining in the game, which the UP bench claimed was a goaltend. Referees however denied their appeal, even though video replays confirmed the Maroons' coaches claims. On the subsequent play, a split at the line by Terrence Romeo made it 71-66, with UP still within range.

The Maroons drew closer thanks to some well-executed half court offense, as they found Alvin Padilla, who hit his fourth triple of the game to draw within a deuce, 71-69, 1:43 left.

On the other side of the floor, FEU went once more to the former Rookie of the Year Romeo, whose off-balance leaner fell out of bounds. With sixteen seconds on the clock remaining and a chance at the last shot, UP got the ball into the hands of center Chris Ball, who attempted a mid-range jumper that missed. Mark Lopez hauled down the rebound however, and drew a foul from FEU rookie Mac Bello, sending him to the line.

With five seconds left and a chance to send the game into overtime, Lopez missed the second charity, which the Tamaraws pounced upon. Forced to foul, UP sent Romeo to the line, where he made both. A long heave by Padilla then missed its mark, as fans were left stewing about the non-call that could have changed the complexion of the game.

"Buti nalang savior si Terrence [Romeo], said FEU head coach Bert Flores, whose side avoided losing two in a row after suffering their first defeat against the NU Bulldogs last Thursday.

"Game plan namin was to stop Silungan," he added, but with UP going to other players, Flores admitted that his side had a difficult time adjusting. "Nag-iimprove yung team na yun [UP], at kami pababa [performance level]."

FEU got off to a fast start that included a two-handed dunk from Hargrove, as Terrence Romeo buried a trey to punctuate an 11-5 beginning for the Tamaraws. UP simply had no answer for FEU's height advantage, as Hargrove pulled off another dunk, and the rest of the FEU frontline scoring off put-backs, 18-11.

The Maroons found some footing though by getting to the line, as Jett Manuel, Raul Suyod and Mike Silungan scored UP's last four in the quarter on a 4-of-6 clip. Mac Bello meanwhile did the damage for the other side, making it 22-15 in favor of the Tams after the first quarter.

The Tams surged anew early in the second, pouring out a 7-0 run capped by a triple by Gryann Mendoza. Silungan countered with a triple of his own, and then found Alinko Mbah to get the lead back to single digits, 29-20, 6:38 remaining in the second.

A combination of injuries and UP's defense kept former MVP RR Garcia (right) in check. Jeff Venancio
Romeo tried to lead another Tams surge with five straight, but UP's aggressive play got them opportunities in the shaded area, as the Maroons made it a nine-point game again, 37-28.

A long jumper by Mark Lopez cut the lead to seven, but the Tams caught a break in the final minute of the half as Hargrove was fouled on a drive to the rim. The officials then slapped a technical foul on the Maroons' bench for complaining about the call. Hargrove and RR Garcia split the resulting free throws, and then on the bonus possession, Garcia laid the ball up and in, though Soyud managed to close the half out, 41-32.

UP came alive after the break, as after a lob play for Hargrove, Silungan and the rest of the Maroons caught fire, chaining together a 12-2 run to get State U to within a single point, 45-44, 5:55 left in the third.

However, they were unable to maintain their run, as Romeo stepped up to the plate by dropping two triples in a 7-1 run for FEU. Consecutive lay-ups by Jelo Montecastro ended a four-minute dry spell from the field, but the Tams broke out another dominant stretch, a 7-2 blast in the last two minutes that stretched their advantage back to nine, 60-51.

Mike Tolomia and Romeo nailed a triple apiece as part of an early 8-2 run at the start of the fourth for FEU in the final quarter, putting them up by a seemingly insurmountable 15 points, 68-53, but UP hit the offensive boards to fuel seven unanswered, 68-60, 5:58 left.

Terrence Romeo was once again FEU's antidote, hitting a pair of free throws, but UP went right at it, as they got to within four, 70-66, prior to the big no-call on the goaltend.

The Tamaraws won despite not making a field goal in the last eight minutes of the game, and with Romeo accounting for his side's last five points. He finished with 24 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and two steals.

RR Garcia was once again limited, due to his sprained ankle, scoring just five points. He was also feeling under the weather, according to coach Flores.

Anthony Hargrove added 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

Mike Silungan led UP with 12 points. Rookie forward Raul Soyud added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Mark Lopez added nine points, while Chris Ball, Alvin Padilla and Gelo Montecastro tallied eight markers apiece.

FEU shot 8-of-17 from beyond the arc, five coming from Romeo, a big improvement from their 5-of-28 clip versus NU. UP on the other hand made just 4-of-21, with Silungan nailing all but one of their long bombs.

The Tams stayed in step with reigning champions Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles at 5-1, while UP sank to 0-5. - AMD, GMA News

The scores:

FEU 73: Romeo 24, Hargrove 10, Tolomia 7, Mendoza 6, Belo 6, Garcia 5, A Bringas 5, Escoto 5, Cruz 3, Pogoy 2, M Bringas 0

UP 70: Silungan 12, Soyud 11, Lopez 9, Ball 8, Padilla 8, Montecastro 8, Manuel 5, Hipolito 4, Gamboa 3, Mbah 2, Romero 0, Asilum 0

Quarter scoring: 22-15, 41-32, 60-51,73-70

08-06-2012, 09:24 AM
Improvements of T.Romeo making play makes him a key to Tams success , his stats is 24pts 9Rebounds 8Assists and 2pickpockets not bad for not playing selfishly alone , he might say now its time to share the ball to others..and it brings good result. Nice poster dunks for Hargrove.

08-06-2012, 09:58 AM
By Mark Giongco


5:01 pm | Sunday, August 5th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University survived University of the Philippines, 73-70, Sunday in the UAAP Season 75 men’s basketball tournament at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Explosive guard Terrence Romeo did almost everything on the floor highlighted by a career-high 24 points to go along with nine rebounds and eight assists.

The Tamaraws bounced back from their lone loss at the hands of the National University Bulldogs to share the helm with the Ateneo Blue Eagles at 5-1.

FEU built a commanding 68-53 lead at the 7:56 mark of the final quarter but UP just didn’t go down without a fight.

In fact, the Fighting Maroons even had a chance to force extra session. Mark Lopez though split his charities to only pull his team to within one, 70-71, with five ticks left.

Romeo’s free throws set the final tally as Alvin Padilla’s heave didn’t come close. UP remained winless at 0-5.

The Tamaraws bucked another sub-par outing from their main man RR Garcia, who struggled with five points.

FEU got a huge break late when the referees missed a goaltending call on an Anthony Hargrove block as the ball hit the board first before getting swatted away.

The athletic Hargrove had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Mike Silungan led UP with 12 points while Raul Soyud added 11.

Dark Knight
08-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Prepare for Ateneo in their last game in the 1st round.

Stop Slaughter and Salva. Then we win.

Easier said than done.

08-06-2012, 09:29 PM
Keep trying , smell upset.

08-11-2012, 03:16 PM

Nobody penned the Tamaraws occupying the summit after one quarter of UAAP basketball. Pundits deemed the loss of big man Aldrech Ramos and veterans Ping Exciminiano, Jens Knuttel and JR Cawaling too much for the Morayta-based squad to overcome.

Alas, the Green and Gold are riding a five-game winning streak that is impressive simply because of the heart these FEU cagers have shown, especially in their first three matches, games that they won by an average of – this is not a typo – two points.

The Tamaraws' amazing tandem of Terrence Romeo and Ryan Roose Garcia has worked wonders so far, with the two combining for 30.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 9.3 assists while shooting an impressive 43.1 percent from the field.

Their new frontcourt duo, Anthony Hargrove and Arvie Bringas, has also played well enough to contribute to FEU's hot start as the two have teamed up to post 15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks to more than make up for the loss of Ramos.

Things are bound to get harder for the Tamaraws – as a matter of fact, they have yet to face erstwhile title favorites Ateneo de Manila University in the first round.

08-18-2012, 10:59 AM
Eagles, Tams dispute solo top spot today
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
2:14 am | Saturday, August 18th, 2012 Share on facebook_likeShare 2
JUSTINE Chua of Ateneo puts up a shot off Mark Lopez of UP in a recent game. The Blue Eagles prevailed, 76-70. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

ATENEO coach Norman Black expects to see a hard-fighting Far Eastern University squad even if the Tamaraws claim they’ve been struggling in their recent UAAP games.

The Blue Eagles and the Tamaraws—locked in a three-way tie with idle University of Santo Tomas at 5-1—fight for the solo lead on the penultimate day of men’s basketball’s first round today.

The expected blockbuster rematch between the finalists of the last two seasons is set at 4:30 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

National University seeks solo fourth against La Salle when they clash at 12 noon.

Tickets for today’s matches will be sold separately.

FEU coach Bert Flores said he hopes that his Tamaraws, who are coming off a 73-70 decision over University of the Philippines, pick up their game even with hotshot guard RR Garcia playing through an ankle injury.

“Our games have been dipping,” said Flores. “I told Terrence (Romeo) to keep on working hard and involve his teammates more because RR has been struggling.”

Garcia, a former MVP, averaged only five points in his last two outings.

But Black thinks Garcia will be back in top shape in their showdown as both squads had a two-week layoff following the game cancellations last week due to inclement weather.

“RR will be okay by the time we play them,” said Black.

The four-time champion Eagles, who have been banking on the trio of Nico Salva, Greg Slaughter and Kiefer Ravena, aim to keep the FEU guards in check.

“The number one thing for us is to find a way to slow down their wingmen,” said Black, referring to Garcia, Romeo and Cris Tolomia. “At the same time, there’s (Anthony) Hargrove in the middle. We have to control him also.”

08-18-2012, 11:34 AM
GRRRRrrrrrr !!!!

08-19-2012, 09:41 AM
Lol kinapos , almost na , yan nga ba pag lamang parati kinapos sa huli..

08-19-2012, 09:47 AM
Blue Eagles thrash Tamaraws
by inboundpass
Saturday, 18 August 2012

Reigning UAAP champs Ateneo Blue Eagles flexed their muscles in the fourth quarter to crush a rock-ribbed FEU Tamarws, 74-71, of UAAP Season 75 on August 18 at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Blue Eagles, who were initially hard-pressed to find the solution to FEU’s dynamic scoring duo of RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo, limited the latter scoreless in the final quarter while Arvie Bringas chipped in for 5 of his 10-points in the 4th period to keep the FEU within striking distance.

“We did not do a very good job in keeping their perimeter players out of the paint, especially Romeo and RR (Garcia),” said Norman Black, the coach of Ateneo. “At halftime, we talked about it. In the second half, we had a better job.”

After scoring a combined 20 points in the first half, the Blue Eagles made it tough on Garcia and Romeo in the next two periods. Ravena and Nico Salva uncorked a 6-0 run to cut their to a single marker, 56-57 early in the final period.

“We don’t want to penetrate in the paint and Juami (Tiongson) and Kiefer (Ravena) played defense,” said Black, when Ravena had a huge 4th quarter spurt, tallying 8 of his 12-points in the final turn including that 7-3 run from a 62-60 deficit towards a 69-63 lead with 54 seconds left.

The Blue Eagles, trailing by as much as 12 points in the first half, finished their first round with a 6-1 record, while the Tamaraws finished third.

Greg Slaughter finished with 17 points along with 8 rebounds and swatted away five FEU attempts, while Tiongson and Ravena racked up 12 points apiece for Ateneo, which won its last two championship meetings against FEU.

“It’s a great game for both teams. It’s great that we won,” said the soft-spoken Slaughter, whose teammate Ryan Buenafe also scored 10 points.

Garcia made 21 points while Anthony Hargrove had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Tamaraws. Romeo finished the game with 10-points on a 28% shooting from the field.

FEU out-rebounded Ateneo, 47-33 and 2nd chance points, 15-11. Turnovers were even at 12 each. Overall, Ateneo shot better with 45.1% from the field compared to 40% for FEU.

As of now, the Blue Eagles are holding the no. 1 spot of the standings in the 1st round. If UST wins on August 19 against Adamson, it will be a two-way tie for 1st place with the Growling Tigers taking the top spot with the win-over-the-other format.

Individual Scores:

ADMU 74 – Slaughter 17, Tiongson 12, Ravena 12, Buenafe 10, Erram 6, Elorde 6, Salva 6, Sumalinog 3, Chua 2, Golla 0, Gonzaga 0.

FEU 71 – Garcia 21, Hargrove 12, Romeo 10, Bringas A. 10, Bringas M. 7, Belo 6, Tolomia 3, Pogoy 2, Cruz 0, Mendoza 0, Sentcheu 0.

Dark Knight
08-19-2012, 01:56 PM
We limited ADMU to 23 points in the first half and they finished with 74 points? Thats a fucking 51 points we allowed them to score.

Talk about defense huh?

08-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Out-coach b talaga?

08-20-2012, 05:19 PM
Na-release na pala c Coach Ato ng Petron..Lol

08-23-2012, 02:30 PM
Red-hot UST takes on dangerous FEU

By Josiah Albelda Posted Aug 23rd 2012

The University of Santo Tomas eyes revenge against Far Eastern University.

Red-hot University of Santo Tomas gets the chance to exact revenge on their first round tormentors when they face Far Eastern University in the 75th UAAP men's basketball tournament Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The Growling Tigers have strung up six straight wins after being defeated by the Tamaraws on opening day and will look to extend their streak and tighten their grip of the top spot against the Morayta-based crew.

FEU sneaked past UST, 73-72, on July 14 after leading all the way, with Jeric Fortuna committing the crucial blunder that RR Garcia converted into a game-winning layup.

Expect fireworks anew as two of the UAAP's most talented teams match up weapon for weapon, wing for wing and big for big.

Leading MVP candidate Karim Abdul spearhead the Tigers' attack, with Fortuna, Aljon Mariano, Kevin Ferrer and Louie Vigil providing ample support.

Gunner Jeric Teng, who missed UST's past two games due to a bum knee, will be back to backstop Coach Pido Jarencio's group and provide additional firepower.

On the other hand, the Tamaraws will parade their high-octane scorers in Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia, and their ultra-athletic center Anthony Hargrove.

08-23-2012, 06:27 PM
Tams gored ust to the tuned of 87-60 behind the hothands of t.Romeo 19ts. 5 rebounds , R.Pogoy 13pts. 11rebounds , hargrove 13pts. bringas 10pts.

08-23-2012, 06:29 PM
Congrats DK and LT.

08-23-2012, 06:33 PM
Super nice win by the tamarraws a whopping 27pts. Margin against the surging ust tigers coming from 6wins straight since a lucky 1pt.lost from the very same team. Good team effort. Good job guys .

08-23-2012, 06:34 PM
Sir Fujimao4 Tnx , off-nights for team Ust today .

Dark Knight
08-24-2012, 12:00 PM
It's either we caught UST on a bad day or we're just plain lucky.

I never doubt FEU's strenght this season. I just hope we won this against Ateneo. I don't mind losing to UST. I have friends and cousins from UST.

Could also be a case of Law Of Averages. UST rack up 6 straight wins after dropping their very first assignment against FEU and they are about to lose one. Nagkataon na FEU uli.

Thanks Fujima.

08-24-2012, 12:21 PM
Tams turn Tigers 'payback' to blowout

By Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) Updated August 24, 2012 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Far Eastern U made sure University of Santo Tomas pay dearly for the Tigers’ “payback time” battlecry, scoring an emphatic 87-60 rout in the UAAP Season 75 men’s basketball tournament at the MOA Arena yesterday.

The Tams roared to an early 26-9 lead against the listless, fumbling Tigers and never let up the rest of the way to repeat over a UST side seeking to avenge its sorry 72-73 setback the first time they met.

With the emphatic triumph, the Tams improved to 6-2, catching up with their prey at second spot behind idle Ateneo (6-1). The Tigers saw their six-game run put to a horrendous end.

“Good start, we’re able to sustain our intensity, defend aggressively until the very end, limit our fouls, control the boards, share the ball. These are the factors that helped us pull through with the big win,” FEU coach Bert Flores said in Filipino.

He failed to mention his wards’ hot shooting (38-of-62, 61.3 percent) against the anemic Tigers (24 of 69, 34.8 percent).

In the first 20 minutes alone, the Tams fired at a sizzling clip of 69 percent (20 of 29) to pull away by 28, 47-19, against the Tigers who shot bricks (20 percent, 7-of-37, including 0-of-14 from three-point area).

“Our discussion at halftime was all about how we can show the same amount of intensity and aggressiveness in the third and fourth quarters, especially against UST which was good at coming back from big deficits,” Flores said, referring to UST’s fightback in earlier wins over Ateneo and NU.

“We were prepared when they employed the zone and we’re also able to stop their transition,” added Flores, whose crew enjoyed its biggest lead at 55-24, midway through the third.

Terrence Romeo paced FEU with 19 points while Roger Pogoy had a breakout game of 13 points and 11 rebounds. Aljon Mariano and Jeric Fortuna led UST with 15 and 12, respectively, as Karim Abdul was held down to 11.

Earlier, Bobby Ray Parks Jr. sizzled with a second straight 30-point game as National U eked out an 81-77 overtime victory over Adamson.

Parks followed up last week’s 35-point performance with 31 markers, leading an 8-0 start in extension that all but secured it for the Bulldogs (5-3), who salvaged the win despite squandering a nine-point margin in the final minute of regulation.

“I told them not to lose heart after we lost a big lead and were forced to overtime. This is part of our growing pains. For us to grow, we need these kinds of games,” said NU coach Eric Altamirano, who also drew huge game from Emmanuel Mbe (season-high 20 rebounds and 14 points).

Parks’ back-to-back 30-point games were the first since UE’s James Yap scored 36 and 30 points in 2002.

Eric Camson and Roider Cabrera shot 23 and 22 points, respectively, for Adamson (1-7), which found itself with a huge hole inside with the ejection of center Rodney Brondial, who was slapped with a disqualifying foul for punching NU’s Jeoff Javillonar in the stomach at 4:38 of the first canto. Brondial is likely to sit out AdU’s next game as penalty.

The scores:

First Game

NU 81 – Parks 31, Mbe 14, Rono 9, de Guzman 9, Rosario 6, Villamor 5, Alolino 4, Javillonar 3, Singh 0, Neypes 0, Labing-isa 0, Betayene 0.

AdU 77 – Camson 23, Cabrera 22, Cruz 12, Rios 9, Etrone 4, Monteclaro 3, Abrigo 3, Cabigas 1, Trollano 0, Petilos 0, Petilos 0, Olalia 0, Julkipli 0, Brondial 0, Agustin 0.

Quarterscores: 16-14, 27-23, 46-41, 71-7

Second Game

FEU 87 – Romeo 19, Pogoy 13, Hargrove 13, A. Bringas 10, M. Bringas 8, Tolomia 7, Garcia 5, Sentcheu 4, Mendoza 4, Belo 2, Cruz 2, Inigo 0, Jose 0, Guerrero 0.

UST 60 – Mariano 15, Fortuna 12, Abdul 11, Bautista 8, Vigil 4, Ferrer 4, Teng 2, Pe 2, Daquiaog 2, Lo 0, Haingan 0, Garrido 0, Afuang 0.

Quarterscores: 26-9, 47-19, 66-40, 87-60

08-26-2012, 01:26 PM
FEU takes on skidding Adamson

By Josiah Albelda Posted Aug 25th 2012
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Far Eastern University goes for back-to-back wins in the second round as it takes on lowly Adamson University

Roused after an impressive win over erstwhile league leaders, Far Eastern University attempts to start another streak when they battle lowly Adamson University in the 75th UAAP men's basketball tournament Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The Tamaraws started strong and manhandled University of Santo Tomas last Thursday, 87-60, to gain a share of second place with a 5-2 slate.

Terrence Romeo spearheaded the Morayta-based squad's charge, scoring 16 points in the opening half as FEU buried their old rivals a beating that they would never forget.

The Tamaraws erected several 20-point spreads and quelled any rally the Tigers could begin to snatch back the limelight after two losses to contenders.

They are expected to have an easier go-around this time against the Soaring Falcons, which hasn't won since beating University of the Philippines last July.

Adamson has been having a forgettable season so far, with seven losses in eight games after flying to a 10-4 record last year.

08-26-2012, 03:37 PM
FEu wins vs ADu 76-68 , starred by T.Romeo 27pts. RR Garcia 13pts. RPogoy 13pts. and hardnose players Hargrove and Arvie Bringas..

08-26-2012, 09:30 PM
Big game on wednesday vs ADMU

08-26-2012, 09:33 PM
Tamaraws late surge, sneak past Falcons
by inboundpass

The FEU Tamaraws dominated the final period to squeak past the Adamson Falcons, 76-68, on August 26 in UAAP Season 75 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Combo guard Terrence Romeo had 27 points including 7 3-pointers, 5 assists and 3 steals, to lead Tamaraws to their 7th win in 9 games.

“It’s a great win although we struggled in the early going of the game. The players managed to get up quickly in the fourth quarter,” said FEU mentor Bert Flores in Filipino, who got 9 points from Anthony Hargrove. “I’m hoping we sustained this kind character.” And they did. After giving up 11 turnover points at the half, the Tamaraws answered with 6 fastbreak points in the 3rd period then a 42% field goal outburst in the 4th period.

Roger Pogoy had 7 of his 13 points in the 3rd period while RR Garcia had 7 of his 13-points in the 4th quarter.

Eric Camson had 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Falcons, who played without John Rodney Brondial due to an infraction he committed in their game against NU involving Jeoffrey Javillonar last August 23 and Alex Nuyles, who is now on their injury list after his shoulder surgery. Jericho Cruz added 16 points for the Falcons.

The Falcons even took a 7-point lead (65-58) with over 7 minutes left in the 4th period after Camson’s 3-pointer. The Falcons failed to snap their 5-game losing streak and have dropped to 1-8.

FEU unleashed a 7-0 spurt in the 4th quarter with Garcia hitting a clutch 3-pointer for a 65-all count with 3:24 left in the ball game. The Tamaraws ignited a blazing 11-3 rally in the last 3 minutes to seal the win.

Arvie Bringas scored all of his 7 points in the final two minutes to help FEU take the driver’s seat after trailing by 7 points in the last 5 minutes of the game.

Bringas’ 3-point play gave FEU a 70-65 edge with 58.1 seconds to go.

“It’s a morale boosting win for us and we are very thankful to God,” said Romeo, who is slowly becoming FEU’s ultimate go-to-guy playing alongside former UAAP MVP, Garcia.

Individual Scores:

FEU 76 – Romeo 27, Garcia 13, Pogoy 13, Hargrove 9, Bringas A. 7, Mendoza 7, Bringas M. 0, Cruz 0, Inigo 0, Sentcheu 0.

Adamson 68 – Camson 24, Cruz 16, Trollano 9, Agustin 6, Monteclaro 5, Rios 4, Cabrera 2, Julkipli 2, Abrigo 0, Etrone 0, Petilos 0.

Quarter Scores: 18-23; 40-40; 56-57; 76-68

08-26-2012, 09:34 PM
No Tolomia and Escoto (again)

08-27-2012, 03:23 PM
FEU bucks poor start to nip Adamson
By Mark Giongco
5:00 pm | Sunday, August 26th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University pulled off another escape this time at the expense of Adamson, 76-68, Sunday in the UAAP Season 75 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Arvie Bringas scored all of his seven points in the last three minutes, including an undergoal stab that made it a two-possession game, 72-68, with 36.3 seconds left.

“Slow start kami, we expected the zone right away buti na lang we were able to convert our threes and finish strong,” said FEU head coach Bert Flores, whose squad improved to 7-2.

“Sabi sa ‘kin ni coach, fourth na, ito na yung time ko bumawi,” said Bringas, who also had seven rebounds.

Adamson looked primed for an upset even without the services of its starting center Rodney Brondial, who served a one-game suspension.

Terrence Romeo had 22 of his 27 points in the first half, most since former University of Santo Tomas forward Dylan Ababou unleashed 23 first-half points in 2009.

Romeo and Garcia took turns to keep FEU in the game. Garcia got his groove in the second half and even nailed the game-tying triple that quickly erased Adamson’s, 65-58 cushion it built with 4:56 left.

Romeo meanwhile, went berserk in the second quarter, hitting three straight triples that helped the Tamaraws regain the lead after trailing by as much as 10, 21-31.

Eric Camson notched 24 points and 13 rebounds while Jericho Cruz added 16 more but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons reeled to their sixth straight setback for a 1-8 record.

Dark Knight
08-28-2012, 11:23 AM
It's payback time.

Unless the refs will call about 75 fouls on FEU this time and Ateneo will win again via the free throw line.

Go refs!!!

08-28-2012, 11:24 AM
Hindi lalaking kausap si Coach Bert

08-29-2012, 11:40 AM
bkt dw.

08-29-2012, 01:48 PM
bkt dw.

Dahil daw kasi dito.

Basta I will hold coach Bert to his word. While scouting during the UST-NU game we "accosted" him for breaking the Tigers' heart for two seasons, he said "ganyan naman kami ni coach Pido, palitan lang"...

08-29-2012, 02:20 PM
Hmm kaya pala nag " cguro" c Coach Bert lol.

08-29-2012, 02:24 PM
Ateneo, FEU battle in crucial tiff

By Josiah Albelda Posted Aug 28th 2012
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Ateneo de Manila University goes for its sixth straight victory against Far Eastern University, which has won back-to-back assignments.

The Drive for Five shifts into higher gear while the Road to Redemption takes on an important turn.

Solo leader and four-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila University takes on two-time Finals foe Far Eastern University in a crucial 75th UAAP men's basketball tournament battle Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

At 7-1, the Blue Eagles are coming off an unimpressive win over University of the Philippines and will hope to score a more convincing one against the Tamaraws before an expected huge crowd at the state-of-the-art venue.

But it will be easier said than done for the Katipunan-based squad, as they will be up against an FEU side raring to regain their lethal form after barely surviving Adamson University last Sunday.

The game is set at 4pm, the last of an exciting triple-header that begins with a matchup between high school powerhouses in FEU-Diliman and National University.

Juami Tiongson and Kiefer Ravena will be tasked to stop hot-shooting Tamaraw Terrence Romeo, who drained six three-pointers just in the first half of their game against the Soaring Falcons.

Former MVP Ryan Roose Garcia, who has struggled all season long, is also tipped to finally break out while Anthony Hargrove and Greg Slaughter's bruising battle down low will be an interesting matchup to watch.

A win by Ateneo creates wider separation between them and their closest pursuers and will be vital as they try to achieve Coach Norman Black's first goal of the year: finish in the top two.

08-29-2012, 02:32 PM
the Tamaraws hope to avenge a 74-71 first-round loss to the Eagles with guard Terrence Romeo, who sizzled with seven triples in a 27-point outburst during FEU’s 76-68 Sunday win versus Adamson, leading the way.

“I wasn’t able to involve my teammates in our last game against Ateneo, so I’ll make sure to involve them now,” said Romeo.

08-29-2012, 02:41 PM
“I’ve been telling the guys to work on our fourth-quarter execution. That’s been our problem the last two years against Ateneo. We’ve had good games the three quarters but tended to fade in the fourth,” said FEU coach Bert Flores.

As always, Ateneo behemoth Greg Slaughter is a major concern for the Tams.

“We have to be more aggressive inside and not think about how tall Slaughter is,” said bruiser Arvie Bringas.

Dark Knight
08-30-2012, 08:03 AM
What Arvie did is a showcase of low piss %^*&| and will reflect on FEU community. It is totally uncalled for. Bad form Arvie, bad form. Unles you're a Major League player.

Still, FEU could'nt figure out how to defeat Ateneo in the 4th quarter. Our defense seems to be on a sleep mode in the 4th that even Elorde with his pearly white teeth is scoring treys.

I dont mind losing in the elims but if ever we meet them again in the Finals, hopefully the tide will turn in our favor.

Sam Miguel
08-30-2012, 12:02 PM
the Tamaraws hope to avenge a 74-71 first-round loss to the Eagles with guard Terrence Romeo, who sizzled with seven triples in a 27-point outburst during FEU’s 76-68 Sunday win versus Adamson, leading the way.

“I wasn’t able to involve my teammates in our last game against Ateneo, so I’ll make sure to involve them now,” said Romeo.

And right on cue even when his shot wasn't falling and RR's were, Romeo chooses to hold on to the ball and look for his own offense. On at least three plays when the Ateneo was pulling steadily away, with RR in his favorite quarter-court shooting spot and the nearest defender easily a meter away, Romeo chose to try and dribble-drive right into the gut of the Ateneo defense.

In one other instance, while trying to pull a pivot-dribble on Kiefer Ravena, Kiefer just picks his pocket clean. Again, he had at least one open teammate in good scoring position at the top of the key in this instance. Talaga naman...

08-30-2012, 01:40 PM
FEU's Bringas suspended for one game

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Far Eastern University's (FEU) Arvie Bringas will be suspended for one game after the bruising forward incurred two unsportsmanlike fouls in the Tamaraws' loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles last Wednesday.

UAAP Commissioner Ato Badolato confirmed with the league's website that Bringas be suspended for the Tamaraws' next game, which will be against the National University Bulldogs.

Bringas was assessed his first unsportsmanlike foul in the first quarter, and incurred another one during the fourth period, when the game was getting away from the Tamaraws.

With a little over six minutes left in the game, Ateneo’s Greg Slaughter bumped Bringas while making his way towards the bench, sending the Tamaraw sprawling to the floor.

Bringas quickly got up and retaliated by spitting towards the Ateneo bench. The referees gave him a disqualifying foul and threw him out of the game.

The Tamaraws went on to lose 77-64.

The game itself was highly physical, featuring several hard fouls and player collisions all throughout. In the first quarter, Ateneo’s Ryan Buenafe and FEU’s Mark Belo were both ejected after being slapped with a combination of unsportsmanlike and technical fouls.

Badolato said Buenafe and Belo will not be suspended but will be given warnings.

Ateneo will next play their fierce rivals De La Salle University

08-30-2012, 01:55 PM
Sports » Campus Sports
UAAP: Eagles crush Tams in highly physical games
by GMAnews

The Blue Eagles nailed seven triples en route to a 77-64 win over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Wednesday, in the second round of the UAAP men's seniors basketball tournament. Ateneo used another second-half blitz to soar above FEU in a testy affair marked by ejections, technical fouls, and even a spitting-incident.

"Teams might have been looking at the stat sheets and see we're last in outside shooting so they try to test our outside shooting," said Ateneo head coach Norman Black. "But my players have the license to shoot, especially when teams try to take away Greg in the post."

Entering the game, Ateneo had made just 16 triples total in their previous eight outings.

While the Eagles were bombing away from downtown, there was plenty of shoving and contact down in the trenches, as three players, one Atenean and two FEU players, were ejected. The physicality however, did not surprise Black.

"Lately, that's how teams have been trying to play us to throw us off," said the multi-titled tactician. "But we've proven in the past 5-6 years we don't back down, and we weren't about to start tonight."

It's no surprise that there was some bad blood between the two sides. Ateneo and FEU had figured in the last two Finals series, with Ateneo sweeping both. All in all, ADMU had won the last seven games, now eight, versus Far Eastern.

Like their record against the Blue Eagles, the Tamaraws were stuck in a rut, early in the first quarter, unable to convert against Ateneo's bigs in the paint. Meanwhile, the Eagles got their perimeter game going with a 15-footer from Salva and a left corner trey from Tiongson. After a hook shot by Slaughter, FEU was charged with consecutive unsportsmanlike fouls on Arvie Bringas and Mac Belo. Salva made four from the line to make it an 11-0 lead halfway through the first.

Bringas scored on a putback to notch the Tams's first points, but a scuffle shortly erupted after Anthony Hargrove was fouled by Ryan Buenafe on a drive, resulting in technical fouls and ejections for Belo and Buenafe. Hargrove made the resulting free throws for an 11-4 tally.

The Eagles would only make one more field goal, a hook shot by Slaughter, in the back half of the first. Meanwhile, the Tamaraws rallied behind consecutive baskets by Terrence Romeo and a rare three-ball from Hargrove. Romeo converted in transition with under a minute to play to draw FEU within one, but Salva then split at the line to fend off the Tams, 15-13, heading to the second.

The Tamaraws' bench came charging to plant FEU on top. Quick baskets by Roger Pogoy and Gyrann Mendoza knotted the game, while Russel Escoto dropped a trey to take the lead. Four more from Carl Cruz and Mendoza completed an 11-2 run for FEU, 24-17, at the 5:31 mark.

Kiefer Ravena checked back in the game and dropped four quick points for Ateneo, and six of their next eight. But FEU stayed a few steps ahead, thanks to contributions from Bringas and Hargrove at the rim, 32-25.

The Eagles' bench players responded, coming alive to close the quarter. Von Pessumal managed a split at the line, then Poy Erram scored their last six, including an and-one with six-tenths of a second remaining. Ateneo closed the half with a 7-2 run, leaving FEU with a 34-32 lead.

Extra hustle - Nico Elorde (left) and Terrence Romeo dive for the loose ball. Both sides displayed feats of hustle, but Ateneo simply had more in the tank late. Jeff Venancio
Ateneo had the hot hand when play resumed, as three straight triples from Ravena and Tiongson aided an 11-3 swing. RR Garcia buried a triple, his first field goal of the game and the Tams' first as well in the period, halfway through the quarter, to cut their deficit to three. Romeo and Tiongson exchanged short jumpers for a 45-43 tally at the 4:11 mark.

The Tams continued to let Ateneo shoot as the Eagles' outside game eventually cooled, but FEU couldn't score against the tough interior defense, either. Adding to the Tams' woes was Romeo, who was a liability in the final three minutes, going 1-for-4 from the line. Meanwhile, Justin Chua scored Ateneo's last four to pull them ahead, 49-43, after three quarters.

Ateneo's bigs led the charge into the final quarter. Erram converted on a drive while Slaughter dropped six straight, culminating in a lob play from Salva. Tiongson buried his third make from deep to put the lid on an 11-5 barrage, 60-48, forcing Tams head coach Bert Flores to call timeout.

As the players headed to the bench during the break, an unsportsmanlike foul was called on Bringas, much to the ire of Tams fans, ejecting him from the court. The one-time DLSU Green Archer had been bumped by Greg Slaughter during the deadball, and expressed his displeasure by spitting towards the Ateneo bench.

Salva made the subsequent charities, and then Tiongson nailed yet another trey on the bonus possession to make it 65-48. The run broke the Tams' backs for good. Garcia scored 9 of FEU's last 16, but Ateneo kept them at bay – thanks to Salva and Tiongson combining for 10 of Ateneo's next 13. FEU could not get the deficit below 12, as Chua and Elorde put the finishing touches on the victory for Ateneo.

Ateneo made the most of their time at the free throw line, converting 20 of 26 against a 12 of 17 mark from FEU. The Eagles also tallied more assists, 18-8, and – as a result – shot better overall from the field. The Katipunan-based squad shot 25 of 59 for 42 percent against the Tamaraws 24 of 69 for 35 percent.

Ateneo improved to 8-1 in the standings, solidifying their hold on the top spot, while FEU remained t ied for second-place with UST at 7-3

Juami Tiongson had 16 points mostly from downtown while tallying four assists. Nico Salva had 15 points and four rebounds and Kiefer Ravena notched 12 points, six rebounds, and eight assists. Greg Slaughter added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Ateneo's reserve big men also made a huge impact in the game, as Poy Erram and Justin Chua combined for 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Former league MVP RR Garcia paced FEU with 14 points, four rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Romeo added 13 points and six rebounds, while Hargrove tallied 10 points, nine boards and two blocks. — RAF/CLM/VS/AMD, GMA News

The scores:

ADMU 77: Tiongson 16, Salva 15, Ravena 12, Slaughter 10, Erram 8, Chua 8, Pessumal 4, Elorde 4, Gonzaga 0, Capacio 0, Golla 0, Capacio 0, Buenafe 0

FEU 64: Garcia 14, Romeo 13, Hargrove 10, A Bringas 7, Mendoza 6, Escoto 5, Cruz 3, M Bringas 2, Inigo 2, Pogoy 2, Sentchu 0, Jose 0, Belo 0, Guerrero 0

Quarter scoring: 15-13, 32-34, 49-43, 77-64

08-30-2012, 01:56 PM
Same results but with some dramas..

08-30-2012, 02:04 PM
Was it season 75 UAAP is all about ADMU and FEU ? what you think Dark Knight

Dark Knight
08-30-2012, 03:21 PM
the truth is we are trying very hard to defeat Ateneo.

All we have to do is face them head on. Play physical but not dirty.

No need for melodramatic actions because it will all come back to us.

I don't like the way we played against Ateneo. We are more focused on hurting them than winning the game.

We should all learn from our 2003 championship.

Dark Knight
08-31-2012, 02:07 PM
Erram suspended for punching Carl Cruz who taunted him in the first place.

Bringas suspended 1 game by UAAP and 1 game by FEU.

Slaughter warned for bumping Bringas.

Pogoy warned for kicking Tiongson. Juami also warned.

Buenafe and Belo not suspended.

08-31-2012, 02:56 PM
True .

08-31-2012, 03:05 PM
So who gonna takes A.Bringas position now that he was suspended for 2 games? was it Carl Bryan or Russel Escoto , speaking of Escoto what happened to him hasnt played much considering he played well last season and was considered to be a next in line after Aldrech Ramos gone.

08-31-2012, 03:15 PM
UAAP: FEU's Arvie Bringas gets two-game ban for spitting incident

RENEE AVENA FOPALAN August 30, 2012 8:23pm

After UAAP Commissioner Ato Badolato assessed a one game suspension on Far Eastern University Tamaraw Arvie Bringas, FEU announced on Thursday that they will be adding an additional one game suspension to the burly forward's plate for spitting on Ateneo's Justin Chua.

FEU made the announcement on their website a day after the game, saying:

To the FEU Community,

The UAAP has meted a one-game suspension on FEU Men’s Basketball player Arvie Bringas for unsportsmanlike behavior during FEU’s last game on August 29 at the MOA Arena.

In addition, the FEU Athletics Department has imposed an additional one game ban on Mr. Bringas for his actions.

The spitting incident occurred during the fourth quarter of the Tamaraws' 77-64 second round loss to Ateneo.

Bringas, a transferee from DLSU, now joins Ateneo center JP Erram, who was also suspended by the league.

Commissioner Badolato maintained that Erram was not called for a foul that "was meant to hurt [an opposing player]." Because it was Erram's second unsportsmanlike foul this season, that meant the Blue Eagle big man drew an automatic one-game ban.

Aside from Bringas and Erram, four more players were assessed warnings by the league. ADMU's Ryan Buenafe and FEU's Mac Belo, escaped suspensions but drew warnings, because their ejection was the result of incurring a technical foul after they were already given unsportsmanlike fouls prior. Also targeted by the league were Blue Eagle Greg Slaughter and Tamaraw Roger Pogoy.

Slaughter made the initial bump on Bringas leading to the latter spitting on Ateneo's Justin Chua, while Pogoy planted an elbow to the back of Juami Tiongson with the game already decided.

The two teams have clashed in the last two UAAP Finals series, with Ateneo sweeping both. All in all, Ateneo has now won their last eight matches against Far Eastern. - AMD, GMA News

08-31-2012, 03:21 PM
UAAP Commissioner Ato Badolato earlier confirmed that Bringas will be suspended for FEU's next game, which will be against the National University Bulldogs on September 2.

Because of the university's additional ban, Bringas will also not be available for FEU's game against the University of the East Red Warriors on September 8.

Bringas has started all 10 games for the Tamaraws this season and averages 6.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 19 minutes per game

08-31-2012, 03:24 PM
A well deserved suspensions.

09-02-2012, 06:03 PM
UAAP: FEU vs NU preview

First round meeting: The National University Bulldogs showed that they were a team to be reckoned with, when they came back from a halftime deficit to inflict the first loss on the previously undefeated Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 61-57, last August 2.

Down by 10 at the 8:45 mark of the third quarter, bad fouls by the Tams and an aggressive mindset by the Bulldogs resulted in the host school getting to the line 14 times for 10 conversions, compared to a 0-of-2 clip by FEU. That sliced FEU's lead to a paltry point, headed into the game's last ten minutes.

In the dying moments of the game, a Terrence Romeo jumper knotted things up at 57-all, 1:13 remaining on the clock, but that turned out to be the last score of FEU, as Bobby Ray Parks and Mark De Guzman teamed up to go 4-for-6 from the foul line down the stretch. FEU had a chance to put pressure on NU or even take the lead, but rookie Mac Belo missed two freebies at the 28 second mark, dooming them.

Key stats: This was a game won at the free throw line. NU managed to stay in the thick of things after the first half thanks to a 12-4 difference in foul shots attempted, a disparity that ballooned to 33-11 by the final buzzer.

This was also a game won by star players. The one-two punch of Bobby Ray Parks and Emmanuel Mbe stepped up in the second half, combining for 20 points, 15 coming from Parks. The high-scoring backcourt of Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia meanwhile, had just half that, with Garcia finishing with a miserable 2-of-13 clip for five points all-in-all.

Statistically, FEU is currently the hottest-shooting team, topping the charts in field goal percentage (42%), two-point percentage (46.9%) and three-point percentage (28.9%). The team, as a result, scores the most perimeter points of any team, 27.5 per game. The problem of course, is if they have a plan B, should they enter a cold stretch, which is what happened in their first round meeting with NU.

NU on the other hand, is almost like the mirror image of FEU. They get their points inside the paint, and are second in the league in that stat with 34.2 per game. They also get 12 fast break points and 11.4 second chance points per game, while their outside shooting is pretty poor, to say the least (24.1 percent).

FEU needs to: Avoid becoming a Terrence Romeo-dominated team by sharing the ball. Even if RR Garcia is offline again, other players like Cris Tolomia, Roger Pogoy, and especially Anthony Hargrove down low ought to get touches. The latter especially will keep the NU defense honest as he can draw some fouls down in the post. The Tams simply can't fall into the trap of just throwing up jump shots. They have to get to the line.

The team will notably be missing their enforcer Arvie Bringas, which is a shame as he could have been another guy who can operate down low. It's now a must for Hargrove to avoid silly fouls, lest he get into foul trouble and allow NU's big men to run rampant.

09-02-2012, 07:32 PM
UAAP: Garcia's game-winner allows Tams to top Bulldogs
September 2, 2012 6:46pm

While everyone kept their eyes focused on the replay, RR Garcia already knew the ball left his hand before the final buzzer. After a review by the referees, the rest of the FEU faithful joined him in celebration.

The former MVP turned the ball over with seconds to go, but his teammates stole the ball right back and zipped it to a wide-open Garcia for the game-winning lay-up, handing the Far Eastern University Tamaraws the 77-75 win over the National University Bulldogs, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, in the 75th season of the UAAP.

NU actually led heading into the final period, but FEU opened the period with a 7-0 run to knot the game, 8:38 left.

Late in the game, an and-one play by Carl Bryan Cruz tied the game anew, but Bobby Ray Parks blocked Russel Escoto and went coast-to-coast for a monster jam to put NU up by a deuce, 71-69, 2:32 left to play. Escoto countered with a huge triple, but the Bulldogs edged ahead anew on split charities by Parks and Jeoffrey Javillonar, 73-72, 1:08 remaining.

Garcia found Terrence Romeo for a triple, good for a two-point lead, just under a minute in the game, but Parks was there to tie the game again at 75-all with a pair of freebies, 19 seconds left. That led to the wild final sequence, which had everyone on the edge, until the refs confirmed that the ball left Garcia's hand by the smallest of fractions before time expired.

The victory allowed FEU to keep in step with the UST Growling Tigers, tied for second place at 8-3. NU on the other hand fell a half-game behind DLSU, with a 6-5 record, compared to the Archers' 6-4 card. - AMD, GMA News

09-02-2012, 07:41 PM
Tamaraws edge Bulldogs in cardiac finish
By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

FEU's RR Garcia hits the game-winning lay-up at the buzzer. The Tamaraws beat the NU Bulldogs, 77-75.

MANILA, Philippines – In one of the most thrilling encounters of UAAP Season 75, former Most Valuable Player (MVP) RR Garcia converted a lay-up just before the buzzer sounded as the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws stunned the National University (NU) Bulldogs, 77-75, Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

It was a back-and-forth, nip-and-tuck affair down to the final second, but the Tamaraws managed to avenge their first loss of the season and earn their eighth victory in the men’s basketball tournament.

Reigning UAAP MVP Bobby Ray Parks had tied the game at 75-all with two free throws with 19.7 seconds to go, with the second free throw barely trickling in the basket.

With 15 seconds left in the game, Garcia lost the ball near the three-point line. Parks was able to gain possession momentarily, only for FEU’s Terrence Romeo to poke the ball loose.

The Bulldogs still managed to advance the ball to their court, but in the ensuing scramble, it was FEU’s Roger Pogoy who came up with the loose ball and fired it ahead to Garcia with two seconds left in the game.

Garcia received the ball with just 1.3 seconds left, zoomed ahead to the basket and flicked the ball in just before the light turned red.

After a lengthy review, officials ruled that the shot had counted, sending the FEU crowd into a frenzy.

“Sa akin, kumpyansa na rin,” said Garcia. “Naisip din ni coach na sa akin na yung last shot kasi si Terrence, si Parks ang bumabantay, malaki.”

With the victory, the Tamaraws now have an 8-3 record, tied with the UST Growling Tigers for second place in the league.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs drop to 6-5 with a tough schedule ahead, as they still have to face the De La Salle Green Archers and the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

09-02-2012, 07:50 PM
A.Bringas out , R.Escoto's in.. no Problem. Feu def. Nu 77-75 behind RR garcia winning Lay-up..topscored no less than by T.Romeo 20pts and Escoto's big 18pts not bad for him but good thing for the tams and now for him to shine again.

09-02-2012, 08:31 PM
The scores:

FEU (77) - Romeo 20, Escoto 18, Hargrove 13, Garcia 10, Mendoza 7, Pogoy 6, Cruz 3, Sentcheu 0, Inigo 0, Belo 0, Bringas 0

NU (75) - Parks 26, Alolino 18, Mbe 14, Javillonar 7, Villamor 6, Rono 2, De Guzman 2, Singh 0, Rosario 0, Neypes 0, Labing-isa 0, Betayene 0

Quarters: 16-20, 35-29, 51-58, 77-75

09-03-2012, 10:07 AM
By Celest R. Flores


7:53 pm | Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — RR Garcia did everything in the final minute — including hitting the game-winner — to deliver the victory 77-75 to Far Eastern University over National University Sunday in the 75th UAAP men’s basketball at Mall of Asia Arena.

Garcia set up Terrence Romeo for a go-ahead a triple with 53 seconds left then hit the layin with barely a tenth of a second left in the clock which buried the Bulldogs and gave the Tamaraws an 8-3 card.

The victory puts FEU at a tie with UST at second place and in a prime position to get the twice-to-beat edge, while pushing NU down to solo fifth with 6-5.

The former MVP, who only had 10 markers, lost the ball as he drove to the hoop after an isolation on top as the clock winded down, but FEU recovered the possesion after Bobby Ray Parks Jr. also lost the leather.

Roger Pogoy secured the ball then threw an overhead pass to a streaking Garcia, who then rushed to make the final shot — which needed to be reviewed couple of times before it was ruled counted.

“Coach gave the the confidence and though the last shot should be mine because Parks was guarding Romeo, who’s way taller,” said the Zamboanga-city native in Filipino.

Garcia, who earlier spun, drew defenders then kicked out to a wide-open Romeo for a pivotal trey, didn’t do well offensively but still notched nine assists.

FEU was holding on to the lead at halftime, but was outscored by NU 16-29 in the third quarter that saw its lead become a seven-point deficit.

But the wiry Russel Escoto took the initiative and posted his career high 18 points, knocking down big baskets in the payoff period including a triple before Romeo knocked down his.

Parks, who knocked down two freethrows, missed a chance to give the Bulldogs a crucial victory especially with teams so close to each other in the race for the final four despite scoring 26 points.

NU zoomed to the seven-point towards the end of the third quarter through the efforts of Jelo Alolino, but was quickly erased by FEU.

Alolino also posted a career-best 18 points for NU, which still has to battle Ateneo, La Salle and UP in its remaining games.

09-03-2012, 10:09 AM
RR Garcia showed his true mettle in this game, once again hitting a game-winner against a tough opponent. My open declaration even before the summer preseason tournaments began is that FEU would meet Ateneo anew in the UAAP Season 75 Finals. At this point though, UST is still in the picture, and seem of a mind to return to the UAAP Finals as well.

09-03-2012, 03:08 PM
Trilogy .

Dark Knight
09-03-2012, 03:47 PM
Muntikan na. The game is under protest so di pa pwede mag celebrate ang FEU. The Commissioner might reverse the decision and calls for a rematch.

By the looks of it, the video is too far for our naked eyes to assess, it could have gone either way. An OT or a win. But i think the ball is already a few millimeters away from RR's hand before the game clock reached zero.

Sam Miguel
09-04-2012, 10:11 AM
Only an NU fan would say that ball was still clearly in RR Garcia's hands when the frame of the backboard lit up.

Kung kuko lang ang pinag-aawayan walang totoong away diyan, that shot counts and FEU is the winner. Period.

If I were NU I'd move on to more improtant things like, I don't know, my next game perhaps. After all, even though it is just the Ateneo they will be taking on next, they need to focus on that, not protest a game they blew themselves.

09-05-2012, 06:58 PM
UAAP commissioner denies NU’s protest against FEU win
By Celest R. Flores

MANILA, Philippines—Commissioner Ato Badolato junked National University’s protest Wednesday and upheld’s Far Eastern University’s 77-75 win on RR Garcia’s controversial game-winner.

Although Badolato ruled against the Bulldogs’ protest, NU management can still appeal to the Technical Committee, which then will give their recommendation to the UAAP board, which has the final call.

Garcia hit a lay-up with just a tenth of second left on the clock to give the Tamaraws the crucial triumph Sunday, but questions whether he released the ball in time were raised though the game officials ruled it counted.

NU head coach Eric Altamirano thought it was a “questionable call.”

The setback dropped the Bulldogs to solo fifth with a 6-5 record behind La Salle with just a few games left in the eliminations.

09-05-2012, 07:01 PM
Here you go UAAP Commis upheld FEu vs NU 77-75 win..

09-05-2012, 07:04 PM

09-05-2012, 07:17 PM
Next Game Please..

09-06-2012, 12:54 PM
FEU suggests foreign refs

SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin Henson The Philippine Star Updated September 06, 2012 12:00 AM

FEU team owner Anton Montinola isn’t asking for more than just a fair shake as he shares serious misgivings about how some games involving the Tamaraws have been officiated in the UAAP men’s senior basketball tournament this season.

Not that he has anything against league commissioner Ato Badolato. Far from it. “Commissioner Badolato is doing his best but it’s a very tough job,” says Montinola who served as UAAP president when FEU hosted the league’s 72nd season in 2009. “Maybe, the UAAP should consider (hiring) foreign referees for the Final Four and the Finals.”

Montinola is appealing to all UAAP schools to abide by a league-wide commitment to sportsmanship and fair play. “During the coaches meeting, a representative of a school specifically pointed out that the commissioner has the final say on the suspension of players but he was the first to appeal the suspension of a player to the Technical Committee – unbelievable!” says Montinola whose call is simply for everyone to walk the talk. “In the aftermath of the tumultuous FEU-Ateneo game, we acted swiftly and suspended Arvie Bringas while Ateneo appealed to the UAAP to rescind the suspension of J. P. Erram. How can kicking or tripping be condoned? Tripping and spitting are both sneaky cowardly and disrespectful to the game. That’s why on our own, we suspended Bringas. It’s not a matter of winning at all costs. There are values we should uphold as an example to millions of students who follow the UAAP games.”

Montinola says all FEU wants is to be treated fairly, hinting that the Tamaraws were put under the gun particularly in their twin losses to Ateneo this season. “I honestly feel that we were shortchanged in our two games against Ateneo,” he adds. “An FEU-Ateneo game should not be a microcosm of what is wrong with our society. The elite should not abuse their power and status in life. Everyone should stop and reflect if in the UAAP, fair is fair. I only want to be truthful and accurate. I don’t mean to insult anyone or insinuate bad motives.”

Montinola says the Tamaraws’ game against NU last Sunday was an example of a “well-played and clean game.” He continues, “All our other games, including the one against La Salle (where FEU won, 48-46), were free from controversy. However, in our two games against Ateneo, the Bringas brothers were repeatedly elbowed in the face and the referees ignored the flagrant fouls. (Carl Bryan) Cruz was tripped and the foul wasn’t called. (Anthony) Hargrove took a hard foul that was potentially paralyzing but nobody was suspended. Arvie was attacked before the spitting incident and the referees ignored it. We suspended Bringas for an additional game. Should other teams also suspend their players for stepping out of line?”

* * * *

FEU lost a 77-64 decision to Ateneo last Aug. 29 and three players were ejected – Bringas and Rey Mark Belo of FEU and Ryan Buenafe of Ateneo. The Tamaraws also bowed to the Eagles, 74-71, in the first round. Those were two of FEU’s three setbacks so far this season. NU dealt the Tams another loss, 61-57, but FEU got back at the Bulldogs, 77-75, on R. R. Garcia’s buzzer-beating layup last Sunday. NU protested the decisive basket but Badolato denied it yesterday. Montinola says he’s not aware if Badolato’s decision will be appealed to the Technical Committee. A UAAP Board meeting is scheduled tomorrow.

Badolato’s ruling should assure Montinola that fair is fair in the UAAP as the decision went against the season’s host. “The red light went on while the clock showed 0.1 second,” he recalls. “The video slow-mos showed the ball spinning so it had already left R. R.’s fingertips because the ball couldn’t spin if still at the fingertips.”

FEU has an 8-3 record and is in hot contention for a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four. The Tams’ rivalry with Ateneo reached new heights in the last two UAAP seasons where FEU finished second to the Eagles. In Season 73, Ateneo dumped FEU twice, 72-49 and 65-62, in the best-of-three Finals. In Season 74, the Eagles repeated, 82-64 and 82-69, in the Finals.

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On another issue of sportsmanship, La Salle blogger Tony Atayde berated an Ateneo player – with La Salle Green Hills roots – for trying to dissuade three Eagles, also with La Salle roots, from raising their arms while the Archers’ Alma Mater hymn was played after their game last Saturday. Ateneo players Nico Elorde, Gwyne Capacio and Isaac Lim – who came from La Salle Zobel – raised their arms while the La Salle Alma Mater hymn was sung but a teammate attempted to intervene.

“It’s an expression of solidarity when players acknowledge where they came from in singing the Alma Mater hymns,” said Atayde, a La Salle alumnus. “It’s also a recognition of where they learned their skills. It diffuses tension and creates a spirit of unity. When La Salle played San Sebastian in the pre-season, the Archers who came from San Sebastian – Almond Vosotros and Yutien Andrada – joined in the San Sebastian hymn. Same thing with Ponso Gotladera and L. A. Revilla when we played San Beda because they came from San Beda. Arvie Bringas played a year for La Salle but after we played FEU, he joined in the Alma Mater hymn. Nothing wrong with that. I think it’s praise-worthy.”

Atayde said the Ateneo player who tried to bring down the arms of Elorde, Capacio and Lim should be given a seminar on sportsmanship, values and respect. “Isaac played only a year at Zobel and was in civvies for the La Salle game yet he raised his arm,” said Atayde. “Of course, they all sang the Ateneo Alma Mater hymn first because Ateneo won. But why prevent them from acknowledging where they came from? It’s not a sign of disloyalty to Ateneo. In fact, it’s a tribute to Ateneo that these former La Salle players crossed over to play for the other side.”

09-06-2012, 12:59 PM
Romeo bent on leading Tams to promised land
By Aldo Avinante (philstar.com) Updated September 05, 2012 08:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Third-year guard Terrence Romeo of the Far Eastern University Tamaraws is one of the hottest commodities in the ongoing 75th season of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

The scoring guard from FEU-Fern is having a great individual campaign this year, finishing fourth in scoring and overall statistical points after the first round.

With averages of 16.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals after the first round, Romeo is only behind Karim Abdul, Bobby Ray Parks and Greg Slaughter – who all stand above 6’4 – for the most in the race for Most Valuable Player award.

But Romeo has matured and talks about his team all the time. He said he believes that the Tamaraws have been playing up to par with their expectations this season.

“Okay naman ang season namin so far kahit may mga lapses kami minsan lalo sa endgames, kaya may talo na masakit,” said the 20-year old guard.

“Ang maganda sa team namin, nag-iimprove kami at inaayos namin agad the next game yung mga mali namin,” added Romeo, who is taking up Sports and Recreational Management.

When asked who they wanted to face the most if they make it to the Final Four, Romeo expressed confidence with his team without overstepping the boundaries.

“Kahit sino makalaban namin okay lang basta kami ang focus namin ay sa sarili namin at maibigay ang best namin every game,” said the 5’10 guard.

Though serious on the court, the spiked-haired student-athlete said it’s a different story when he’s off it.

“Akala ng mga tao sobrang seryoso ako kasi lagi ako naka simangot sa court. Pero makulet ako sobra,” said Romeo.

Ousted by the five-peat seeking Ateneo Blue Eagles in the Finals already twice, the Morayta-based squad will be leaning on the vastly improved Romeo to get the job done this season.

Dark Knight
09-07-2012, 04:44 PM
Replay of NU vs FEU 2nd round on Sep. 23. The Board has overturn the Commissioner's decision.


09-07-2012, 05:38 PM
This is a Joke! malamang mag Resign C mr. Commish dahil na overturn yun Decision nya. OMG ! talagang Bagay na Bagay yun Slogan natin na " its More Fun in the Philippines! " Lol Susme asan ka!

09-07-2012, 05:41 PM
Sports » Campus Sports

UAAP: NU's appeal granted, Tams and Bulldogs to replay controversial game
September 7, 2012 2:19pm

In the eyes of the UAAP technical committee, RR Garcia's game-winning lay-up was not as conclusive as others felt it was.

After UAAP commissioner Ato Badolato denied an appeal lodged by the National University Bulldogs, the league's technical committee overturned the decision and ordered a replay between the FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs during a board meeting held Friday.

Mark Molina, FEU athletic director, confirmed the news on Twitter, saying that the UAAP board has ordered a replay for September 23.

Mark Molina
@marqmolina Unprecedented decision by the UAAP Board to overrule Commish. FEU-NU Replay on September 23.
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The UAAP Season 75 Twitter account later confirmed the decision to order a rematch between the two teams.

UAAP Season 75
@UAAPSeason75 The FEU-NU rematch will be on Sept 23. The Board overturned Comm Badolato's decision. #UAAP75
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Last September 2, RR Garcia hit a game-winning lay-up to push the Tams over the Bulldogs 77-75, but some felt that the clock had ran out prior to the ball leaving Garcia's hands.

Referees on-site decided that the shot had in fact counted, which was later confirmed by Commissioner Badolato, but NU doggedly pursued the case, elevating their grievance to the technical committee. - AMD, GMA News

09-07-2012, 05:51 PM
ok lng yan sa Feu na mag rematch , pero ok din kaya kay Commish Ato Badolato?

09-08-2012, 07:45 AM
laruin nyo nlng ulit. tapos durugin nyo sa game.

09-08-2012, 01:33 PM
tnx , shiznit

09-08-2012, 01:36 PM
Dejected Tams face dangerous Warriors

By Anthony Divinagracia Posted Sep 7th 2012

Far Eastern University takes on a resurgent University of the East.

Far Eastern University (FEU) lost the boardroom battle yesterday.

Today it cannot afford to lose once more, this time on the hardcourt.

With a bruised ego plunged in a mix of complications, the Tamaraws try to rebound from an unfavorable decision that stripped them cold of an important victory halfway through the second round of the 75th UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

Demoted to third place after the UAAP technical committee nullified their 77-75 win over National University (NU), the Tamaraws – again with a 7-3 card – vie for a modicum of redemption when they battle a rejuvenated University of the East (UE) in the 2 p.m. opener at the MOA Arena.

“Siyempre medyo malungkot kami sa decision pero kailangan naming maging positive,” an optimistic FEU coach Bert Flores said after the UAAP technical committee reversed an earlier decision by Commissioner Ato Badolato to uphold RR Garcia’s supposed game-winning lay-up with one-tenths of a second left.

Such decision came with an order to “re-play” the match on Sept. 23 after the UAAP technical committee found Garcia’s last-gasp shot “inconclusive and unclear.”

But prior to meeting NU in that scheduled rematch, Flores wants to focus first on the dangerous Warriors, who just stunned league leader and four-peat champion Ateneo de Manila University, 79-77, with another buzzer-beater from much improved bigman Chris Javier.

“Saka na namin iintindihin yung laro sa NU. Focus muna kami sa UE ngayon. Tingnan mo na lang yung ginawa nila sa Ateneo,” Flores said. “We cannot underestimate them especially coach Boyzie (Zamar). Magaling siyang coach lalo na pagdating sa adjustments.”

Tied at 77-all, Zamar mapped out a decoy play that saw Roi Sumang attacked the paint before dishing off to an open Javier, who knocked in the short jumper from the left flank with 0.4 ticks left on the clock.

Aside from the ever-reliable Sumang and Javier, the Tamaraws should also be wary of rookie swingman Gene Belleza, who outplayed Ateneo’s guards en route to a career-high 28 points on 5-of-8 shooting from three-point land.

Sumang backstopped Belleza with 15 points and a season-best 10 assists. Javier also tallied 15 while Adi Santos added 11 plus 13 rebounds for the Warriors who rose to 3-8 and was 2-2 since Zamar took over in the second round.

FEU for its part is coming off a five-day rest after its controversial no-contest with the Bulldogs.

In that game however, Terrance Romeo remained the focal point of FEU’s offense, scoring 20 points despite an erratic 3-of-10 heave beyond the arc.

Sophomore Russel Escoto provided quality minutes for the Tamaraws as he finished with a career-best 18 points and eight rebounds.

Rookie import Anthony Hargrove and Garcia chipped in 13 and 10, respectively for FEU which trounced UE, 92-66, back in the first round.

09-08-2012, 01:39 PM
Ito po ang sagot ng magiting natin na Commissioner ATO BADOLATO ::)

09-08-2012, 01:39 PM
“No comment,” was Badolato’s reaction after the technical committee came up with the decision.

09-08-2012, 01:43 PM
SUS maria! opo walang nagawa po. ang authority lng nabinigay sa kanya ay yun mag suspend ng mga Players at ng mga Referees , other than that baka matanggal sa trabaho. Pity thou

09-08-2012, 01:48 PM
UAAP wreslting Tag Team Match Present " the Commissioner N the Referee's VS the UAAP Board technical Committee" malamang PATOK Ito . hay naku .. I rest my case.

09-08-2012, 09:51 PM
Tamaraws hold off Warriors

Posted at 09/08/2012

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws defeated the pesky University of the East (UE) Red Warriors, 83-78, on Saturday's UAAP men's basketball.

Still reeling from UAAP's order to re-play their game against National University (NU), the Tams evaded another controversy by holding off the Warriors' run in the fourth quarter.

FEU's Terrence Romeo scored 24 points to go with his 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

Roger Pogoy added 17 points for the Tamaraws, while RR Garcia had 12.

Buoyed by their back-to-back wins over Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) and University of the Philippines (UP), the Warriors launched a full court assault against the Tamaraws for a first quarter 23-18 lead.

FEU regained composure in the second period and was able to turn the tables against UE, 46-38, at the half.

The Tamaraws seemed headed to a trouble-free win, but UE unleashed a big comeback with just 2 minutes left in the game.

Gene Belleza and Roi Sumang partnered for an 8-0 run to bring the Warriors within 6 points, 83-77, just over a minute left.

UE's charge, however, ran out of steam as they missed crucial shots on the free throw line.

FEU now has 8 wins in 11 games, good for third place in the team standings.

Roi Sumang led UE with 27 points and 6 rebounds, but his efforts went to naught as the Warriors fell to their 9th defeat in 12 starts

09-09-2012, 05:15 PM
FEU vents ire on UE

By Anthony Divinagracia Posted Sep 9th 2012

Far Eastern University put its nullified win behind it and defeated the Univesity of the East.

Far Eastern University (FEU) turned its pre-game disappointment into instant motivation on Saturday as the Tamaraws sent the upset-conscious University of the East (UE) crashing back to earth, 83-78, in the 75th UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the MOA Arena.

The Tamaraws vented their ire on the hard-fighting Warriors, pulling away in the third quarter and thwarting UE’s repeated comebacks down the stretch to reclaim their 8-3 standing, a day after the UAAP board stripped FEU of its eight win via a controversial “re-play” of its “inconclusive” game against National University (NU).

“Malungkot yung mga bata kasi pinaghirapan nila yun e. Pero wala tayong magagawa dun. Board decision yun e,” said FEU coach Bert Flores, who spoke on behalf of the Tamaraws regarding the UAAP board decision to nullify their 77-75 win over NU off a last-gasp shot from RR Garcia.

“Ginawa na lang naming motivation yun para ipakita sa lahat na karapat-dapat kaming manalo (sa game na ito).”

Indeed, the Tamaraws played with more drive and resolve with Terrence Romeo, Roger Pogogy, and Garcia leading the charge.

Romeo knocked in 10 of his team-high 24 points in the second canto, where the Tamaraws built a 46-38 lead at the half.

Pogoy, Garcia, and Russell Escoto then took over in the third, alternately puncturing the hoop to give FEU its first double-digit margin, 69-58, entering the final canto.

FEU hiked its advantage with under four minutes left in the contest as Romeo and Mark Bringas teamed up in vicious 10-2 blitz to make it a 79-66 affair.

But the Warriors were not yet done, mounting an 8-0 attack highlighted by triples from Gene Belleza and Roi Sumang to push UE within, 77-81 with 1:15 remaining.

Yet that was the closest UE can go as the Warriors began missing their shots while FEU wisely milked the clock to preserve the victory.

Pogoy finished with a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds while Garcia added 12 to offset the scoreless outing of American import Anthony Hargrove.

UE, which dropped to 3-9, again drew steady firepower from Sumang and Gene Belleza who chalked up 27 and 18 points, respectively while combining for 12 of the Warriors’ 16 steals.

The scores:

FEU 83 – Romeo 24, Pogoy 17, Garcia 12, Escoto 8, M.Bringas 8, Inigo 4, Mendoza 4, Belo 4, Cruz 2, Hargrove 0.

UE 78 – Sumang 27, Belleza 18, Sumido 11, Javier 9, Santos 4, Hernandez 4, Olayon 3, Flores 2, Galanza 0, Duran 0.

Quarter scores: 18-23, 46-38, 69-59, 83-78.

09-09-2012, 05:16 PM
FEU slams UAAP Technical Committee decision
by inboundpass
Sunday, 9 September 2012

UAAP Season 75: FEU Tamaraws vs. UST Growling Tigers, July 14FEU just couldn’t help it.

An official of FEU, who wants to remain anonymous, slammed the decision of the UAAP technical committee headed by DLSU’s Henry Atayde on September 8, to replay the controversial game.

Atayde overturned the decision of UAAP basketball commissioner Ato Badolato, saying that the video when RR Garcia scored on what supposed to be the game-winning lay-up was “inconclusive”.

“It was totally disappointing. Are they not ashamed of what they did?,” said the official, referring to the UAAP technical committee’s controversial decision.

“I’m hoping this won’t happen again in any teams here. It was a crucial decision and somebody influenced it” . The anonymous official said the players and coach Bert Flores won’t take this issue personally.

“They’ll keep playing. I know them,” he said. “I’m sure the players are motivated by this unfavorable scenario.”

The replay has been scheduled on September 23.

UAAP Season 75 commissioner Ato Badolato told inboundpass that he has nothing to say about the technical committee’s decision. Also, FEU board member Anton Montinola has no comment on the controversial decision, instead, he congratulated his players for winning against UE last September 9.

By Josef Ramos

09-10-2012, 10:51 AM
By Celest R. Flores


7:36 pm | Saturday, September 8th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University withstood University of the East, 83-78, to recover from the nullification of its last victory Saturday in the 75th UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Terrence Romeo, for the fourth time this season, went past the 20-point mark and finished with 24 points, six rebounds and three assists for FEU, which improved to 8-3.

The Tamaraws should’ve been tied with University of Santo Tomas at second place, but their victory over National University was nullified.

Romeo poured most of his output in the first half and nearly ran out of gas in the last two quarters where the Tamaraws took over the game.

But it was the star guard’s back-to-back three pointers midway the payoff period which virtually sealed the victory for the Tamaraws.

“We were able to stop their fastbreak and controlled the rebounds,” said head coach Bert Flores as his squad managed to slightly outrebound the Red Warriors, 50-44.

Cebu-native Roger Pogoy also provided quality minutes for the Tamaraws with 17 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

UE, whose losing streak was halted under seasoned coach Boycie Zamar, managed to trim the lead in the final minute and threatened to snatch the game anew.

Roi Sumang and Gene Belleza, once again, teamed up to carry the scoring chores for the Red Warriors with two straight treys to bring them to within four, 77-81.

But they just didn’t have the guns to pull through as UE, which even held the lead in the first half, succumbed to its ninth loss of the season.

Sumang, despite being a marked man, still chalked up a game-high 27 points along with six assists while the graduating Belleza added 18 points.

09-10-2012, 10:53 AM
Arvie Bringas returns for the NU rematch, which should count for something, also Russell Escoto has played well of late, that'll help too. I's put Roger Pogoy on Ray Parks and watch the mayhem happen. That should teach NU to settle things in the board room.

09-10-2012, 01:02 PM
^ I don't hink Arvie will be back. I think he stays suspended

09-11-2012, 09:57 AM
^ Brod, hindi ba nakadalawang laro na siyang wala...? Tatlong laro ba suspension niya?

09-11-2012, 11:45 AM
^ Diba suspended siya nung laro nila? Carried over daw ata ang suspension. Sana valid na rin yung tickets para hindi mag mukhang pera pera lang yan lol

Sam Miguel
09-11-2012, 01:08 PM
^^^ Wow! Is this how much weight NU carries with the Board this year?

They get a rematch AND a carry-over of the Arvie Bringas suspension? And what pray tell did the great and gracious Anton Montinola do all this time, solemnly nod his head in agreement?

FEU Board Rep, GISING!

09-11-2012, 03:19 PM
^ Baka lang mas importante ang personal interests ng ibang schools over fair play and madami na ding "atraso" sila Montinola sa ibang eskuwela

09-11-2012, 05:59 PM
With or Without Arvie Bringas , tams can still beat them .

09-12-2012, 07:29 PM
GAB chief slams intervention
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin Henson The Philippine Star Updated September 12, 2012 12:00 AM

Games and Amusements Board chairman Juan Ramon Guanzon phoned the other day to express disappointment on the UAAP Board of Trustees’ decision overruling commissioner Ato Badolato in ordering a replay of the FEU-NU senior men’s basketball game that ended with an “inconclusive” buzzer-beating basket by Tamaraw guard R. R. Garcia.

The game referees counted the basket, reviewed the video replay and reaffirmed their decision before the teams sang their alma mater hymns. NU protested the decision but Badolato upheld the outcome. NU then appealed to the Technical Committee which in turn, elevated the issue to the Board for adjudication.

“I am in total disagreement with the UAAP Board’s decision to reverse the on-court decisions of the referees as upheld by the Commissioner after carefully and lengthily reviewing the tape showing the last second shot of R.R. Garcia,” said Guanzon.

“As a former commissioner of the Negros Basketball Association (NBA) in its most popular year, I have experienced the shortcomings of having the NBA Board composed of member teams decide controversial outcomes of games. It is clearly impossible for the member representatives to vote without their own team’s interest at the back of their minds. As for me, it is a clear case of conflicting interest to decide impartially in controversial situations.

“As a condition for me to remain as commissioner of the NBA then, I insisted that I be the sole arbiter of all protests and avoid having to argue with member teams all of whom have their own interests to protect and advance. The NBA unanimously granted my demand.

“In that controversial game, the reason the Board used in justifying the decision to reverse the ruling on the court and overturn the commissioner’s decision is that the video evidence on the buzzer-beating layup of Garcia was inconclusive and unclear. I believe that because the evidence shown on video is inconclusive and unclear, the ruling on the court should stand. You only reverse decisions on the court if the evidence is conclusive and clear enough to be reversed. This principle is being followed by all major sports in the USA ever since instant video replays were utilized by these major sports to review the correctness of decisions and rulings on the court or field in the case of baseball and American football.”

Since the UAAP allows member schools to elevate appeals to the Board even in game-related issues, Smart Gilas national basketball team coach Chot Reyes said the commissioner should be renamed tournament director. Clearly, the commissioner has no full authority to decide on game-related issues because his decisions are appealable to the board.

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A reader Mario Uson sent his comments on the issue through facebook. Here’s what he said: “I just like to vent my disappointment regarding the UAAP Board’s ordering of a replay of the FEU-NU game. Firstly, my stand is if the call is ‘inconclusive and unclear’ then the original call on the court should stand. Secondly, the Board’s decision lacks logic. The score was tied. By ordering a replay, it’s like saying Garcia’s layup CLEARLY did not count. It would have been more logical if they said it clearly did not count and ordered a replay. For me, though, if that was the case, they should just play the overtime period. But I guess there’s more money if the whole game is played.

“Thirdly, though this is just theoretical, if NU was leading by one point, then Garcia’s layup was ‘inconclusive and unclear,’ that would be the only time it would be logical to order a replay. For me, though, inconclusive or unclear, a judgment call should be made.”

As the UAAP Board has ruled a replay, debating on it is useless. However, the issue of raising game-related cases for the UAAP Board to adjudicate must be thoroughly reviewed and discussed. My opinion is involving the UAAP Board in deciding game-related issues must be stopped if only to preserve the integrity of the game, the league, the commissioner and the Board itself.

09-12-2012, 07:30 PM
Refereeing in the UAAP and sports traditions
SPORTS FOR ALL By Philip Ella Juico (The Philippine Star) Updated September 12, 2012 12:00

The reversal by the UAAP of the decision of its own Commissioner, Ato Badolato, to reject the protest of the National University (NU) that Far Eastern University’s (FEU) RR Garcia’s winning basket was made after regulation time and should therefore not be counted was, to say the least, odd. At worst, it was a total rejection of the proper role of Commissioner of a league like the UAAP. It also rejected the principle that, in sports, games are won and lost in the playing field and not in board rooms and conferences.

The Commissioner of a league is supposed to be the glue that binds the league together. The Commissioner is, in theory, the only person in the league that has no interest to promote, protect and defend except that of the league. The Commissioner is to be above all the competing interests of all league members who do their best to win. Badolato was given the Commissioner’s job precisely because he has the expertise and can be counted upon to use his best and independent judgment so that the Board does not micro manage the league.

Judgment is what the Commissioner is paid and hired for. To reverse him and to order a re-play is to say that the UAAP Board is substituting its judgment for the Commissioner’s. If that is the case, then what we have is an executive board and not a policy-making body.

The main reason for the replay was “because the pieces of evidence/statements/video used in the deliberation (by the Board) were inconclusive and unclear”. That Board statement is very revealing and is precisely the reason why you appoint a Commissioner who will use his judgment because evidence is “inconclusive and unclear”. In short, the Commissioner has been entrusted with the task of using his independent judgment to sort out all that ambiguity.

Ordering replays however is not new in the UAAP. It ordered a replay in 1991 when Tony Boy Espinosa of De La Salle University (DLSU) was allowed to play for a few seconds in a championship match by desk officials oblivious to the fact that Espinosa had incurred five fouls. DLSU won that game and did not show up for the rematch. In 2005, DLSU again figured in a similar protest. The University of the East (UE) protested Cholo Villanueva’s buzzer-beater which sent the game into overtime. The UAAP Board again ordered a replay and this time the Green Archers showed up for the rematch to win it.

Certainly, there are many odd things happening in the UAAP. Last Sunday, three referees, Messrs. Arguelles, Buaron and Olivar showed how a game ought not be refereed. In a pivotal encounter leading to the Final Four, the three awarded a total of 30 free throws to NU while DLSU had only seven opportunities at the foul line. DLSU’s defense must have been so rugged, lacking in skill and sophistication while NU’s was so superbly polished to create such a blatantly lop-sided situation.

Badolato should have these three so-called referees (who wore uniforms numbered one, six and 28) investigated and probably banned from future UAAP games lest UAAP Board members again reverse all their calls and order a replay which is the UAAP’s favorite formula. These guys are an embarrassment to basketball and the noble and sensitive job of refereeing.

09-12-2012, 07:36 PM
There you Go Guys...well said . Stupid Uaap Board committee or Trustees or whatever it is , is so ridiculous and Coward at all , damn You!

Dark Knight
09-13-2012, 10:07 AM
The Commish is a puppet.

09-13-2012, 11:04 AM
Puppert? Nino? Eh di ba against NU yung findings niya? Anti-La Salle? E pabor sa La Salle kung talo ang NU versus FEU

Dark Knight
09-13-2012, 11:32 AM
I retract my statement.

I mean he is powerless against the Board.

09-13-2012, 11:37 AM
Yeah he does look like a lameduck commish. As if that sounds better lol

09-13-2012, 09:29 PM
Tamaraws fend off gutsy Maroons
By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 09/13/2012 4:22 PM | Updated as of 09/13/2012 8:07 PM

Far Eastern University guard RR Garcia goes for a lay-up against University of the Philippines' Cris Ball in their second round match-up of UAAP Season 75 Thursday at the PhilSports Arena. The Tamaraws escaped the Fighting Maroons, 67-63. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com.

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) The Far Eastern University Tamaraws endured a tough challenge from the upset-minded University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, escaping with a 67-63 victory in their second round match-up Thursday at the PhilSports Arena.

The Tamaraws ended the game on a 6-0 run to overhaul a slim deficit against the Maroons as they boosted their chances of gaining a twice-to-beat advantage in the UAAP Season 75 Final Four.

“Buti na lang panalo. Kahit four points ‘yan, panalo pa din,” said a relieved coach Bert Flores after the game.

The Fighting Maroons kept in step with the Tamaraws for most of the way and took their final lead of the ballgame through a Raul Soyud floater with 2:24 to go to make it 63-62.

But in the next FEU possession, Anthony Hargrove put back a missed shot by RR Garcia to put the Tamaraws ahead for good, 64-63.

The Maroons had several chances to take the lead, but Soyud committed an illegal screen off a timeout. Two free throws by Roger Pogoy extended FEU’s lead to 66-63, and the Maroons wasted a chance to cut into the deficit when Cris Ball missed a point-blank lay-up.

UP still had a chance to go for a tie following a turnover by Terrence Romeo, but Mike Silungan missed a potential game-tying three-pointer and Garcia iced the game from the free throw line.

“Halos lahat ng team ngayon, gumaganda. Lahat pwede maka-silat,” Flores said.

Pogoy led the Tamaraws with 16 points, while Romeo finished with 13 markers. The Tamaraws’ record improved to 9-3, tied with the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in the league standings.

The two squads were tied at 34 after the first half, despite the Tamaraws’ 52% field goal shooting.

Garcia fired eight points in the third quarter to put the Tamaraws in control, 53-48, going into the final canto, but momentum shifted in the Maroons’ favor after a series of unsportsmanlike fouls called against FEU.

Mark Belo and Arvie Bringas were both called for unsportsmanlike fouls early in the final period, which sparked the Maroons’ fightback from a 51-57 deficit.

Bringas’ unsportsmanlike foul prompted Flores to joke that he will just put the burly forward into the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

After a Pogoy lay-up gave FEU a 60-56 lead, Alvin Padilla scored five straight points to put the Maroons ahead.

Romeo then made two free throws to give the Tams the lead, only for Soyud to snatch it back for the Maroons a few seconds later.

That would be the last time the Maroons scored, however, as UP was held scoreless in the final 2:24 of the contest.

The Maroons’ record dropped to 1-12.

The scores:

FEU 67 - Pogoy 16, Romeo 13, Garcia 11, Belo 7, Hargrove 5, Escoto 4, M. Bringas 4, A. Bringas 3, Mendoza 2, Cruz 2, Inigo 0

UP 63 - Silungan 12, Padilla 11, Soyud 8, Montecastro 7, Ball 6, Manuel 5, Lopez 4, Hipolito 3, Gamboa 3, Mbah 2, Asilum 2, Romero 0, Gallarza 0

Quarter scoring: 16-18, 34-34, 53-48, 67-63


09-13-2012, 09:42 PM
Top 2 goal as FEU battles UP
By Josiah Albelda Posted Sep 14th 2012

Far Eastern University tries to move closer to a top two spot as it battles University of the Philippines.

Far Eastern University hopes to strengthen its bid for a top two slot when they meet University of the Philippines in the 75th UAAP men's basketball tournament Thursday at the Philsports Arena.

At 8-3 and with a possibility to snag one of the twice-to-beat advantages come the Final Four, the Tamaraws will surely surrender no inch against a determined Fighting Maroons squad aiming to end their year on a high note.

The Morayta-based squad responded to their nullified win over National University by thumping University of the East last Saturday.

And with another triumph today, FEU moves closer to finishing the season with an incentive they didn't have in their march to the championship round in 2011.

The Tamaraws welcome back bruiser Arvie Bringas, who has served his one-game league-mandated suspension against the Red Warriors.

Bringas is sure to make life tougher for UP's big man corps led by rail-thin Chris Ball and burly Raul Soyud.

Mike Silungan, Mark Lopez and Alvin Padilla also hope to come out with big games as they near the twilight zone of their collegiate careers.

09-14-2012, 09:42 AM
With the unsportsmanlike fouls called against Mac Belo and Arvie Bringas yesterday, is there official word already as to suspensions?

By my count this is at least Belo's second for the season, meaning according to UAAP rules he will get a one-game suspension.

This is also Bringas's fourth, and that means suspension for the remainder of the season, which may include the Final 4 and if ever the Finals.

09-16-2012, 08:33 AM
Arvie Bringas reminds me of former Dlsu Bruiser's itself Noli "the Tank" Locsin , Never backdown at all

09-16-2012, 09:03 AM
Game notes:

UST management is planning to file a protest on the goal tending call by the referees on Abdul in the dying seconds.

Meanwhile, FEU’s Arvie Bringas has been slapped by Commissioner Ato Badolato with another two-game suspension prior to his hard foul on UP’s Diony Hipolito.

09-16-2012, 09:11 AM
OOps op op op op oops Gangnam style ! hey after Feu vs Nu fiasco now its Ateneo Vs Ust's turn.. what a joke. let see if commish will do the same or the stupid Board of Mindless committee will intervene again.. see the only job that the commish exist is to suspend a player nothing more.

09-16-2012, 02:06 PM
La Salle fights for life vs FEU

By Josiah Albelda Posted Sep 15th 2012

De La Salle University tries to remain in the hunt for a Final Four berth when it takes on Far Eastern University.

With their Final Four bid on life support, De La Salle University aims to get a jolt of life when they battle Far Eastern University in the 75th UAAP men's basketball tournament Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The Green Archers, tied with National University at fourth with a 7-5 record, need to get a win to revive their hopes for a semifinals slot after a 72-62 loss to the Bulldogs last week.

A win by the Taft-based squad will push them to eight wins before they finish their elimination round campaign against Adamson University, where another victory hands them at least a playoff for the last Final Four seat.

The Tamaraws downed the LA Revilla-less La Salle, 48-46, in their first encounter, with Mike Tolomia draining a jumper that gave the Morayta-based crew headway and the evenutal win.

But things have changed almost two months after that game, what with Tolomia out for the season due to a knee injury and Revilla back in harness for the Archers.

Another thing going for La Salle is the absence of Arvie Bringas and Mark Belo, who were both suspended by league commissioner Ato Badolato for unsportsmanlike fouls thrown in their game against University of the Philippines last Thursday.

09-16-2012, 10:21 PM
La Salle shoots down FEU to boost Final 4 bid
By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) The De La Salle Green Archers took over in the second half to shoot down the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, 63-56, and boost their chances of making the Final Four of the UAAP Season 75 men's basketball tournament Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Almond Vosotros came off the bench to fire 21 points for De La Salle, tying his career-high. It was Vosotros who clinched the victory for the Archers when he drilled a three-point shot off the glass with 2:34 to go to make it 56-49.

It was a crucial victory for De La Salle, who tied the National University (NU) Bulldogs in the league standings with an 8-5 record.

The Archers took control of the contest with a 17-0 run bridging the second and third quarters, which turned an 18-24 deficit into a 35-24 lead.

La Salle led by just two points, 26-24, after the first half, but an incident towards the end of the second quarter fired up the Archers.

After La Salle's Jed Manguera dove for a loose ball near the FEU bench, the Tamaraws' reserve guard Jolas Guerrero was caught throwing the ball towards his head.

Guerrero was assessed a technical foul and Vosotros made two free throws to start the third period as La Salle’s torrid run continued.

The Archers outscored the Tamaraws 16-9 in the third quarter. Only Torrence Romeo was effective for FEU, as the third year guard scored five points in the third to keep the Tams within striking distance.

An up-and-under lay-in from rookie star Jeric Teng gave the Archers a 51-38 lead, but the Tamaraws went on an 11-2 run to make it a 53-49 game with less than three minutes to go.

But Vosotros ended any hopes of an FEU comeback when he drained his third three-pointer of the game, a gutsy shot against the defense of former UAAP Most Valuable Player RR Garcia.

Romeo finished with 26 points, but he was the lone bright spot for the Tamaraws, who sorely missed the services of big men Arvie Bringas and Mark Belo.

Both Bringas and Belo were suspended for unsportsmanlike behavior in the Tamaraws’ previous contest against the University of the Philippines.

With this victory, La Salle boosted its hopes of making the Final Four. They are now tied for a share of fourth place with the Bulldogs, while relagating the Tamaraws to a share of second and third places with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers.

Both the Tamaraws and the Tigers have 9-4 records. All four squads have one more game remaining in the elimination round.

The Archers will end their elimination round campaign against the Adamson Falcons on Thursday, and La Salle head coach Gee Abanilla said they will not take the Falcons lightly despite their 3-10 record.

"Adamson is a really strong team," he said. "Our desire to win will be tested on Thursday."

Meanwhile, UST will play its last game against the University of the East on Thursday as well. FEU and NU will meet again for the re-play of their controversial contest on September 23.

The scores:

DLSU 63 - Vosotros 21, Teng 10, Revilla 8, Andrada 7, Van Opstal 6, N. Torres 6, T. Torres 3, Mendoza 2, Webb 0, Manguera 0, Tampus 0

FEU 56 - Romeo 26, Garcia 10, Mendoza 8, Escoto 5, Cruz 3, Tolomia 2, Hargrove 2, Sentcheu 0, Pogoy 0, M. Bringas 0

Quarter-scoring: 11-12, 26-24, 42-33, 63-56

09-16-2012, 10:23 PM
F5 casts . Eagles Tigers Tams Archers Bulldogs

Dark Knight
09-17-2012, 10:47 AM

1. If FEU lose to NU and UST, La Salle wins their last game, triple tie at 4th between NU, FEU and La Salle. If win over the other is used, FEU could be out with NU and La Salle fighting for the 4th spot. How come? We won against La Salle by 2 and La Salle defeated us by 10. We lost to NU and if they repeat we are out.

2. If FEU win and UST lose and La Salle win. UST and DLSU will fight for the 4th spot. NU is out.

3. If FEU lose, UST lose, DLSU win , quadruple tie for 4th and all hell break loose.

4. If DLSU lose, they are out. IF FEU win and UST win, La Salle and NU will fight for the last F4 slot.

I dunno how i came up with this, i did not read the UAAP rulebook, this is just my imagination at work.

Wait, there is still a UST protest.

09-17-2012, 02:42 PM
FEU needs to stay ahead of Lasalle and NU. At worse the Ateneo will have three losses if UST earns a re-play versus and the Blue Eagles get beaten.

With four losses, the best FEU can hope for is to stay at four losses and then play off against UST for the Number 2 seed in the Final 4.

09-17-2012, 03:24 PM
REd Dead Redemptions comes Sept. 23

Dark Knight
09-17-2012, 05:33 PM
Maybe the UAAP Board members should do the officiating.

09-18-2012, 05:36 PM
Lets Protest!
by Charlie Cuna
Tuesday, 18 September 2012

In the past weeks, a couple of protests have been raised in the realm of university and college basketball and, being a basketball fan like the rest of you, I was curious as to how the powers-that-be would treat the said protests.

Let’s go back to a couple of weeks. FEU played NU in a close, down-the-wire match. The game is tied with seconds to go, and FEU has the ball. They lose it! NU brings it up, but they lose it right back. RR Garcia sees a line to the basket, not his teammate Hargrove under it, and decides to go all the way in for the lay-up. He scores! FEU wins by two!! No…wait…was the basket in time? The referees review the tape. They review again…and again…and again… Replays of varying speeds are shown on TV about twenty times, from different angles, but nothing is conclusive. After what seemed like ages, the referees say the shot is counted. FEU wins it.

NU places the result under protest, saying the shot should not have counted. Our friend Boyet Sison asked me about what I thought of the game, and I said that I don’t know if the referees were right to say the shot was counted, but I stated that if the tape couldn’t conclusively show if it was, and the referees’ judgment said to count the basket, then their call should stand - http://anc.abs-cbnnews.com/videos/2175/nu-places-feus-buzzer-beating-win-under-protest. I also said that if the shot would not be counted, then there should only be a five minute overtime played, and not the whole game. Clearly, the score would be tied at the end of regulation if the shot was not counted.

UAAP Commissioner Ato Badolato had the task of deciding whether the referees made the right call. He said they did and threw out the protest. But, NU, the host school for this season’s UAAP, could not accept the decision. They elevated the matter to the UAAP Board, which overturned Badolato and ordered a rematch of the whole game. Yes, people, the whole game. FEU and NU will go at it again this coming Sunday, the 23rd of September.

I and many others felt that the decision of the Board to overturn Commissioner Ato was the wrong one. The video review was instituted to aid the referees in making a call. If there is a lack of conclusive video to so aid the referees, then they should make a judgment call, the old-fashioned way, the way it’s always been. In the game in question, the referees ruled that the shot counted. That should have been it. What went on in the UAAP Boardroom, we will never really know for sure. Badolato was disregarded and his judgment on the referees’ judgment was discarded. I felt he should have resigned right then and there, being practically reduced to a figurehead commissioner who was greatly disrespected. What I and many others thought did not matter though, as the “replay” (it’s not a replay as we know it since it’s a new game altogether) will push through whether we like it or not.

Badolato, of course, did not resign and, just a couple of days ago, was again tasked with deciding another protest. This time, UST protested their close loss to ADMU, particularly questioning a goaltending call on their big man Abdul, which would have taken away a basket from ADMU (UST lost by only two points) and the lack of a technical foul called on Coach Norman Black for stepping into the court, which is supposed to merit an automatic technical. A technical foul in the UAAP can be game-changing, especially in a close game, since two shots are awarded together with ball possession.

I think the goaltending call was fair. There is not much argument on that. Now, with regard to the technical foul for a coach stepping onto the court, going past the sideline, I am not so sure. Badolato decided yesterday to deny the protest of UST, saying that both calls were judgment calls, much the same way he branded the referees’ counting of Garcia’s shot against NU mentioned above. UST, particularly Coach Pido Jarencio, does not agree that the failure to call a technical foul on Black was a judgment call. I tend to agree with that. If the rule says that if a coach walks onto the court past the sideline, a technical foul is merited, then the referees do not have any judgment in that instance. If Black indeed entered the court (the first question to ask), then they should have called it. But they didn’t. Would it have changed the result of the game if they did? That is another question altogether. UST would still have had to hit the free throws, hold on to their lead, etc.

UST has the option of elevate the matter to the UAAP Board the way NU did two weeks ago. I wonder how the Board will treat this protest and the denial thereof by Badolato. The issue is quite different, especially with regard to the technical foul non-call. Coach Pido already said that it was not his decision but if it was, he would surely elevate. He believes that a call based on technicality is very different from a judgment call.

At this point, we fans have to just wait and see how this turns out. Hopefully though, the Board can clear everything up for the teams involved, as well as the other teams in the league, and most especially for the fans of the league who hate getting caught up in games outside the hardcourt

09-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Eheemm.... going Viral ....needless to say..

09-18-2012, 09:25 PM
They should resigned instead. stoneface kapit tuko .

09-19-2012, 02:35 PM
Crucial games up as 4-way tie looms in the UAAP
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
1:40 am | Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

UST, FEU shoot for crucial wins to avoid a complicated four-way tie in the final four race.

MANILA, Philippines—A four-way tie at the end of the eliminations still stands as a possibility among teams tightly battling for semifinal berths in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

The league heads into the last two elimination playdates this week with Ateneo (12-2) still the only team assured of a Final Four stint, thus leaving University of Santo Tomas (9-4), Far Eastern U (9-4), National U (8-5) and La Salle (8-5) to shoot for crucial wins and avoid a four-team deadlock at 9-5.

“We’re not even thinking about the scenarios, our mind-set is still to get the top two,” said UST coach Pido Jarencio.

The Tigers hope to get a lift from the UAAP Board, which is set to tackle their protest of the game they lost to the Blue Eagles 68-66, last Saturday.

League commissioner Ato Badolato already turned downed on Monday the Tigers’ protest, which questioned the goal tending call on UST center Karim Abdul and the non-call on Ateneo coach Norman Black’s oncourt outburst in the last seven seconds of the game.

But the Tigers raised an appeal to the UAAP Board, which had already ordered a replay of one controversial game this season.

The Tigers take on the eliminated University of the East at 2 p.m. on Thursday, before the Green Archers clash with Adamson at 4 p.m.

“Our goal right now is just to win against Adamson, whatever happens after that is beyond our control,” said La Salle coach Gee Abanilla.

The Tamaraws and the Bulldogs battle anew on Sunday after their second-round game was nullified by the Board due to FEU ace RR Garcia’s “inconclusive” buzzer-beater.

Meanwhile, the league banned the father of Ateneo’s Nico Salva from the game venue’s patron and players’ area this season after an altercation with FEU assistant coach Ronald Magtulis, who was also suspended for one game.

Early this month, the mother of UST player Melo Afuang got banned for the rest of the season after hitting Adamson’s Roider Cabrera on the head.

09-20-2012, 02:43 PM
Nico Salva’s father appeals UAAP ‘ban’ on him
By Celest R. Flores
8:50 pm | Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — The father of Ateneo forward Nico Salva has appealed to the UAAP board Wednesday the sanction meted out by the league after his run-in with FEU coach Ronald Magtulis last week at the PhilSports Arena.

Amando Salva addressed UAAP president Nilo Ocampo and UAAP Board of Trustees in a letter detailing his account of the altercation with Magtulis and asking to rectify the Board’s supposed error in judgment.

The league banned Salva from watching from the game venue’s patron section and the players’ area for the remainder of the season, while suspending Magtulis for one game.

Salva felt disturbed that the UAAP Board decided upon a sanction without consulting his side.

“If you were truly concerned about the incident and the possible effects, you could have summoned me and I would have presented my side,” said Salva.

“You have maligned my character by portraying me as someone with no self-control, damaged my name and reputation in my field of work, with business associates, friends and relatives,” Salva went on.

Salva then recounted the story on how he came to blows with Magtulis, saying the FEU assistant coach challenged his son to a fist fight then turned to him when he asked what was the problem.

The incident then escalated to a shouting match before the bouncers at the venue intervened.

“(However), it is a different matter when an opponent’s 37-year-old coach threatens my 22-year-old son and challenges him to a fist fight outside of the playing court,” Salva said.

“I was just being a father — my son was threatened and I wanted to protect him… I did not physically harm Magtulis nor make any threatening motion.”

“I trust that the UAAP board rectifies its error in judgement in order to clear my name and allow me to watch my son to play his last few games in his final year from the patron section where I have watched and supported him all throughout his collegiate career,” Salva ended.

Dark Knight
09-21-2012, 10:19 AM
Only 2 scenarios left for the Tams

We lose to NU, playoff for the 4th slot in the Fianls 4 and the right to face Ateneo.

We win against NU, virtual best of three against UST for a finals slot.

Sam Miguel
09-21-2012, 10:47 AM
^^^ I'd go for win against NU...:)

09-21-2012, 11:24 AM
Although I felt NU's protest lacked merit... anjan na eh... sorry DK but I'm rooting for the Bullies, poetic justice be damned :D

Dark Knight
09-21-2012, 12:20 PM
Sir Bchoter, ayaw nyo ba makaganti sa min sa F4? hahaha.

ayoko makaharap Ateneo.

09-21-2012, 12:25 PM
DK, nung season 69 hindi na kami nakaganti pa sa UP pero tinangap namin ng maluwag sa aming kalooban. Ganon din sa FEU. Tangap namin na "bitch" kami ng Tamaraws on our way to the crown ;)

09-21-2012, 07:34 PM
FEU-NU rematch to decide Final 4 scenario
Posted at 09/21/2012 5:40 PM | Updated as of 09/21/2012 5:40 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The UAAP men’s basketball Final 4 cast will be known on the last day of competition in the elimination round on Sunday.

The University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Tigers and the De la Salle Green Archers took huge steps in their Final 4 campaign by beating their separate opponents on Thursday.

UST defeated University of the East (UE), 87-75, to gain at least a playoff for the No. 2 seed in the semifinals.

The Top 2 seeds in the Final 4 own a twice-to-beat advantage.

La Salle, on the other hand, routed Adamson University (AdU), 72-59, to slip into the 4th and final semis berth.

But that could all change, depending on the result of the Far Eastern University (FEU)-National University (NU) rematch on Sunday.

Final four race scenarios

If FEU wins over NU on Sunday, FEU will face UST in a playoff for No. 2 seed, and La Salle gains the 4th semis slot.

However, if NU wins over FEU, NU gains 3rd seed via higher quotient, and La Salle will face FEU in a playoff for 4th seed while UST will automatically be the No. 2 seed, behind Ateneo.

The UAAP board ordered the two teams to play again, after it ruled in favor of NU's protest on the buzzer-beating win of FEU in their second-round encounter. -- ANC

09-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Any teams In F4 will do kahit Dlsu , Ust o Ateneo pa yan and besides sanay na kami matalo sa Ateneo . LOl

09-21-2012, 08:05 PM
An exasperated Jarencio said he preferred to let it go.

“Ano pa ba magagawa natin? Hindi naman ako pwedeng maglupasay o magpakamatay. Rerespeto ko na lang desisyon nila. Pero abangan nila gagawin ko. Walang technical pag pumunta sa gitna ha? Pag ako pumunta sa gitna at tinawagan ng technical, malaking istorya yun (What else can I do, kill myself? I’ll respect their decision but watch out for my move. No technical for entering the court, huh? Let’s see if I cross and get a technical, that’s a big story),” he said.

Notes: If it’s any consolation for UST, the three referees who officiated the controversial game, were sanctioned. “Since we do not tolerate bad calls or non calls in the endgame, we have suspended the three referees (Salvador) Cortes, (Dominique) Pomar, and (Joenard) Garcia for three playing days,” according to Badolato’s letter.

09-21-2012, 08:06 PM
yan lng talaga ang work ni commish mag suspend.

09-23-2012, 09:36 AM
FEU, NU replay key duel today
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
2:09 am | Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

FAR EASTERN University and National University go at it again in a controversial rematch today with the winner making it to the UAAP Final Four.

The Tamaraws—whose slim 77-75 triumph was nullified by the UAAP Board recently—seek a more decisive repeat win over the Bulldogs on the last day of the men’s basketball eliminations at 4 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Two weeks ago, the Board overturned commissioner Ato Badolato’s decision to uphold the Tamaraws’ victory, noting that the video evidence on the buzzer-beating layup of FEU ace RR Garcia was “inconclusive and unclear.”

“[The replay] is definitely a blessing, so we have to take advantage of it,” said NU star Ray Parks. “The entire team is motivated. This is not just given to everybody.”

Ateneo already secured the No. 1 spot with a 12-2 record, which comes with a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four.

University of Santo Tomas had also advanced to the semifinals with a 10-4 card.

If FEU wins, the Tamaraws will tie the Tigers and eliminate the Bulldogs from semifinal contention.

In this scenario, No. 1 Ateneo will clash with the fourth-ranked La Salle, while UST and FEU will tangle in the other pairing after disputing the other twice-to-beat incentive in a playoff.

If NU wins, the Bulldogs will claim the No. 3 spot due to a superior quotient despite finishing tied with the Tamaraws and the Green Archers.

If this happens, UST will secure the remaining semifinal bonus and take on NU in the semifinals, while Ateneo will battle the winner between FEU and La Salle, which will dispute the fourth spot in a playoff.

“We have to focus on our defense and ball-sharing,” said FEU coach Bert Flores, who’s relying on topnotch guards Garcia and Terrence Romeo.

“What’s in our control is our game against FEU, where we end up after that game, then we’ll take it,” said NU coach Eric Altamirano.

09-23-2012, 10:00 AM
Bulldogs, Tams duel for Final 4
The Philippine Star
Posted at 09/23/2012 8:59 AM | Updated as of 09/23/2012 9:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Far Eastern U and National U clash again in a replay of their controversial second-round matchup, pursuing their own Final Four agenda today on the last day of elims in the UAAP Season 75 men’s basketball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Tams (9-4) gun for that crucial victory that will ensure a spot in the semis and even a shot at the No. 2 and twice-to-beat while the Bulldogs (8-5) shoot for their first F4 appearance since 2001.

"It’s a no-tomorrow game for us. If we lose, we're in danger of being ousted but if we win, we'll have a chance to be No. 2," said FEU coach Bert Flores of the all-important 4 p.m. tussle.

A triumph by FEU will earn them a playoff with UST (10-4) for the second berth while giving DLSU (9-5) the last F4 slot and eliminating the Bulldogs.

On the other hand, a victory by NU will forge a three-way tie for third with FEU and La Salle at 9-5, handing UST the outright No. 2. In this scenario, the quotient system will be applied and the Bulldogs, owning the highest quotient, will get the No. 3, leaving FEU and DLSU to a rubbermatch for the fourth and last berth.

"It's important we get this win to make it to the Final Four," NU coach Eric Altamirano said. "Because of the standings, I expect this to be a tough, even physical game."

Adding to the drama is the fact that it’s the second serving of the two teams’ Sept. 2 matchup, which the Tams initially won on a last-second layup by RR Garcia, 77-75.

The Bulldogs placed that game under protest, which was junked by commissioner Ato Badolato. However, NU elevated it to the board of trustees, which eventually voted to nullify that game and ordered today’s replay.

"We were given a second chance, now we have to take advantage of it," said NU’s ace gunner Bobby Ray Parks Jr.

Flores said FEU considers that previous game a thing of the past now. “It’s best to move on. For us, we’re just maintaining a positive mindset now and just think that they (NU) are our last game in the eliminations.”

FEU will play without bruising forward Arvie Bringas, who will sit it out like he did last Sept. 2. This is the original sanction he got for committing a disqualifying foul (spitting) in the the Tams’ rough game with Ateneo.

Assistant coach Ronald Magtulis will also serve out his one-game suspension for an offcourt run-in with Nico Salva’s father, Mando, recently. The elder Salva was barred from the patron section as a result but has appealed the league decision, maintaining he was merely protecting his son whom he claimed was threatened by Magtulis.

While the rest mix it up for F4 berths and positioning, the Blue Eagles are perched on top with a 12-2 card and guaranteed a semis bonus.


09-23-2012, 10:16 PM
Bulldogs outlast Tams in OT, book F4 berth
By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 09/23/2012 6:24 PM | Updated as of 09/23/2012 7:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines –(UPDATED) It took 11 years and several seasons as one of the league's lower-tier teams, but finally, the National University (NU) Bulldogs have made it back to the UAAP Final Four.

In a wild game with numerous momentum swings, the Bulldogs outlasted the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws in overtime, 84-81, to book a berth in the Final Four of Season 75's men's basketball tournament Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Bulldogs finished the season with a 9-5 record, putting them in a triple tie with the Tamaraws and the De La Salle Green Archers. But by virtue of a superior quotient, the Bulldogs automatically took the third seed.

"This win is very significant for the NU community, as this is the first time we made it to the Final Four. This is where we wanted to be at the very start of the season," said NU head coach Eric Altamirano.

Reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player (MVP) Bobby Ray Parks fired 27 points and overcame a dry spell in the second half as he came up big in the clutch for the Bulldogs.

The Tamaraws' veteran experience showed as they raced off to a six-point lead at the start of the overtime period, with a Mike Tolomia lay-up putting FEU ahead, 79-73, with 2:55 to go in the ball game.

That turned out to be the Tamaraws' final field goal of the contest, however, as NU, led by Emmanuel Mbe, slowly chipped at FEU's lead.

Mbe hit a free throw and then made a lay-up to cut the lead in half, and then Mark De Guzman fired a gutsy three-pointer with 1:05 remaining to tie the game.

Clutch performance

National U's Bobby Ray Parks shoots a jumper over the outstretched arms of FEU's Russell Escoto in the teams' UAAP Season 75 second round match-up Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com.

It was then that Parks took over. After not making a field goal since late in the third quarter, Parks came up big when it mattered most when he drilled a cold-blooded three-pointer over the outstretched arms of FEU’s Anthony Hargrove with 31-seconds to go.

"FEU played great defense and denied me the ball a lot," Parks said of his dry spell in the fourth quarter. "But it's not just all about me. The team helped me out and they were huge and they made big shots."

"It's not just about me scoring, it's more about the team... Coming into the game, they were ready to shoot it and we trust in one another to share the ball," he added.

To complete his clutch performance, Parks made two free throws in the final 16 seconds to ice the game for the Bulldogs.

FEU’s Russell Escoto misfired on a three-pointer in the Tams' final possession.

"Lahat naman ginawa na ng players," said FEU head coach Bert Flores. "Andoon 'yung effort at intensity. Kaso nagkaroon ng lapses noong overtime."

The game was a replay of the two squad’s highly controversial second round match-up, which was stricken off the record books after the UAAP Board ordered a replay.

In that game, which also saw several momentum swings, RR Garcia made a lay-up at the buzzer to win the game for the Tamaraws. The Bulldogs put the game under protest, but UAAP Commissioner Ato Badolato junked it.

The Bulldogs then elevated their protest to the UAAP Board, who ordered a replay of the game.

Like their original second-round match-up, the replay saw several deadlocks and game-changing runs for both squads.

After a close first half that saw FEU lead 42-37, the Bulldogs came out on fire in the third quarter. Parks and Mbe led the Bulldogs in a 14-0 run early in the period, which allowed NU to take a 51-46 lead.

But the Tams refused to go away, with Terrence Romeo steady at the free throw line to bring FEU back in the contest.

The Bulldogs looked as though they were pulling away again in the fourth quarter, even taking a nine-point lead, 71-62, off a jumper from Kyle Neypes.

Once again, the Tams rallied. After an Mbe lay-up made it 73-66 with 5:24 to go, FEU scored seven straight points to tie the ball game, with Tolomia converting a difficult floater with 39 seconds to go to make it 73-all.

Neither team was able to convert in the final 39 seconds, sending the game into an extra five minutes. In overtime, the Tams looked like they were on their way to victory before Parks – and the Bulldogs – took over.

"There were a lot of setbacks for this team this season," Altamirano said. "But I kept reminding the boys that God has a plan for us, and He will use those setbacks for us to come back."

Mbe won his match-up with Hargrove, scoring 25 points on top of 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Romeo scored 25 points, while Garcia had 13 and Tolomia finished with 10.

Because of their loss, the Tamaraws will have to play the Green Archers in a play-off for the fourth seed on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. The winner of the game will go on to face the top-seeded Ateneo Blue Eagles in the Final Four.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs will take on the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, with the Tigers having a twice-to-beat advantage.

The scores:

NU 84 - Parks 27, Mbe 25, Neypes 7, Alolino 7, Javillonar 6, De Guzman 5, Betayene 5, Singh 2, Villamor 0, Rono 0, Khobuntin 0

FEU 81 - Romeo 25, Garcia 13, Tolomia 10, Hargrove 7, Pogoy 6, Mendoza 5, Escoto 5, Belo 4, Foronda 3, M. Bringas 3, Cruz 0

The scores: 23-20, 37-42, 60-55, 73-73, 84-81

09-23-2012, 10:26 PM
Olat !!! :upset:

09-23-2012, 10:40 PM
The Tamaraws will face the Green Archers in a playoff for the last Final Four berth on Wednesday, 3:30pm at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

09-23-2012, 10:41 PM
Victory is what you get when you share the basketball with your teammates. RR & Terrence you guys should do the same in order to win the match against DLSU come Wednesday

Dark Knight
09-24-2012, 08:18 AM
I did not watch the game cause i already have a bad feeling about it.

Again, it all comes down o that 2nd round game where The Board decided to replay the game.

To the UAAP Board...............i hope you're happy with your fu#@$## decision!

09-24-2012, 02:33 PM
Up six with two minutes and change. All that had to happen was manage the clock, attack in the alst 10 seconds, pihado at obligado magfa-foul ang NU because of all the pressure the NU defense was under at that time. And yet, God help Bert Flores, his guards decided to chuck up some long shots. Where the hell did those come from? The last FEU basket was a beautiful layup by Mike Tolomia on a change-of-pace dribble. After that, Ray Parks and the Bulldogs just plain brought it in. That Parks three-pointer was a dagger alright, but that could have gone in or not. Still, this was a game that FEU lost more than NU won.

09-24-2012, 04:37 PM
Too many cooks...

09-24-2012, 04:46 PM
Mythical Five guard: Terrence Romeo of the Far Eastern University Tamaraws
Stats: 264 points / 79 rebounds / 49 assists / 20 steals / 3 blocks / 33 turnovers
Extras: 0 penalty points / 135 point won game bonus
Total SPs: 66.5714

If there were any doubts as to whose team FEU was, Romeo's or RR Garcia's, the Mythical Five selection of Romeo ought to settle them.

True, Garcia had been hobbled by a foot injury all season long, but the numbers weren't close. Romeo had nearly 100 more points, just eight fewer assists, and five less turnovers. It might also be an understatement to say that Romeo dominated the ball too much in certain stretches, but considering the fact that the criteria doesn't take into account things like field goal percentage, the former Rookie of the Year put up some insane numbers (second to Parks in overall scoring, tops in number of field goals made, fourth in assists) and that's why he's on this list.

09-26-2012, 09:31 PM
Archers, Tams duel for last Final 4 slot
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
3:48 am | Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
LA SALLE top rookie Jeron Teng (No. 21) tries to get a shot off against the FEU defense. The two teams clash anew fot the last Final Four slot. RODEL ROTONI

Far Eastern University tries to save a once promising season when the Tamaraws dispute the last UAAP Final Four berth against La Salle in a playoff match in the men’s basketball tournament today.

The Tamaraws—who just two weeks ago were even in contention for the No. 2 seed—remain confident against the Green Archers in their knockout duel at 3:30 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena.

“We still have a positive mindset,” said FEU coach Bert Flores.

The winner will go up against four-time champion Ateneo, the top seed toting a twice-to-beat advantage, in the Final Four starting on Saturday.

FEU and La Salle were left to battle for the last semifinal berth after National University claimed the No. 3 spot due to a superior quotient.

All three squads wound up tied at the end of the eliminations at 9-5 behind Ateneo (12-2) and University of Santo Tomas (10-4).

The Tigers, who also secured a twice-to-beat edge, clash with the Bulldogs in the other semifinal pairing.

La Salle coach Gee Abanilla said his Archers will make the most out of the opportunity to return to the Final Four after missing out last year.

“We cannot relax at this point,” said Abanilla, who’s relying on Jeron Teng, this season’s top rookie, and the resurgent Almond Vosotros.

“We’ve had ambitions to be in this situation. We’ve reached this far, so physically and mentally, we can’t afford to relax.”

Flores hopes that ace guards RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo can lead the team back to its winning form after the Tamaraws closed out their elimination run with back-to-back lose.

09-26-2012, 09:41 PM
Archers rally past Tams to complete F4 cast
by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 09/26/2012 6:05 PM | Updated as of 09/26/2012 9:24 PM

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - The De La Salle Green Archers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final quarter and stunned the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 69-66, to win their playoff game for the last Final Four slot Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

With their victory, the Green Archers completed the Final Four cast of the UAAP Season 75 men's basketball tournament and will face their archrivals, the Ateneo Blue Eagles, on Saturday.

Norbert Torres scored 21 points, including 11 in the pivotal final quarter, and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Archers ended the game on a 19-6 run to oust the Tamaraws.

"Matagal na naming pinapangarap na makabalik sa Final Four," said La Salle head coach Gee Abanilla. "We have a golden chance to do it. We just refused to lose, that's the bottom line."

The Tamaraws started to pull away early in the fourth period, with Mark Bringas, Roger Pogoy and Anthony Hargrove all contributing to FEU's cause.

A lay-up by Hargrove in the 6:46 mark put the Tamaraws ahead by 10, 60-50, sending the FEU crowd into a frenzy.

But the Archers refused to let their season end. La Salle's defense tightened, forcing FEU into a series of hurried, ill-advised shots. On the other end, the Green Archers' scoring picked-up.

With Torres leading the way, the Archers scored 14 straight points. A three-pointer by Almond Vosotros cut FEU's lead to a single digit, 59-60, with 4:52 left in the game.

Fittingly, it was the hardworking Torres who scored the go-ahead lay-up with 2:27 to go, 61-60. He then completed a three-point play with 1:23 remaining to put La Salle up by four.

"I just tried to play with what the defense gave me," said Torres, who managed to outplay FEU's vaunted front line with help from Arnold Van Opstal and the graduating Jovet Mendoza.

"I didn't want it to be Josh (Webb) and Jovet's last game," he added.

End-game execution

The victory seemed at hand for the Archers when rookie point guard Thomas Torres scored on the break and was fouled by FEU's Terrence Romeo. The smaller Torres completed his own three-point play and the Archers were up 67-60 with only 38 seconds left.

But the Tamaraws refused to go quietly. Romeo drained a three-pointer, then former league Most Valuable Player RR Garcia also fired a three-pointer of his own after the Archers committed a turnover. That cut La Salle's lead to one, 66-67, with still 30 seconds to go.

"I told the boys not to panic," Abanilla said. "We were still up, all we needed was a good inbound... It's a good thing we were able to give the ball to one of our guys and they fouled, and that helped us."

The Archers nearly threw the ball away on consecutive inbounds, but managed to give the ball to Vosotros and Jeron Teng, who both split their charities.

The Tamaraws had their chances at the end of the game, but Mike Tolomia committed a traveling infraction and Romeo came up short on a 70-foot heave.

"Ang problema namin, 'yung execution sa end game," said FEU head coach Bert Flores, whose squad ended the season on a three-game losing streak. "Ten-point lead ka na, ayun na. Hindi lang talaga para sa amin."

Flores also defended his decision not to call a timeout when the Archers were making their stunning run in the fourth period.

"Lamang pa ako, tinitingnan ko, one point pa," he said. "Lamang pa ako, tapos nung magti-time out na ako biglang naka-offensive rebound."

Poor first half

The Tamaraws were in control in the first three quarters, as the Archers suffered a poor first half. Vosotros and LA Revilla, normally steady for La Salle, made several bad decisions while FEU took advantage with their outside sniping.

"I have to give credit to the defense of FEU. They were harassing our guards and denying them. Their defense was really physical," Abanilla said.

He added that his players were jittery in the first half because of sheer excitement.

"I think they were really excited about this. We didn't want to make them nervous because it's been a long time since we were in this position," he said.

Abanilla commended his players for responding in the second half, especially on the defensive end.

The Archers had a difficult third quarter, as they were forced to earn their points from the stripe. But in the final quarter, they held the Tams to only 14 points while scoring 23 of their own.

Flores once again rued his squad's poor ball-sharing, as the Tams only tallied 14 assists to 22 for La Salle. The Archers also out-rebounded the Tamaraws, 50-30, including 22-16 on the offensive end.

It was a sorry finish to the season for an FEU squad who last year made it to the Finals of the men's basketball tournament. At one point, they were at the top of the league standings but suffered a dip in form in the second half, especially after their controversial game against the National University Bulldogs which ended up being re-played.

It is the first time since Season 70 that the Tamaraws will not be in the Final Four.

Meanwhile, the Archers make it back to the Final Four after a one-year lay-off. They wound up in sixth place after the elimination round last season, a poor finish that triggered a wave of change in the basketball program, including the hiring of Abanilla.

Romeo finished with 13 points for the Tamaraws, while the graduating Mark Bringas added 12 points. Garcia wound up with eight markers and six dimes.

Teng, who is expected to be named as the Rookie of the Year, finished with 15 points and kept the Archers in the game in the first half.

The scores:

DLSU 69 - N. Torres 21, Teng 15, Vosotros 9, Van Opstal 8, T. Torres 7, Mendoza 7, Andrada 2, Webb 0, Manguera 0, Tampus 0, Revilla 0

FEU 66 - Romeo 13, M. Bringas 12, Garcia 8, Hargrove 7, Mendoza 7, Pogoy 6, Belo 5, Escoto 4, Tolomia 2, A. Bringas 2, Sentcheu 0, Foronda 0, Cruz 0


09-26-2012, 09:56 PM
De La Salle nips FEU for last Final Four slot, sets up clash with Ateneo
7:05 pm | Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—De La Salle faced a double-digit deficit before Norbert Torres came alive and towed the Green Archers to a 69-66 comeback win over Far Eastern University to earn the last Final Four spot in the UAAP Season 75 men’s basketball tournament at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Torres unleashed 11 of his 21 points in the final frame, including five straight points that gave La Salle the lead, 64-60, with 2:23 left.

“Matagal na naming pinapangarap na makabalik sa Final Four. We have a golden chance to do it (tonight). We just refused to lose,” said DLSU head coach Gee Abanilla.

The Green Archers, who missed last year’s semifinals after a disappointing sixth-place finish, set up a date with defending champion and fierce rival Ateneo.

And Abanilla knows it won’t be easy going up against the team, which swept them in the elimination round.

“We’ll need all the advantage we could get. I hope Ateneo gets rusty,” said Abanilla.

Clear-cut Rookie of the Year winner Jeron Teng added 15 points but earned every bit of it as FEU played him well all game long.

Almond Vosotros chipped in with nine points and none bigger than his long three-pointer that made it just a one-point FEU lead, 60-59.

The Tamaraws, who missed the Final Four for the first time since 2007, couldn’t buy a basket as the Archers kept coming.

RR Garcia misfired on several shots late as well as Terrence Romeo, whose missed three led to a fastbreak layup plus the foul by Thomas Torres that extended La Salle’s lead to seven, 67-60, with 38.6 seconds left.

Garcia and Romeo atoned for their missed shots with a pair of quick threes in just eight seconds to pull FEU to within one, 66-67, with still 30 ticks left.

“First thing is not to panic. All we need is a good inbound. It’s a good thing we were able to pass it around,” said Abanilla in the dying seconds of the game.

The Archers, who had 13 turnovers in the first half, bucked a slow start that Abanilla attributed to his players being too excited about the game.

La Salle though, loosened up just in time to pull off the come-from-behind win thanks to a 17-0 run.

The Tamaraws, who finished runners-up to the Blue Eagles the last two seasons, at one point were in first place in the standings and just weeks back were still in the hunt for a twice-to-beat incentive before a three-game collapse had them packing up early.

An Anthony Hargrove drive put FEU up, 60-50, at the 6:43 mark in the final frame. Unfortunately for the Tamaraws, it turned out to be their last basket for over six minutes.

The Final Four starts on Saturday with No. 2 University of Santo Tomas facing host National University in the first game at 12 noon while the De La Salle-Ateneo clash begins at 4 p.m. to be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

FEU blew its chance to forge overtime after Mike Tolomia turned the ball over on a traveling violation with 3.5 seconds remaining.

Vosotros was fouled in the ensuing play and went one-of-two with 2.5 ticks left. The Tams had no timeouts left and just settled for a near full-court heave by Romeo, which had no chance of going in.

Dark Knight
09-27-2012, 10:34 AM
This is what happens when the UAAP Board decides with stupidity and ignorantly. They practically decided FEU's fate this season. Hope they can sleep peacefully.

Okay, it's also FEU's fault. They have 2 chances to make it and they both blew it.

1. We have no match against La Salle's big men. We can't rebound against Banopstal (as what the Ateneans call him) and the Bear (TED).

2. And what was Bert thinking putting in Tolomia in the dying minutes of the ballgame. Tolomia was not in the groove of things riding the bench for quite some time. The result, a travelling.

3. RR's has been forcing his shot. The last few attempts he made were so pilit na pilit. He should have pass the ball.

4. Terrence sharing the ball has its down. It also took the rhythm away from him. Sometimes being a ballhog has its benefits.

5. La Salle won via the free throw line especially in the third quarter.

6. The 2 consecutive treys gave false hopes for the Tams for they can't overcome the inevitable.

7. I thought the loss of Ramos, Knuttel, Cawaling, Noonduo and Exciminiano means nothing with the arrival of Belo and Hargrove. They are big shoes to fill in.

8. Damn you UAAP Board.

9. Damn you UAAP Board.

10. and finally, Damn you UAAP Board.

Off to season 76.

09-27-2012, 01:26 PM
Too many crooks... este cooks

09-27-2012, 02:06 PM
I join Dark Knight's sentiments regarding the UAAP Board; that FEU-NU Round 2 game should have just been left as alone, won on the floor already by the Tamaraws.

Moving right along, that was a 10-point lead in the fourth period blown by the Tamaraws. Almond Vosotros had a trey then Norbert Torres sank a short jumper, and suddenly Lasalle was up one point at 60-61. Ni hindi na nakabawi ng lamang ang FEU.

That last play was just plain silly. Where the heck were all of the other players who should have been ready to receive a pass? Mike Tolomia tracked down a loose ball but suddenly had nowhere to go. Maling-mali talaga.

Is this the end of RR Garcia as an elite player? Up to last year he could still be counted on to be a game-saving hero. He is still very young, and could still come back next year, but this season it seems he's given up on FEU basketball already. O baka naman tama ang sapantaha nung ilang tropa ko, na hindi na kaya ni RR ang lebel ng tagisan sa UAAP.

09-27-2012, 09:49 PM
Me Too..Shame and Damn You Stupid Dogs UAAP SM BOARD !!!!

09-28-2012, 10:53 AM
By Olmin Leyba

(The Philippine Star)

Updated September 28, 2012 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Following a disastrous campaign in UAAP Season 75 where it failed to reach the Final Four after back-to-back runner-up finishes, Far Eastern U could only blame its setback to its failure to cash in on their three cracks at a semis berth.

The Tams, one-time leader and among the top three majority of the double-round elims, dropped their last three games to miss the Final Four.

They lost a sure victory when the UAAP board of trustees nullified their 77-75 conquest of National U last Sept. 2 and ordered a replay, which they eventually lost, 84-81 in overtime, sending them to a do-or-die match with La Salle.

Two setbacks to DLSU in between the NU replay, 56-63 in the second round and 66-69 in the playoff for the last berth, sealed FEU’s doom.

“Ganon talaga. Una yung replay, tapos yung two games na kailangang kailangan namin (That’s the way it goes. First the replay, then the two important games we failed to win),” a dejected coach Bert Flores said.

The board-ordered replay, he pointed out, was the turning point for the Tams’ “bad season.”

“Parang masama ang loob nila. Kumbaga andun na kami, bakit uulitin pa at bibigyan ng chance? Kahit sino naman, kahit asawa ko na walang alam sa basketball sinasabi ‘bakit ganun?’ Pero wala na rin tayong magagawa (Players were demoralized. We’re already there in the Final Four and then they ordered a replay and gave NU a chance. Even my wife, a non-basketball expert, was asking ‘why play it again?’ But we couldn’t do anything about it anymore),” Flores said.

One of the pre-tournament favorites, the Tams settled for fifth place overall, missing the semis for the first time since 2007.

“Bad season talaga kasi coming from finals, tapos ganito. Ito ang chance sana na mag-champion (Bad season, considering we came from the finals last year. We had a chance to even win a championship),” he said.

Looking forward, Flores said he still sees a solid group, with only Mark Bringas and Clarence Foronda graduating, although it’s still not sure whether RR Garcia will play his fifth year next season. But Flores also admitted his status as coach is uncertain at this point.

“Matibay pa rin naman, tapos may recruitment pa (It’s still pretty solid plus we’ll have some recruits),” he said. “Ako naman, bahala na ang management. Mahirap sa isang banda pero nasa kanila yun (As for me, it’s up to management if they want to retain me as head coach).”

09-28-2012, 10:54 AM
May mas mahalaga akong tanong, para mismo kay RR Garcia: Bai, talaga bang hindi mo kaya 'yung freshman rookie ng Lasalle na si Thomas Torres?

Sina Juami Tiongson, Jeric Fortuna at Nico Elorde kayang-kaya mo, pero si Torres hindi mo kinaya ng dalawang laro kasama na ang do-or-die game niyo nung huli.

09-28-2012, 10:08 PM
ang sagot ay the Erap's famous word " weather weather lng yan" lol

09-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Disastrous ending to ‘really bad’ FEU season
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
11:28 pm | Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Far Eastern University coach Bert Flores doesn’t mind going through another coaching rigodon after the powerhouse Tamaraws’ shock crash from the Final Four race following title stints in the last two seasons.

“It’s really disappointing,” said Flores. “We came from the Finals; we wanted to win the championship this time. But it wasn’t really for us. It’s up to the management [to decide on the team’s future].”

The Tamaraws’ season abruptly came to an end last Wednesday when La Salle fought back from a double-digit deficit in the closing minutes to hack out a 69-66 upset in the knockout duel for the last semifinal berth.

It was a disastrous close to the campaign of the Tamaraws, who even had a shot at nailing the No. 2 slot two weeks ago before closing out the season with three straight losses.

La Salle advanced to the Final Four against four-time champion Ateneo, while University of Santo Tomas and National University tangle in the other semifinal battle this Saturday.

“It was really a bad season,” said Flores after the Morayta-based crew failed to advance to the Final Four for the first time in five years.

“It was our poor execution in the endgame. We had a good start, but we didn’t finish strong. The same thing happened in the replay (against NU) and the two other games we needed to win.”

Flores said he has many capable deputies in the FEU bench, including former King Tamaraw and pro star Johnny Abarrientos.

The FEU coaching revamp isn’t new for Flores, the 2005 champion coach who was relegated to consultant when Glenn Capacio took over in 2007. Flores came back as head coach last year following Capacio’s resignation.

The FEU-La Salle playoff came after both teams finished in a tie with NU at 9-5 at the end of the eliminations. The Bulldogs secured the No. 3 spot due to a superior quotient.

Dark Knight
09-29-2012, 04:34 PM
"I know there is a decision, but considering its a STUPID ASS decision, i intend to ignore it" (from Avengers)

- Nick Fury on the Council's decision to strike a missile at Manhattan to eliminate the Chitauri and eventually sacrificing The Avengers and civilians.

"I know there is a decision, but considering its a STUPID ASS decision, we can't do anything about it"

- me, in a dream world, in response to The Uaap Board's decision to replay the FEU NU game in the 2nd round in which the Tams eventually lost and eliminated them for the F4 slot.

09-29-2012, 10:01 PM
Salamat Ust tigers sa pag ka eliminate nyo sa Tuta ng Stupid UAAP SM DOGS Board.. in otherwords Ang MangDARAYA di nag WAWAGI

09-29-2012, 10:05 PM
The surprise twist in the Final Four is La Salle’s emergence as a semifinalist at FEU’s expense. The Tamaraws started the season like a barn on fire, disposing of UST, 73-72, La Salle, 48-46, Adamson, 65-62, and UE, 92-66. But three straight losses to end the eliminations ended FEU’s bid for another Final Four ticket. Missing the playoff bus is unusual for the Tams who went to the Finals the last two seasons. They would’ve made it if only the UAAP Board didn’t intervene and overturn commissioner Ato Badolato’s ruling that upheld FEU’s buzzer-beating victory over NU in the second round. The Board decision was widely lambasted in media because it smacked of partiality and undermined Badolato’s authority as an independent commissioner. Before the playoff against La Salle, FEU team owner Anton Montinola shook his head in dismay, saying, “We shouldn’t even be here.” He was right. But in the UAAP where even game-related issues may be elevated to the Board for adjudication, things may be decided for the wrong reasons.

09-29-2012, 10:10 PM
Tigers hold off Bulldogs, earn Finals berth
by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 09/29/2012 2:26 PM | Updated as of 09/29/2012
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) - University of Sto. Tomas (UST) head coach Pido Jarencio called it "destiny." The Tigers, who flew under the radar at the start of the season, are going back to the UAAP Finals after holding off a last-quarter charge by the National University (NU) Bulldogs, 63-57, in their Season 75 Final Four match-up Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum

09-29-2012, 10:12 PM
Justice been Serve!!! tnx tigers

10-04-2012, 02:06 PM
The King Tamaraw’s swan song?
CARLO PAMINTUAN, GMA News October 2, 2012 5:05pm

The FEU defeat to La Salle in a KO game for the fourth seed now leaves RR Garcia's future's in doubt,

When he was declared the UAAP MVP in his sophomore year, the sky was seen to be the limit for Ryan Roose Garcia. And why not? He had an immaculate jumper that seemed to always find the bottom of the net. He had the ability to drive to the basket and score over defenders much taller than he was. He showed tremendous court vision when he found his teammates for wide open shots.

The only thought that ran through the minds of the opposing teams and their fans was that if Garcia was this good, this early in his career, no one was going to be able to stop him when he reached his fourth or fifth playing year.

However, a lot has changed from those days. The misses and frustrations mounted as fast as tattoos popped up all over his formerly squeaky clean image. Garcia recently played out his fourth year of eligibility and he failed to make it to the UAAP’s Final Four for the first time in his career.

After losing to the DLSU Green Archers in the playoff for the last Final Four slot, RR raised his hand to sing their school hymn. He was just under the basket, with a towel covering most of his face. After the song ended, he quickly turned around and walked away from the court, disappearing from the crowd as fast as possible.

The dugout of both teams were in close proximity with each other, a harmless coincidence in regular games. A cruel jape in this win or go home match. The shouts of "Animo La Salle" pierced the concrete walls, penetrating FEU’s space, reminding them of a game they’d rather forget.

The game started rather oddly. Mike Tolomia and Terrence Romeo comprised the starting backcourt for FEU. The former UAAP MVP sat on the bench. With six minutes left in the first quarter, head coach Bert Flores called for Garcia. But as this happened, Romeo sank his first three-point shot of the game. Flores quickly recalled Garcia from the scorer’s table and the frustrated player walked back to their bench.

The Tamaraws were up by ten points in the fourth quarter, which quickly turned into a seven-point deficit thanks to a blistering Green Archer barrage. But the Tamaraws had one last run left in them. Romeo sank a triple, off a Garcia assist, to cut the lead to four points. The Archers then botched an inbound play that allowed Garcia to sink a three of his own from the corner.

With the clock trickling down, FEU had a legitimate chance to tie the game or even take the lead with a three. But all they came up with was a broken play resulting in a turnover. Garcia did not even touch the ball in that possession.

After Almond Vosotros missed his first throw, Garcia approached Russel Escoto. A little over two seconds were left on the clock and the Tamaraws had no timeouts left. Garcia motioned that he was going to park near half court to try and get in a good shot. Instead, Escoto passed the ball to Romeo who was about 90 feet away from the basket.

RR Garcia's scoring average dropped from 16.4 points per game in Season 74 to 11.6 this season. KC Cruz
FEU’s dugout was dominated by the smell of rubbing alcohol and men’s perfume. A group of girls waited outside to see a last glimpse of their favorite Tamaraws for the season. Slowly, the members of the eliminated team trickled out of their locker room led by their coach who went straight to the media area.

Garcia was one of the last to go out. "Anong plano mo next year?" I asked him. "Di ko pa alam," he answered. This is what losing does. It leaves things undefined. If his Tamaraws had won this game, his plan would have been definite. Rest tonight. Train tomorrow. Prepare for Ateneo next Saturday. But now that they lost, now they aren’t going to have a shot at revenge against Ateneo, Garcia does not know what to do.

“RR, walang iwanan ha?” a fan pleaded. Even their fans know that the departure of their King Tamaraw is a legitimate possibility. They can only plead and hope that Garcia stays to play one more year.

Right at that moment, Garcia did not know what was left to do. This team isn’t his anymore. It hadn't been his for the entire season. It belonged to Terrence Romeo, the guy who won the Rookie of the Year honors when Garcia was named MVP in Season 73. It’s Romeo who took the most shots, it’s Romeo who’s a member of the UAAP’s Mythical Five. And by the looks of it, that wasn't going to change.

There was one shot that was supposed to be the Garcia's moment, that game-winning lay-up against the National University Bulldogs that was supposed to catapult them to the Final Four. It was unceremoniously taken away from him by the UAAP Board.

There’s no doubt that if he applies for the 2013 PBA Draft, he will be drafted in the first round. And at this point, Garcia needs to weigh his options. It would be tremendous for FEU and their legions of fans if Garcia decides to play out his last year. But if he decides to leave, can anyone really blame him? - AMD, GMA News

10-04-2012, 02:15 PM
Batting for permanent UAAP commissioner
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin Henson The Philippine Star Updated October 04, 2012 12:00 AM

With the mess that marred the UAAP senior men’s basketball tournament this season, it has become almost a necessity to hire a permanent commissioner authorized to rule on game-related issues not subject to appeal to the Board of Trustees.

Long-time Ateneo supporter Arben Santos recently voiced the opinion that now more than ever, the UAAP should sign up a commissioner on a permanent basis or at least on a three-year contract to guarantee some continuity. But Santos said the commissioner must be armed to rule with authority on game-related matters such as protests or suspension of players or referees for cause.

“When Ateneo hosted the UAAP last year, we didn’t encounter problems that we did this season,” noted Santos. “We picked a La Salle alumnus Andy Jao as the commissioner. At first, there was a howl from the Ateneo community because of Andy’s ties with La Salle. But we believed in Andy’s impartiality and basketball knowledge. He came with a proactive mindset. He didn’t wait for things to explode. He knew which players had to be watched and warned the referees to be on their toes. It won’t work if we just react. By then, it’s too late to tone down emotions.”

Santos said the practice of bringing up game-related issues to the UAAP Board for adjudication must be stopped. The UAAP Board is made up of representatives of member schools, mainly academicians with no basketball background. The exceptions with basketball knowledge are few. As basketball is not within the scope of competence or understanding of the majority of the Board members, a game-related issue brought to their attention would be naturally resolved without technical basis. A prime example was the order replaying the recent NU-FEU game, overruling Commissioner Ato Badolato’s call. The technical committee, made up of representatives from selected schools, desisted from making its own decision on NU’s appeal, citing conflict of interest, and threw the matter to the Board for adjudication.

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The Board went against the norm by ordering a replay as it couldn’t decide if FEU guard R. R. Garcia’s layup came on time because the video wasn’t conclusive. The usual interpretation is if there is no certainty on a buzzer-beating shot, the referees’ call will stand. The Board’s order to replay the game on the basis of unclear evidence was a display of ignorance of basketball proceedings or a political compromise to assuage the host school.

It wasn’t the first time that the UAAP Board went “overboard.” The ruling wasn’t unprecedented precisely because there is a provision in the conduct of competitions allowing appeals of any kind to be elevated to the Board. Imagine the chaos if even a goaltending call may be protested to the Board. And in fact, UST protested its loss to Ateneo on the basis of a perceived referee’s error in a goaltending call and the failure to slap a technical foul on coach Norman Black for entering the court. Badolato rejected the protest to uphold the referees’ judgment calls on both counts but UST threatened to elevate it all the way to the Board. The protest, however, became moot and academic because both Ateneo and UST made it to the finals with a twice-to-beat advantage.

Santos, a shipping magnate who has maintained an office in Tokyo for over 40 years, is well-known in basketball circles as the “godfather” of Ateneo teams. When Smart Gilas played at the FIBA Asia Cup in Tokyo recently, Santos went out of his way to attend to Ateneo stars L. A. Tenorio, Enrico Villanueva and Larry Fonacier. He also advises Ateneo players on their PBA careers because he cares for their future. Santos’ love for the game is as legendary as his passion for his school.

Before the UAAP playoffs got underway, Santos suggested employing PBA referees to work the Final 4 games. The PBA actually loaned three referees to the UAAP during the season – Francisco Olivar, 25, Reynaldo Yante, 26, and Emmanuel Tangkion, 28, all C-2 rated. But when the PBA season opened, they were recalled back to the pro league. FEU team owner Anton Montinola went beyond Santos’ suggestion and even wondered if foreign referees could be used. Obviously, there is a cloud of doubt on the capability of UAAP referees. The other day, UST coach Pido Jarencio and Ateneo team manager Paolo Trillo declared on the record that all they’re asking for is a fair shake from the referees in the coming finals.

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The credibility of the referees is, in large part, determined by the integrity of the commissioner and his technical committee. If the commissioner is empowered by the Board to be the final judge of game-related issues, he will wield the authority to put his referees in line. Without the authority, the commissioner is a lameduck and a Board puppet.

The scuttlebutt was when the Board overruled Badolato’s decision to uphold the FEU win over NU, he was ready to resign as a matter of principle. But resigning would’ve been the easy way out.

If he left the UAAP high and dry in the middle of the season, the situation would’ve been extremely volatile, leaving the member schools in a state of suspended animation. It would’ve led to mass confusion. So Badolato made the supreme sacrifice of staying on the job, earning in the process the respect of independent basketball minds. If candidates are to be lined up in choosing a permanent UAAP commissioner, Badolato should be at the top of the list.

Santos said a permanent commissioner will mean a hefty investment particularly as he will be given the mandate to form his own staff, technical committee and a pool of competent referees. But providing a suitable budget shouldn’t be a problem, said Santos. “The idea is to upgrade the level of officiating in the UAAP with an empowered commissioner,” he said. “We should determine a budget for this purpose then fund it with endowments from patrons of different schools. I’m sure we’ll find sponsors for this if we properly explain what the objective is.”

A permanent commissioner shouldn’t just be for the UAAP but also for the NCAA. Both collegiate leagues command a large following and their Boards must own up to the responsibility of maintaining a high level of officiating with an empowered commissioner as a commitment to the member schools.

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