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Dark Knight
06-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Post here everything about our Mens, Womens and Juniors Basketball Team.

This is our official line up for our MBT.

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Dark Knight
06-19-2014, 04:14 PM
Photos taken without permission from FEU Tamaraws Official FB Page

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1st round Schedule

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Dark Knight
07-04-2014, 10:09 PM
FEU Tamaraws lineup in UAAP Season 77 Men's Basketball.

Anthony Hargrove Jr.
Russell Escoto
Carl Brian Cruz (team captain)
Aurel David
Reeve Ugsang
Raymar Jose
Ron Dennison
Gus Denilla
Mac Belo
Mike Tolomia
Achie Iñigo
Jeson Delfinado
Roger Pogoy
Richard Escoto
Francis Tamsi
Joel Christian Lee Yu

Coach: Nash Racela

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Photos courtesy of FEU Tamaraws FB Page

LaKazTaMa
07-05-2014, 06:14 PM
d b ksama c Archie Padilla?

Dark Knight
07-07-2014, 11:06 AM
Team B daw kasama yung brother ni Beau Belga

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 03:12 PM
FEU Tamaraws: Moving forward

By Anthony Divinagracia Posted Jul 11th 2014

Far Eastern University tries to move forward after losing stars Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia.

Nash Racela preferred to sit down.

“Merienda, coach?” one of the ball boys asked.

Couching his back on the round table beside him, Racela replied: “Ok na ako. ‘Yung mga bata na lang.”

On a regular afternoon, the FEU mentor won’t be seen hanging around the R. Papa gym’s famed Tam-bayan sports bar.

But there he was, smiling and greeting everyone, like the place’s in-house manager and receptionist. He had a special guest in RR Garcia, who dropped by to personally bid the team good luck.

“Ok na kayo?”

“Yes coach,” Chester Tolomia answered in a snap.

“O, bakit ka nakayuko? Look up. Look up!” Racela cheerfully ribbed Raymar Jose as the 6-foot-4 banger made his way inside to join the others who are already partaking on their 5 p.m. dinner.

Dinner, really?

“May tune-up game kasi kami mamayang 7 p.m. kaya pinakain na namin sila. Nagutom din yata sila sa pep rally kanina,” the second-year FEU drill master explained two hours before they slug it out with Asean Basketball League’s Malaysia Dragons at the Ynares Sports Complex in Pasig.

For Racela, tune-up games, pocket tournaments and workouts inside FEU-Diliman’s state-of-the-art training enclave defined the off-season build-up of a team suddenly orphaned by Garcia and Season 76 MVP Terrence Romeo.

Despite their much ballyhooed rift and rivalry, Garcia and Romeo are one of the best guard combinations the UAAP – and FEU – has ever produced.

“They are our heart and soul last season, no question about it,” Racela said.

Yet times have changed. Another season to play. Another story to write – minus Garcia and Romeo.

No fairy-tale ending

Obviously, the fairy tale ending to FEU’s love affair with Racela at the sidelines did not happen. In Racela’s maiden year, the Tamaraws swept the first round with Romeo going on a devastating scoring tear. But that shocking overtime loss to eventual champion De La Salle University in the second round snuffed FEU’s momentum.

It was all downhill from there on as losses began piling up for the Tamaraws, who earned the misfortune of facing the then-peaking Archers in the Final Four. But all was never lost for Racela.

“The target really last year was to make it to the Final Four. In the previous year di kami nag-Final Four. That was our modest goal. This year that’s the initial target,” he said.

That “modest goal” eloped with irony in numbers.

Last season, the Tamaraws ruled the charts with a plethora of firsts – number one in scoring (78.3 points per game), three-point shooting (27.5 per game), freethrows (70.7 per game), perimeter points (35.1 per game), fastbreak points (11.3 per game), turnover points (13.8 per game), assists (15.4 per game), and even fouls (23.1 per game). More so, FEU was second in blocks (4.3 per game).

All these greatly made up for their 13.9 turnovers an outing, the second highest in Season 76 next to perennial cellar-dweller University of the Philippines.

Scoring-wise, Romeo proved to be FEU’s top gun, averaging 21.7 points a contest. The fourth-year hotshot, who forego his last year of eligibility for the PBA, hit fadeaway jumpers with lethal accuracy. His dare-devil drives and quick-stop three-point were unforgiving as well.

However, only few had recognized Romeo’s other vastly improved skill – passing. Often labelled a “ball-hog”, FEU’s scoring dynamo actually got his teammates more involved last year with his 3.9 assists per game.

Garcia, the second leading point-getter for FEU (12.8 ppg), mostly did the quarterbacking chores with 3.1 dishes an outing. Both guards are equally reliable off the boards, combining for nine rebounds a contest.

With the Romeo-Garcia connection already gone, the mantle of leadership – and everything in between – will now reside on veterans Mark Belo, Mike Tolomia, and Roger Pogoy.

Belo, a member of the Gilas cadet pool, was FEU’s most reliable big man last season, norming 8.8 points and 7.1 rebounds a game in 21 minutes of play. Tolomia on the other hand chalked up the same scoring average and was the Tamaraws’ best rebounding guard with 4.5 caroms on top of 3.5 assists an outing in 24 minutes of action.

Pogoy for his part was FEU’s energy guy, providing impact scoring with his slashing moves to the hole with averages of 6.3 points and 6.1 rebounds.

“We’re still relying on the core. Belo, Tolomia, Pogoy, (Carl) Cruz, (Anthony) Hargrove, (Russel) Escoto, (Axel) Inigo – these are the veterans that we think would be keys this year, but they won’t be effective kung walang bench support,” Racela said.

Wanted: Reliable bench

Cruz and Hargrove stood by FEU’s inside fences against opposing bigs despite just playing for nearly 20 minutes together. But their rebounding were subpar with Hargrove just plucking 4.2 boards and Cruz only 3.5 caroms in average. Offensively, the two contributed sparingly, conspiring for just 12 points a game.

FEU’s other big man, Cameroonian import Christian Sentcheu, remained a non-factor in his last playing year while Jose played spent most of his time at the end of the bench.

Good thing, Escoto is back on the Tamaraws’ roster after suffering an ACL injury prior to the start of Season 76.

“He (Escoto) is not yet 100 percent, but he’s getting there,” Racela said of the 6-foot-5 center who stands to provide FEU with additional muscle underneath.

Minus Escoto, the Tamaraws placed fourth in rebounding (46.3 rpg) and fifth in inside scoring (31.1 ppg).

Joining the comebacking Escoto in the FEU roster are second-year players Jeson Delfinado, Ron Dennison, and Joel Lee Yu.

Escoto’s younger brother Richard, who will compete in the FIBA Under-17 World Championship and the FIBA-Asia Under-18 Championship in August, lead the Tamaraws’ rookie class with Francis Tamsi, Augus Denila, and Reeve Ugsang.

“We hope the young ones will step up so that we can have more stability in terms of bench scoring,” Racela said.

Having available fresh legs for 40 minutes or so will be key to the Tamaraws’ patented running game.

“Ever since we just wanted to make sure that we are a running team. Yung mga bata they like to run. We just want to capitalize on that. Hopefully this year mas maganda ang takbo naming.”

Among those Racela expects to orchestrate FEU’s transition attack are Tolomio, Pogoy, Inigo, Belo, and Hargrove.

Racela also emphasized the need for more ball movement, especially in their halfcourt sets.

“Last year we we’re easily defended kasi the ball is concentrated on one or two players. The moment we achieve better ball movement it will be hard to defend us.”

And how about the Tamaraws’ defense?

“It’s inexcusable not to play defense for anyone (in the team), from defending in the perimeter, the interior, and in transition we have to always show our A-game. We cannot live on offense alone,” said Racela, whose wards gave up 75.2 points a game last season.

Teamwork and hardwork

FEU joined one major pre-season tournament in Metro Manila – the Fil-Oil Cup – where they were ousted yet again by La Salle in the knockout quarterfinals after sweeping the eliminations.

“We also competed in a pocket tournament in Cebu last May,” said Racela, referring to the Mayor Elanito Pena Invitational in Minglanilla town.

The Tamaraws won the tournament after beating CESAFI heavyweight Southwestern University in the Finals.

Yet despite gaining more experience in the pre-season, the veteran-spiced Tamaraws’ campaign won’t be a walk in the park, with La Salle looming as the team to beat.

“I think La Salle’s line-up this year is a lot stronger,” Racela said. “They will be one of the favorites.”

Two-time runner-up University of Santo Tomas and former five-peat champion Ateneo de Manila University belong to the same list “because of their winning programs.” University of the East and National University are also on Racela’s radar with both teams fielding two imports each.

“The only way to beat them is to play as a team. If we help each other then we have a better chance,” Racela said. “Last year was just the period of laying down the rules. Now we want to move forward with the program, with a better team.”

Racela still preferred to sit down. But now he is looking up.

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 03:14 PM
Against the Tamaraws, La Salle is in for a tough grind.

"They are a very strong team offensively. They also have big players. Even their guards are taller us," Sauler said. "We just want to capitalize on mismatches if there is any."

FEU coach Nash Racela though believes La Salle are a much stronger team this season. But the Tamaraws like their chances minus former UAAP MVPs RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo.

"La Salle is beatable. We just have to stay together as a team. They have the size and experience but we will be there fighting," he said.

Carrying the leadership mantle now for the Tamaraws are reliable holdovers Mike Tolomia, Mac Belo, and Roger Pogoy.

Import Anthony Hargrove, Carl Cruz, Reymar Jose, and the returning Russel Escoto are expected to man the middle for the Tamaraws, who finished third last season after being knocked out in the Final Four by no less than La Salle.

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 03:50 PM
UAAP Season 77 on; Archers open bid vs Tams

By Jasmine W. Payo |Philippine Daily Inquirer
4:28 am | Saturday, July 12th, 2014

AFTER enjoying the view from the top, La Salle certainly wants to stay there as a brand-new season of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament fires off today.

“I’m really confident that we’re prepared for the UAAP,” said King Archer Jeron Teng. “All summer long, we focused on the preseason. I think we’re ready.”

Well equipped for another championship run, the Green Archers start their title defense against a new-look Far Eastern University at 4 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum (See UAAP Special).

“I like that we’re very complete,” said La Salle’s star center Arnold Van Opstal. “We have the same advantages as last season, and I think we have the strongest lineup in the UAAP.”

Season 77 of the country’s premier collegiate league gets going at 12 noon with a grand opening ceremony prepared by host school University of the East.

The UE Warriors, who will debut with new coach Derrick Pumaren, open their bid versus a more hopeful University of the Philippines in the first game at 2 p.m.

“They play with a lot of confidence now,” Pumaren said of the Maroons, who had a pitiful 0-14 run last year. “From what I’ve seen in the preseason, they know how to win now. So we expect a tough game against them.”

Focus, though, has been trained on the Archers, who added even more muscle to their virtually intact team with four prized recruits.

“We probably have a deeper bench now,” said La Salle coach Juno Sauler.

While the Archers beefed up, the Tamaraws hope to find a new leader after losing star guards RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo to the pros.

“It’s going to be a collective effort from all the players,” said FEU coach Nash Racela, who’s banking on the leadership of Mike Tolomia and the much-improved forward Mac Belo.

“We played La Salle twice in the preseason and we lost both times,” added Racela. “We just need to do more. Hopefully, it’s going to be effective.”

Teng and Van Opstal head the La Salle core along with Jason Perkins, Norbert Torres and Almond Vosotros. New faces include the Filipino-American duo of Julian Sargent and Abu Tratter, last year’s NCAA juniors MVP Prince Rivero and Terence Mustre, the son of former PBA player Mike Mustre.

“Coming out of a championship, I think everyone knew that already—that people will be targeting us,” said Van Opstal. “There’s not much pressure because it’s already a given.”

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 03:57 PM
UAAP Season 77 officially opens

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 07/12/2014 1:49 PM | Updated as of 07/12/2014 3:49 PM

MANILA -- Season 77 of the UAAP kicked off on Saturday with host school University of the East (UE) holding an "out-of-this-world" opening ceremonies at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

Featuring the theme, "Unity in Excellence," UAAP Season 77 opened with 8 huge spheres hanging from the ceiling of the coliseum, representing the different universities as "universes" united in the pursuit of excellence.

The opening show also featured a parade of the "constellations," with students portraying legendary figures from Greek mythology such as Zeus, Andromeda, Pegasus and Orion, before the captains of each school's basketball teams eventually took to the floor on Segways.

UE's Jaime J. Bautista said he hoped the presentation showed "that all of us are one with the universe, one in excellence."

"Indeed, for all of our individual and institutional differences, we as part of one community in the UAAP are advocates of unity in excellence," added Bautista, the vice-chairman of the UE Board of Trustees.

"Let us all agree to do our best as the season unfolds," said UE President Ester Garcia in her inspirational message. "Let us all agree to embody 'unity in excellence.'"

UE Red Warriors team captain Bong Galanza led the oath of sportsmanship.

Following the opening ceremonies, host school UE will take on the UP Fighting Maroons. The defending champions De La Salle Green Archers will then take on the FEU Tamaraws to kick off their title defense in the second game of the opening day.

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 04:02 PM
FEU TAMARAWS

Last season: Made the Final Four and got the boot courtesy of DLSU.

Roster:

Name Height Position
BELO, Mark 6’3 PF
CRUZ, Carl 6’3 F
DAVID, Jason 5’8 PG
DELFINADO, Jeson 5’11 G/F
DENILA, Augus 6’3 G
DENNISON, Ron 5’9 PG
ESCOTO, Richard 6’3 F
ESCOTO, Russel 6’6 C
HARGROVE, Anthony 6’5 F/C
INIGO, Achie 5’8 PG
JOSE, Raymar 6’4 PF
LEE YU, Joel 5’9 G
POGOY, Roger 6’2 G/F
TAMSI, Al 5’11 SG
TOLOMIA, Mike 5’11 SG
UGSANG, Reeve 6’4 PF



Prognosis:

The big questions is this: can the Tamaraws win without BOTH Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia? I believe the answer is a resounding YES. This is now Tolomia’s team, and that’s actually a good thing because coach Nash Racela no longer has to contend with the underlying theme of having two alphas run his squad. Tolomia has a lot of great pieces around him, too. Mark Belo is coming off a great stint with the RP Team in the 2013 SEA Games. Beanpole Russel Escoto is back in the fold. Veterans Roger Pogoy, Raymar Jose, and Carl Cruz should provide a lot of stability.

The x-factor for me here, though, is Anthony Hargrove. In the elims last year, Hargrove played just under 20 minutes per game, scoring only 5.5 points and grabbing only 4.2 rebounds per outing. Needless to say, for FEU to return to the Final Four, Hargrove will have to produce much bigger numbers this time around. He’ll need to be what Karim Abdul is to UST. And now that Terrence Romeo isn’t around to black hole all the shot attempts, it’s reasonable to expect that the Tams will go down to Hargrove and give him more than 4.7 attempts per outing, right?

Still, this team will really go only as far as Tolomia takes it. This is a guy who averaged 18 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game over the summer. He hit 51% of his 2-point FGs and 44% of his threes. He made nearly 2 triples per game. One need not be a rocket scientist to see all that is leading to a breakout season for Tolomia. Last season, he normed 9 points in 25 minutes per game. Expect him to play closer to 30 per outing and average perhaps closer to 15 markers.

Oh, and that should be enough for the Moraytans to reach the Final Four again.

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 07:38 PM
Tolomia tows Tams to opening-day stunner over Archers

By Aldo Avinante (philstar.com) | Updated July 13, 2014
MANILA, Philippines – RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo are gone for the FEU Tamarraws, but the Morayta faithful has nothing to fear. For Mike Tolomia has shown he is more than ready to carry the load.

Tolomia scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter in leading the Tamaraws to a stunning 82-77 victory over defending champion La Salle Green Archers in the opening day of the 77th UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

"We don't talk about it much (loss of Romeo and Garcia) but by default, Mike and Mac Belo are being touted as the new King Tamaraws and it’s a challenge for them," said FEU coach Nash Racela.

"But more importantly, Mike hit the more important shots. As a coach, you don’t like some of the shots he took, but he's Mike Tolomia," he added.

The third-year player also set up a key play when he created for Carl Cruz to score an open lay-in with 29.2 left to give FEU an 81-77 lead.

DLSU failed to score the rest of the way, and the Tamaraws sealed the win.

"Nangggigigil pa ako nung first half kaya hindi ko pa makuha game ko. So nung second half nag-focus na ako sa depensa," said Tolomia who, struggled in the first half scoring only three points on 1-of-7 shooting.

Belo, for his part, backstopped Tolomia with 20 big points before succumbing to cramps with less than a minute left. Russell Escoto and Cruz added 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Morayta-based squad.

The Tamarraws had to fight back from an early 13-point deficit after a slow start, chipping away at the Archers’ lead before finally taking the driver’s seat, 52-51, when Cruz drilled a triple at the 4:41 mark of the third quarter.

Almond Vosotros paced the Taft-based cagers with 18 markers while Jeron Teng and Jason Perkins chipped in 14 and 11 points, respectively.

FEU had a spirited charge in the third quarter but the defending champions held on to a slim 59-57 upperhand at the onset of the payoff period.

La Salle ended the first half with a 37-33 advantage thanks to Vosotros' 12 points while Belo paced the Tamaraws with 13 markers in the same span.

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 07:39 PM
YESSS! opener Stunnerr!

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 07:42 PM
FEU coach Nash Racela though believes La Salle are a much stronger team this season. But the Tamaraws like their chances minus former UAAP MVPs RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo.

"La Salle is beatable. We just have to stay together as a team. They have the size and experience but we will be there fighting," he said.

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Well said Coach Nash.

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 07:50 PM
UAAP
Tolomia, Belo lift Tams past Archers

By RENEE FOPALAN,GMA NewsJuly 12, 2014 6:38pm

Defending champs, who?

Mike Tolomia and Mac Belo carried the Far Eastern University Tamaraws to a 82-77 win against the defending champions De La Salle University Green Archers Saturday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Tolomia torched the Archers with 23 points, five assists and and three boards.

The Archers enjoyed a 13-point lead at the end of the first, thanks to successful play in the paint care of Arnold Van Opstal and Jason Perkins. Five straight points from Almond Vosotros ended the period, while FEU had to settle with only two field goals in the first 10 minutes.

FEU patiently chipped away at the Archer lead, as Belo and Russel Escoto teamed up to trim the lead to give, 30-25, halfway into the second. La Salle responded with five from Vosotros, but Belo and Raymar Jose finished the half with four for the Tams to make it a four-point game, 37-33.

Belo wasn't done, as he strung six points to trim the lead to two, 44-42, at the 6:54 mark of the thid. Vosotros came to La Salle's rescue with a long bomb, but Roger Pogoy and Tolomia hit five at the other end. A Carl Cruz try at the 4:42 mark gave FEU its first taste of the lead, before a Teng triple and three sraight splits from the line kept the Archers afloat after three, 59-57.

Tolomia carried the Tams in the payoff period, scoring triples to seize the lead for FEU. A pair of Escoto charities created a six-point separation entering the last two minutes, 77-71.

Thomas Torres connected on a triple soon enough, but DLSU yielded a steal and two freethrows to Inigo at the other end. La Salle couldn't take advantage of two straight trips to the line, as Norbert Torres and Teng split on their charities, while Carl Cruz scored on a layup at the other end, 81-77, with 29 seconds remaining. DLSU never scored from then on, as the Tams shut down the shaded area. A Cruz split settled the final score. - GMA News

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Mike Tolomia shows way as FEU Tamaraws stun La Salle's Green Archers in UAAP debut
From: Reuben Terrado
•July 12, 2014, 07:40 pm

MIKE Tolomia led Far Eastern University to an opening-day 82-77 upset of defending champion La Salle on Saturday in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.

Tolomia had 20 of his 23 points in the second half as the Tamaraws used a 12-5 endgame run to overcome the Green Archers. Tolomia scored eight points in the run that enabled FEU to turn a 67-69 deficit into a 75-71 lead.

He also dished out an assist that led to a Carl Bryan Cruz basket to seal the win, 81-77, with 29.2 seconds left in the fourth.

The Tamaraws came storming back after a slow start that saw them trail 2-9. It was a revenge of sort for the FEU squad that lost in the Final Four to the Green Archers.

“We started very slow. But as coaches, wala kaming magawa dahil opening game, may gigil factor. We allowed them to play,” said FEU coach Nash Racela.

“Slowly, nakita nila ’yung game, na-feel nila ’yung konti, doon na kami naka-recover,” Racela said.

Mark Belo scored 20 points, Russel Escoto tallied 13 markers, and Cruz finished with 11 points for the Tamaraws, who are now without former UAAP MVPs Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia.

“Kapag nakita mo, iba-ibang mukha ang nakita mo sa FEU. That’s our responsibility as coaches,” Racela said.

Almond Vosotros had 18 points while Jeron Teng added 14 for the Green Archers, who shot 25-of-68 from the field.

The scores:

FEU (82) – Tolomia 23, Belo 20, Ru. Escoto 13, Cruz 11, Pogoy 6, Inigo 3, Jose 3, Hargrove 2, Tamsi 0, Dennison 0, Ri. Escoto 0, Denila 0.

DLSU (77) – Vosotros 18, Teng 14, Perkins 11, T. Torres 9, Van Opstal 7, Montalbo 6, Tratter 2, Sargent 2, Rivero 2, Bolick 0, Andrada 0.

Quarterscores: 10-23; 33-37; 57-59; 82-77.

LaKazTaMa
07-12-2014, 07:58 PM
Mike Tolomia lifts FEU over La Salle

By Mark Giongco |INQUIRER.net
7:44 pm | Saturday, July 12th, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—Mike Tolomia picked up where his former star teammates left off and Far Eastern University stunned defending champion La Salle, 82-77, in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Tolomia took the lead role after playing under the wings of Garcia and Romeo in his first three years and immediately showed he can be relied on.

“It’s not that I was doubting my players but going up against a very, very strong team like La Salle, sometimes you have doubts,” FEU head coach Nash Racela admitted. “I never expected that we’re gonna win this game.”

But there was no doubting Tolomia especially in the fourth quarter.

The crafty guard Tolomia pumped in 13 of his 23 points in the final frame alone, that went with five assists and three rebounds to tow the Tamaraws, who bucked a slow start.

“We started very slow but as coaches we can’t do anything about it. It’s the opening game and they’re too excited,” said Racela.

Tolomia too, didn’t have the kind of start he would’ve wanted after he scored just three points on one-of-seven from the field in the first half.

“I was too eager in the first half and then in the second half that’s when I started to settle down. He (Racela) just told me start at the defensive end and that eventually my game will come,” Tolomia said in Filipino.

Forward Mark Belo carried much of the scoring load in the first half for the Tams, who fell behind by as much as 13 points, to finish with 20 points.

The Archers missed three free throws in the final 46.0 seconds with Jeron Teng, who had 14 points, going one-of-two and Norbert Torress coming up empty at the line with the Tamaraws on top by four, 81-77, with 21.3 ticks remaining.

Russel Escoto added 13 points and five rebounds in his first game back after an ACL injury to give FEU a lift.

Almond Vosotros paced La Salle with 18 points.

LaKazTaMa
07-13-2014, 05:58 AM
FEU rallies to stun defending champs La Salle

by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 07/12/2014 7:26 PM | Updated as of 07/12/2014 9:15 PM

MANILA (UPDATE 1) -- The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws rallied from an early deficit to stun defending champions De La Salle Green Archers, 82-77, in their first game of the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament Saturday at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

Mike Tolomia and Mac Belo took turns torching the Green Archers in the second half, with Tolomia issuing a crucial assist in the final minute to beat the defending champions in stunning fashion.

Tolomia finished with 23 points - 20 in the second half - while Belo added 20 before sitting out the final 46 seconds of the game due to cramps.

"It's not that I was doubting my players, kaya lang, going up against a very, very strong team like La Salle, sometimes, may doubts ka rin," FEU head coach Nash Racela said after the game.

"I never expected that we were gonna win this game," he added.

The Tamaraws went down 13 points after the first period, but recovered well in the second quarter and were down by just 4 points at halftime.

Early in the third quarter, it was Belo who struck repeatedly for the Tamaraws, driving into the lane and showing his athleticism by finishing over the big La Salle frontline. Later, it was Tolomia's turn, as the guard began to wax hot from the perimeter.

A fadeaway jumper by Tolomia over the out-stretched arms of La Salle's Almond Vosotros tied the game at 49-all, and a Carl Bryan Cruz triple gave FEU the lead for the first time in the contest.

It was a nip-and-tuck contest from that point, with Vosotros leading several La Salle players in the final period as they took back the lead. The Green Archers last held the lead at 69-67, after a free throw by Arnold Van Opstal.

Tolomia drilled a three-pointer with 4:30 left to take the lead for good, then added 2 free throws nearly a minute later to extend the lead, 72-69. La Salle repeatedly cut the lead, but FEU had an answer every time, including another huge three-pointer with 2:52 left to make it 75-71.

Tolomia also issued the biggest assist of the game, a dish to Cruz that essentially sealed the game, 81-77, with 29.2 seconds to go.

"Five assists," Racela said when asked to talk about Tolomia's performance. "Five assists, and I think, better shot selection today... He hit the more important shots. As a coach, sometimes ayaw mo 'yung tinira niya, but that's Mike Tolomia and sometimes you have to give him that."

La Salle did not help their cause as they missed several free throws in the final period, including two freebies by Norbert Torres with 21.3 seconds that could have cut into the deficit.

'LA SALLE MAY HAVE HELD BACK'

Racela did suggest, however, that La Salle head coach Juno Sauler may have held back his team quite a bit.

"I think, that's not the La Salle team," he said. "Hinatak ni Coach Juno ng koonti, kasi sobrang hype sa kanila. Sometimes, as a coach, that's a ploy. Good thing kami 'yung kalaban."

But Racela also added that for all the missed shots and miscues, La Salle were still within striking distance at the end-game.

"It just shows how powerful they are," Racela said, insisting that La Salle remains the team to beat this season. "We're just so thankful na naka-lusot kami. It was a surprise."

La Salle got off to a quick start with Arnold Van Opstal and Jason Perkins establishing themselves inside the paint, while the Tamaraws were jittery and only made their first field goal at the 5:21 mark of the paint.

The Green Archers led by a much as 13 points at the end of the first quarter, 23-10, as veteran guard Almond Vosotros scored five straight points to end the period.

FEU, after committing severall turnovers in the opening frame, cleaned up its act in the second quarter. Mac Belo began to assert himself, and Russell Escoto and Mike Tolomia also hit key baskets as the Tamaraws unleashed a 17-7 run to cut the La Salle lead to 3 points, 27-30.

La Salle claimed a 6-point advantage again after a Vosotros triple, 37-29, but FEU ended the first-half strong, with Raymar Jose and Belo hitting close range shots to enter halftime down by just 4 points, 33-37.

Vosotros finished the game with 18 points to lead La Salle, while Jeron Teng added 14 markers.

The scores:

FEU 82 - Tolomia 23, Belo 20, Ru. Escoto 13, Cruz 11, Pogoy 6, Inigo 4, Jose 3, Hargrove 2, Tamsi 0, Dennison 0, Denila 0, Lee Yu 0, Ugsang 0, Ri. Escoto 0, David 0.

DLSU 77 0 - Vosotros 18, Teng 14, Perkins 11, T. Torres 9, Van Opstal 7, Montalbo 6, N. Torres 6, Sargent 2, Rivero 2, Andrada 0, Bolic 0, Mustre 0, Salem 0.

Quarter-scoring: 10-23, 33-37, 57-59, 82-77

Joescoundrel
07-13-2014, 08:11 AM
LaSalle did not hold back. They still showed old weaknesses like missing free throws. For its part FEU shot very well, not an easy thing to sustain throughout a tournament. And yes, Romeo was a cancer.

tamarawz_14
07-13-2014, 09:28 AM
our team 6-9 player deep. Dennison and Tamsi are surprise players for me the way they defend the perimeter especially were facing UE, UST, NU and ADMU in our upcoming games. Jose is now much tougher and Inigo shows everybody he can play and orchestrate the tams.

Dark Knight
07-14-2014, 09:06 AM
Nash was being modest.

And FEU had their share of missed free throws. Anyway, Jose is a big help, not a superstar caliber player but an effective inside presence on defense. This is Tolomia and Belo's team now but i like the bench's role this season. Escoto, Cruz and co held their own against a much taller Green Archers. We controlled Van Opstal. Thats good. I'll give this one to Nash.

But wait, i've seen this scenario before, FEU rampaging in the first round only to stumble in the second. Let's see.

If Adamson play the way they played against the mighty Blue Eagles (and as someone posted, they are a shoo in for the top 2 spot after bludgeoning the Falcons, hey, when's the bonfire?) then its a win no. 2 for us.

LaKazTaMa
07-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Knocked on hardcourt for us.. hey Russel Escoto is back!

LaKazTaMa
07-15-2014, 05:33 PM
The Final Score
Mike Tolomia makes the right decision for FEU
By MICO HALILIJuly 14, 2014 4:45pm

Mike Tolomia, right, is now the main man for the FEU Tamaraws.
IT'S THE OPENING DAY OF THE UAAP. FEU leads La Salle, 79-77, with 38 seconds left in the game. The Tamaraws have 18 seconds on the shot clock. FEU’s Mike Tolomia has the ball. He’s face to face with Almond Vosotros. Hmmm. Decisions. Decisions. What to do? Where to go? When to go? How to go about it?

Decision-making — that was the theme of many conversations between FEU coach Nash Racela and Tolomia during the summer.
Racela, even in the heat of a tied game in overtime, speaks with the reverent tone of an archbishop. Tolomia, despite already entering his fourth playing year, still talks like he’s inside a cage with sleeping lions. I imagine when Racela and Tolomia converse, para silang nasa confessional.
In their numerous informal meetings before opening day, Racela’s objective was to turn Tolomia into a decisive quarterback. Tolomia’s task, in turn, was to make spot-on choices whenever he had the ball.
“The only request na we have kay Mike is to just make the right decisions,” said Racela in a pre-season conversation. “Sabi namin sa kanya, ‘Mike kung may tira ka, wala naman kaming problema. Eh 'di tira mo.’ Pero ngayon na wala na (sina Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia), Mike is now the primary option unlike before na third option siya. So ngayon, sa kanya nakatutok lahat ng depensa.”
Last season, FEU supposedly had RUN MRT. That was an homage to Golden State’s old school NBA trio RUN TMC composed of lethal scorers Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin. The FEU version had M for Mike, R for RR and T for Terrence. MRT! But often, it was more T and R than M. At times, it was just T, and T, and T.

IT IS THE MIDDLE OF MAY, roughly two months before the UAAP season begins. The Tamaraws are working hard inside their practice facility in Quezon City. Garcia and Romeo, now playing in the PBA, are no longer around. It is impossible to ignore their absence. Their reputation, style of play, and complex dynamic as backcourt partners cast such huge shadows. For the Tamaraws, losing Garcia and Romeo must have been what it would feel like if Barangay Ginebra San Miguel suddenly lost Jayjay Helterbrand and Mark Caguioa.

“Iba po kasi ang feeling kapag nawawalan ng superstar,” explained Eryl Justine Bacnis, sports editor for the official student paper, the FEU Advocate. “Terrence is a superstar. We all know that. RR is a superstar. We all know that. Pero sa mga estudyante na nakakausap ko, they like this year’s team better. The students like the team now.”

Tolomia, therefore, is an odd heir to the throne. Even during practice, with the season just around the corner, he doesn’t stand out the way his two former teammates stand out. Simple lang si Mike. No arm sleeves. No wristbands. No headbands. No bright colored socks. No hazelnut-colored hairstyles. Under the golden lights of their gym, he just seems to blend with everyone else.

“Ang turing ko sa sarili ko normal na tao lang,” said Tolomia, who swears he won’t have his hair colored light brown like many prominent FEU players in the past. “Kahit sa school, kung kailangan pumila, pipila din ako. Hindi ako sisingit or gagamitin ko yung lakas na varsity players kami.”

“Nung simula pa lang ng off-season nasanay na kami na wala (si RR and Terrence) so hindi nakakapanibago sa amin sa practice,” said Tolomia, who looks at the situation as both a big loss and a big opportunity. “Kasi dati sa shot clock ‘pag down to 10 seconds, ang hinahanap namin, RR or Terrence. Ngayon, ‘pag down to 10 seconds, napapansin ko na lang na sa akin din babagsak yung bola. Yun yung difference.”

In a preseason game against St. Clare College, Tolomia was in a comparable scenario. He had the ball in a first half sequence. The shot clock was down to 10. It was Tolomia Time. Teammates knew it. Opponents knew it. He knew it. That was the most important thing: Tolomia knew it. From the top of the key, he went right and forced his defender to backpedal. With eight seconds to shoot, he drove hard.
Racela saw that St. Clare’s assigned help defender was pinned under the basket. Tolomia could go for the lay-up if he wished. With 6 seconds to shoot, he chose to pass to a teammate instead. That teammate was ably covered by the defense. The Tamaraws didn’t score. Racela, knowing that Tolomia should’ve attempted a shot, made a shadow-lay-up gesture from the bench as his flustered star turned around to play defense,

“Ang pagkakilala ko sa kanya, si Mike is a willing passer,” Racela said. “I think there was one game sa FilOil na he had nine assists and masayang-masaya siya nung nakuha niya yung nine assists. So it’s not really a question of willingness kasi nakita ko na kaya niya bitawan yung bola. It’s not a question of skill. Again, we go back to his decision-making. There are times na pupunta siya sa isang situation na alam niya kaagad na titira siya or pupunta siya sa isang play na papasa lang niya. Yun ang pinag-aaralan niya. Nandoon siya sa process na yun. It’s taking what the defense is giving him.”

THE YOUNGEST SON OF CIRILIO AND VALERIA TOLOMIA, Mike grew up in Zamboanga City. He has three older brothers: Ciriel, Chester and Carl. When Mike (his full name is Chris Michael so like all his brothers, his first name starts with the letter C) was four years old, Chester left Zamboanga City to launch a playing career in Manila. Thus, it was Ciriel who taught Mike how to play basketball right outside their house along Governor Ramos Street in Barangay Santa Maria.

Nevertheless, whenever Chester went home, a homecoming that happened just once or twice a year, little Mike was always the first to ask if he could to go to the airport, little Mike was the first to jump into his Kuya’s arms as soon as he arrived, and little Mike always had numerous basketball questions for Kuya to answer. Their bond, although long-distance, strengthened through time.
“Ang advice niya lagi sa akin go hard ako lagi sa games,” Mike, who now spends Saturdays or Sundays in Chester’s house in Project 6 grilling barbecue and talking about life and hoops. “Kahit sino kalaban. Dapat lagi akong may natututunan.”

Once always apart, the brothers are now firmly connected. They’re the only two members of the family in Quezon City. The rest are all in Zamboanga City. In the many talks between the elder and younger Tolomia, Chester provides the wisdom he gained from playing for so long while Mike offers the enthusiasm of a young man with still a long way to go
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“Lagi ko sinasabi sa kanya, ‘Ikaw talaga center of attention sa FEU ngayon, kaya kailangan, open ang mind mo,’” shared Chester, who played five years for the University of Perpetual Help Altas in the NCAA and six years in the PBA with stops at Ginebra, Sta. Lucia, Coca Cola, and San Miguel Beer. “'Hindi ka puwede puro score lang.’ Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Kailangan versatile ka. Huwag mo pipilitin na ikaw ang mag-so-score. Kung nakadikit sa’yo kalaban mo, kailangan may diskarte ka. Kung pwede mo makuha sa assist, ikaw ang mag-assist.’”

WITH 31 SECONDS LEFT IN THE GAME, and just 11 seconds to shoot for the Tamaraws, Tolomia glides between Vosotros and Van Opstal before delivering the ball to Cruz in his no-frills, steady-lang style. For Tolomia, a pass is just a pass, no matter how crucial it is. It shouldn’t be anything more. Upon realizing the effect of Tolomia’s playmaking, FEU fans watching on television scream in unison, “Nice pass!!!”

Cruz is alone, open, and excited. Van Opstal, meanwhile, is still in mid-shot-block-flight. Vosotros, thinking he has Tolomia funneled into Van Opstal’s waiting arms, is standing behind Tolomia, watching everything unfold. Eyes on the floor widen. People hold their collective breath. Cruz grips the ball, goes up for a lay-up and decides to use the glass to make sure.

“Lagi namin reminder sa kanya, kung umatras yung depensa, tira mo,” said Racela, who admitted to having one last meaningful heart-to-heart talk with Tolomia before the game against La Salle. “If they’re attacking you defensively, then just give up the ball and trust your teammates.”

With 30 seconds to go in the game and with 10 seconds to shoot for the Tamaraws, Cruz scores on an uncontested lay-up. FEU moves ahead, 81-77. It is Tolomia’s fifth assist. It is his most important play of the game. It is one of many right decisions he hopes to make in a brand new year. Welcome to the post-Romeo-Garcia era.

Racela’s own hashtag #16KingTamaraws reveals the new approach. Tolomia, by choosing to trust Cruz with the biggest shot of the game, concurs. It’s a wildly different team and they’re hoping to have a wildly different year. The Tamaraws hold on to win their first game of the season, 82-77.

EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE OPENING DAY, Racela stood on a second floor balcony overlooking the football fields of FEU Diliman. Practice was over for the day. He finally had time to enjoy the clear night sky. Despite losing two players who ended up becoming first round picks in the PBA, Racela was optimistic when he looked at his current team, which features other veterans like Mark Belo (he scored 20 against La Salle), Roger Pogoy, Russell Escoto, and Achie Iñigo.
Racela became even more hopeful for the new season as soon as he talked about Mike Tolomia — once the distant third wheel, now FEU’s anointed playmaker.

“Dahil naiintindihan ni Mike, alam namin na mabilis niyang makukuha, mabilis siyang makaka-adjust and we’re confident na pagdating ng UAAP, yung pagiging role ng leader and yung pagiging vocal sa court, yung pag-lead, yung pag-pasa ng bola, yung pag-decide ng tama, lahat yun tingin namin magagampanan niya,” said Racela, whose soft voice and easy-going confidence complemented a pleasantly cool summer evening in May. “Confident kami na kaya niyang dalhin yung team namin this year.” — JST, GMA News

LaKazTaMa
07-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Basketball


UAAP

Fit-again Russel Escoto impresses FEU coach in first game back from ACL injury
From: Reuben Terrado
•July 16, 2014, 06:55 pm

Russel Escoto is on the comeback trail after missing the whole 2013 season due to a knee injury.

Although overshadowed by both Mike Tolomia and Mark Belo in the Tamaraws’ stunning 82-77 victory over defending champion La Salle, Escoto nonetheless made his presence felt by scoring 13 points behind his impeccable midrange jumper.

Escoto’s game has easily drawn comparisons with that of Talk N Text big man Ranidel De Ocampo as the Tamaraws, under coach Nash Racela, also employ the same dribble-drive offense of former Texters coach coach and now Gilas Pilipinas mentor Chot Reyes.

“Para dapat siya si Ranidel,” Racela said.

It was Escoto’s first game back since missing the entire Season 76 following an ACL injury he suffered in the PBA D-League.

Following the injury, Escoto, a reed-thin big man during his younger days, became bigger and stronger as he prepared for the coming UAAP season.

Racela admitted Escoto’s performance came as a surprise for him as he had to earn playing minutes in the crucial fourth quarter when Tolomia and Belo took charge for the Tamaraws.

Tolomia poured in 13 of his 23 points in the fourth while Belo had eight of his 20 points in the second quarter when Escoto had six.

“To tell you honestly, hindi ko alam ang i-eexpect kay Russel,” Racela said. “I don’t even know what he thinks. Pero nakatulong siya. I wasn’t trying to play him in the end but with the way he played, he deserved it.”

Dark Knight
07-21-2014, 12:24 PM
Inigo's errant pass. Enough said. Congratulations UST.

LaKazTaMa
07-21-2014, 09:06 PM
UAAP
Ferrer nails twin triples to push UST past FEU

July 20, 2014 5:41pm

Kevin Ferrer nailed back to back treys in the final two and a half minutes to push the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers past the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 69-67, Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Ferrer tallied 18 points with six rebounds, while Karim Abdul and Kent Lao combined for 30 points off a 13 of 21 shooting clip. Big man Abdul also added six boards, while rookie Renzo Subido chipped in six points.

The Tigers held on to a 53-50 lead after three quarters, before Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia mounted a comeback to give their team a 62-59 advantage with three minutes remaining. UST responded with an 8-0 run, started by Karim Abdul and punctuated by back to back treys from Ferrer to put the Tigers on top, 67-62, with 1:57 to go.

The Tams tried to recover quickly with a Russel Escoto triple, but they struggled to score anew. A UST fastbreak attack ended with a Kent Lao basket, as Escoto settled the final score with a last-second hook shot.

Mac Belo led the Tamaraws with 19 points and six rebounds, while Mike Tolomia finished with 14. Russel Escoto and Anthony Hargrove had eight points and five rebounds each. - GMA News

LaKazTaMa
07-27-2014, 07:15 PM
FEU Tamaraws hoping for no more distractions against winless UP Maroons

From: Reuben Terrado
•July 26, 2014, 03:27 pm

DISTRACTIONS cost Far Eastern University its first loss in Season 77 of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

The Tamaraw hope there won't be any this time.

Coach Nash Racela blamed the Tamaraws loss to University of Santo Tomas last Sunday to several distractions, including the postponement of their game against Adamson last July 16 due to typhoon ‘Glenda.’

The loss came just days after FEU had a rousing start to the season by defeating reigning champion De La Salle Green Archers.

“I think (last week), medyo nag-fail kami. Kasama na ‘yung bagyo, ‘yung cancelled game, and some other stuff. Marami. Sabi nga ng mga coaches, even during the warm-ups (against UST), light na light ‘yung dating. So probably that took away the focus ng mga players,” said Racela.

“’Yung mga distractions sa buhay is given. But something that you have control over is how you react to distractions,” said Racela.

Hopefully none of it affects the Tamaraws’ play on Sunday when they face University of the Philippines in their 2 p.m. showdown at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Maroons, despite their winless mark at 0-3, gave Ateneo a big scare before folding up in the end, 86-75, last Wednesday.

UP coach Rey Madrid, however, expects an improved performance from the Maroons, who faltered when the Blue Eagles executed their full-court press.
“Nalingat lang kami ng dalawang beses. Later during the game, mahirap na habulin,” said Madrid. “Hindi ako masaya. Dapat hindi kami ma-pe-press. It’s a very disappointing game. Maliit na nga kami, na-pe-press pa kami.”

LaKazTaMa
07-27-2014, 07:17 PM
FEU Tamaraws get back to winning ways with romp against sorry UP Maroons

From: Reuben Terrado
•July 27, 2014, 04:30 pm

FAR Eastern University leaned on a big third quarter to trounce University of the Philippines, 85-71, on Sunday in the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws (2-1) outscored the Maroons, 25-8, in the ruthless third-quarter run to take a commanding 70-46 lead and all but put the wraps on their second victory of the season.

FEU, which led by as many as 26 points at one point in the match, got back to its winning ways after dropping their last game against University of Santo Tomas last week.

“We treated this game as a very important one especially coming off a loss,” FEU coach Nash Racela said. “I think the loss gave us a lot of lessons and those were the things that we worked on.

"As a team, we were still struggling but when we were able to correct those mistakes, it was a beauty.

UP (0-4) fell to its 25th straight loss to remain winless to start Season 77.

The Tamaraws actually opened the third with a 17-4 run to take control of the game, 62-42 - a stretch where they played what Racela said was near-perfect basketball.

“’Yung third quarter is really how the game should be played. Walang pinipilit, making the right decisions, and defending,” said Racela.

Mike Tolomia had 18 points, while Mark Belo had 12 points, and nine rebounds for the Tamaraws, who will next play University of the East on Wednesday.

The Maroons last held the lead, 16-14, in the first before the Tamaraws finished the quarter with a 14-5 blast to take the lead for good, 28-21.

JR Gallarza had 18 points to lead the Maroons, who shot 1-of-16 from the field in the third canto.

The scores:

FEU (85) – Tolomia 18, Belo 12, Pogoy 11, Cruz 11, Hargrove 10, Dennison 7, Tamsi 4, Jose 4, Inigo 3, Denila 3, Delfinado 2, Ru. Escoto 0, Ri. Escoto 0, David 0, Ugsang 0, Lee Yu 0.

UP (71) – Gallarza 18, Moralde 14, Lao 10, Juruena 8, Amar 7, Asilum 6, Gingerich 3, Vito 3, Reyes 2, Dario 0, Lim 0, Harris 0.

Quarterscores:28-21; 45-38; 70-46; 85-71.

LaKazTaMa
07-27-2014, 07:27 PM
UAAP: FEU bounces back, routs UP

By Mark Giongco |INQUIRER.net
4:49 pm | Sunday, July 27th, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Far Eastern University took its frustrations out on a listless University of the Philippines side for an 85-71 win in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws, coming off a sorry 67-69 loss to University of Santo Tomas exactly a week ago, used a 31-7 blast bridging the middle quarters to put the game away.

“We treated this game as a very important one especially coming off a loss. The previous loss gave us a lot of lessons and that’s what we worked on the last couple of days,” said FEU head coach Nash Racela

“And when we were able to correct those mistakes, it was a beauty.”

UP pulled to within one after FEU led by 12 but they weren’t the same in the second half especially in the third quarter where the Fighting Maroons shot just 6% from the field on one-of-16 shooting and trail by as much as 26.

“I always talk about the consistency of our team. The third quarter is really how the game should be played. Nothing is forced, just making the right decisions, finding the open guy and defending,” said Racela.

Mike Tolomia led the Tamaraws, who upped their mark to 2-1, with 18 points on an efficient seven-of-eight shooting from the field that went with four rebounds and three assists.

“I think he made his adjustment. The players are like that sometimes they struggle but you can expect them to bounce back,” Racela said of Tolomia, whose 3-pointer pushed his team’s lead to 26, 78-52, with under eight minutes left.

The Tamaraws shot 56% from the field while holding the Maroons, who suffered their fourth loss in as many games this season and their 25th straight since Season 75, to just 38% shooting.

Mark Belo flirted with a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds while Roger Pogoy and Carl Cruz had 11 points apiece for FEU, which controlled the rebounding department, 47-27.

“He (Belo) showed his true leadership,” said Racela. “Actually we changed our starting unit… Mac came off the bench he sacrificed because we tried to find the right mix.”

“Going into this game, we really wanted to give Roger confidence because we know he can really help the team.”

Dark Knight
07-28-2014, 10:29 AM
This is kinda expected, i mean, with all due respect to UP, they have not fielded a competitive line up yet the last 2 years. UP is not the gauge of how far we will go this season. Its against Ateneo and NU. So far.

LaKazTaMa
07-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Far Eastern University Tamaraws (2-1)

FEU jumps up a spot this week after taking care of business against UP. It was a surprise they let UP fight in the first half. In the second half, things were different after unleashing a 31-7 warhead. It was a breeze from there as Mac Belo continues to impress everyone.

This week: vs. UE

LaKazTaMa
07-28-2014, 02:32 PM
. Mac Belo, FEU Tamaraws

This week: 12.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.0apg, 63% FG, 100%FT

Season: 17.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.3apg, 0.67spg, 3.0topg, 60.6% FG, 28.6% 3FG, 69.2% FT

The current Sinag member makes his StarSports Hub UAAP MVP Race debut thanks to a solid game over the UP Fighting Maroons. Belo has been the star of FEU alongside Chris Tolomia, proving to be more lethal than RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo were, in their ability to co-exist.

4. Chris Tolomia, FEU Tamaraws (Week 1 rank: Unranked)

This week: 18.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.0apg, 4.0topg, 88% FG, 75% 3FG, 100% FT

Season: 18.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg, 0.3spg, 3.0topg, 52.5% FG, 55.5% 3FG, 66.7% FT

The trend is this: if Tolomia is passing the ball, FEU wins. If he doesn’t, God help ‘em all. In wins, Tolomia dished out 4.0apg. In their loss against UST, he only hit once. If he wants to continue surviving in this race, he has to take care of that basketball since he is throwing it away at least thrice a game. However, Tolomia has been scoring the ball so well we cannot help but welcome him to the UAAP MVP Race of Star Sports Hub.

LaKazTaMa
07-28-2014, 03:21 PM
Next stop on wednesday UE's trademark trapping defense by Pumaren's , a game-long-full-courtpress basketball scenario... a tough one thou. Dlsu got 36 turnovers vs UE but still win by two 60-58.

LaKazTaMa
07-28-2014, 06:08 PM
FEU coach lauds Belo for showing 'true leadership'

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 07/28/2014 3:20 PM | Updated as of 07/28/2014 3:20 PM


MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) head coach Nash Racela praised forward Mac Belo for showing "true leadership" in the Tamaraws' 85-71 win over the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons on Sunday.

Belo came off the bench to score 12 points and grab nine rebounds in just over 21 minutes of playing time against the Maroons, and his coach praised his willingness to make that sacrifice.

"Today Mac showed his true leadership," Racela said of Belo, who had started in their previous two games. "We changed our starting unit. Si Mac came off the bench even after playing two very good games."

"Nag-sacrifice siya because we're trying to find a perfect mix sa rotation namin," he added. "And even coming off the bench, hindi siya nag-pilit. He was just making the right decisions."

Although he came off the bench, Belo still played the most minutes in the team and was one of five Tamaraws in double-digits.

Guard Mike Tolomia led the way for FEU with 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and also earned praise from Racela.

"I think he made his adjustments," Racela said of Tolomia, who struggled in their loss to UST last week. "Ganyan naman ang players eh. Sometimes, they struggle after a really bad game, and then expect them to play better the next time."

"Si Mike lang really focused the last few days, kaya mas maganda ang nilaro niya today," he added.

Indeed, Racela was pleased with how his entire team – and not just his two stars – performed, especially during a frenetic third quarter when they outscored UP 25-8 and turned a 45-38 halftime lead into a 70-46 beatdown.

"'Yung third quarter, kumbaga, it's how the game should be played," said Racela. "Walang pinipilit, just making the right decisions, finding the open guy, and then defending."

"I think today, as a team we were still struggling, but when we were able to correct those mistakes namin, then it was a beauty," he also said. "Parang maganda kaming panoorin kapag tama 'yung mga decisions namin."

LaKazTaMa
07-30-2014, 01:48 PM
FEU Tamaraws eye back-to-back wins as they take on reeling UE Warriors
From: Reuben Terrado
•July 30, 2014, 11:50 am

FAR Eastern University and University of the East collide on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena, both looking to move up the leaderboard with a slim chance of taking a share of the lead in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament.

The Tamaraws and the Red Warriors, holding similar 2-1 win-loss slates, enter the 2 p.m. game coming off contrasting results. FEU defeated University of the Philippines, 85-71, while UE bowed to La Salle, 60-58, on Sunday.

Ateneo and National University are on top with 3-1 win-loss cards, with the Blue Eagles idle and the Bulldogs looking to take solo lead as it clashes with lowly Adamson in the 4 p.m. match.

But if NU drops the game, the winner of the FEU-UE match will join the Blue Eagles in first place.

“From the beginning, sinabi ko naman na UE is a very strong team,” said FEU coach Nash Racela, wary of a Warriors squad that is raring to bounce back and avoid suffering back-to-back losses.

If not for La Salle’s come-from-behind win, the story of Sunday’s UAAP games would have been how UE employed its fullcourt press to near perfection to force the Green Archers to 36 turnovers in the game.

The Tamaraws hope the trend won’t continue after committing 19 errors against UP.

“The target is 12 lang every game. Hindi bale kung forced, but a lot of our turnovers are unforced,” said Racela.

FEU, playing the second game of a back-to-back, will also have to contain UE imports Charles Mammie and Moustapha Arafat as well as quick guards led by Roi Sumang.

“Mammie is capable of dominating inside. Arafat is very active on both ends. I consider them super imports. And now they are supported by good locals. They can shoot from the outside plus the leadership of Sumang.

“Medyo mabigat para sa amin especially sunod-sunod games namin. But again, we just have to find ways,” said Racela.

LaKazTaMa
07-30-2014, 01:52 PM
Feu's Team Nash

LaKazTaMa
07-30-2014, 08:59 PM
Basketball
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FEU Tamaraws break down UE's trademark press just in time to pull off UAAP win
From: Reuben Terrado
•July 30, 2014, 04:26 pm

FAR Eastern University survived 31 turnovers and a flat start to beat University of the East, 73-63, on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws won their second straight game despite committing 11 turnovers and shooting 4-of-13 from the floor in a first quarter that saw them fall behind, 9-22.

FEU, however, started having more success breaking UE's trademark press in the second and put the game away with a crucial run in the fourth quarter.

“No adjustments,” said FEU coach Nash Racela when asked how he figured out UE's press. “We just did the things that we were doing in practice going into this game."

Racela said the Tamaraws were actually waiting to pounce on UE's relentless press.

“We talked about the press of UE. Ang sabi lang namin, UE is a pressing team. We acknowledged that, we actually wanted that, so we could attack the basket. The players executed well and our small guys really defended well today,” said Racela.

Mark Belo had a game-high 21 points for the Tamaraws, who improved to 3-1 win-loss to tie Ateneo at the top. Anthony Hargrove finished added 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Mike Tolomia had 13 points and six assists and got a lot of help in the backcourt from Achie Inigo, who had seven points, five rebounds, and four assists.

Paul Varilla had 12 points for the Red Warriors, who only got seven points from star Roi Sumang as they dropped their second straight game after a 2-0 start.

FEU's 31 turnovers in the game were only five shy of De La Salle’s count in its first loss of the season.

The scores:

FEU (73) – Belo 21, Hargrove 14, Tolomia 13, Cruz 7, Inigo 7, Pogoy 5, Jose 4, Dennison 2, Ru. Escoto 0, Denila 0.

UE (63) – Varilla 12, Galanza 11, Javier 8, Arafat 8, Sumang 7, Mammie 6, Alberto 5, Jumao-as 4, De Leon 2, Olayon 0.

Quarterscores: 12-22, 31-32, 52-49, 73-63.

LaKazTaMa
07-30-2014, 09:01 PM
haay!

LaKazTaMa
07-30-2014, 09:16 PM
FEU hands UE second straight loss

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 07/30/2014 5:43 PM | Updated as of 07/30/2014 8:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws recovered from a flat start to overcome the University of the East (UE), 73-63, and hand the Red Warriors their second consecutive loss of the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament.

The Tamaraws were down by 13 points in the first period after struggling against UE's full court press, but they cleaned up their act in the second period and in the second half, and eventually took complete control of the game in the final period.

"There were no adjustments," said FEU coach Nash Racela after the game. "We just did the things that we were doing in practice. Of course, we had some preparation, and we talked about the press of UE."

"Ang sabi lang namin is, UE is a pressing team, and we acknowledge that, and we actually want that so we can attack the basket," added the coach, who heaped praise on his players for maintaining their composure.

Mac Belo scored 21 points, many of which came against the defense of UE import Moustapha Arafat, and keyed a crucial run in the second period that allowed the Tamaraws to claw their way back into the contest after falling behind early.

The Tamaraws took the lead for good late in the third quarter, when veteran forward Carl Bryan Cruz drilled a corner triple off a pass from Mike Tolomia that put them ahead, 50-49. Tolomia, for good measure, added a floater at the buzzer to give the Tams a 52-49 lead entering the final period.

FEU would take their first double-digit lead of the game when Carl Cruz scored off a teammate's miss to make it 69-59 with 2:57 to go in the final quarter, and the Tamaraws cruised to victory from that point on.

It was the Tamaraws' second consecutive victory, giving them a 3-1 record. Meanwhile, the Warriors, after opening the season with back-to-back wins over cellar-dwellers University of the Philippines and Adamson University, have now lost two straight games to fall to 2-2.

Racela said they were able to gain some lessons from UE's previous loss to defending champions La Salle, where they saw how the Green Archers kept their composure despite committing 36 turnovers and trailing almost all the way.

"Ang target lang namin was not to beat La Salle, because they had 36 turnovers and we had 31 turnovers," Racela said. "So long as you don't lose your composure. Kasi sabi namin before the game, UE was leading almost the whole game, and La Salle, being a champion team, grabe 'yung composure nila."

"If there was something we would learn from that game, it's that - kahit anong mangyari, ang importante is we still make the right decisions in the game," he added.

The Red Warriors were the better team in the first period, using their press to harass the Tamaraws into 11 turnovers in the period alone. They led by as much as 13 points in the frame, 22-9, as UE unleashed a 20-1 run that occurred with star guard Roi Sumang sitting on the bench.

A triple by Tolomia to beat the first quarter buzzer allowed the Tams to enter the second period down by 10, 12-22, and they soon cut the deficit to just four points, 20-24, after Belo sparked an 8-0 blast.

The Warriors still led throughout the second period, but the Tamaraws were within striking distance all throughout as Belo showed off his ability to break his man off the dribble and get to the basket. UE's play also deteriorated, with Sumang at one point miscalculating on a pass that led to an eight-second backcourt violation.

A lay-up by Belo with less than a minute to go allowed the Tamaraws to go into halftime down by just one point, 31-32.

Scoring picked up in the third period, with the two squads exchanging baskets and leads halfway through the frame. A 6-0 FEU run allowed them to take the lead, 41-38, but it was answered by a Paul Varilla triple that allowed UE to tie the game.

It was the Tamaraws who took the lead after three quarters thanks to Cruz and Tolomia, but the Red Warriors were able to stay within striking distance thanks to baskets from center Charles Mammie and back-up guard Gino Jumao-as.

FEU would soon pull away, however, as UE's offense began to flag. Sumang, who scored his first points of the contest in the final period, tried to bring his team back by repeatedly driving into the lane and fishing for fouls, but the Red Warriors were never able to threaten the Tamaraws again.

Belo continued his spectacular play this season as he led all scorers with 21 points, making nine of his 12 field goals. Anthony Hargrove had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Tolomia finished with 13 markers.

Varilla led UE with 12 points, and Bong Galanza added 11 points. But Sumang scored only seven points, and missed 12 of his 13 field goal attempts.

FEU finished the game with a 48% shooting clip, while holding the Red Warriors to only 36%. The Tamaraws, after turning the ball over 11 times in the opening frame, finished with 31 miscues. UE scored 23 points off FEU's turnovers, but it was not enough as they stumbled to their second straight defeat.

The scores:

FEU 73 - Belo 21, Hargrove 14, Tolomia 13, Cruz 7, Inigo 7, Pogoy 5, Jose 4, Dennison 2, Escoto 0, Denila 0.

UE 63 - Varilla 12, Galanza 11, Javier 8, Arafat 8, Sumang 7, Mammie 6, Alberto 5, Jumao-as 4, De Leon 2, Olayon 0.

Quarter-scoring: 12-22, 31-32, 52-49, 73-63.

LaKazTaMa
07-31-2014, 12:25 PM
Analysis: Looking at the FEU-UE game

By Rick Olivares, Unblogged Sports (philstar.com) | Updated July 31, 2014 - 11:01am

The streaking FEU Tamaraws (3-1) handed the UE Red Warriors (2-2), their second straight loss, 73-63, Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws overcame a slow start and UE’s pressure defense to take control of the game in the fourth quarter.

While there are certainly factors that decided the game, I wanted to track how the foreign players had an impact on the outcome.

After 20 minutes played, the score stood at 32-31, for the Red Warriors.

FEU’s Anthony Hargrove

Of the 28 offensive plays FEU ran in the third period, Anthony Hargrove was involved in five offensive plays. He turned the ball over twice, scored twice (2/2), and kept the offense going with an offensive board.

So I’d say he turned up positive in three plays and negative in two.

Defensively, Anthony was involved in five plays.

He blocked one shot, grabbed a defensive board, forced one turnover (on Chris Javier) and saw Bong Galanza and Moustapha Arafat score on him.

Again, he has a positive impact (alongside Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia) on three sets and negative on two others. In eight minutes of play, Hargrove had a positive impact on six plays and negative on four others.

So in eight minutes, he was involved in 10 plays. So FEU Coach Nash Racela got quality minutes out of his center (Hargrove).

In the fourth quarter, Hargrove played even better as he tallied four points and five rebounds and had no turnovers.

Offensively, he scored on two possessions and had two offensive rebounds.

Defensively, Anthony had three defensive boards and contested two shots – by Roi Sumang and Chris Javier – for misses.

UE’s Moustapha Arafat and Charles Mammie

Again following the halftime break, here’s how the duo did for Coach Derrick Pumaren.

Arafat in 6.8 minutes (third quarter): four points, one defensive rebound, one assist, and one turnover.

Mammie in 3.1 minutes (third quarter): four points and one turnover.

Moustapha was involved in five offensive sets: He scored on two of three attempts, missed a high pass from Roi Sumang that could have been an alley-oop slam dunk, and turned the ball over once.

Defensively, he was more active. Arafat forced Anthony Hargrove into a traveling violation and a turnover. As he had to mostly guard players on the wing (Mac Belo and Carl Cruz), he went out where he isn’t the best defender as they can beat him off the dribble.

Cruz, Hargrove, Raymar Jose and Belo (twice) burned him for shots – two from jumpers and two inside.

Defensively, Mammie forced Carl Cruz to miss to two shots and into a turnover.

In the fourth period, in the combined 10 minutes for the duo, they had two points, three rebounds, and three turnovers.

Defensively, Arafat blocked a shot and forced a miss from Mike Tolomia although Cruz got him for a bucket.

As for Mammie, he also contested a Tolomia attempt that missed.

It would be difficult to compare Arafat and Mammie as both play different games. Arafat is a wing player while Mammie plays more inside.

Why do I think that FEU won this game?

Dating back to last season’s Philippine Collegiate Champions League, I thought that the Tamaraws played better team ball. Hargrove came out of the funk that he was in when RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo were around. Although he has on occasion been absent (see FEU’s opening day win over La Salle), his contributions will also spell the difference if Racela will want his team to go deep in the tournament.

Hargrove doesn’t need too many plays. If he can scavenge for balls and putbacks then that is what will help FEU notch some wins. But he needs to be on the floor.

And after that negative first period where it was all Mike Tolomia, FEU’s next three quarters saw three players lead them – Belo, Tolomia and Hargrove.

Consistency.

UE, on the other hand, like Ateneo, has masked their deficiencies with wins over Adamson and UP. But when they ran into the contenders – La Salle and FEU – they encountered problems.

I think that the integration of Arafat and Mammie still hasn’t worked. They are still ironing out the kinks. Against, UE is a work in progress.

But to say that Arafat and Mammie have underperformed as the reason for their two losses is also incorrect in some ways.

Roi Sumang isn’t his old scoring self. He had one good game and that was against UP. He scored in double figures against La Salle but his field goal percentage wasn’t so good.

And what they need too is consistency from everyone – Gino Jumao-as, Chris Javier, Dan Alberto, Paul Varilla, and the rest of the bench.

In that first quarter against FEU, Galanza, Javier, and Alberto led them. In the second period, it was Paul Varilla. In the third period, UE had consistent scoring as Varilla, Arafat, Mammie, and Galanza all chipped in vital points and the score was close, 52-49. However, in the fourth, it was just Roi Sumang with seven points. And the reigning pound-for-pound hoops player in the UAAP cannot do it alone.

In the UAAP, sometimes two losses can be considered as quota already in the “L” department. It would be interesting to see how they adjust to all this.

LaKazTaMa
07-31-2014, 12:34 PM
Kabado na yun kabila

LaKazTaMa
07-31-2014, 12:37 PM
para sa linggo, kung anu-ano dalangin ang taglay.. Susuwagin ni Anton yan..

bchoter
07-31-2014, 12:55 PM
Analysis: Looking at the FEU-UE game

By Rick Olivares, Unblogged Sports (philstar.com) | Updated July 31, 2014 - 11:01am

The streaking FEU Tamaraws (3-1) handed the UE Red Warriors (2-2), their second straight loss, 73-63, Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws overcame a slow start and UE’s pressure defense to take control of the game in the fourth quarter.

While there are certainly factors that decided the game, I wanted to track how the foreign players had an impact on the outcome.

After 20 minutes played, the score stood at 32-31, for the Red Warriors.

FEU’s Anthony Hargrove

Of the 28 offensive plays FEU ran in the third period, Anthony Hargrove was involved in five offensive plays. He turned the ball over twice, scored twice (2/2), and kept the offense going with an offensive board.

So I’d say he turned up positive in three plays and negative in two.

Defensively, Anthony was involved in five plays.

He blocked one shot, grabbed a defensive board, forced one turnover (on Chris Javier) and saw Bong Galanza and Moustapha Arafat score on him.

Again, he has a positive impact (alongside Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia) on three sets and negative on two others. In eight minutes of play, Hargrove had a positive impact on six plays and negative on four others.

So in eight minutes, he was involved in 10 plays. So FEU Coach Nash Racela got quality minutes out of his center (Hargrove).

In the fourth quarter, Hargrove played even better as he tallied four points and five rebounds and had no turnovers.

Offensively, he scored on two possessions and had two offensive rebounds.

Defensively, Anthony had three defensive boards and contested two shots – by Roi Sumang and Chris Javier – for misses.

UE’s Moustapha Arafat and Charles Mammie

Again following the halftime break, here’s how the duo did for Coach Derrick Pumaren.

Arafat in 6.8 minutes (third quarter): four points, one defensive rebound, one assist, and one turnover.

Mammie in 3.1 minutes (third quarter): four points and one turnover.

Moustapha was involved in five offensive sets: He scored on two of three attempts, missed a high pass from Roi Sumang that could have been an alley-oop slam dunk, and turned the ball over once.

Defensively, he was more active. Arafat forced Anthony Hargrove into a traveling violation and a turnover. As he had to mostly guard players on the wing (Mac Belo and Carl Cruz), he went out where he isn’t the best defender as they can beat him off the dribble.

Cruz, Hargrove, Raymar Jose and Belo (twice) burned him for shots – two from jumpers and two inside.

Defensively, Mammie forced Carl Cruz to miss to two shots and into a turnover.

In the fourth period, in the combined 10 minutes for the duo, they had two points, three rebounds, and three turnovers.

Defensively, Arafat blocked a shot and forced a miss from Mike Tolomia although Cruz got him for a bucket.

As for Mammie, he also contested a Tolomia attempt that missed.

It would be difficult to compare Arafat and Mammie as both play different games. Arafat is a wing player while Mammie plays more inside.

Why do I think that FEU won this game?

Dating back to last season’s Philippine Collegiate Champions League, I thought that the Tamaraws played better team ball. Hargrove came out of the funk that he was in when RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo were around. Although he has on occasion been absent (see FEU’s opening day win over La Salle), his contributions will also spell the difference if Racela will want his team to go deep in the tournament.

Hargrove doesn’t need too many plays. If he can scavenge for balls and putbacks then that is what will help FEU notch some wins. But he needs to be on the floor.

And after that negative first period where it was all Mike Tolomia, FEU’s next three quarters saw three players lead them – Belo, Tolomia and Hargrove.

Consistency.

UE, on the other hand, like Ateneo, has masked their deficiencies with wins over Adamson and UP. But when they ran into the contenders – La Salle and FEU – they encountered problems.

I think that the integration of Arafat and Mammie still hasn’t worked. They are still ironing out the kinks. Against, UE is a work in progress.

But to say that Arafat and Mammie have underperformed as the reason for their two losses is also incorrect in some ways.

Roi Sumang isn’t his old scoring self. He had one good game and that was against UP. He scored in double figures against La Salle but his field goal percentage wasn’t so good.

And what they need too is consistency from everyone – Gino Jumao-as, Chris Javier, Dan Alberto, Paul Varilla, and the rest of the bench.

In that first quarter against FEU, Galanza, Javier, and Alberto led them. In the second period, it was Paul Varilla. In the third period, UE had consistent scoring as Varilla, Arafat, Mammie, and Galanza all chipped in vital points and the score was close, 52-49. However, in the fourth, it was just Roi Sumang with seven points. And the reigning pound-for-pound hoops player in the UAAP cannot do it alone.

In the UAAP, sometimes two losses can be considered as quota already in the “L” department. It would be interesting to see how they adjust to all this.Parang ang daming analysis pero walang conclusion.

So, sumatutal, nanalo ang FEU dahil....?

Mas madami silang na score



Maka analytics lang e

Dark Knight
07-31-2014, 01:27 PM
Ateneo na yan sa sunday. Congrats Ateneo. Sobrang galing kaya ni Tolentino at Newsome.

Dark Knight
07-31-2014, 01:33 PM
Feu's Team Nash

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LaKazTaMa
07-31-2014, 04:14 PM
Salamat Sir DK, alam na panalo na agad yun kabila. congrats din!

LaKazTaMa
08-04-2014, 10:37 AM
Ateneo outlasts FEU, moves to solo second

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 08/03/2014 6:53 PM | Updated as of 08/03/2014 7:24 PM


MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATED) The Ateneo Blue Eagles took sole possession of second place in the league standings after escaping with a nail-biting 81-78 victory over the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Kiefer Ravena scored 23 points, 12 of which came in the fourth quarter, but he also kept the door open for FEU with a split at the line with 2.4 seconds left.

Mike Tolomia very nearly sent the game into overtime, but his heave from half-court hit the ring then bounced out of the way, giving Ateneo their fourth victory of the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament.

"I like the way we played the game up to the last two minutes," said Ateneo coach Bo Perasol. "We should have been able to finish it better, but it is still a win for us."

Ateneo had taken a seemingly insurmountable 75-66 lead with 1:15 to go, with Ravena drilling a three-pointer and two free throws. But FEU clawed its way back to the game thanks to veterans Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia. A three-pointer by Francis Tamsi with 28.5 seconds left made it a three-point game, 72-75.

Free throws by Chris Newsome, Nico Elorde and Ravena allowed Ateneo to stay ahead in the final seconds even as Tolomia kept burning his defenders with repeated drives to the basket.

Ravena's final free throw with 2.4 seconds to go pegged the final score at 81-78, after Tolomia's last attempt misfired.

"Kiefer delivered for us in crunch time," said Perasol of Ravena. "And I think we played toe-to-toe with the, rebounding-wise and running-wise."

The Blue Eagles now have a 4-1 record, and have bounced back from their first loss of the season last week against the National University. FEU, for its part, dropped to 3-2 this season.

The two squads were tied 35-all at the half, and they continued to trade baskets in the third quarter with Belo and Anthony Hargrove contributing for FEU. Von Pessumal found his mark in the frame to allow the Blue Eagles to keep in step, and it was his baseline drive with 4:40 left that finally gave Ateneo a 51-49 lead.

It would be a lead they will never relinquish, despite the best efforts of Belo, who finished with 22 points, and Tolomia, who had 15.

"I think FEU is one of the teams na hindi mo alam kung paano ka tatalunin," said Ravena, who also had a season-high seven assists. "The players they have, sila Mac and sila Mike, 'yung main guys nila na-contain naman namin."

"Noong dulo na lang sila naka-score. We just stuck to the game plan, to try and contain the two (players)," he added.

It was a back-and-forth game in the first half, with the two teams exchanging leads all the way to the final minute of the second quarter.

FEU repeatedly went inside to Belo and Hargrove to get their points, while Ateneo leaned on Newsome's hot perimeter shooting and timely three-pointers from Elorde and Arvin Tolentino to keep in step with the Tamaraws.

A late four-point burst off two free throws by Ravena and a fastbreak lay-up by Newsome gave Ateneo a 35-32 lead, but Belo calmly sank a triple with 26 seconds to go to tie the game at 35-all going into the halftime break.

Perasol is hoping that their victory today will give the Blue Eagles momentum going into their last two games of the first round.

"I think we have put ourselves in a good position, but as I say, it's going to change in two games, so I'm hoping we could carry this in the two more games that we're going to play in the coming week," the coach said.

The scores:

ADMU 81 - K. Ravena 23, Newsome 17, Elorde 12, Pessumal 12, A. Tolentino 5, Capacio 5, T. Ravena 4, Gotladera 2, V. Tolentino 1, Babilonia 0, Apacible 0

FEU 78 - Belo 22, Tolomia 15, Hargrove 13, Pogoy 8, Dennison 5, Cruz 4, Jose 4, Tamsi 4, Inigo 3, Ru. Escoto 0, Ri. Escoto 0.

Quarter-scoring: 14-16, 35-35, 58-54, 81-78

Joescoundrel
08-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Bulldogs overpower Warriors; Eagles win

By Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) |

Updated August 4, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - National U rode on a big 9-0 tear and clamped down on defense in the stretch to eke out a come-from-behind 57-55 victory over University of the East and keep the solo lead in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum yesterday.

Cameroonian Alfred Aroga banged in 18 points and 15 rebounds in a dominating performance that helped the pacesetting Bulldogs complete the win, storming to their third straight and 5-1 overall.

“It was a tightly contested ballgame; it could have gone either way. But I just want to commend the boys for their resiliency in the end. They just refused to lose,” said NU coach Eric Altamirano, whose wards trailed by 11 points early on.

“In the early part of the game, we kind of forced the issue and lost our discipline. But come the third quarter, we got our acts together and got back to where we’re really strong at – defense – so I think it came down to making stops in the end,” he added.

Facing a 48-54 deficit, the Bulldogs shackled the Warriors and fired nine unanswered points in a three-minute stretch, making the most out of their offensive rebounding to turn the game around and seize a 57-54 margin going to the last 2:15.

UE, which trimmed the NU lead to two at 55-57 on a split by Roi Sumang, still had the chance to go for an equalizer or even a game-winner having ball possession with 17.1 seconds left. Sumang drove past Nico Javelona but found Aroga waiting underneath to challenge his up-and-under shot that missed the mark. Aroga picked up the rebound as NU supporters who included former star Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. celebrated.

“We knew they were going to Sumang. Of course, we didn’t want to give up a three, at least we can give up a two but we wanted to contain him really well, force him to one side where we know there will be help coming and true enough, Alfred was there to help up Javelona on the drive,” Altamirano said.

Glenn Khobuntin added 14 points plus eight rebounds and two assists and Troy Rosario came up with 11 markers and five boards to complement Aroga.

Bong Galanza and Sumang shot 16 apiece for the Warriors, who fell to their third straight loss after a 2-0 start. Charles Mammie and Moustapha Arafat went scoreless in their matchup with Aroga.

In the second game, Kiefer Ravena uncorked 12 of his 23 points in the payoff period to power Ateneo to an 81-78 victory over Far Eastern U and solo second with 4-1.

Taking charge in the crunch, Ravena knocked in a fadeaway jumper, a booming trey and two freethrows in succession to give the Blue Eagles a 75-66 cushion going to the last 1:15. The cagers from Katipunan hung tough in the face of a searing fightback by the Tams with Ravena’s split restoring a three-point spread with 2.4 seconds left.

Mike Tolomia launched a Hail Mary shot from near centercourt that hit the glass and didn’t go in, leading to FEU’s second setback in five games for a share of fourth with La Salle.

tamarawz_14
08-04-2014, 01:38 PM
5-0 sana tayo. losing to UST 67-69 and Ateneo 78-81. sayang. Tsk. but props to Mac Belo!!!

LaKazTaMa
08-04-2014, 09:24 PM
ok lng yan d naman cla kalakasan may halong swerte lng talaga.

LaKazTaMa
08-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Find out what PBA great Jojo Lastimosa is doing for FEU's basketball program
From: Reuben Terrado
•August 4, 2014, 03:52 pm

Former Alaska star Jojo Lastimosa is now helping out FEU in the development of its players, from grade school all the way to the school's seniors team.

PBA great Jojo Lastimosa has been seen lately watching games involving Far Eastern University in the UAAP men's basketball tournament. He was even seen on Sunday wearing an FEU shirt while the Tamaraws played the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

So what is he doing with the Tamaraws?

FEU coach Nash Racela revealed Lastimosa is indeed involved in the team and is helping out in the development of players from the kids all the way to the school's seniors team.

“More on player development siya,” Racela explained. “He is involved in the whole FEU program. Mga younger kids, high school, and seniors."

Racela clarified that Lastimosa is not officially part of the FEU coaching staff.

“He is not officially part of the coaching (staff). But he goes to our practices, tinuturuan din niya ‘yung mga bata,” said Racela.

Lastimosa was named one of the 25 Greatest PBA Players of the league's first 25 years after an outstanding career with Purefoods and an Alaska team that won a league grand slam in 1996.

After being part of Alaska's coaching staff for a long time, Lastimosa has also been recently appointed as part of the coaching staff of PBA newcomer NLEX.

Incidentally, a number of Lastimosa's former teammates in those multi-titled Alaska teams are now in the UAAP.

Bong Hawkins is currently helping the coaching staff of the University of the Philippines led by head mentor Rey Madrid, whose staff also includes former Alaska stalwart Edward ‘Poch’ Juinio.

At FEU alone, Johnny Abarrientos serves as one of Racela’s coaching deputies.

Racela said the experience of Lastimosa is definitely a great asset for the Tamaraws, who already have Abarrientos and another former pro in Gilbert Lao as part of the coaching staff.

“’Yung mga beteranong ganyan, especially we want to help the players mentally, malaking bagay si Jolas sa kanila along with Johnny and Gilbert,” said Racela.

Sam Miguel
08-05-2014, 08:50 AM
Mav Belo his now the top forward in the UAAP and might already be moving into the same realm as former King Tamaraws Vic Pablo and Arwind Santos. He has the same all-around game built on great athletic ability and superior all-around skill. Who would've thought losing RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo would result in having the real Mac Belo finally showing up for Season 77?

Dark Knight
08-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Everything's fine for the Tams against the mighty Ateneo for 3 and a half quarters until the refs decided to be whistle happy against FEU.

And still, the refs are too dumb to notice a flop if someone did it.

Same old problems.........

tamarawz_14
08-07-2014, 11:25 AM
okay lang matalo sa una wala pa sa peak ang game ng tamaraws.

Dark Knight
08-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Agree. I remember before we swept the first round only to falter in the 2nd.

And the rest is history.............

LaKazTaMa
08-09-2014, 04:23 PM
Bulldogs stake top spot vs Tamaraws today

By Jasmine W. Payo |Philippine Daily Inquirer
7:10 am | Saturday, August 9th, 2014

National University hopes to wrap up its first-round campaign still on top when it battles today a Far Eastern University side that’s hardly surprised with the Bulldogs’ surge in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

“My observation of them: they’re playing as a team now,” FEU coach Nash Racela said of the Bulldogs, who used to rely heavily on two-time MVP Ray Parks.

The Bulldogs, who have had different players stepping up each game, shoot for a sixth triumph against the Tamaraws at 4 p.m. today at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

University of the Philippines, minus suspended coach Rey Madrid anew, gun for its first win against a similarly winless Adamson in the first game at 2 p.m.

Despite the Bulldogs’ early success, NU coach Eric Altamirano said his Bulldogs should guard against complacency.

“The UAAP is very unpredictable,” said Altamirano. “Games are won by very close margins, so we cannot rest on our laurels. We have to play our A-game every single day.”

Much improved forward Troy Rosario and Cameroonian center Alfred Aroga will lead the Bulldogs along with Gelo Alolino, Glenn Khobuntin, Jay Alejandro and rookie guard Rev Diputado.

“It’s nice to be first,” said Altamirano. “But we cannot really rest and be complacent since FEU is one of the strong teams this season.”

While Racela cited the Bulldogs’ teamwork, Altamirano also noted the same can be said of the Tamaraws, who have been drawing big games from Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia.

For the Maroons and the rookie-laden Falcons, however, nothing has been going right in the first round. The Maroons, who will try to end a 27-game losing spell since 2012.

LaKazTaMa
08-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Basketball


UAAP



Cruz finds range as FEU Tamaraws cool down erstwhile leaders NU Bulldogs
From: Reuben Terrado
•August 9, 2014, 06:42 pm

FAR Eastern University defeated National University, 71-62, on Saturday to climb to the third spot in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws outscored the Bulldogs, 21-6, in the pivotal second period to run away with the victory over the erstwhile co-leaders, leaving Ateneo (5-1) all alone at the top of the standings.

FEU joined La Salle in third spot with a 4-2 win-loss slate as NU fell to 5-2.

“Actually, I think it was the most crucial game for us,” said a hoarse FEU coach Nash Racela. “Had we lost that game, we’ll be in the middle pack or in the bottom part.

"The players knew how important the game was. That is why from the beginning, the focus and effort were there.”

Carl Bryan Cruz finished with 16 points, while Achie Inigo and Mike Tolomia added 14 and 10 points respectively for the Tamaraws.

Joshua Alolino had 13 points for the Bulldogs, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.

The scores:

FEU (71) – Cruz 16, Inigo 14, Tolomia 10, Belo 9, Pogoy 6, Jose 6, Hargrove 5, Tamsi 5, Ru. Escoto 0, Dennison 0, Delfinado 0, Ugsang 0.

NU (62) – Alolino 13, Khobuntin 9, Javelona 8, Diputado 7, Betayene 7, Rosario 6, Neypes 6, Aroga 4, Atangan 2, Alejandro 0, Perez 0, Celda 0.

Quarterscores: 21-16; 42-22; 55-42; 71-62.

LaKazTaMa
08-09-2014, 09:56 PM
FEU topples NU, Bulldogs drop to 2nd

ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 08/09/2014 7:41 PM | Updated as of 08/09/2014 7:41 PM


MANILA – Far Eastern University (FEU) squandered a 22-point advantage but still managed to topple erstwhile league-leader National University (NU), 71-62, in the main game of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on Saturday.

Carl Bryan Cruz led the way for the Tamaraws with a career-high 16 points for FEU's fourth win. The green shirts also got good games from Achie Inigo and Mike Tolomia who tallied 14 and 13, respectively.

FEU took an early 21-16 headway with Cruz leading the charge by scoring 11 points in the first quarter. The Tamaraws further widened the gap in the second period by connecting most of their shots from the outside to make it 43-20 against the Bulldogs.

NU then launched a furious 15-6 run, including successive triples from Rev Diputado to cut FEU’s lead to 54-42 in the third.

The Bulldogs surged once more in the final quarter with a 14-0 run that brought down the Tamaraws' lead to just 4 points.

FEU, however, responded with an 8-3 wind-up, including timely baskets from Tolomia and Anthony Hargrove to quell NU’s uprising.

Gelo Alolino finished the game with 13 points on 6 of 16 field goals for the Bulldogs, while Glenn Khobuntin had 9 points to go with his 8 rebounds.

With the loss, NU fell to 5-2 behind new leader Ateneo (5-1).

FEU, on the other hand, improved to 4-2 to tie defending champion La Salle in third place.

tamarawz_14
08-09-2014, 09:57 PM
nice game for the tamaraws especially Cruz and Iñigo..

LaKazTaMa
08-09-2014, 09:59 PM
UAAP
Cruz, Iñigo wax hot as Tams beat Bulldogs

By RENEE FOPALAN,GMA NewsAugust 9, 2014 6:35pm

Carl Cruz tallied 16 points while Achie Iñigo added 14 as the Far Eastern University Tamaraws defeated the National University Bulldogs, 71-62, Saturday at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.

Mike Tolomia packed his stat sheet with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists while Mac Belo tallied nine.

Three triples from Carl Cruz helped FEU establish an early lead in the first quarter. Gelo Alolino and Glenn Khobuntin kept the Bulldogs within striking distance, but a 7-0 run late in the period had the Tamaraws enjoying a 21-16 lead after one.

FEU went on a tear in the second, going on a 15-0 run before Alfred Aroga ended the drought. After two, FEU held on to a 42-22 advantage.

The two teams engaged each other in an exchange for most of the third, before NU went on a 12-4 run to cut the lead to 12 with four seconds remaining. An Iñigo split ended the third with FEU still on top, 55-42.

A five-point swing from FEU looked to put NU away early, before the Bulldogs staged their final push. Gelo Alolino led a 14-0 run capped by a Kyle Neypes jumper, as the Bulldogs slashed the lead to four at the 6:16 mark, 60-56. Carl Cruz quickly responded with a trey, while more freethrows from the Morayta-based squad cancelled out a Paolo Javelona triple. After a Mike Tolomia turnaround jumper, the Tams stretched the lead to eight, 67-59, with 2:37 remaining. In the final 2:13, NU was limited to only one fieldgoal an a freethrow, as Anthony Hargrove and Mike Tolomia put the game away.

Gelo Alolino led NU with 13 points and five rebounds, while Glenn Khobuntin had nine points and eight boards. Troy Rosario had 12 rebounds with six points and five assists. - GMA News

LaKazTaMa
08-09-2014, 10:02 PM
Mr. Vulcan seal Belo

LaKazTaMa
08-09-2014, 10:06 PM
Yan ang tunay..

Sam Miguel
08-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Tams collar Bulldogs; Maroons end 2-year skid

By Jasmine W. Payo |

Philippine Daily Inquirer

4:37 am | Sunday, August 10th, 2014

CARL Bryan Cruz emerged as a surprise spark as Far Eastern University spoiled National University’s bid to grab the solo top spot with a 71-62 victory in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws’ rise, though, failed to match the aftershocks that followed University of the Philippines’ first win this season—and in 27 games spanning two years.

Mikee Reyes and JR Gallarza carried the past equally hapless Adamson, 77-64, in the earlier game, which generated greater public reaction especially over social media (See related story on Page A1).

Cruz unloaded 13 of his 16 points in the first half where the Tamaraws surprisingly erected a 20-point advantage, 42-22, before fending off the Bulldogs’ comeback attempt in the final quarter.

“It was the most crucial game for us because if we lost this game, we’ll be in the middle of the pack,” said FEU coach Nash Racela after the Tamaraws climbed to a share of third at 4-2.

“The players knew how important the game was. From the beginning, the focus was there and the effort was there.”

The Maroons pulled away early with Gallarza firing 18 of his 24 points in the first half, before Reyes took over to finish with a career-high 28 points and doom the Falcons to their sixth straight loss.

“We worked so hard this season, we just couldn’t get it going until today,” said Gallarza after the Maroons triumphed for the first time in two years despite the absence of head coach Rey Madrid.

Madrid missed the Maroons’ breakthrough win as he served the last of a two-game suspension for accusing the referees of match fixing.

“We really wanted this game,” said Reyes, who fueled a third-quarter outburst where the Maroons led by as many as 24 points, 60-36. “We felt that this is the game we can get a win.”

Achie Iñigo also delivered for the Tamaraws with 14 points, missing only once in five attempts, aside from dishing out three assists.

The Bulldogs, who held FEU stars Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia below their usual numbers, ended their first round with a 5-2 record to fall behind Ateneo, which has a 5-1 record.

“That has always been the emphasis—we should be unpredictable,” said Racela. “If they (opponents) focus on one or two players, other players should be able to step forward.”

Tolomia hit four crucial points in the endgame, before finishing with 10 on a poor 4-of-15 shooting clip. Belo had nine points, seven rebounds and a key block on Troy Rosario down the stretch.

The scores:

First Game

UP 77—Reyes 28, Gallarza 24, Lao 10, Asilum 4, Juruena 4, Lim 2, Moralde 2, Gingerich 2, Amar 1, Vito 0, Harris 0.

ADAMSON 64—Trollano 24, Rios 20, Monteclaro 5, Nalos 4, Iñigo 3,Villanueva 3, Bayran 2, Ochea 2, Polican 1, Aquino 0, Barrera 0, Garcia 0, Pedrosa 0.

Quarters: 17-13, 40-32, 64-46, 77-64

Second Game

FEU 71—Cruz 16, Iñigo 14, Tolomia 10, Belo 9, Jose 6, Pogoy 6, Tamsi 5, Hargrove 5, Dennison 0, Escoto 0, Delfinado 0, Ugsang 0.

NU 62—Alolino 13, Khobuntin 9, Javelona 8,Betayene 7, Diputado 7, Neypes 6, Rosario 6, Aroga 4, Atangan 2, Alejandro 0, Celda 0, Perez 0.

Quarters: 21-16, 42-22, 55-42, 71-62

LaKazTaMa
08-13-2014, 11:56 AM
FEU Tamaraws look to grab share of second spot as they battled reeling Adamson Falcons
Coach Nash Racela was unhappy with FEU's inconsistencies against NU and hope that they don't commit the same mistakes against lowly Adamson. Jerome Ascano

FAR Eastern University goes for a share of second place when it goes up against Adamson on Wednesday at the conclusion of the first round of the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

The Tamaraws (4-2) go up against the winless Falcons (0-6) at 4 p.m. in the second game of a doubleheader that was supposed to be played last July 16 but was postponed due to typhoon ‘Glenda.’

FEU is looking to join La Salle and National University in second place and coach Nash Racela wants to see his wards play consistently after the Tamaraws walloped the NU Bulldogs, 71-62, on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The last thing Racela wants to see is the Tamaraws relaxing against the Falcons.

“We know from the very beginning our problem was our inconsistency,” Racela said. “Sometimes we tend to play the better teams harder, slack off a little bit when we play with the weaker teams but again as a coach we don’t want that.

“We play the game the same regardless who we play something na dapat matutunan namin,” Racela said.

Based on the first six games of the season, Racela believes the team had shown they are capable of beating any other teams. But against the Bulldogs, he still saw some inconsistent play.

“Kung matatalo kami, it’s always because of us. As much as possible, we want to play good for 40 minutes but during the third and fourth quarter we had a lot of lapses more so defensively,” said Racela.

The Falcons hope to bounce back after a sorry 77-64 loss to University of the Philippines, teh Maroons' first win after nearly two years.

University of the Santo Tomas and University of the East clash at 2 p.m., both hoping to break their losing runs.

The Tigers of head coach Bong Dela Cruz bowed 83-70 to defending champion La Salle on Saturday, their second straight loss.

The Red Warriors are on a longer losing slide of four games, teh most recent a 93-91 overtime defeat to Ateneo on Sunday.
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LaKazTaMa
08-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Coach Nash Racela's Selfie

LaKazTaMa
08-13-2014, 06:49 PM
Feu beats Adamson 71-62

LaKazTaMa
08-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Nice game for UE Red warriors for beating UST tigers.

LaKazTaMa
08-13-2014, 07:29 PM
FEU Tamaraws hold off brave stand by Adamson Falcons for fifth win of UAAP season
From: Reuben Terrado
•August 13, 2014, 06:51 pm

FAR Eastern University defeated Adamson, 71-62, on Wednesday to forge a three-way tie for second place at the end of the first round of the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Mike Tolomia had 21 points while Mark Belo had 13 for the Tamaraws, who held off a brave stand by an Adamson team coached by assistant Vince Hizon in the absence of Kenneth Duremdes.

FEU matched De La Salle and National University’s 5-2 (win-loss) record in the team standings at the end of a highly physical game that had tempers flaring in the second half.

Tamaraws coach Nash Racela was quick to play down the team's strong start to the campaign.

“I don’t see any advantage landing number two at the end of the first round,” said Racela.

Don Trollano finished with 17 points, while Jansen Rios chipped in 16 points for the Falcons, who put up a tough fight under Hizon's handling but remained winless after seven games.

Duremdes is in Bahrain to attend to "family matters."

The game almost went out of hand when FEU’s Anthony Hargrove and Trollano swung elbows at each other in the third quarter.

With 0.6 seconds to play in the game, Tamaraw point guard Jason David threw the ball at Chris Garcia, hitting him in the head.

The scores:

FEU (71) – Tolomia 21, Belo 13, Pogoy 9, Hargrove 6, Cruz 5, Tamsi 4, Inigo 3, Denila 3, Lee Yu 3, Ru. Escoto 2, David 1, Ugsang 1, Delfinado 0.

Adamson (62) – Trollano 17, Rios 16, Nalos 8, Donahue 6, Polican 5, Inigo 4, Aquino 2, Baytan 2, Gumtang 2, Garcia 0, Monteclaro 0, Barrera 0, Butron 0, Pedrosa 0, Villanueva 0, Ochea 0.

Quarterscores: 24-17; 34-26; 58-43; 71-62.

Dark Knight
08-13-2014, 11:04 PM
It's totally uncalled for...........Jason David.

Start the 2nd round against UE on sunday, will Sumang play?

tamarawz_14
08-14-2014, 11:25 AM
first three games mabibigat kalaban naten UE, DLSU and NU.. tsk.

LaKazTaMa
08-14-2014, 11:26 AM
King Flopper...bago ah pero kita nga iyan sa live camera nun games natin vs Admu ...tinuturuan pani coach Sandy c Elorde kung pano uli mag Flopp ng ibang istilo eh..

LaKazTaMa
08-14-2014, 11:52 AM
FEU coach Nash Racela unhappy with his 'consistently inconsistent' Tamaraws
From: Reuben Terrado
•August 13, 2014, 07:09 pm

DESPITE another win that propelled Far Eastern University to a share of second spot in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament, Tamaraws coach Nash Racela couldn’t hide his disappointment.

The frustration mounted that Racela said the Tamaraws “were consistently inconsistent.”

“To tell you honestly, I don’t know when my players will play. ‘Yung ang problema namin. I honestly don’t know when they are going to play. Malaking ang problema namin,” said Racela in his postgame interview following the team’s 71-62 victory over winless Adamson Falcons on Wednesday.

The soft-spoken coach even went to the extent of comparing the Tamaraws to a rock that just won’t break.

“Hindi ko alam kung saan ako nagkulang as a coach. Pukpukin mo na lang ‘yung bato hanggang sa mabasag. Ayaw talaga. Hindi ko alam,” said Racela as FEU athletic director Mark Molina listened beside him.

“Malaking problema ni Mr. Molina kapag ganyan ang players niya,” the FEU coach added.

Prior to the game, Racela preached consistency as this is the right time to practice it since the Tamaraws are up against the lowly Falcons.

But the young coach saw exactly the opposite.

Racela also believes his players are not listening to what he wants to teach to them.

“With the way we played today, I have a very big problem as a coach. I don’t think my players understand me and what I’m trying to teach them, with the way they played today. Hindi ko alam.

“Actually, medyo lost ako. Naiinis ako sa mga players.”

Racela even played down FEU’s place in the standings. The Tamaraws are now in joint second place with De La Salle and National University at 5-2, just behind Ateneo's 6-1 record.

“It doesn’t mean anything. We are all tied at number two. I don’t think it matters ‘yung placing. The UAAP can use that as the basis for the scheduling pero I don’t see any advantage landing at number two,” Racela said.

LaKazTaMa
08-14-2014, 11:53 AM
All Comments

vavavoom88

August 13, 2014 @ 11:06 pm

Masyado naman pa pag papa underdog mo coach. Eh alam naman at obvious na kayo ang pinaka malakas na team dahil puro beterano at Batak mga players mo. Man for man wala tatalo sa inyo kahit dlsu. Problema lang pag admu kalaban, alam na na patalo kayo at ang silbi nyo lang eh pahirapan at Talunin lahat ng threat sa admu.

TOROman

August 13, 2014 @ 09:29 pm

Well said coach Nash. I myself was so disappointed watching them play. No energy and too predictable with their offense. They don't play like when they play against ADMU, DLSU, and NU. Pagalitan mo yan sila lahat.

LaKazTaMa
08-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Feu wins in overtime vs Nu 74-70.

LaKazTaMa
08-17-2014, 01:59 PM
FEU outlasts NU in OT

By Mark Giongco |INQUIRER.net
1:35 pm | Sunday, August 17th, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—Mac Belo scored 23 points as the Far Eastern University outlasted National University, 74-70, in overtime in UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Tamaraws thus gained solo second place at 6-2, just a game behind league-leading Ateneo, which faces long-time rival La Salle Sunday afternoon, while the Bulldogs dropped to 5-3.

LaKazTaMa
08-17-2014, 02:11 PM
UAAP
Belo, Tolomia carry Tams to victory against Bulldogs in OT

By RENEE FOPALAN,GMA NewsAugust 17, 2014 1:25pm

Mac Belo had 23 points, while Mike Tolomia had 18 as the Far Eastern University Tamaraws defeated the National University Bulldogs, 74-70, on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

In extra time, FEU built a slim lead after a Carl Cruz jumper and an Anthony Hargrove split, 68-65. After a Troy Rosario basket, FEU was able to string more points from the line to keep a 70-68 edge in the final 1:45 of play.

The Bulldogs had their chances in the final minute, but Alfred Aroga was called for a dribbling violation, while Tristan Perez missed on a short stab. Cruz got off a one-hander at the other end, giving FEU a 72-68 lead with 19 ticks to go.

NU head coach Eric Altamirano soon sent in JJ Alejandro to create and he did, leading to an Aroga basket. Belo connected on two more charities at the other end, though, securing the win.

The Tams built a 9-2 lead in the first, before Paolo Javelona and Rev Diputado knocked down triples to jump start the NU offense. An Aroga split form the line finally gave NU a taste of the lead, as Mac Belo and Glenn Khobuntin exchanged jumpers to end the period. After one, the two teams were tied at 16-all.

FEU couldn't shake of NU at the start of the second, as JJ Alejandro connected on a triple to tie the game at 25-all. Roger Pogoy and Belo ended the half with a 7-2 run, giving the Tams a 32-27 edge.

The Bulldogs found success with the taller frontline of Alfred Aroga, Troy Rosario and Kyle Neypes in the game, while Anthony Hargrove was forced to sit down with three fouls. An 8-0 run made it 46-38 for NU, before Tolomia ended the drought with a drive. With Hargrove sent back in, FEU ended the third with a 10-0 run to grab a 53-50 advantage.

Hargrove was whistled for his fourth foul at the 8:05 mark of the payoff period, forcing FEU head coach Nash Racela to insert Russel Escoto. Tolomia and Belo soon engaged Alolino in a shootout, as the Tams held on to a 63-62 lead at the 2:37 mark. The Bulldogs countered with a Rosario split, while Gelo Alolino hit a three with 1:11 left to push NU ahead, 65-63. FEU quickly recovered, though, as Carl Cruz hit a short baseline jumper. In the final minute, Aroga and Cruz traded jumpers as time expired, 65-all. - GMA News

LaKazTaMa
08-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Basketball UAAP

Cruz proves the answer to FEU's prayers as Tamaraws outduel NU Bulldogs in overtime
August 17, 2014, 01:49 pm

CARL Bryan Cruz buried the important baskets to lift Far Eastern University to a 74-70 overtime victory over National University on Sunday in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Mark Belo had a career-high 23 points while Mike Tolomia added 18 in the Tamaraws'r sixth win in eight outings but it was Cruz who came up with huge in the endgame, knocking in five of his nine points in the extra period. Before that, Cruz kept FEU alive by nailing a short jumper to force overtime.

FEU coach Nash Racela said he was pleased to finally see the consistent play from the Tamaraws that he has been longing for. “Again, we have to play the same regardless of who we play. Today, we played a Final Four team and they delivered,” said Racela.

The Bulldogs (5-3) lost for the second straight game against the Tamaraws this season, having dropped a 62-71 decision last August 9 to end their first round campaign. Alfred Aroga had 17 points while Gelo Alolino added 14 including a triple that pulled the Bulldogs ahead, 65-63, with 1:11 left in the fourth.

Cruz responded with a fadeaway shot over Aroga with 59.3 seconds to tie the game. Cruz hit another jumper to give FE the lead, 68-65, to start the extra period. After splitting his two free throws, Cruz sank a jumper with 19.3 seconds left for a more comfortable 72-68 lead for the Tamaraws.

The scores: FEU (74) – Belo 23, Tolomia 18, Cruz 9, Pogoy 9, Hargrove 8, Jose 4, Inigo 3, Tamsi 0, Dennison 0, Ru. Escoto 0, Denila 0.

NU (70) – Aroga 17, Alolino 14, Rosario 14, Javelona 8, Alejandro 7, Khobuntin 4, Diputado 3, Perez 3, Betayene 0, Neypes 0. Quarterscores: 16-16, 32-27, 53-50, 65-65, 74-70.

LaKazTaMa
08-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Mr. Vulca Seal Belo

LaKazTaMa
08-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Clutch Cruz delivers for FEU in cruch time

By MARISSE PANALIGAN,GMA NewsAugust 17, 2014 3:35pm

Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia waxed hot as usual on Sunday for the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, but it was Carl Cruz who provided the lift for the Tamaraws down the stretch against National University.

Cruz scored five of FEU’s nine points in the overtime to build a cushion for the Tamaraws, including a floater with 19 seconds left to push the team ahead by four, 72-68. Alfred Aroga answered back for NU, but Belo nailed his free throws with six seconds left to seal the game for good, 74-70.

“Actually we have a lot of unsung heroes,” said FEU head coach Nash Racela. “Hindi lang masyadong napag-uusapan kasi we always talk about Mac and Mike.”

Belo scored a career-high 23 points and Tolomia finished with 18, but Cruz and Roger Pogoy added nine each to spell the difference for the Tamaraws.

“Yung ibang players namin, they consistently deliver for us. If you look at the stats ‘yung numbers won’t really show but ang daming intangibles na talagang binibigay nila,” Racela said, also giving credit to his bench players.

“Little contributions from everybody in the end it will help.”

Cruz also led FEU with 16 points when the team defeated NU in the first round, 71-62.

“We knew NU will make their adjustments so we really expected a close game today. And they adjusted very well. We made our adjustments as well, counter-adjustments.”

With the win, FEU improved to a 6-2 card to strengthen its hold on second place, but Racela said the team take things with a per-game perspective instead of the standings.

“With the way UAAP is so balanced this year, this week you will be at the top, the following week after two or three games baka next week nasa gitna ka na,” Racela said.

“Hindi ka puwedeng dun nakatingin. We look beyond that.” - RAF, GMA News

LaKazTaMa
08-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Basketball UAAP
Underrated Carl Bryan Cruz seizes opportunity while playing in shadows of Belo, Tolomia
From: Reuben Terrado August 17, 2014, 02:58 pm

Underrated Carl Bryan Cruz seizes opportunity while playing in shadows of Belo, Tolomia Carl Bryan Cruz has made the Tamaraws more unpredictable this season, thanks to his improved outside shooting and timely baskets. Jerome Ascano

FAR Eastern University hero Carl Bryan Cruz said he is merely taking advantage while opposing defenses put so much attention on the Tamaraws' dynamic duo of Mark Belo and Mike Tolomia. That was what happened on Sunday when Belo (23 points) and Tolomia (18 points) pounded the National University Bulldogs early before Cruz took over in the endgame to lead the Tamaraws to a 74-70 overtime victory in the UAAP men's basketball tournament.

The underrated Cruz scored nine points against the Bulldogs, most of them coming when FEU needed the points most. He hit the crucial basket that sent the game into overtime before connecting on another jumper that gave the Tamaraws a 72-68 cushion.

“Nagco-collapse ang defense kila Belo and Tolomia. Kapag nakaka-cut ako, blessing siguro na nakaka-shoot ako. Masarap sa feeling (kapag nakakatulong sa team),” said Cruz. Cruz is the Tamaraws' team captain this year and has liked the fact that the team has become a lot more unpredictable after the departure of now pros Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia

. “Nawala ‘yung mga main man namin pero naging unpredictable ‘yung team namin. Hindi nila alam kung sino ang mag-step up. Everybody can step up,” said Cruz, who has improved his outside shooting in the offseason.

FEU coach Nash Racela has been emphasizing the need for the Tamaraws to play consistent basketball every game. Cruz said the team is trying its best to heed Racela’s call. “Napag-usapan na namin ‘yun after the game against Adamson. We try to change. Mabuti at nadala namin sa game (against NU),” said Cruz.

LaKazTaMa
08-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Mr. Jumper

Joescoundrel
08-18-2014, 10:39 AM
Tams outlast Bulldogs in overtime

By Olmin Leyba |

Updated Monday August 18, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Carl Cruz banged in all of his nine points in the fourth quarter and in overtime as Far Eastern U outlasted National U, 74-70, to improve to 6-2 in the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum yesterday.

After forcing overtime at 65 on a fade-away, Cruz sustained his form in extra period, hitting a clutch looper that gave the Tams a 72-68 cushion going to the last 19.3 seconds.

The Bulldogs sliced it to a single basket off an Alfred Aroga undergoal stab but Mac Belo cashed in on his two charities to seal the victory, 74-70, 6.4 seconds left.

Belo finished with a career-high 23 markers and 10 rebounds while Mike Tolomia shot 18 points with five assists as FEU won its third straight match dating back to the end of the first round, including a 71-62 over NU eight days ago.

The Bulldogs fell to 5-3, just one game ahead of joint fifth University of the East and Santo Tomas.

A more satisfied FEU coach Nash Racela showed up for the post-game interview, in contrast to the unhappy mentor who had rued his wards' inconsistencies following their bland 71-62 win over Adamson last Wednesday.

"The good thing about this inconsistency is when we play tougher teams, they deliver. Again what we want is for us to play (the same) regardless who we're playing. We're just asking for consistency, malapit na siguro (it will come soon)," said Racela.

The win put the Tams closer to the top.

tamarawz_14
08-18-2014, 02:23 PM
nice to see our team is climbing on top kumbaga pa-simple lang. no hype on our team before the season, no more romeo-garcia issues and wala pa sa peak yung game nila and hindi pa consistent may lapses pa the ball movement is pleasant to watch. makapasok lang ng Final 4 okay na ko.. My officemates told me san nila nakuha yung mga player niyo. well FEU scouts are all over the country and probably all over the world perhaps (upcoming fil-foreigners)..

LaKazTaMa
08-18-2014, 05:46 PM
Pareng Tams_14 , c Belo pag maglaro parang c Phillip Cezar ang Kilos lalo na pag lay-up eh graceful ang dating, sarap panoorin. nga pala ano b mga skedz natin sa second Round, pa Post naman kung meron .. tnx

LaKazTaMa
08-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Bo Perasol on flopping accusation: 'Kung ibebenta mo tunay na foul, I don’t see anything wrong with that'
From: Reuben Terrado
•August 18, 2014, 02:51 pm

ATENEO coach Bo Perasol finally addressed accusations of flopping against his players, saying the Blue Eagles' current success in the UAAP men's basketball tournament had nothing to do with the high number of fouls and free throws they get during games.

Perasol spoke out after the Blue Eagles' 86-88 loss to arch-rival La Salle, or just hours after the Green Archers coach, Juno Sauler, pointed out it was "quite funny" that a perimeter-shooting team like Ateneo got the most number of fouls and free throws in the league in the first round of the elims.

Sauler also pointed to Ateneo players' ability to "sell fouls" during games while University of the East coach Derrick Pumaren ruled the wide disparity in the free throws awarded to the Red Warriors and the Blue Eagles in an earlier game.

Perasol, however, said he sees nothing wrong with it.

“It’s one thing to sell it. Pero kung ibebenta mo ‘yung tunay na foul, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that,” said Perasol, in his second second as coach of the Blue Eagles.

Perasol said it is obvious that questions over the free throw attempts and fouls given to Ateneo are really aimed at Kiefer Ravena, who has been accused by critics and bashers as a ‘flopper.’

LaKazTaMa
08-18-2014, 05:58 PM
Ayan na dalawang Coach na ang pumapalag sa Flopping style nila.. But Perasol, however, said he sees nothing wrong with it.

LaKazTaMa
08-18-2014, 06:02 PM
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Paromba

August 18, 2014 @ 05:08 pm

Degree in BS Flopping, only in Ateneo. Slots for course shift, as well as transferees, are welcome.

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jhuminen

August 18, 2014 @ 04:52 pm

“It’s one thing to sell it. Pero kung ibebenta mo ‘yung tunay na foul, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that - - - - Tunay na foul na pala eh bakit kelangan mo pang ibenta?

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SpiderMan

August 18, 2014 @ 04:49 pm

that's how you address issues - - no color, no sissy, cleverly-disguised accusations. and you make your statements after the game.

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Gillroy

August 18, 2014 @ 04:24 pm

Commendable answers bo...

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LaKazTaMa
08-18-2014, 06:09 PM
Far Eastern University Tamaraws (6-2)

FEU plays so much mercurial basketball that it drives their coach nuts. Against Adamson, they played to the Falcons' brand of ugly basketball. Against NU, the boys worked their tails off to negate the huge disadvantage up front. If that doesn’t drive you totally nuts, we don’t know what does.

This week: vs. UST

tamarawz_14
08-18-2014, 08:31 PM
08/23/2014 vs. UST 4pm Mall of Asia Arena
08/27/2014 vs. DLSU 4pm Mall of Asia Arena
08/30/2014 vs. UP 2pm Smart Araneta Coliseum
09/03/2014 vs. AdU 4pm Smart Araneta Coliseum
09/07/2014 vs. UE 4pm Smart Araneta Coliseum
09/13/2014 vs. ADMU 2pm Smart Araneta Coliseum

tamarawz_14
08-18-2014, 08:39 PM
FEU Tamaraws building silent confidence for deep playoff run
By Cholo Evangelista


Early in the second round of the UAAP regular season, murmurs of an Ateneo versus La Salle Finals are already making the rounds. Other UAAP title contenders should feel disrespected. All of the teams still have six games to go before the Final Four cast is settled, but a lot of casual basketball fans seem to have crowned the Blue Eagles and the Green Archers as the finalists.

Far Eastern University Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela must be loving all that talk.

In the past few years, the Tamaraws were burdened with high expectations. With Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia in the backcourt, they were always looked at as a finalist, at least. Anything less would be an extreme disappointment.

Now, even with three teams all tied at 6-2, FEU included, not a lot of people are paying attention to Far Eastern U., and Racela wouldn’t want it any other way.



Last Sunday, FEU got another gutsy win against the National University Bulldogs. No one talked about the win because of Jeron Teng’s 32-point performance against Ateneo but the Tamaraws rightly didn’t care.

Winning is not about getting press. Winning is not about trending on Twitter.

The Tamaraws know that at any game, they have a shot at winning against any team in the UAAP.

The scary part? They’re still getting better.

With Mark Belo evolving into an unstoppable force and Mike Tolomia finally fulfilling his potential, don’t sleep on these Tamaraws.



Against NU, the Tamaraws got crucial stops when they needed to and key baskets to stay ahead. They had trouble defending Alfred Aroga in the third quarter but when they figured him out, the African import stopped being a factor. They have a great coach in Racela and the bond between coach and players is better now that it has ever been before for FEU.

Even if they are tied for first in the UAAP standing with a 6-2 win-loss tally, people are still sleeping on FEU and the Tamaraws are perfectly fine with it.

After crashing and burning in the past few UAAP seasons, this could be their chance to crash a blue and green party.

-slamphilippines-

Dark Knight
08-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Tunay na foul na ibebenta mo pa? Bakit? Dahil ganun katanga ang nga refs? Noon ko napapansin yan. Laging lamang sa foul calls ang kalaban ng Ateneo. Blue Eagles ang tipong mahingahan mo lang foul ka na. Kiefer, whether they deny it or not eh flopper talaga yan.

Teka, off topic na tayo nga kasama.

tamarawz_14
08-19-2014, 07:35 AM
in fairness to keifer magaling talaga siya. pero yun nga lang nagiging habit na yata ang flop pero its part of the game eh, did you notice medyo conscious si KR sa mga kilos niya against DLSU at iniiwasan niya mag-flop. well anyway its OT..hehehe. let keifer do his thing thats his style... lets go tamaraws!

Dark Knight
08-19-2014, 09:04 AM
ok, back tp regular programming hehe, next up, the dangerous UE squad.

tamarawz_14
08-19-2014, 11:24 AM
ok, back tp regular programming hehe, next up, the dangerous UE squad.

UST sa sabado paps.

Dark Knight
08-19-2014, 12:10 PM
wow, these schedule changes must have gone to my head badly.

Ok, its payback time.

LaKazTaMa
08-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Battle of España .. Payback time na nga.

LaKazTaMa
08-19-2014, 07:00 PM
@Tams_14 - Flopp talaga cla Parang NaNa

tamarawz_14
08-19-2014, 09:04 PM
@Tams_14 - Flopp talaga cla Parang NaNa

ganun talaga, part of the game..hehehehe. dapat technical foul pag may flop just like FIBA rules..hehehe

LaKazTaMa
08-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Surging Archers, Tams eye share of UAAP lead

By Jasmine W. Payo |Philippine Daily Inquirer
1:47 am | Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

AIMING to reclaim a share of the top spot, La Salle and Far Eastern University tackle separate opponents with both hoping to flash the same sharp form in their big UAAP wins last week.

The Green Archers, who are coming off a gritty 88-86 triumph over rival Ateneo, try to stretch their winning streak to seven against the struggling University of the Philippines in men’s basketball at 2 p.m. today at Mall of Asia Arena.

“We don’t look at [the standings of the] teams, our attitude is always the same,” said La Salle coach Juno Sauler. “And Jeron [Teng] as our team captain has been there. He’s the leader of the team, he makes sure everyone is focused.”

The Tamaraws—who also showed spunk in their 74-70 overtime win over National University last week—clash with University of Santo Tomas at 4 p.m.

“We improve every game and the trust in the team is growing,” said FEU coach Nash Racela. “That will help us down the road.”

Victories by the defending champion Archers and the Tamaraws will put them back in the lead with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, who tote a 7-2 record.

The Archers, who have been dealing with injuries on key players the past weeks, expect starting center Arnold Van Opstal to return to action against the Maroons.

Thomas Torres, though, remains on the injury list due to a fractured foot, with Sauler noting there’s still “no definite date” on his starting point guard’s return.

The Tamaraws, meanwhile, will still have Racela at the sidelines today and on Wednesday versus the Archers before he leaves for Spain to join Gilas Pilipinas.

LaKazTaMa
08-23-2014, 04:24 PM
The Tamaraws, meanwhile, will still have Racela at the sidelines today and on Wednesday versus the Archers before he leaves for Spain to join Gilas Pilipinas. - OFF to Gilas!

LaKazTaMa
08-23-2014, 06:31 PM
Feu 66 vs Ust 55 Run away Victory.

LaKazTaMa
08-23-2014, 06:37 PM
Next Big Game on Wednesday vs Dlsu on 7th winning Streak.

LaKazTaMa
08-23-2014, 06:49 PM
FEU gains share of top spot with win over UST

By Mark Giongco |INQUIRER.net
6:33 pm | Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

MANILA, Philippines–Far Eastern University gained a share of first place following a vengeful 66-55 win over University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Roger Pogoy, who was scoreless during FEU’s 67-69 loss to UST in the first round, redeemed himself with 19 points, eight of which came in the first quarter to set the tone for the Tamaraws.

FEU took a commanding 24-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and UST never recovered.

Cameroonian import Karim Abdul and Louie Vigil carried much the offensive load for the struggling Growling Tigers, who dropped to 4-5, with 24 and 17 points, respectively.

Starting forward Kevin Ferrer, who starred for the Tigers during the two-point win over the Tams, missed the game due to an injured left wrist. He sat on the bench in street clothes with a sling over his left shoulder.

LaKazTaMa
08-24-2014, 05:44 PM
FEU, La Salle destroy foes

By Jasmine W. Payo |Philippine Daily Inquirer
3:13 am | Sunday, August 24th, 2014

FAR EASTERN University and defending champion La Salle blasted separate opponents to grab a share of the lead in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws zoomed to a 27-7 start and kept a double-digit lead the rest of the way in a 66-55 drubbing of University of Santo Tomas, which missed the injured crack gunner Kevin Ferrer.

“It was a big factor that he wasn’t there,” FEU coach Nash Racela said of Ferrer, who may be out for the rest of the season due to a fractured left hand.

“More than the confidence we gained, it’s the confidence they lost.”

The Green Archers, finding rhythm in the third quarter, cruised to an 86-65 rout of University of the Philippines for their seventh straight victory.

“It wasn’t just a slow start, but I think some guys weren’t ready to play,” said La Salle coach Juno Sauler. “We weren’t focused mentally in terms of what we wanted to achieve in our game plan, offensively and defensively.”

Both La Salle and FEU joined Ateneo on top at 7-2.

The Tigers fell to 4-5, while the Maroons officially bowed out of Final Four contention with a 1-8 card.

Roger Pogoy got the Tamaraws off to a dominant start by dropping 11 of his team-high 19 points in the first half.

Mac Belo added 12 points and eight boards for the Tamaraws, who coasted past the Tigers even as topnotch guard Mike Tolomia, who felt “under the weather,” sat out most of the second half.

The scores:

First Game

LA SALLE 86—Vosotros 21, Teng 15, Perkins 13, Van Opstal 12, Tratter 7, Sargent 6, Montalbo 4, Torres 4, Andrada 2, Bolick 2, Mustre 0, Rivero 0, Salem 0.

UP 65—Gallaraza 18, Reyes 14, Moralde 11,Juruena 9, Asilum 5, Gingerich 2, Vito 2, Gonzales 2, Harris 2, Lao 0.

Quarters: 20-15, 40-34, 68-53, 86-65

Second Game

FEU 66—Pogoy 19, Belo 12, Jose 8, Iñigo 8, Escoto 5, Hargrove 5, Tolomia 4, Tamsi 2, Dennison 2, Ugsang 1, Cruz 0, Delfinado 0, Denila 0, Lee Yo 0, David 0.

UST 55—Abdul 24, Vigil 17, Sheriff 8, Daquioag 4, Basibas 2, Lao 0, Lo 0, Mariano 0, Pe 0, Subido 0.

Quarters: 24-7, 42-25, 59-37, 66-55

LaKazTaMa
08-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Karim Abdul blasts UST Tigers after loss to FEU

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 08/24/2014 11:46 AM | Updated as of 08/24/2014 11:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines –University of Santo Tomas (UST) center Karim Abdul again expressed his frustration at his teammates following another defeat, this time at the hands of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws.

After they were beaten by FEU 66-55, the Cameroonian Abdul expressed his disappointment in Filipino, saying, repeatedly, "Wala tayong pride."

"Ano sasabihin ko? Wala tayong pride. 'Yun lang. Wala tayong pride," said Abdul, who had 24 points and 16 rebounds in another losing effort for UST, who now have a 4-5 record in the UAAP Season 77 tournament.

"Malungkot ako, grabe," he added. "Hindi ko alam kung ano 'yung future natin this year. Malungkot talaga ako."

It is not the first time that Abdul has aired out his frustration after a UST loss. He memorably called out his teammates earlier in the season only to publicly apologize later.

This time, Abdul showed his frustration not only off the court but on it, as he was called for an unsportsmanlike foul when he elbowed FEU's Reeve Ungsang in the head.

"I was frustrated. I did it out of frustration," Abdul admitted after the game.

With the loss to FEU, the Growling Tigers remain in a tie for fifth and sixth places along with the University of the East Red Warriors, with identical 4-5 records. Abdul acknowledged that their fate in the tournament is no longer in their hands.

"We're just gonna count on gambling on the other teams," he said. "Our fate is really in the hands of God, and not in our hands."

"I wanted that we should determine our destiny, and not that others should determine our destiny," he added.

LaKazTaMa
08-24-2014, 05:49 PM
This time, Abdul showed his frustration not only off the court but on it, as he was called for an unsportsmanlike foul when he elbowed FEU's Reeve Ungsang in the head.

"I was frustrated. I did it out of frustration," Abdul admitted after the game.

LaKazTaMa
08-24-2014, 05:49 PM
Frustrated sobra... hehe

Dark Knight
08-25-2014, 05:56 PM
One thing that will go our way against LaSalle is the law of average. LaSalle is bound to lose one after 7 straight wins. We could be the one to hand them that loss.

LaKazTaMa
08-25-2014, 06:09 PM
UAAP
With Ateneo loss, Tams and Archers tussle for top spot

August 24, 2014 7:11pm

The Far Eastern University (7-2) defeated De La Salle University (7-2) in the first round, but head coach Nash Racela admitted that they will be facing a scarier squad on Wednesday.

After Ateneo's (7-3) loss to the National University Bulldogs (7-3) on Sunday, the two teams now prepare for a battle for the top spot.

The Archers have toughened up after surviving the blow of losing key players to injuries, coming back strong with five consecutive wins since losing to FEU and archrival Ateneo De Manila University in the first round.

"Kakatakot kasi kumpleto na sila e. I think today we were just warming up for Wednesday's game. We will prepare for them," Racela said.

Arnold Van Opstal, Terrence Mustre, Nortbert Torres, and Kib Montalbo have all healed from their injuries to beef up La Salle's roster once again. DLSU is only missing the services of point guard Thomas Torres, who is still recovering from a foot injury.

FEU has been preparing ahead of the matchup, opting to rest their some of their starters against the struggling University of Santo Tomas on Saturday.

"There was conscious effort to rest the other guys. Talagang minimal yun e, si Mike Tolomia, si Mac Belo," said the coach.

"The same way it will also help the other players to get exposure and prepare them also for the final push." - RAF, GMA News

LaKazTaMa
08-25-2014, 06:11 PM
A Repeat maybe? possible > yes

tamarawz_14
08-25-2014, 10:30 PM
DLSU bigs is just bigs. no perimeter shooting except Perkins. Escoto and Cruz must convert their perimeter shooting. bahala na sila Hargrove and Jose makipagpalitan ng mukha sa mga big men nila. Kung si Teng ang magbabantay kay Belo yari ang DLSU.lol underrated si Belo athletic at may perimeter shooting pa..

Joescoundrel
08-26-2014, 09:02 AM
Tams pummel Tigers, gain share of lead

By Olmin Leyba (philstar.com) |

Updated August 23, 2014 - 7:32pm

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern U Tams hammered a fang-less Santo Tomas Tigers, 66-55, to forge a three-way tie for the lead with Ateneo and La Salle in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball pace Sunday at the MOA Arena.

Out to avenge their 67-69 first-round defeat and maintain a good position in the standings, the Tams came out charging at the Kevin Ferrer-less Tigers and stormed to a 42-19 tear to set the tone for their fourth consecutive victory and 7-2 overall.

With the win, they tied idle Ateneo and defending champion La Salle, which hacked out an 86-65 rout over University of the Philippines in the first game, at the No. 1 spot.

“It was our defense (that did the trick) and again the focus of the players was there,” said FEU coach Nash Racela, whose wards choked UST to a 30.65 percent shooting all game.

The Tams evened things up with their match-up with UST this season, 1-1, and sent the Tigers down to joint fifth with University of the East at 4-5.

“We told the players after the game that if there’s good thing we got from this win, it was, number one: getting back at UST, which defeated us in the first round; and number two: getting into a good position for a Final Four slot. Although it’s not yet a guarantee right now, if we’re three games ahead, it would be doubly-hard for UST and UE to really catch up," he added.

Roger Pogoy rifled in a career-high 19 points while Mac Belo added 12 and Raymar Jose and Achie Inigo chipped in eight apiece to offset the four-point production of Mike Tolomia, who was “under the weather” and played just 16 minutes.

The Tams led by as many as 25 points, at 58-33 late in the third, allowing Racela the luxury of giving the shock troopers some exposure.

“There was a conscious effort to rest guys like Tolomia and Belo. We wanted to also minimize the minutes of Pogoy kaya lang kinailangan naming siya ibalik sa dulo. In the same way, it will also help the other players get exposure and prepare them for the final push,” said Racela.

Karim Abdul banged in a season-high 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead a UST side that missed Ferrer due to a fourth metacarpal fracture. Ferrer is out for two weeks at least. Hastening the fall of the Tigers was the zero production from Aljon Mariano, who flubbed his five attempts in 15 minutes of play.

“Malaking bagay din na wala si Ferrer, especially siya yung tumalo sa amin nung first round with his two 3-pointers. Malaking bagay na wala siya, more dun sa confidence na ibibigay sa amin, yung confidence na mababawas on their (UST’s) part kasi mahirap pag mawawalan ka ng player,” said Racela.

“But again, we always emphasize on not focusing on mga players na meron yung ibang team. Importante is how we focus on ourselves, the team and how we can play well,” he added.

Dark Knight
08-26-2014, 01:30 PM
I dont think Ferrer's presence will matter. The Tams are playing on high gear right now. I dont consider Ferrer a threat, not like Abdul.

For the scenarios, i'll predict this one early. We will win against UE, AdU and UP. Say we win against La Salle and lose to the mighty Eagles, we will end up at the top with 11-3. Maybe. just maybe we will tie with the mighty Eagles who will have a much lighter assignment except in their last game against us. Quotient will dictate that we will occupy the 2nd place and hopefully face La Salle. NU has got Ateneo's number this season.

LaKazTaMa
08-27-2014, 06:46 PM
Feu Ends 7 winning streak of Dlsu 74-70 top scored by Tolomia and gain the number 1 spot.

LaKazTaMa
08-27-2014, 06:52 PM
it was a great teamwork from the start to finish to bring down the defending champion to their knees .

LaKazTaMa
08-27-2014, 06:59 PM
and what a great game for Feu to send off Coach Nash Racela a Big W before Flying to spain for FIBa GiLas !

LaKazTaMa
08-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Basketball UAAP

FEU Tamaraws pounce on late La Salle blunder to complete elims sweep of Archers From: Reuben Terrado August 27, 2014, 06:59 pm

FEU Tamaraws pounce on late La Salle blunder to complete elims sweep of Archers Mike Tolomia scored 22 points for the Tamaraws, just a day after being released from hospital following a bout with fever. Jerome Ascano

MIKE Tolomia scored 22 points in his return to full fitness as Far Eastern University snapped De La Salle’s seven-game winning streak with a 74-70 win on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Tolomia capped a brilliant performance by scoring FEU’s last five points, including an uncontested lay-up off his missed free throw with 5.9 seconds left to seal the win that gave the Tamaraws a sweep of their elimination meetings against the reigning champions.

FEU also took the top spot in the team standings with an 8-2 win-loss card, with La Salle joining National University and Ateneo (7-3) in second place as the race for seeds in the Final Four heats up.

The win also came as a fitting parting gift for FEU coach Nash Racela, who left for the airport immediately after the game to take a flight to Spain, where he will join Gilas Pilipinas in its campaign in the Fiba World Cup.

Racela said the long travel to Spain will be a lot more pleasant, thanks to the victory. “That’s actually the objective, to get a victory today,” Racela said. “Maybe about 20 hours (of travel to Spain) tapos talo, hindi ako makakatulog nun.

Medyo okay, thanks to my players.” The Tamaraws won after falling behind, 35-26, at halftime, which Racela blamed on the team's lack of decisiveness. “Tentative sila. I don’t know why because they might be playing a perceived finalist.

Sabi lang namin, we can’t be tentative playing against a very strong team against La Salle,” said Racela. Before his breakout game, Tolomia only played a few minutes against University of Santo Tomas over the weekend due to fever.

He was confined in a hospital after the game and was released on the eve of the La Salle match. FEU clinched the win in an unconventional manner with no one boxing Tolomia out after he missed the second free throw.

That gave the Tamaraw star an open lane to score the game-clinching basket. La Salle had come within a point, 69-68, on a Norbert Torres putback with 48.5 seconds left in the fourth. Tolomia sank two free throws with 14.8 seconds left after a La Salle turnover, 71-68.

The scores: FEU (74) – Tolomia 22, Belo 11, Inigo 10, Pogoy 7, Ru. Escoto 7, Jose 5, Cruz 4, Hargrove 4, Tamsi 4, Dennison 0, Ugsang 0. DLSU (70) – Teng 28, N. Torres 13, Perkins 8, Vosotros 7, Van Opstal 5, Sargent 4, Montalbo 3, Rivero 2, Bolick 0, Andrada 0, Tratter 0. Quarterscores: 15-19, 26-35, 52-51, 74-70.

LaKazTaMa
08-27-2014, 07:23 PM
Supercat Mighty Mike Tolomia at his best!

tamarawz_14
08-27-2014, 09:36 PM
nanood ako kanina live sa venue. ganun ba ka hype si sargeant almost all over the places most i heard "magaling si sargeant, defensive stopper and etc. " from la sallians.. i spoke to arwind santos and he said may dadalhin daw sila sa FEU from pampanga beside him is mr. pineda 2 matangad at athletic daw. hmm.

Dark Knight
08-27-2014, 10:53 PM
I just can't understand why FEU cannot protect its lead going to the final 2 minutes of the ballgame. They should remedy this. Its giving me a heart attack.

tamarawz_14
08-28-2014, 05:11 AM
I just can't understand why FEU cannot protect its lead going to the final 2 minutes of the ballgame. They should remedy this. Its giving me a heart attack.

parang natural na lang siguro sa college basketball, law of averages ika nga

Sam Miguel
08-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Tams sweep Archers, grab solo UAAP lead

By Jasmine W. Payo |

Philippine Daily Inquirer4:39 am |

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Mike Tolomia caught fire in the second half as Far Eastern University snapped La Salle’s seven-game winning streak with a 74-70 decision to grab the solo lead in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Mall of Asia Arena.

Tolomia poured in 19 of his 22 points in the second half, including the Tamaraws’ last five points inside the final 14.8 seconds that sealed their eighth victory in 10 games.

“Mike had good instinct,” FEU coach Nash Racela said of Tolomia, who nailed the dagger basket after grabbing a huge offensive rebound off his own miss at the foul line.

Tolomia, who came out of the hospital just a day earlier due to fever, also had five boards, three assists and no turnovers to lead the Tamaraws to an elimination sweep of the defending champion Archers.

Earlier, University of Santo Tomas unveiled a surprise in Regie Basibas as the Tigers rolled back University of the Philippines, 77-65, to keep their Final Four bid alive.

The seldom-used Basibas, a rookie forward from Arellano High School, dropped half of his 16 points in the Tigers’ fourth-quarter outburst and had a game-high 18 rebounds.

“We have injured players, so we really needed players who can step up,” said coach Bong dela Cruz after his Tigers improved to 5-5 despite the absence of Kevin Ferrer (fractured hand) and Ed Daquioag (sprained ankle).

Karim Abdul teamed up with Basibas in the Tigers’ pivotal run to finish with 21 points, 12 boards and four blocks.
The Archers fell to a share of second with Ateneo and National U at 7-3.

The Maroons, out of contention with a 1-9 card, played minus their head coach after Rey Madrid got ejected in the first quarter.

Madrid, who faces possible suspension, went ballistic over an alleged non-call and got slapped with a technical foul twice for entering the court and for continuous complaining.

The scores:

First Game

UST 77—Abdul 21, Basibas 16, Mariano 13, Vigil 11, Subido 7, Sheriff 4, Gayosa 2, Lo 2, Lao 1, Dela Cruz 0, Pe 0.

UP 65—Reyes 22, Dario 9, Gingerich 9, Vito 8, Gallarza 7, Moralde 4, Lao 3, Juruena 3, Asilum 0, Amat 0, Harris 0, Bederi 0.
Quarters: 20-11, 36-29, 54-52, 77-65

Second Game

FEU 74—Tolomia 22, Belo 11, Iñigo 10, Escoto 7, Pogoy 7, Jose 5, Cruz 4, Tamsi 4, Hargrove 4, Dennison 0, Ugsang 0.

LA SALLE 70—Teng 28, Torres 13, Perkins 8, Vosotros 7, Van Opstal 5, Sargent 4, Montalbo 3, Rivero 2, Andrada 0, Bolick 0, Tratter 0.

Quarters: 15-19, 26-35, 52-51, 74-70

Dark Knight
08-28-2014, 10:22 AM
Finals preview?

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LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 12:02 PM
cno yun pangatlo naka thumbs up?

LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 12:05 PM
walang nagawa si sarhento kay Mighty Mike, ginawang private lng si sargent demoted eh.

LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 12:09 PM
Tams snap Archers' winning streak, take top spot

by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 08/27/2014 8:57 PM | Updated as of 08/27/2014 9:21 PM

MANILA (UPDATE 1) -- Mike Tolomia shone in the final seconds for Far Eastern University (FEU) as the Tamaraws outlasted defending champions La Salle, 74-70, and snapped the Green Archers' winning streak in the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Tolomia split his charities with 7.3 seconds left to give FEU a 72-70 lead, but made a remarkable heads-up play as he grabbed his own miss and quickly scored a lay-up to put his team on top 74-70.

"Instinct na lang 'yun ni Mike," FEU head coach Nash Racela, noting that the play was a gamble for his star guard. "Sometimes, you just have to trust your instincts."

The Green Archers had rallied from an 8-point deficit with less than 3 minutes left but failed to box out Tolomia in the crucial possession and saw their 7-game winning streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion.

With their victory, the Tamaraws have now taken the top spot in the league standings with an 8-2 win-loss record. La Salle dropped to 7-3, tied with Ateneo and National University for second to fourth places.

"Nothing is guaranteed yet," Racela said even as the Tamaraws move closer to a Final Four spot. "We just need to focus on the next game and try to win more games."

SLUGGISH START

FEU had a sluggish start in the contest and trailed by 9 at the half, 26-35, but came alive in the third period with Tolomia scoring 10 points in that quarter alone.

They took a 52-51 lead into the final quarter, then got big baskets from their role players including Achie Inigo and Roger Pogoy while big man Mac Belo took care of the boards in the final quarter.

The Tamaraws built a 69-61 lead off a Belo finger roll with 2:55 to go, but saw their lead all but disappear as La Salle reeled off 7 unanswered points capped by a put-back from Norbert Torres off a Jason Perkins miss.

Tolomia, however, shone in the clutch, getting a crucial steal off La Salle's Almond Vosotros in the final 30 seconds and forcing the Green Archers to commit a foul, then calmly drained two free throws with 14.8 seconds left to put his team on top, 71-68.

Jeron Teng, who scored 28 points in the game, cut the lead to just 1 point with a powerful drive to the basket, but the Green Archers were forced to foul Tolomia in the final seconds.

Tolomia made the first and missed the second, but to the surprise of many, he was able to get his own rebound and convert the lay-up that gave the Tamaraws enough of a cushion in the final seconds.

GOING AWAY GIFT

It was a perfect going away gift from the Tamaraws to Racela, who leaves late Wednesday evening for Spain to join the Philippine national basketball team in time for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

"That's actually the objective - to get a win today. Ang hirap kasi, if you travel for 20 hours, tapos talo ka. Baka hindi ako makatulog for 20 hours just thinking about the game," Racela joked. "So eto, medyo ayos."

In the first half, at least it seemed as though Racela would leave for Spain in a cloud of disappointment as the Green Archers outplayed the Tamaraws.

After taking a slim 16-15 lead at the end of the first quarter, La Salle broke away midway through the second period via a 9-2 run capped by two Teng free throws that allowed them to take a 35-23 lead.

Racela repeatedly shuffled his line-up in a search for an effective combination, but La Salle was still able to take control of the game in the first half thanks to a 35-20 advantage on the boards, including 12 offensive boards.

"We were tentative in the first half," Racela said of his players, who shot only 27% in the first two quarters. "It was very obvious na tentative sila. I don't know why. Maybe because we played a perceived finalist."

"I needed their help to counter that," he stressed. "We cannot be tentative, especially going up against a very, very strong team like La Salle."

Tolomia finished with a team-high 22 points, 19 of which came in the second half as he spurred the FEU rally. Belo struggled from the field as he made only 5 of 13 field goals, but still finished with 11 points and 8 boards.

Meanwhile, Teng had 28 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists in the losing effort, while Torres had a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Teng made half of his 22 field goal attempts, but the other Archers struggled, and as a team, they finished the game shooting 35%.

FEU has now beaten La Salle twice this season, as the Tamaraws also won their first round encounter 82-77.

The scores:

FEU 74 - Tolomia 22, Belo 11, Inigo 10, Pogoy 7, Escoto 7, Jose 5, Cruz 4, Hargrove 4, Tamsi 4, Dennison 0, Ugsang 0.

DLSU 70 - Teng 28, Torres 13, Perkins 8, Vosotros 7, Van Opstal 5, Sargent 4, Montalbo 3, Rivero 2, Bolick 0, Andrada 0, Tratter 0.

Quarter-scoring: 15-19, 26-35, 52-51, 74-70.

LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 12:11 PM
UAAP
FEU tops La Salle in thriller to grab No. 1 spot

August 27, 2014 9:47pm

Mike Tolomia helped Far Eastern University thwart off a De La Salle University surge late in the fourth quarter for a 74-70 victory on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena that gave the Tamaraws the solo lead in the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament.

With the win, the Tamaraws climbed to the top of the standings with an 8-2 card, while the Archers fell to second in a tie with Ateneo de Manila University and National University at 7-3.

Tolomia scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the Tamaraws, while Mac Belo and Achie Inigo finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Jeron Teng exploded for 28 points for the Archers, while Norbert Torres contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jason Perkins added eight markers.

Down by nine at the start of the second half, FEU stepped on the gas to climb back and seize the lead in the dying seconds of the third period. Tolomia led the charge, scoring 10 points in that quarter alone to tie the game at 48-48 with 1:36 remaining.

A Teng triple broke the deadlock, but a charity from Raymar Jose and a Belo drive once again evened the tally. A free throw from Escoto in the dying seconds of the third pushed the Tamaraws ahead, 52-51, going into the final frame.

Belo provided the lift for FEU in the fourth quarter, scoring seven points capped by a drive to give FEU a 69-61 bubble with three minutes on the clock. But DLSU converted back-to-back baskets courtesy of Almond Vosotros and Torres to trim the lead 69-68 with 48 seconds left.

It was all Tolomia from there as he scored his charities to stretch the lead again for the Tamaraws, 71-68, at the 14-second mark. Teng drained a quick basket to threaten for La Salle, 70-71, but Tolomia finished the game with a charity and a rebound off his own miss from the line with five seconds left to deny the Archers a last surge. — JST, GMA News

LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 12:13 PM
Roar ! Roar ! Roar!

Dark Knight
08-28-2014, 12:49 PM
Roar ! Roar ! Roar!

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Dark Knight
08-28-2014, 12:51 PM
cno yun pangatlo naka thumbs up?

based by the color of his shirt, he's an Atenean.

Dark Knight
08-28-2014, 12:51 PM
cno yun pangatlo naka thumbs up?

based by the color of his shirt, he's an Atenean.

mrjumbo03
08-28-2014, 01:13 PM
^Mukhang from NU, he's wearing a Bo's Athletics shirt.

LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 01:15 PM
Lol F4 cast

LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 01:25 PM
Coach Racela, part of Gilas Pilipinas’ coaching staff, will fly to Spain for the World Cup and will miss FEU’s next two games against University of the Philippines on Saturday and Adamson on September 3.

But with the way the Tamaraws have been playing as of late, Racela, who will be back in Manila just time for their game against University of the East on September 7, knows he briefly leaves the team in good hands.

“Our relationship with the team is based on trust and right now I think we’ve developed that big trust for each other that even if one won’t be around we’ll be able to fill the void,” Racela said.

“We’ll just continue to play coach’s system. And we’ll be alright the next two games,” Tolomia said.

LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Who will call the shots then was it N.Gonzales , Johnny A. or Rich Ticzon ? Pls... not Anton..

LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 09:49 PM
Face off Round 2

LaKazTaMa
08-28-2014, 09:58 PM
Coach hails Tolomia's instincts after game-clinching play

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 08/28/2014 3:55 PM | Updated as of 08/28/2014 3:56 PM


MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) head coach Nash Racela praised point guard Mike Tolomia for his heads-up play in the dying seconds of the Tamaraws' UAAP Season 77 game against De La Salle on Wednesday.

La Salle was forced to foul Tolomia with around 7.3 seconds left in the game and FEU holding a slim 71-70 lead. Tolomia made the first free throw but missed the second. He was able to grab the rebound off his own miss, however, thanks to a miscommunication among the La Salle players.

Tolomia quickly laid the ball into the basket, giving FEU a 74-70 lead and snapping La Salle's seven game winning streak.

"Siguro ang maganda doon 'yung instinct ni Mike," Racela said after the win, which allowed FEU to claim the solo lead in the tournament.

"Of course, 'yung instruction namin sa kanila was to make sure to match up, na hindi tayo matakbuhan, hindi tayo ma-shoot-an. So on his part, it was a gamble," he added, noting that Tolomia's man could have grabbed the ball and raced up the court.

"But sometimes, you just have to trust your instincts."

La Salle star Jeron Teng approached Tolomia before his free throws, and was overheard telling the FEU guard to miss the freebie.

"Sabi ko nga sa kanya (Jeron Teng) sa huli, o, minintis ko ah," Tolomia told reporters after the game with a smile.

Tolomia's heads-up play clinched FEU's rally from a nine-point halftime deficit, with Racela noting the Tamaraws had started off on a "tentative" note in the first half.

"Sabi lang namin, you cannot be tentative especially going up against a strong team – a very, very strong team in La Salle," said Racela, adding that the Green Archers were the "perceived finalists" this season.

"'Yun lang 'yung inalis namin. I think in the third quarter, FEU just played their game. We were back to our attack mode," he added.

FEU improved their record to 8-2 with yesterday's win, while dropping La Salle to 7-3 and a share of second to fourth places in the league standings along with National University and Ateneo.

LaKazTaMa
08-30-2014, 04:18 PM
UAAP
For RR Garcia, Tams right about ready to take it all

by RENEE FOPALAN,GMA NewsAugust 30, 2014 3:22pm

Far Eastern University sits comfortably at the top of the standings, and at least from former UAAP MVP RR Garcia, the Tamaraws are just about ready to win the championship.

"Kasi halos lahat sila nagagamit na. Kaso si Escoto na-injure," said Garcia. "Si Mike, si Belo si Pogoy, si Cruz, experienced na sila sa loob ng court."

With their pieces falling in to place just at the right time, the former King Tam now highlights on-court chemistry as the main factor in ensuring a successful season.

"Ang kulang nalang yung ito, yung pano sila maglaro sa isa't isa sa loob," Garcia added. "Kasi sa systema ni Coach Nash (Racela), yung bola umiikot sa kanilang lahat, hindi yung isa, dalawang player lang inaasahan. Halos lahat nakakahawak ng bola."

Garcia further shared that it favors FEU that most of the attention is on other teams like La Ateneo, La Salle, and even NU:

"Mas ok nga yon kasi sa papers sinasabi nila Ateneo, La Salle (at) NU. Yung FEU, wala, diba? Kasi nung time namin, halos lahat sila sinasabi nila sa papers (FEU) tapos bumababa kami. Ngayon wala silang sinasabi. Mas maganda ngayon kasi hindi nila iniisip na malakas sila."

The Barako Bull guard also took the time to recognize the development of former second stringers and role players who now lead the current squad.

"Si Mike (Tolomia) naman, experienced na. Madami siyang natutunan samin - sa akin, kay Terrence (Romeo) - kung ano yung mga role namin dati," said Garcia. "Si Mac (Belo) naman, nakasama ko na sya. Dati, role player lang siya, ngayon sya na yung scorer sa team, dalawa sila ni Mike."

But as he had stressed, FEU needs more than two pieces to topple other balanced teams like Ateneo and La Salle:

"Kailangan mag-se-step up dyan, si (Anthony) Hargrove, si (Brian) Cruz, at si (Achie) Inigo, kasi siya lang yung mag-isang pointguard diyan."

Finally, the Zamboanga native also recognized FEU's stellar recruitment, being able to pool players from all around to assemble competitive team.

"Sa ibang school, Ateneo, La Salle, grabe ang offer nila. Sa FEU hindi nila kayang gawin yung ginagawa ng La Salle at Ateneo," Garcia said. "Sa recruitment, kung sino lang yung gustong mag laro. Tulad ako sa FEU, walk in lang ako. Nag-tyaga lang talaga ako. Hindi ko inisip na bibgyan ako ng offer, basta may matulungan ako, may pagkain, ok na ako dun basta trabaho lang. Darating din naman yung time na makukuha mo yung gusto mo. Kaya sa FEU, bilib ako sa recruitment nila." - GMA News

LaKazTaMa
08-30-2014, 04:19 PM
UAAP
Belo hits late jumper as Tams survive UP

By RENEE FOPALAN,GMA NewsAugust 30, 2014 3:59pm

The UP Fighting Maroons looked to upset the league-leading FEU Tamaraws before losing steam in the final minutes, 75-69, on Saturday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

FEU held on to a two-point lead heading into the final three minutes of the game, as Mike Tolomia sat down after five fouls. A Diego Dario triple shoved UP ahead entering the final two minutes, but Achie Inigo responded with his own long bomb at the other end for a 71-69 Tamaraw lead.

Dave Moralde went for a wild drive resulting to nothing, while Mac Belo pulled up at the other end for some separation. An FEU offensive board led to freethrows from Inigo with 35 ticks to go to seal the Tamaraw victory.

Thw two teams were tangled up in the first two quarters, as JR Gallarza put on a perfect show. Gallarza had 15 points with a 3 for 3 clip form deep, while Mikee Reyes strung eight off the bench. Mike Tolimia led FEU with 11 markers, while Roger Pogoy and Anthony Hargrove chipped in six each.

The game featured seven deadlocks and 12 lead changes, with FEU pummeling UP in the paint, 32-16. UP responded with makes from the perimeter, besting FEU, 40-26.

Tolimia totaled 19 point with five boards and one assist in almost 24 minutes of play. May Belo added 14 total, going 5 of 10 form the field with seven rebounds and three assists. Anthony Hargrove and Achie Inigo added 11 and eight, respectively.

Gallarza finished the game with 18 points and five rebounds while Mikee Reyes had 14. Diego Dario pitched in 10.- GMA News

LaKazTaMa
08-30-2014, 04:26 PM
Tolomia vows Tams will work hard in coach's absence

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 08/29/2014 4:20 PM | Updated as of 08/29/2014 4:20 PM


MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) guard Mike Tolomia said the team will continue to work hard especially with head coach Nash Racela out of the country to attend to his duties with the Philippine national basketball team.

Tolomia and the rest of the Tamaraws sent Racela off to Spain on a winning note as they snapped De La Salle's seven-game winning streak with a 74-70 win last Wednesday, a game wherein Tolomia scored 22 points and made the game-clinching play.

"Tutuloy pa rin namin 'yung sistema na iniwan niya sa amin bago siya umalis," Tolomia said before Racela left Wednesday night to join Gilas Pilipinas.

"Magiging okay naman kami sa next two games," he added.

Racela will miss two games – against the University of the Philippines on August 30 and against Adamson on September 3.

Racela is relieved to be leaving the team on a high note.

"Ang hirap, if you travel for about 20 hours tapos talo ka, baka hindi ako makatulog for 20 hours just thinking about the game," he joked. "So ngayon, medyo okay thanks to my players and coaching staff."

The coach is confident that his team will continue to do well even with him abroad.

"In our team, our relationship is based on trust," he explained. "So right now, we developed that trust in each other."

"Kahit mawala ang isa, alam namin na kayang punuan ng iba," Racela added

LaKazTaMa
08-31-2014, 07:03 PM
Romeo watches FEU game, offers analysis

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 08/31/2014 1:23 PM | Updated as of 08/31/2014 1:23 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Former UAAP Most Valuable Player (MVP) Terrence Romeo is not surprised that Far Eastern University (FEU) continues to experience success in the UAAP even after he and other top guard RR Garcia left the Tamaraws.

Romeo won the MVP award in Season 76 and led the Tamaraws to the Final Four, where they lost to eventual champions De La Salle University. He later announced that he will forego his final playing year and declared for the PBA Draft, where he was taken with the fifth overall pick by GlobalPort.

For the first time since he left the team, Romeo watched an FEU game on Saturday, a thrilling contest that saw the Tamaraws escape with a 75-69 victory over the hard-fighting UP Maroons.

"Nandodoon pa rin 'yung excitement, kasi siyempre galing ako diyan, galing ako sa FEU. Masaya ako na napapanood ko 'yung mga dati kong teammates na maganda 'yung nilalaro, maganda 'yung tinatakbo," he said.

The win over UP kept FEU at the top spot of the league standings with a 9-2 record, and allowed the Tamaraws to clinch at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.

Asked if he was surprised to see the Tamaraws playing splendidly even with both himself and Garcia no longer with the squad, Romeo quickly said he wasn't.

"Hindi. Kasi nakuha na nila 'yung chemistry sa isa't isa," he said. "Nakuha na nila 'yung role ng isa't isa, so hindi na ako nagulat doon."

"At ssaka 'yung mga coaches – sila Coach Nash (Racela), sila Coach Eric (Gonzales), sila Coach Johnny (Abarrientos) – sobrang napatakbo nila 'yung team, sobrang na-disiplina nila 'yung team ng mabuti, kaya ang ganda ng tinatakbo," he added.

Romeo is likewise not surprised to see his former teammates Mike Tolomia and Mac Belo shine this season. Both Tolomia and Belo were role players when Romeo and Garcia were leading FEU's charge, but they have now taken center stage for the Tamaraws this season.

"Noong nasa FEU pa ako, talagang andiyan na 'yan eh. Andiyan na 'yung talent ni Mike, andiyan na 'yung talent ni Mac Belo," said Romeo.

"Para sa akin, ang masasabi ko, hindi nakakagulat kasi alam ko na agad na kaya nila gawin 'yun. Alam ko sa sarili ko na kaya nila gawin 'yun, alam ko na kaya nila mag-perform," he added.

Romeo now hopes that the Tamaraws can play with consistency up until the Final Four, something that they have had trouble with this season.

"Sana maging consistent sila kasi ibang level na pagdating ng playoffs," he said. "Para sa akin (sana) matuloy-tuloy nila hanggang playoffs, kasi sobrang ganda nan g nilalaro nila. Sana matuloy-tuloy."

LaKazTaMa
08-31-2014, 07:06 PM
As he watched FEU beat University of the Philippines on Saturday, Romeo was noticeably fit compared to the time when he played for the Tamaraws last season and won the UAAP Most Valuable Player award and later on, the Rookie of the Year in the PBA.

Romeo said he slimmed down after he was hounded with knee injuries in his first year as a pro.

“Nagbawas lang ako ng kain kasi sumasakit tuhod ko. Pero hindi pa ito totally ‘yung weight ko. May one month pa ako. Hindi ko pa alam kung ito na talaga. Pag-iisipan ko pa kung ano ‘yung fit sa akin.”

Romeo said he has toned down on his eating habit, including lessening his rice intake.

“Dati tatlong kanin every meal. Ngayon, dalawa na lang,” he shared.

Dark Knight
09-01-2014, 01:49 PM
Simpsonized Tams. From FEU FB page

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10383105_934401619909237_6178332753444403283_n.jpg ?oh=723321c70d1a31319234b31d1eb06fc9&oe=545E5965

Dark Knight
09-01-2014, 01:49 PM
Simpsonized Tams. From FEU FB page

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10383105_934401619909237_6178332753444403283_n.jpg ?oh=723321c70d1a31319234b31d1eb06fc9&oe=545E5965

MrM
09-01-2014, 01:57 PM
^Pinaka-ok sa'kin yung kay Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, at Achie Inigo.

LaKazTaMa
09-01-2014, 04:26 PM
Sana ksama din cna Johnny A, Rich Ticzon at E.Gonzales para mas kumpleto.

LaKazTaMa
09-01-2014, 04:32 PM
Tolomia’s heroics earn him UAAP Player of the Week nod

(philstar.com) | Updated September 1, 2014 - 1:45pm

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University's Mike Tolomia wasn't expected to come out a hundred percent against La Salle last Wednesday after a fever forced him to play limited minutes in his previous outing.

Still, the 5-foot-11 guard gave it his all as the Tamaraws snapped the Green Archers' seven-game winning streak, 74-70, to grab the solo No. 1 spot in the UAAP men's basketball tournament.

"Nakalabas siya ng hospital nang Tuesday at hinabol niya yung practice namin. Di ko rin alam what to expect from him," said FEU coach Nash Racela.

Tolomia impressively finished with 22 points, five rebounds, and three assists, while also starring in the game-winning play against the Green Archers where he scored the putback off his own miss at the foul line in the final 5.9 seconds.

Three days later, Tolomia was at it again, finishing with 19 points and five boards before fouling out as FEU sank University of the Philippines, 75-69, to stay on top of the standings with a 9-2 slate.

The back-to-back heroics earned Tolomia his first UAAP Press Corps-Accel Quantum Plus/3XVI Player of the Week honor this season.

Tolomia edged Ateneo's Kiefer Ravena, University of the East's Charles Mammie, and La Salle's Jason Perkins for the weekly plum supported by Bactigel Hand Sanitizer, Mighty Mom Dishwashing and Dr. J Rubbing Alcohol.

“I think nagagawa ko nang mas ma-involve yung teammates ko. Hopefully, magtuloy-tuloy,” said Tolomia.

The fourth-year guard hopes to help his team anew when the Tamaraws try to nail the first Final Four berth against Adamson minus Racela this Wednesday.

“Itutuloy pa rin namin yung sistema na iniwan ni coach sa amin,” said Tolomia. “Magiging ok naman kami.”

“I always believed in the potential of my team,” said Racela, who joined the Gilas Pilipinas coaching staff in the Fiba World Cup in Spain. “Our team is based on trust. Right now, meron na kaming malaking trust sa isa't isa na kahit mawala ang isa, alam naming kayang punan ng iba.”

LaKazTaMa
09-01-2014, 04:34 PM
UAAP Power Rankings: Tams ram way to the top

By Pio Garcia, Unblogged Sports (philstar.com) | Updated September 1, 2014 - 2:21pm

FEU finally emerges on top of Star Sports Hub’s UAAP Power Rankings thanks to their strong showing against DLSU and timely hits from point guard Achie Inigo against UP. This all while playing without their coach who has joined the Gilas team’s coaching staff in Spain, imagine that. Tamaraws charging through people!

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Far Eastern University Tamaraws (8-2)

Mike Tolomia is an official Archer Killer. In two games against the champs, the forgotten guard behind Terrence Romeo and RR Garcia raised his game in the clutch reminiscent of how Garcia can just turn it on when he wants to. Romeo? That Bro played hero ball without a goal. Mike? In control, smooth, turnover prone, but he gets the job done. Then there’s Achie Inigo, who has been playing the best ball of any point guard out there, sans whiners. They’ve been playing beautiful basketball and it’s just fun to watch.

Dark Knight
09-01-2014, 08:21 PM
^Pinaka-ok sa'kin yung kay Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, at Achie Inigo.

Sabi nga nila , si Hargrove ang pinaka recognizable. Hana.

Dark Knight
09-01-2014, 08:21 PM
^Pinaka-ok sa'kin yung kay Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, at Achie Inigo.

Sabi nga nila , si Hargrove ang pinaka recognizable. Hana.

LaKazTaMa
09-02-2014, 07:28 PM
Streaking Tamaraws seek Final Four berth against winless Falcons
From: Reuben Terrado
•September 2, 2014, 05:20 pm


FAR Eastern University seeks to formalize its entry into the Final Four on Wednesday as it faces struggling Adamson in Season 77 of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

The Tamaraws (9-2) take on the winless Falcons (0-11) at 4 p.m.

Against the lowly Falcons, the Tamaraws are not about to take chances the way assistant coach Eric Gonzales saw them during their Saturday match against University of the Philippines where they needed to survive the Maroons in a closely-contested game, 75-69.

“Coming into the Adamson game, kapag hindi pa natuto ‘yung mga players, ewan ko na lang,” said Gonzales.

The FEU deputy coach said such kind of game by the team against Adamson concerns him the most as the Tamaraws seek to sweep all of their games in the absence of coach Nash Racela, who is currently in Spain as part of the Gilas Pilipinas coaching staff in the Fiba World Cup.

“Actually nung iniwan ako ni Nash, iniwan niya ako sa sitwasyon na mawawalan ako ng career,” said Gonzales in jest, referring to him taking over as acting coach during the time when FEU is up against league minnows.

The Falcons are actually improving as the season goes along based on their losing margin the past games. Adamson wasn’t blown away by reigning champion De La Salle, 57-66, over the weekend.

Gonzales said a win by the Tamaraws over the Falcons bode well to their campaign to claim the twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four as they want nothing but a sweep of all their remaining games.

“Ayaw namin matalo ng isa kasi baka mag-triple tie eh. Gusto namin seeded sa top two. Kaya I keep on reminding the players na gawin natin laging stepping stone ‘yung bawat laro dahil baka mamaya matisod tayo. Ayaw namin maging stumbling block ‘yun,” said Gonzales.

After Adamson, FEU faces University of the East on Sunday before going up against Ateneo on September 13.

LaKazTaMa
09-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Duremdes hopes FEU 'relaxes' against Adamson

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 09/02/2014 4:08 PM | Updated as of 09/02/2014 4:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Adamson head coach Kenneth Duremdes is fervently wishing that the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws will "relax" during their UAAP Season 77 game on Wednesday and give the Falcons a chance to pull off an upset.

This comes after Duremdes saw FEU nearly stumble against the University of the Philippines (UP) in their previous match. The Tamaraws needed a 7-0 blast in the final two minutes to hold off the Fighting Maroons.

After their loss to De La Salle University on Saturday, Duremdes said he was not surprised at how FEU played against UP.

"Masyadong nag-relax ang FEU," he said. "Kasi, ganyan ang nangyayari palagi. After a hard-fought game against La Salle, the following game, magre-relax talaga. Relaxed talaga sila kasi tinalo nila La Salle, and they're in the number one spot now, and they're playing a lesser team in UP."

"Hopefully, ganoon din 'yung approach nila sa amin on Wednesday," Duremdes said. "Sana 'yung mentality when they played against UP, ganoon pa rin sa amin."

The Tamaraws currently hold the No. 1 spot in the league standings with a 9-2 win-loss record. They will again play without head coach Nash Racela, who is with the national team in Spain.

Assistant coach Eric Gonzales, who took the reins in Racela's absence, is hoping for the exact opposite scenario that Duremdes wants.

Gonzales admitted after their game against UP that inconsistency remains a problem for the Tamaraws.

"Kapag mahina ang kalaban, 'yung mga players namin talagang nagre-relax. Kapag kalaban, mga La Salle, mga big games, sila kahit hindi mo i-motivate, magpapakamatay," he said.

Gonzales, however, believes that their close shave against UP will be enough of a wake-up call for the Tamaraws.

"Coming to Adamson, kapag hindi pa natuto 'yung mga players, ewan ko na lang," he said

LaKazTaMa
09-03-2014, 10:00 PM
FEU Tamaraws secure Final Four spot with victory over Adamson Falcons
From: Reuben Terrado
•September 3, 2014, 06:55 pm

FAR Eastern University formalized its entry into the Final Four with a 90-73 win over Adamson on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Achie Inigo had 18 points, Mike Tolomia added 17, and Mac Belo finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Tamaraws, who continued their hold of first place with a 10-2 win-loss slate.

FEU, which holds a seven-game winning streak, is still gunning for one of two twice-to-beat incentives in the Final Four.

“Ang goal talaga ng team is top two,” said FEU acting coach Eric Gonzales. “’Yun ang gusto naming ma-achieve dahil na-best-of-three kami ng La Salle last year.”

FEU also swept its two games without head coach Nash Racela, who is in Spain to join Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba World Cup. Racela is set to return in time for Sunday’s game against Far Eastern University.

The Tamaraws won after trailing early, 15-3, but ended the first period with a 15-3 run of their own to keep the game close before eventually controlling the game.

Roger Pogoy also had 12 points on 3-of-5 from threes, some of which came in the fourth that thwarted Adamson’s comeback try.

Adamson (0-12) is still winless with only two games remaining in the season for the Falcons.

The scores:

FEU (90) – Inigo 18, Tolomia 17, Belo 17, Pogoy 12, Cruz 9, Hargrove 7, Jose 7, Ri. Escoto 2, Lee Yu 1, Tamsi 0, Denila 0, Delfinado 0, Ugsang 0.

Adamson (73) – Trollano 20, Rios 16, Monteclaro 12, Garcia 10, Barrera 6, Polican 5, Aquino 2, Pedrosa 2, Inigo 0, Villanueva 0, Ochea 0, Baytan 0, Nalos 0.

Quarterscores: 18-19, 40-44, 62-60, 90-73.

LaKazTaMa
09-03-2014, 10:19 PM
UAAP
Iñigo shines as FEU trounces winless Adamson

By MARISSE PANALIGAN,GMA NewsSeptember 3, 2014 7:19pm

The Far Eastern University shook off a hard-fighting Adamson University with an offensive assault in the fourth quarter to fashion a 90-73 victory Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

FEU exploded for 28 points in the fourth against Adamson's 13 to solidify its hold on the top spot with a 10-2 card, while the Falcons remained winless in 12 outings.

Achie Iñigo led the Tamaraws with 18 points shooting 5-of-8 from downtown, while Mike Tolomia and Mac Belo scored 17 points each. Roger Pogoy added 12 markers.

Don Trollano finished with 20 points for the Falcons, while Jansen Rios chipped in 16 points. Ryan Monteclaro and Christian Garcia added 12 and 10 points.

Adamson started strong behind the heroics of Monteclaro and Rios, mounting an early 15-3 margin before FEU gunned for a 13-4 run to come close at the end of the first quarter, 18-19.

The game grew tight in the second quarter, until Adamson hauled six straight points to setup a 38-33 breather with 1:43 left. Monteclaro and Trollano nailed back to back treys to push the Falcons comfortably ahead 44-37 going into the second half, but Tolomia's desperation shot luckily found its mark, 40-44.

Belo drained a trey early in the third to spark a 7-0 run by FEU and force a 49-49 deadlock midway. Garcia provided the spark off the bench for Adamson, combining with Rios in the third quarter to keep the game close, 60-62.

The Tamaraws stepped on the gas in the third, slowly pulling away with offensive bursts inside and outside. A Garcia basket put Adamson within seven, 71-78, with 1:48 left, but Pogoy fired two consecutive triples to keep the lead for good, 84-73. Jose then scored FEU's final baskets to seal the game. — GMA News

Joescoundrel
09-08-2014, 09:55 AM
Never-say-die Warriors crush Tams

By Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) |

Updated September 8, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Back-against-the-wall University of the East dished out what coach Derrick Pumaren described as their “best performance” to date, bringing down pacesetting Far Eastern, 94-71, yesterday to keep its Final Four bid alive in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Warriors unleashed a lethal 21-0 run in the fourth anchored on Charles Mammie, returning Roi Sumang and Bong Galanza to take command en route to their seventh win in 12 outings, staying one game behind fourth-running National U (8-4) in their chase for the semis.

Final Four qualifier Tams, who welcomed back coach Nash Racela after his stint with Gilas Pilipinas in Spain, dropped to 10-3 but maintained its position at the top in the company of Ateneo.

“So far that’s the best we played this season,” said Pumaren, after steering his wards to their third straight victory. “We’re happy but we can’t be too happy about this because we’re still not out of the woods, we’re still right behind NU and we have to control our destiny.”

Mammie punched in 18 points despite foul woes to backstop Galanza, who fired a career-high 26 markers. Sumang, benched the last time out for disciplinary reasons, saw limited action but pumped in nine points, all in their fourth-quarter breakaway.

“The guys showed their guts out tonight. They refused to lose, knowing the predicament we’re in right now. I think we played a hell of a defense in the fourth. We’re able to defend their dribble-drive offense, we’re there all the time to challenge every shot,” said Pumaren, whose team also beat FEU for the first time in five years.

UE has moved on from last week’s episode that led to the disciplinary action against Sumang.

“He’s been showing up in practice and working very hard and it showed tonight, especially in the fourth where he was able to settle down and hit two three point shots that kept him going,” said Pumaren.

“He really played well, especially in the fourth. But I must say it was a total team effort. We really played as a team on defense,” he added.

Mac Belo (16) and Achie Inigo (10) topscored for FEU.

Earlier, National U overpowered University of the Philippines, 66-51, to boost its semis bid with 8-4 card.

The Bulldogs wasted little time asserting themselves against the Maroons (1-12), limiting their opponents to 8 and 9 in the first two quarters for a 29-17 lead.

“I told the boys we have to assert our identity in the game and it had to start on our defense so I think, everything else evolved and followed from our defense,” said the NU coach Eric Altamirano, whose wards choked UP to 30.36 percent clip while shooting 49.12 percent.

Alfred Aroga shrugged off back spasm to bang in 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. With the hulking Cameroonian at the forefront, the taller Bulldogs dropped 46 markers inside the paint against UP’s 14.

Dark Knight
09-08-2014, 11:05 AM
I rather see the Tams lose NOW than in the playoffs. So this is a good loss. Considering we already had a seven game winning streak.

Scenarios.

We lose to Ateneo, tie for the 1st place, Ateneo gets no. 1. Our twice to beat advantage is in peril.

The best thing is to defeat ateneo and remain at no. 1.

So there. Easier said than done.

Dark Knight
09-08-2014, 11:05 AM
I rather see the Tams lose NOW than in the playoffs. So this is a good loss. Considering we already had a seven game winning streak.

Scenarios.

We lose to Ateneo, tie for the 1st place, Ateneo gets no. 1. Our twice to beat advantage is in peril.

The best thing is to defeat ateneo and remain at no. 1.

So there. Easier said than done.

LaKazTaMa
09-08-2014, 05:44 PM
UAAP
Coach Nash Racela blames own absence in FEU's loss to UE

By MARISSE PANALIGAN,GMA NewsSeptember 8, 2014 1:40pm

The Far Eastern University welcomed head coach Nash Racela with a blowout loss on Sunday, bowing 71-94 to the University of the East in the UAAP Men's Basketball Tournament.

Racela arrived on Saturday afternoon from his coaching staff duties to the Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup in Seville Spain, leaving his team for 10 days.

The Tamaraws won against cellar-dwellers University of the Philippines and Adamson University in the coach's absence, but saw themselves flattened in Racela's return.

"I told the players that they just charge the loss to me. I think that's a result of leaving them for 10 days," Racela said.

FEU committed 33 turnovers against UE in Racela's return.

"I don't think we prepared the team well for today's ball game. Actually myself, going into the game, I was at loss kung anong gagawin namin," said the coach.

His key players started to scramble in panic in the fourth quarter, rushing outside shots and forcing the dribble-drive to no avail inside the ironwall UE defense.

With no chance to coming back due to the wide margin, Racela gave some playing time to his reserves during the last two minutes of the game.

"Sabi ko sa kanila, 'Before I left you were really playing well as a team. I don't know what happened in between. We're starting to lose grip nung teamwork na pinuhunan natin,'" Racela said.

His charges would have strengthened their hold to the top spot for an 11-2 card had they defeated the Warriors. With a 10-3 card instead, they will face the Ateneo de Manila University in the battle for first place in the standings.

"We were thinking na if there's any game na we could lose, it's the game with UE. Kasi even if we won that game today, wala pa ring guarantee dun sa twice-to-beat [advantage]," said Racela.

"I think the more important game is the one on Saturday, against Ateneo."

In the first round, the Eagles beat the Tamaraws, 81-78. - RAF, GMA News

Dark Knight
09-14-2014, 01:13 AM
Mike Tolomia. You are not doing a Mark Barocca are you?

Joescoundrel
09-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Eagles clinch Final 4 bonus

By Jasmine W. Payo |Philippine Daily Inquirer

1:40 am | Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Ateneo fought back from 19 points down in the last six minutes of regulation then stunned Far Eastern University in overtime, 68-64, to grab the No. 1 semifinal spot in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Kiefer Ravena caught fire to end what looked like his worst performance of the season, dropping 12 of his game-high 23 points in the last six minutes of the fourth quarter, including two free throws that forged overtime, 59-59, with 20.3 seconds left.

“This season has been tremendous for us. It has been a revelation for so many players, especially Kiefer,” said Ateneo coach Bo Perasol after his Eagles, who trailed at 36-55, wrapped up their elimination run on top with an 11-3 record, while nailing the first twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.

The Tamaraws, who ended their elimination round with back-to-back losses for a 10-4 slate, still have a chance for the other twice-to-beat bonus in a playoff match this Saturday against La Salle.

The Green Archers forged a tie for second after hacking out an emphatic 68-56 triumph over National University in the second game.

The Bulldogs fell to fourth but their chance of clinching the last semifinal berth hinges on University of Santo Tomas beating University of the East Tuesday. A win allows UE to tie NU’s 9-5 record and force another playoff for the No. 4 slot.

The Tamaraws, starring Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia, dominated the first three quarters before collapsing in the fourth period where they only nailed one field goal and sank just two of 13 free throws in the last six minutes.

FEU still had a chance to salvage the game in regulation, but Tolomia missed two free throws with 2.8 seconds left.

Ateneo’s great escape recalled a similar stroke of luck when the Eagles got away with a 70-69 decision over lowly University of the Philippines when Maroons’ guard Mike Reyes blew two free throws with eighth tenths of a second left last Sept. 4.

Chris Newsome also came out big in the clutch to finish with 13 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and four steals for the Eagles.

Almond Vosotros hit his stride early to finish with 15 points and Arnold Van Opstal also had 14 markers to lead the Archers, who launched a 9-0 spurt that set the tone for their second-half breakaway, 46-37, after a deadlock at 37.

Norbert Torres added 13 points.

The scores:

First Game

ATENEO 68—Ravena 23, Newsome 13, Gotladera 9, Pessumal 7, Capacio 6, Babilonia 5, Elorde 3, V. Tolentino 2, Doliguez 0, Tolentino 0.

FEU 64—Belo 16, Pogoy 15, Tolomia 10, Cruz 8, Hargrove 8, Iñigo 3, Jose 2, Dennison 2, Tamsi 0, Denila 0, Lee Yu 0.

Quarters: 7-12, 18-25, 26-45, 59-59 (reg.), 68-64 (OT)

Second Game

LA SALLE 68—Vosotros 15, Van Opstal 14, Torres 13, Teng 9, Perkins 8, Montalbo 5, Sargent 4, Bolick 0, Mustre 0, Rivero 0, Tratter 0.

NU 56—Alolino 18, Rosario 14, Aroga 8, Javelona 8, Betayene 4, Khobuntin 4, Celda 0, Diputado 0, Neypes 0, Perez 0.

Quarters: 20-17, 31-31, 49-43, 68-56

LaKazTaMa
09-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Mahirap talaga kalaban si Don Anton, may mahika...

LaKazTaMa
09-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Nash Racela after FEU letdown: 'I want to be in the finals. I hope (the players) share 'yung kagustuhan ko'
From: Reuben Terrado
•September 13, 2014, 06:46 pm

FAR Eastern University coach Nash Racela sounded cryptic after a heartbreaking loss to Ateneo saw the Tamaraws blowing away a chance to secure the top seeding in the UAAP Final Four.

Racela was left to rue missed free throws and a 'lack of willingness' after the Tamaraws let a 19-point lead in the fourth canto slip away as the Blue Eagles forced overtime on the way to a 68-64 win on Saturday.

Racela said his team couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities, ruing two missed free throws by Mike Tolomia with the game tied at 59 with 2.8 seconds left in regulation.

[See Ravena clutch yet again as Ateneo beats FEU to clinch top seeding in UAAP Final Four]

“We missed 19 free throws, 11 in the fourth. We can’t really complain because we are getting fouled. We came up with a good game plan. We got fouled but we weren’t making our free throws. Mahirap manalo kapag ganun,” said Racela.

“We missed our free throws and we allowed them to come back. I think we veered away from our game plan and all of a sudden, Ateneo was making basket after basket,” he added.

FEU led 45-26 at the end of the third quarter and was still up 55-36 with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, only to lose the all-important game.

Racela said the Tamaraws still lack the willingness to win ballgames.

“Hindi namin tinapos,” Racela said. “The last message that I had was, ‘Be ready for success. You have to want it and get it.’ Doon kami nagkulang. I told them, ‘I want to be in the finals. I hope they share ‘yung kagustuhan ko.'”

LaKazTaMa
09-14-2014, 08:20 PM
Jeron Teng considers La Salle's Final Four match up against FEU as 'a challenge'
From: Reuben Terrado
•September 13, 2014, 08:54 pm



JERON Teng looks forward to a ‘challenging’ series against Far Eastern University in the UAAP Final Four as the reigning champions seek to return in this year’s Finals.

The Green Archers clinched a virtual ‘best-of-three’ affair in the semis against the Tamaraws on Saturday after a 68-56 win over National University.

La Salle plays FEU in a playoff for the twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four next week.

Even though it won over the Tamaraws in last season’s Final Four, the Archers still have a mountain to climb as FEU swept La Salle in the two teams head-to-head encounters this season.

“Siguro mas exciting ito and more challenging. People think FEU is our jinx so it’s something for us to prepare for,” said Teng.

The third year guard finished with nine points, five rebounds, and four assists in La Salle’s win over NU, although his output was lesser than the previous games.

Almond Vosotros, Arnold Van Opstal, and Norbert Torres picked up the cudgels on offense for La Salle to score the win.

Teng said FEU’s team-oriented play is something the Archers must have to be prepared, with Mike Tolomia and Mac Belo leading the charge.

“They play well as a team especially with FEU being led by Mike Tolomia. They are all talented,” said Teng.

LaKazTaMa
09-14-2014, 08:22 PM
Mike Tolomia inconsolable but FEU coach Nash Racela refuses to dwell on late missed free throws
From: Reuben Terrado
•September 14, 2014, 02:21 pm

MIKE Tolomia missed the most crucial free throws of his collegiate career by far on Saturday against Ateneo that ruined Far Eastern University’s chance of clinching the outright No.1 berth in the UAAP Final Four.

He was understandably miserable later.

Tolomia was disconsolate when he emerged from the dugout and politely declined to speak to reporters after the 64-68 overtime loss, where hescored 10 points but only shot 3-of-16 from the field and a woeful 3-of-10 from the free throw line.

Moments earlier, Tolomia was sent to the line by Kiefer Ravena with two seconds remaining in regulation and the outcome of the match in the balance. The FEU star couldn't make his charities, when one could have been enough to clinch the victory.

The Tamaraws lost in overtime and, worse, slipped into a playoff for the second seeding - and the twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it - in the Final Four.

[See Ravena clutch yet again as Ateneo completes big fightback against FEU in OT]

FEU coach Nash Racela, however, refused to dwell on Tolomia’s missed free throws, saying the Tamaraws collectively blew it from the free throw line.

“Hindi lang naman si Mike,” Racela said. “Collectively, we missed a lot of free throws.”

Racela was right. In all, FEU only made 13-of-32 from the free throw line for a 41 percent clip.

On Tolomia’s struggles in the game, Racela said: “I think he will be in a better position to answer that question. I can’t speak for him.”

“I understand,” Racela said when informed Tolomia didn’t speak to reporters after the game. “Mahirap ‘yung ganung talo. You were one free throw away from the finals and you give it away.”

Racela said Tolomia also didn’t speak inside the dugout after the loss.

“Wala naman siyang sinabi. He was just frustrated. We understand lalo na when you are in that situation,” said the FEU mentor.

LaKazTaMa
09-14-2014, 08:35 PM
FEU coach Racela: We shot ourselves in the foot

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 09/14/2014 1:14 PM | Updated as of 09/14/2014 1:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Far Eastern University Tamaraws (FEU) have no one to blame but themselves after their stunning defeat at the hands of the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their UAAP Season 77 game last Saturday, said head coach Nash Racela.

The Tamaraws were leading by 19 points in the final period and seemingly headed towards the No. 1 seed, when the Blue Eagles unleashed a stunning run in the final five minutes of the game to force overtime. Ateneo dominated the extra period and went on to win 68-64.

"It was a good fight-back by Ateneo and a bad collapse by FEU," Racela said.

It was a very costly defeat for the Tamaraws, who would have wrapped up the No. 1 seed and a twice-to-beat advantage had they held on to win. Instead, they face a more complicated road as they will have to play defending champions De La Salle University in a virtual best-of-three series in the semi-finals.

"We shot ourselves in the foot," said Racela. "We missed 19 free throws in the game, and we missed 11 in the fourth quarter, so we can't really complain."

"We were getting fouled, and I think we came up with a good game plan. Ateneo struggled for majority of the game, we got fouled, but we weren't making our free throws," he added. "Mahirap. Mahirap manalo kapag ganoon."

Racela said the Tamaraws "veered away from our game plan" that had allowed them to hold Ateneo to only eight points in the third quarter.

"All of a sudden, they were getting basket after basket," he said.

The Tamaraws had a chance to win in regulation when Mike Tolomia was fouled with 2.8 seconds to go and the game tied at 59, but he shockingly missed both charities.

As a team, The Tamaraws made only 13 of their 32 free throw attempts, including only three of their 14 charities in the final period when Ateneo made its run. In contrast, the Blue Eagles made nine of ten freebies in the last quarter, and wound up out-scoring the Tams, 33-14.

Some of the Tamaraws were visibly emotional after the "hard loss," as Racela described it, and the coach hopes his team learned something from the defeat.

"Games are not won in the first three quarters," he said. "You have to finish the game. Alam nila 'yun. They've read about it, and now they've experienced it first-hand."

"Hopefully, next time, they come out successful," he added.

The Tamaraws also faced the Green Archers last year in a virtual best-of-three series and lost.

"It's something that we wanted to avoid sana, because 'yung experience nga namin last year, hindi maganda – being in a best-of-three against a big school na perceived finalist," Racela said.

"So mahirap, mahirap kapag naandyan ka sa ganyang sitwasyon. You are against a lot of things, and wala na kaming magagawa doon," he added.

At the same time, Racela said that despite the loss to Ateneo, the Tamaraws are still in a good position.

"We are still in a good position to still make it to the Finals. Unlike last year, when we lost to La Salle, tapos na buhay namin. But now, we just got delayed," he said. "Hopefully after a week, we make it to the Finals."

Dark Knight
09-15-2014, 09:10 PM
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Dark Knight
09-15-2014, 09:21 PM
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LaKazTaMa
09-15-2014, 09:41 PM
Basketball


UAAP

FEU Tamaraws put loss to Ateneo under protest over 'grave error' by referees on Pessumal trey
From: Reuben Terrado
•September 15, 2014, 06:37 pm

FAR Eastern University filed a protest before the UAAP Commissioner’s Office on Monday, claiming a ‘technicality’ affected the outcome of the Tamaraws’ game on Saturday against Ateneo.

In a letter addressed to Commissioner Andy Jao, FEU coach Nash Racela said he is contesting a basket made by Ateneo gunner Von Pessumal with 3:20 left in the fourth which, after a review, was ruled a three-pointer and not a two-point basket by the refs with only 27 seconds left in the fourth period.

The review allowed Ateneo to cut the deficit from two to one point, 58-57, with Mike Tolomia about to take two free throws. The FEU starting guard only made one, leading to Kiefer Ravena scoring a two-pointer that tied the game with 20.3 seconds left.

Eventually, FEU lost not only the game to Ateneo, 68-64, in overtime but missed out on outright twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four as the top seed.

Racela believes FEU’s protest is valid as it was a ‘grave error’ on the part of game officials due to a ‘misapplication’ of league rules on video replays.

[See Ravena clutch yet again as Ateneo beats FEU in overtime to gain top seeding in Final Four]

Racela cited Rule 4 of the UAAP ground rules on video replay that says, “Determining whether a shot is a 2 or 3 points will be allowed by reviewing the tapes at the FIRST DEADBALL OPPORTUNITY, timeout and before the end of the period concerned, as the case may be.”

Racela said there were four dead ball situations after Pessumal’s contested shot and a review should have been done on the first occurence.

“Why was the decision done AFTER four dead ball opportunities? The only time the officials were allowed to review was in the first dead ball opportunity and that happened with 2:07 left with the score at FEU 57 – ADMU 51. The game should have been stopped at this point for the video replay review,” said Racela.

“As a longtime basketball analyst, I am sure you (Jao) will agree that there is a big difference from adding one point for ADMU at FEU 57 – ADMU 51 with 2:07 left in the game rather than at FEU 58 – ADMU 56 with 27 seconds left in the game,” said Racela.

The FEU coach also claimed there was no clear proof that Pessumal’s basket was a three-pointer based on footages by ABS-CBN Sports, citing Rule 5 of the same ground rules stating that “in the event the video monitor does not show clearly whether the shot is 2 or 3, the referee’s decision when the shot was made will stay.”

Racela said there is enough grounds for protest since FEU claims a 'technicality' affected the game's outcome.

“A protest is valid when it is based on technicality which affected the OUTCOME of the game. We are protesting the misapplication of the UAAP rules on video replay (which is clearly a technicality) and not in any way a judgement matter on the part of the officials. This grave error determined the outcome of the game,” said Racela.

LaKazTaMa
09-15-2014, 10:07 PM
Do we Have a Rematch then or Something else?

Dark Knight
09-17-2014, 12:07 AM
Commissioner Jao upholds Ateneo victory. Let's start focusing against LA Salle.

Dark Knight
09-17-2014, 08:40 PM
FEU's answer to Commish Jao's decision

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Dark Knight
09-17-2014, 08:40 PM
FEU's answer to Commish Jao's decision

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LaKazTaMa
09-17-2014, 09:42 PM
Jao upholds Ateneo win

By Jasmine W. Payo |Philippine Daily Inquirer
3:35 am | Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — UAAP commissioner Andy Jao dismissed Far Eastern University’s protest Tuesday, noting that no technical rule was violated in the Tamaraws’ overtime loss to Ateneo, 64-68, in the men’s basketball tournament.

“We never deviated from the rules of the game or even from the UAAP rules,” said Jao.

Thus, the game result stays and the Blue Eagles will head into the Final Four as the No. 1 seed versus the winner of the playoff between University of the East and National University.

The Tamaraws, meanwhile, will have to go through a playoff for the No. 2 spot against La Salle, before the two teams square off again in the semifinals.

FEU coach Nash Racela filed a protest on Monday questioning the timing of the correction of Von Pessumal’s shot.

The basket, deemed as a two-pointer at the 3:20 mark, was later corrected to a three-pointer with 27 seconds left in regulation.

Racela said the correction “should have been done in the first dead-ball opportunity” and that it determined the game’s outcome.
But Jao reasoned that game officials have three instances to make a correction.

“The premise that it should be corrected on the first dead-ball opportunity is not the only instance when an error can be corrected,” said Jao, noting that corrections can also be made during a timeout or before the quarter ends.

Jao said the referee indicated that Pessumal’s shot was a triple, but unfortunately, the “scorer missed making the proper score.”

LaKazTaMa
09-17-2014, 09:45 PM
Just focus now on Sunday's thriller against DLsu .

LaKazTaMa
09-21-2014, 04:03 PM
Basketball

UAAP

FEU Tamaraws doubly motivated in playoff for No. 2 spot against La Salle
From: Richard Dy
•September 20, 2014, 05:30 pm

THEIR protest of the controversial loss to Ateneo last week was junked, but FEU coach Nash Racela said they could use it as a motivation as the Tamaraws begin their UAAP Season 77 playoff against defending champion La Salle Green Archers on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Tamaraws were bidding for the No. 2 playoff seeding, but wound up needing to see action a playoff after following a controversial 64-68 overtime loss to the Blue Eagles last week.

[See FEU Tamaraws put loss to Ateneo under protest over 'grave error' by referees on Pessumal trey]

FEU ended the 14-game eliminations tied with La Salle at 10-4, setting their Final Four rematch this season.

“Actually, when we received yung email ng commissioner on his decision, it was during our practice, so right away, in the middle of practice, we huddled them (Tamaraws) and informed them of the decision,” Nash said.

[See Andy Jao throws out FEU protest, says it was scorers — and not referees — who made error]

The match starts at 4 p.m., with the winner earning the No. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat incentive.

“We decided as a group to move on agad, and okay naman because we had a good practice. Ang importante is we sustain that hanggang sa game,” he added.

Racela said the Tamaraws can use Jao’s decision and last season’s Final Four loss to the Green Archers to fuel the fire in their bid for a Finals stint since the 2011 season.

“Dalawa yan (motivation), how we lost to Ateneo and the commissioner’s decision can be a motivation. Then, playing La Salle, which is the same scenario we had last year,” he said.

“We just have to remember the feeling of losing to La Salle last year going to the series and hopefully, we get it this time,” added the second-year FEU coach.

Meantime, La Salle coach Juno Sauler said the Green Archers cannot afford to let the Tamaraws get their running game going, citing the need to contain Mike Tolomia and Mac Belo.

“They're a fast-paced team and I think the first two outings we played them, we got beaten off in transition so that's something we have to take care of,” said Sauler.

“We need to defend their scorers like Belo and Tolomia.”

La Salle is 0-2 against FEU this season, dropping a 77-82 decision in the first round, before going down, 70-74 in their rematch.

LaKazTaMa
09-21-2014, 06:00 PM
Feu tams beats Dlsu 65-60

LaKazTaMa
09-21-2014, 06:04 PM
UAAP
Tams secure no. 2 spot as Tolomia's endgame heroics lifts FEU past DLSU

By RENEE FOPALAN,GMA NewsSeptember 21, 2014 5:49pm

The FEU Tamaraws quelled a late run by the DLSU Green Archers, riding the back to Mike Tolomia for a 65-50 win on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

With the victory, the Tams secure the twice-to-beat advantage in their virtual best-of-three matchup.

Freethrows from Jeron Teng and Norbert Torres tied the game at the 3:57 mark through back to back perfect runs at the charity stripe. An Arnold Van Opstal drive pushed La Salle ahead, 60-58, but Mike Tolomia converted on a difficult drive on the other end, before sinking two freethrows on his own.

A Norbert Torres miss from the lowblock led to a forward pass to an open Carl Cruz, pushing FEU's lead to three. Almond Vosotros' miss from deep led to another freethrow from Tolomia, making it a four-point game with seven seconds left. Cruz' split with six seconds left sealed the deal for the Tams. - GMA News

LaKazTaMa
09-21-2014, 06:21 PM
UAAP: Lady Tamaraws rally, oust Tigresses in stepladder semis

By Mark Giongco |INQUIRER.net
5:55 pm | Sunday, September 21st, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Far Eastern University overcame a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to knock off University of Santo Tomas, 62-61, in the stepladder semifinals of the UAAP Season 77 women’s basketball tournament Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Angel Arellado led FEU with 18 points while Claire Castro made her presence felt on both ends with 15 points, eight rebounds and six blocks.

The Lady Tamaraws looked out of it as the Tigresses took a 58-48 advantage with 7:17 left.

But FEU regrouped and held UST to just one field goal the rest of the way with Loraine Ventura sinking the go-ahead free throw with 3.8 seconds left.

Ventura finished with five points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Trailing majority of the game, Castro gave the Lady Tams their first taste of the lead since the first quarter, 61-60, with 1:08 left.

Skipper Lore Rivera topscored with 23 points, 22 through three quarters, with his only point in final frame knotting the count at 61 with 24.6 ticks left. Rivera also had 14 rebounds in her final game wearing UST’s colors.

Stocky center Maica Cortes notched a double-double with 16 points and 23 rebounds for the Tigresses, who couldn’t capitalize with their 63-41 rebounding advantage.

FEU moved on to face No. 2 and defending champion De La Salle, which owns a twice-to-beat edge, on Wednesday at the San Juan Arena.

Top seed National University swept the double round eliminations to secure an outright Finals berth and a thrice-to-beat advantage.

LaKazTaMa
09-21-2014, 06:29 PM
Basketball

FEU Tamaraws wrest No. 2 seeding, draw first blood in virtual best-of-three semifinal showdown with La Salle
From: Richard Dy
•September 21, 2014, 06:10 pm

FAR Eastern University unleashed a crippling 7-0 endgame run to turn back defending champion La Salle, 65-60, on Sunday to clinch the No. 2 seed and the twice-to-beat advantage in their UAAP Season 77 playoff at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Athletic guard Mike Tolomia and unheralded forwarded Carl Bryan Cruz delivered the killer blows for the Tamaraws, who refused to fold up in the face of a searing second half rally by the Green Archers.

Tolomia, who missed two crucial foul shots in the team’s 64-68 overtime loss to Ateneo last week, scored on a drive before splitting his shots from the foul line to give FEU the lead back, 61-60, with under two minutes to go.

As both teams traded bricks, Mark Belo grabbed a defensive rebound, setting up the undersized Cruz for a gutsy layup on the other end, and a foul by Almond Vosotros that gave FEU a 63-60 cushion, 24 seconds left.

La Salle tried to rally, but Vosotros’ desperation three-point attempts in the dying seconds failed to connect, while Tolomia and Cruz iced the game by combining for two more foul shots in the end.

“It was really hard especially coming off that loss against Ateneo,” said FEU coach Nash Racela, who only needs to win next Saturday against La Salle to advance to the UAAP Finals for the first time since 2011.

“And again, today, it showed the character of the team, eh sabi namin, if you want to succeed in life you have to persevere regardless kung ano nasa harap namin,” he added.

The Green Archers are now 0-3 against the Tamaraws this season, and face the unenviable task of needing to beat their tormentors two straight in the Final Four to keep their title-retention bid alive.

La Salle did not get the expected huge numbers from its season’s top scorer Jeron Teng, who only had eight points on an atrocious 2-of-11 shooting from the field.

The 6-foot-3 Teng, who appeared at Bench’s denim and underwear fashion show, “The Naked truth” on Saturday, fouled out late in the game. He did contribute eight rebounds, but also turned the ball over five times.

Jason Perkins led the Green Archers with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Vosotros had 13.

Tolomia led the Tamaraws with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Belo had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Dark Knight
09-22-2014, 09:27 AM
Terry Capistrano = Manny Salgado

Teng, AVO = i BENCH na lang dapat

Dark Knight
09-22-2014, 09:27 AM
Terry Capistrano = Manny Salgado

Teng, AVO = i BENCH na lang dapat

Joescoundrel
09-22-2014, 10:36 AM
All green and go for Tams as No. 2

By Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) |

Updated September 22, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - A highly motivated Mike Tolomia grabbed his opportunity to atone for his previous boo-boo and delivered in the stretch this time as Far Eastern U tripped La Salle, 65-60, to secure the No. 2 seeding and twice-to-beat advantage in their UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball Final Four showdown yesterday at the MOA Arena.

Tolomia, who had sleepless nights after two missed free-throws in their 64-68 overtime loss to Ateneo at the end of the elims, took charge in the clutch and redeemed himself in leading a decisive 7-0 windup that lifted the Tams to the win.

The 5-11 Tolomia shot 19 points overall, banging in the game-tying lay-up then making a split to put FEU up, 61-60 with 1:43 left. His teammate Carl Bryan Cruz padded the lead to three with a basket and then Tolomia took the ball away from Almond Vosotros and drew an unsportsmanlike four from Jeron Teng. He went one-of-two to make it 64-60, 7.7 seconds left.

“Parang natatawa na lang ako sa sarili ko sa pagsubok, parang ambilis, isang laro lang, binigyan ako ng opportunity na bumawi. Thankful ako ke God. (I’m thankful that after one only game, I was given the chance to redeem myself),” said Tolomia who admitted to not sleeping well for two nights following that Ateneo setback.

The huge victory put FEU into the prime position going into their actual semis encounter on Saturday as they only need to win once to advance to the championship.

“We haven’t achieved anything yet. That’s why I had to talk to my players right after the game to remind them not to celebrate too much. Of course, we’re happy we won this game but then again malayo pa (it’s not over yet), we need another win for us to make it to the finals,” said FEU coach Nash Racela.

The Tams had control three-fourths of the way, going up by as many as 13 at one point (27-14 in the second). The Archers tried to turn things around with a 10-5 start in the payoff period, seizing a 60-58 lead on an Arnold van Opstal post move with 3:22 to go.

“It was really hard especially coming off that loss to Ateneo. Today showed the character of the team. Sabi namin (We told them) if you want to succeed in life, you have to persevere. It wasn’t easy beating La Salle. Good thing our players persevered especially when we struggled in the second half,” said Racela, whose wards went 3-0 in their head-to-head against the Archers this season.

“They attacked well on offense and defended well,” DLSU coach Juno Sauler said.

MrM
09-22-2014, 10:47 AM
Ano bang height ni Mike Tolomia? I see a little bit of Jayson Castro in him---from the form of his jumpshot, to his decision-making, to his explosiveness to the basket. Future national team member perhaps?

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Mike Tolomia is 5'11 yun heigth.

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 04:32 PM
Basketball

UAAP

Arnold Van Opstal emphasizes need for La Salle to 'play smarter' in rematch against FEU
From: Richard Dy
•September 22, 2014, 02:06 pm

Arnold Van Opstal emphasizes need for La Salle to 'play smarter' in rematch against FEU

The defending champion shot just 30.3 percent from the field and turned the ball over 10 times in the first half, allowing the Tamaraws to dictate the tempo on the way to clinching the No. 2 seeding and a twice-to-beat advantage against their victims in the UAAP Final Four.

“We started off flat while FEU played well, breaks of the game in the end. (It's) unfortunate what happened late in the game,” a disappointed Van Opstal told sportswriters after the match.

The 6-foot-7 center finished with seven points and eight rebounds, but missed several putbacks in the second half that prevented La Salle from pulling away.

The Fil-German slotman also accounted for seven of La Salle’s 20 turnovers, hastening the downfall of the reigning champions.

[See Teng, Van Opstal appearance in 'Naked Truth' show not an issue for Sauler]

Facing the specter of getting dethroned with another loss, Van Opstal said it is imperative for the Archers to step up their game when they collide anew with the Tamaraws next Saturday in the semifinals.

“I personally think they’re the strongest team in the UAAP other than us,” observed the four-year veteran.

“It (game) could have gone either way. Every time we play against them (Tamaraws), just breaks of the game. So right now, our team needs to step up and play smarter the next game,” he added.

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 04:35 PM
FEU coach Nash Racela sheds light on 'confrontation' with La Salle team manager
From: Mei-Lin Lozada
•September 21, 2014, 07:05 pm

FAR Eastern University coach Nash Racela said he was surprised to be confronted by a top La Salle team official at the end of the Tamaraws' 65-60 win over the Green Archers in their playoff for the No. 2 seeding in the UAAP men's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Racela was the first from FEU to approach La Salle for the traditional mid-court handshake, but said he was surprised to be met by a visibly angry Green Archers team manager Terry Capistrano who, the Tamaraws coach claimed, accused him of challenging them to a fight.

Racela denied doing so.

"Nagulat ako after the game (na may ganoon)," Racela said when asked about the incident by Spin.ph. "Hinahamon ko raw siya, eh, hindi ko nga sila kilala."

"Ayaw ko nga ng away, ayaw ko ng gulo," he added.

Racela, who incidentally is a graduate of La Salle, said he hopes things will be well between him and officials of his alma mater.

"I hope I should be okay with them because I'm also from La Salle."

Capistrano could not be reached for comment at posting time.

Racela's Tamaraws and the Green Archers will cross paths again in the Final Four, with FEU holding a twice-to-beat edge because of the victory.

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 04:36 PM
Asar talo kc kaya naghahanap ng bagong Drama...Suntukan naman dw Pwe! Pathetic !

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 04:39 PM
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notnecessary

September 22, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

Naalala ko tuloy yung ginawa kay Arwind Santos dati...




tam20

September 22, 2014 @ 11:38 am

Either of the two: Arm-wrestling or Fencing?




MickeyMouse

September 22, 2014 @ 11:16 am

Ang gagaling nyo naman manghusga andun ba kayo sa mismong game?Andun din ba ang mga tenga ninyo at mata ninyo at nadinig at nakita ninyo ang nangyari? And excuse me.Fyi, Mr. Capistrano is a true blooded La Sallian mrjumbo03 tapos na ba ang playoff? Meron pa sa Saturday, wait and see.




CantTouchThis

September 22, 2014 @ 11:03 am

Go La Salle! LMFAO!




mrjumbo03

September 22, 2014 @ 09:58 am

Haha walang logic kung si Nash pa yung maghahamon e he just won a freaking big game. If ever may nagsimula, malamang si Capistrano yun. Sila talo e.

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 04:48 PM
Bold predictions sir DK? all the way na b sa 20th?

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 04:49 PM
Facing the specter of getting dethroned with another loss, Van Opstal said it is imperative for the Archers to step up their game when they collide anew with the Tamaraws next Saturday in the semifinals.

“I personally think they’re the strongest team in the UAAP other than us,” observed the four-year veteran.



sir DK , hindi naka mentioned yun ADMU , hindi pala malakas.lol

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Tolomia redeems himself against La Salle

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 09/22/2014 1:50 PM | Updated as of 09/22/2014 1:50 PM


MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) guard Mike Tolomia needed only one game to find redemption and turn from goat to hero as he powered the Tamaraws to an impressive win over De La Salle University in their UAAP Final Four playoff.

Tolomia famously missed two potential game-winning free throws against the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their final game of the elimination round, which cost the Tamaraws the No. 1 seed and an outright twice-to-beat advantage.

One game later, he made up for his shortcomings by leading the way in FEU's 65-60 victory in their playoff against the Green Archers, which allowed the Tamaraws to nab the second seed and move to within one win of making it back to the Finals.

He finished with 19 points against La Salle, continuing his trend of strong performances against the defending champions this season.

"Two years na sila 'yung nag-tanggal sa amin sa Final Four," Tolomia said. "Simula pa lang ng season na ito, sila na talaga ang pinaghandaan ko."

Much like their game against Ateneo, Tolomia was put on the free throw line again in the crucial moment. With 7.7 seconds left and FEU clinging to a 63-60 lead, Jeron Teng fouled the FEU guard. Tolomia made one of two free throws, and it proved to be enough of a buffer for the Tams.

"Parang natatawa na lang ako sa sarili ko na, grabe 'yung pagsubok na binibigay sa akin," Tolomia said of his time at the free throw line. "Ang bilis. Isang laro lang, tapos binigyan na naman ako ng opportunity na bawiin 'yung sarili ko."

Tolomia admitted that it took him some time to get over their loss to Ateneo, especially as he was handed a golden opportunity to win it for the team.

"Siguro mga dalawang araw (ako bago naka-recover). Kasi si Coach Nash (Racela) talaga, 'yun talaga 'yung tinuturo niya sa amin na, kapag may nangyari sa atin dito, tapos na 'yun, move on na tayo. On to the next lagi tayo," he explained.

"Pero sa akin, mahirap pa rin maka-move on. After two days, naka-move on na ako," he added.

Tolomia said he spent those two days practicing his free throws shooting and repeatedly imagined himself being back in that situation.

He got his wish a few days later, and this time made sure that he will be able to lift his team to the win.

"Parang nabunutan ako ng tinik nung nag-shoot 'yung una (na free throw)," Tolomia said. "Pasalamat lang ako kay God na binigyan niya ako ng opportunity na makabalik

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 05:45 PM
Basketball


UAAP

UAAP commissioner Andy Jao to look into 'commotion' involving Racela, DLSU team manager
From: Snow Badua
•September 22, 2014, 04:22 pm

UAAP commissioner Andy Jao said he will look into the 'commotion' involving Far Eastern University coach Nash Racela and La Salle team manager Terry Capistrano that marred the two teams' UAAP playoff match on Sunday.

Jao admitted he didn’t notice the incident and only learned about it from a Spin.ph story.

“Nagulat talaga ako. I see no reason why hindi ako dapat magulat. Kasi we didn’t notice it. Siguro nasa iba na focus namin nung mangyari, said Jao.

The league commissioner said he is now in the process of getting statements from game officials close to the ‘heated handshake’ and will likely ask Racela and Capistrano to air their sides on the matter.

“I’ll get the statement of our game officials, referees and the people at the scorer’s table,” said the longtime television sports analyst. “I’ll try to hear their sides. I will write a letter. I will have to ask people first.”

“We have to hear both sides. Hindi naman pwdeng ako lang. Tatanungin namin kung ano nangyari,” he added.

Jao hopes to meet the two separately on Wednesday, saying he has enough time to investigate as the Final Four showdown between FEU and La Salle won't happen until Saturday.

But the UAAP commissioner was quick to play down the incident, saying it is nowhere close to another fight in 2005 where former La Salle assistant team manager Manny Salgado struck FEU forward Arwind Santos with a closed first in the nape after Game One of the finals.

“Hindi naman siguro ganun kataas ang penalties nyan, hindi naman tulad yan ng nambatok ka,” said Jao.

Salgado was meted lifetime ban for the unsportsmanlike conduct.

Jao said the incident between Capistrano and Racela may just be a case of "trash-talking."

“Like I said, I am not yet sure what really transpired. Baka parang kaunting trash-talking unless it was a belligerent stance or something like that, which I didn’t see,” he said.

“So I cannot talk about it now. I did not see. Pero nagulat talaga ako.”

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 05:50 PM
Dapat lng Mr Commish, Dinadaan sa Pagsindak eh senoir citizen na , baka patulan yan eh

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2014, 08:12 PM
RR Garcia impressed with FEU's team work

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 09/22/2014 5:58 PM | Updated as of 09/22/2014 5:58 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Former Far Eastern University (FEU) guard RR Garcia praised the current crop of Tamaraws after their impressive win over defending champion La Salle on Sunday.

This year's Tamaraws, led by veteran guard Mike Tolomia and forward Mac Belo, achieved what Garcia failed to do last season when they beat the Green Archers to earn a twice-to-beat advantage.

"Talagang binigay nila 'yung best nila," said Garcia, who now plays for Barako Bull Energy in the PBA. "Gusto talaga nila manalo. Hindi sila nag-give up."

"Kasi, noong humabol (ang La Salle) sa amin, ganoon din ang nangyari, gumive up lang. Sila naman, hindi sila bumigay," he noted.

Asked what makes this year's FEU team special, Garcia pointed to their team work.

"Halos lahat sa kanila nags-step up," he said. "Tulong-tulong sila, Hindi lang isa o dalawang tao 'yung naglalaro. Halos lahat talaga sa kanila."

However, Garcia was quick to warn the Tamaraws that it will not be easy for them to beat La Salle again on Saturday, in what will be a do-or-die situation for the Green Archers.

"Yung pang-apat, siyempre mahirap 'yun. Hindi natin masasabi na makukuha natin 'yung game," he said.

The key for the Tamaraws, according to Garcia, will be to follow the game plan set by Coach Nash Racela, which has led the team to three wins over the Archers this season.

"Stick lang sila sa game plan," Garcia said. "Kung ano 'yung game plan ni Coach Nash."

"Kapag sinunod nila 'yung game plan ni Coach, parang ito, mananalo sila. Kapag nagkanya-kanya sila, wala," he added.

Garcia, who was the UAAP MVP in Season 73, led the Tamaraws to consecutive Finals appearances in Seasons 73 and 74.

LaKazTaMa
09-23-2014, 04:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPZMvvGQUeo


Watch and listen to this dirty old man bullshit Mr.terry Capistrano on Youtube interview- Naghahanap pa ng Palusot AMF!

LaKazTaMa
09-23-2014, 04:29 AM
La Salle manager Terry Capistrano on 'commotion' with Racela: 'I had no intention of provoking anything'
From: Snow Badua
•September 22, 2014, 08:32 pm
La Salle manager Terry Capistrano on 'commotion' with Racela: 'I had no intention of provoking anything'

DE La Salle team manager Terry Capistrano broke his silence on the incident between him and Far Eastern University coach Nash Racela, saying he had no intention of instigating a confrontation at the end of the Tamaraws' win over the Green Archers in their playoff for the No. 2 seeding in the UAAP Final Four.

Meeting at mid-court for the customary post-game handshakes, Capistrano said he only questioned Racela about his on-game 'hand gestures' which he felt could send emotions flaring during the tense match which the Tamaraws won, 65-60, on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

“Actually, I did not even approach him. Siya 'yung lumapit sa akin to shake my hand and then I asked him the question: ‘Bakit para kang naghahamon ng away?’” said Capistrano in an interview with Spin.ph.

“Siguro people inside the court thought nag-aaway kami. Kaya they approached us. Pinaghiwalay kami,” he added. “Pero wala akong intension makipag-away. Ito ba namang tanda ko na ito.

“I was just curious to ask what was that (gesture) all about,” Capistrano said without a hint of anger in his voice. “It was a question. He knows that. Walang murahan. Walang sigawan. He never said anything uncivil, I never said anything uncivil.”

[See Racela sheds light on 'confrontation' with La Salle team manager]

Racela, who earlier said he was stunned by Capistrano's action, sounded relieved when told about the side of the longtime La Salle team manager regarding the incident, which the FEU coach said could have been a case of misinterpretation.

“That’s good. I am happy to hear na okay na siya (Capistrano). Pero if ever they saw something wrong with my actuations, I ask for their understanding. Wala sa intension ko 'yun (humanap ng gulo),” said the brother of Barangay Ginebra assistant coach Olsen Racela.

Capistrano claimed it is not in his nature to engage people in confrontations, pointing out that he has never been involved in any untoward incident in the past 13 years that he has been team manager of the Green Archers.

“Alam mo 12 years, 13 years na akong manager ng team na ito. Pero never ako natawagan ng technical foul, because I know how to behave. I know how to control my temper,” he said.

Capistrano was actually the manager of La Salle when a similar incident happened during Game One of the 2005 Finals between the Archers and the Tamaraws.

His assistant team manager, Manny Salgado, approached then FEU star Arwind Santos shortly after the game for the customary handshake, but then tapped the unsuspecting lanky forward hard on the nape when he finally turned his back.

Good thing, Santos and the rest of the Tamaraws were prevented from ganging up on Salgado, who was later meted a lifetime ban by the league.

“Yes, I was there when it happened. Of all people, I would know that (repercussions of misbehavior),” Capistrano declared.

[See Dad Alvin defends Jeron Teng from criticism over 'Naked Truth' appearance on eve of big game]

Capistrano said he would have approached Racela even if the outcome of the match was in favor of La Salle.

“Of course, I will still approach him. I would siyempre tell him about the hand gestures. Baka ma-misinterpret, magdulot pa ng ibang kaguluhan,” he said, obviously referring to Racela’s constant waving of both hands while coaching the Tamaraws on the sidelines.

Capistrano also said he is very much satisfied after hearing the side of Racela on the incident following a Spin.ph interview and story on the matter.

“In your report, he answered that he was surprised that he had no intention or anything … I take his word for it. He clarified it already, nasagot na nya `yung questions … I think that’s the end of it,” he said.

“I had no intention of provoking anything. In your report, he said he is from La Salle, and he never wanted any animosity or bad blood. He is a fellow La Sallian, so walang problema 'yun,” added Capistrano, a president of an international shipping company.

“I don’t want to create a scene. Wala akong ibang motibo. Ang tagal ko na rito. Kaya nga after the game na ko nagtanong. Imagine if I asked him at the height of the game.

“Ayaw kasi natin na mamis-interpret ang lahat. Tulad nung nilapitan ko siya. Akala ng marami nag-aaway na kami,” he said before breaking into laughter. “This is going to be an intense game. Ayaw natin ng gulo.”

Capistrano said he is ready to face any investigation being planned by UAAP commissioner Andy Jao, who is now in the process of getting statements from game officials and players who witnessed the incident.

[See Jao set to look into incident involving FEU coach Racela, Capistrano]

“Yes, I am. It’s his (Jao) call. But you know, I don’t think this is necessary. There was nothing there. No untoward incidents. There were no bad words said. We don’t even know why people got between us,” he said.

“I really didn’t think that this is going to be a very big thing. Siguro hindi rin ako kilala ni Nash, kaya he thought I was charging at him. Pero hindi yun ang pakay ko,” he said.

LaKazTaMa
09-23-2014, 04:30 AM
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ball_freak007

September 22, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

Palusot ka pa. Ganun LNG nghamon na ng away?. Maliit na Bagay Lang, halatang mainit ulo mo sa pagkatalo nyo. Makatinginan mo LNG Siguro ito lalabasan ka ng baril neto

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nowey

September 22, 2014 @ 11:34 pm

ang labo mo lolo. what hand gesture you're talking about? yung handshake? gumagawa ng ingay ampf.

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Takata

September 22, 2014 @ 10:08 pm

Tactics nung manager ng DLSU yan para mawala sa focus sa next match si Coach Nash. Di matanggap na on a brink of elimination ang team nila. Pede naman kayo bumawi sa laro at di sa ganyan na confrontation.

LaKazTaMa
09-23-2014, 04:34 AM
“Yes, I am. It’s his (Jao) call. But you know, I don’t think this is necessary. There was nothing there. No untoward incidents. There were no bad words said. We don’t even know why people got between us,” he said.

“I really didn’t think that this is going to be a very big thing. Siguro hindi rin ako kilala ni Nash, kaya he thought I was charging at him. Pero hindi yun ang pakay ko,” he said.



-Puta ayaw pa imbestiga nun Gago! dapat ma -parusahan din an katulad ni Mannay salgado-

LaKazTaMa
09-23-2014, 04:51 AM
The Final Score
FEU beats DLSU Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1

By MICO HALILISeptember 22, 2014 10:23pm

So, cause and effect. The simpler the correlation, the easier it is to understand and the easier it is to explain. He shoots, he scores, that kind of thing. Who wants to understand a 40-minute basketball game by analyzing at least 40 different causes leading to at least 40 different effects? Hahahaha, only hard-working coaches are silly enough to do that.

On the night of September 20, Green Archers Jeron Teng and Arnold Van Opstal appeared in a high-profile “denim and underwear” fashion show. On the afternoon of September 21, La Salle faced FEU in a pivotal game.

So what happened? Teng finished the game with eight points, shot two out of 11 from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and committed five turnovers. Van Opstal finished with seven points, shot three out of eight from the field, grabbed eight rebounds, and committed seven turnovers.

La Salle lost and became the third seed in the UAAP Final Four. FEU won and became the second seed earning a twice-to-beat advantage over La Salle.

Baka napuyat or napagod or sinipon sa lamig ng aircon or nabighani kay Solenn Heussaff sa fashion show kaya naging ganoon ang output ni Teng and Van Opstal sa game?

With 2:26 left in the game, La Salle up by two, Teng passed to Van Opstal who was waiting at the post. The pass never reached Van Opstal. Turnover.

With 1:34 left in the game, FEU up by one, Van Opstal, double-teamed under the basket, well triple-teamed if you count the baseline as an extra-defender, issued an awkward, emergency bounce pass towards the general direction of Teng. The ball bounced towards Teng’s left side. Teng, however, dashed to his right side. Turnover.

Maybe both miscues could be attributed to a fashion show or to FEU’s interior defense or to Teng’s recent bout with dengue or to the sight of Jake Cuenca’s tushi (just look it up and you’ll understand). These are all possible explanations. But time and again, we’ve seen athletes play well even if they lack sleep, are injured or are ill. Transcendence is always an option.

Knowing La Salle coach Juno Sauler, if Teng and Van Opstal were neither physically nor mentally ready to play, they wouldn’t be out there in the closing moments of a critical game. Therefore, to oversimplify the cause in order to comprehend the effect is to risk invalidating an always-complex game.

Besides, FEU’s Mike Tolomia also committed seven turnovers in the game. He even committed his seventh error with just 1:16 left in the fourth quarter. He wasn’t in a fashion show. Tolomia, however, was reportedly seen roaming the campus in just his shorts the night before the game. Baka gininaw din siya.

Tolomia was inconsolable after missing crucial free throws in the Tamaraws’ loss to Ateneo. If he missed crucial free throws again against La Salle, he would’ve ripped the football fields of FEU-Diliman off the ground. He made crucial free throws this time around.

There’s something “old school” about Tolomia. Like his game isn’t XBox-inspired. Like he’s the 2014 version of Gerry Esplana. He scored 19 points, not on hang-time moves, but on glide-time moves. Laro lang. He doesn’t have other activities to worry about. Like his entire persona in the UAAP is just about the game and nothing else.

You can say the same for FEU’s Mac Belo. Belo is a hipster’s pick for UAAP MVP because he is FEU’s Joakim Noah or, Belo’s basketball hero, Marc Pingris. He can guard two players at the same time. He can grab rebounds against three defenders. Like Tolomia, Belo has a distinct throwback-Thursday vibe. Like he thrives using classic methods. Maybe by throwback, I really mean timeless.

In a way, I am saddened that the “brown hair” era in FEU appears to be over. Tolomia and Belo have neither blonde highlights nor funky hairstyles like important Tamaraws before. Not to say that having blonde highlights is wrong. My having blonde streaks many, many, many years ago removes any attempt to exert moral authority. But the absence of such embellishments seems to suggest that Tolomia and Belo are making sure people just focus on their ability to play basketball.

I am for the opportunity for UAAP athletes to sign endorsement deals. I am against unfortunate scheduling. And like La Salle’s current predicament, it can be fixed. La Salle just needs to win two straight games to enter the Finals. However, they need to do it against FEU, a team the Archers have yet to beat this season.

We are as anxious as we are excited for the Tamaraws. Notorious for imploding late in seasons past, they can establish a new brand of notoriety if they beat the Archers in just one Final Four game. Huwag rubber match bro. Ibang usapan yun. Just one decisive game. Anyway, they’re 3-0 against the Archers this season. All FEU needs to do is win one more.

However, if La Salle wins the next two games, we might never have to question anyone’s priorities or wonder about players’ time management skills again (or until next year’s denim and underwear fashion show). It will just take two straight W’s over FEU. Can Teng and Van Opstal overcome the “bv” from last Sunday and convert it to the kind of vibes that leads to two consecutive victories? Oo naman. It won’t be easy but it’s doable. I don’t know if that’s the naked truth but that’s the truth. — JST, GMA

Dark Knight
09-23-2014, 11:23 AM
“Yes, I am. It’s his (Jao) call. But you know, I don’t think this is necessary. There was nothing there. No untoward incidents. There were no bad words said. We don’t even know why people got between us,” he said.

“I really didn’t think that this is going to be a very big thing. Siguro hindi rin ako kilala ni Nash, kaya he thought I was charging at him. Pero hindi yun ang pakay ko,” he said.



-Puta ayaw pa imbestiga nun Gago! dapat ma -parusahan din an katulad ni Mannay salgado-

Hey comrade LakazTama, lets just tone down some unnecessary foul words okay? Just a friendly reminder. Lets Go Tamaraws!!

Dark Knight
09-23-2014, 11:23 AM
“Yes, I am. It’s his (Jao) call. But you know, I don’t think this is necessary. There was nothing there. No untoward incidents. There were no bad words said. We don’t even know why people got between us,” he said.

“I really didn’t think that this is going to be a very big thing. Siguro hindi rin ako kilala ni Nash, kaya he thought I was charging at him. Pero hindi yun ang pakay ko,” he said.



-Puta ayaw pa imbestiga nun Gago! dapat ma -parusahan din an katulad ni Mannay salgado-

Hey comrade LakazTama, lets just tone down some unnecessary foul words okay? Just a friendly reminder. Lets Go Tamaraws!!

LaKazTaMa
09-23-2014, 10:12 PM
Can't help it binu bully tayo eh .

LaKazTaMa
09-27-2014, 02:44 PM
UAAP S77 Final 4: FEU Tamaraws vs. DLSU Green Archers

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 09/26/2014 7:45 AM | Updated as of 09/26/2014 7:49 AM


MANILA, Philippines – The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws drew first blood against the De La Salle University Green Archers when they won a playoff for the second spot and the twice-to-beat advantage last weekend, putting them within one win of making it to the UAAP Finals.

La Salle, however, has been in similar situations before. Their backs were also against the wall against the University of Santo Tomas in the Finals last season, before winning the final two games to clinch the championship.

Here's how the two teams stack up against each other:



Season review:

Despite losing star guards RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo to the PBA, the Tamaraws barely missed a beat as Mike Tolomia and Mac Belo stepped up to the plate to fill their shoes. Role players like Roger Pogoy, Carl Bryan Cruz and Anthony Hargrove also had solid seasons for FEU.

The Tams were in the thick of the Final Four race all season long, and at one point, won seven consecutive games, including tremendous wins over National University (NU) and La Salle. FEU has, in fact, beaten the defending champions three times this season, including their knockout game for the second seed.

With a chance to take the top seed and an outright twice-to-beat advantage, FEU stumbled against Ateneo in their last game of the eliminations, squandering a 19-point fourth quarter lead and losing in overtime.

La Salle, for its part, got off to a wobbly start in Season 77 as they lost their first two games – against FEU and archrivals Ateneo.

The Green Archers were able to right the ship, however, with a win over NU touching off a seven-game winning streak. Jeron Teng, last season's Finals MVP, elevated his game in the second half of the season, as evidenced in their game against Ateneo when he exploded for 32 points.

The defending champions stumbled against FEU in their second round encounter, however, and a loss to University of the East put them in a shaky situation entering their final game of the elimination round. La Salle responded with a dominant win over NU, however, to formalize their entry to the semi-finals.

Elimination round history:

Round 1: FEU 82, La Salle 77

In their first game of the season, FEU rallied from an early deficit to stun the defending champions, with Tolomia and Belo coming up big in crunch time to help the Tamaraws overcome a 13-point first quarter hole.

Round 2: FEU 74, La Salle 70

FEU defeated La Salle anew in the second round to snap the Green Archers' seven-game winning streak. It was Tolomia who shone in the final seconds once more, grabbing his own miss from the foul line to sneak in a lay-up that secured the Tams' win.

What they said:

FEU head coach Nash Racela: "We haven't achieved anything yet. That's why I had to talk to my players right after the game, just to remind them not to celebrate too much. Of course we're happy that we won this game, but we still need another win for us to get to the Finals."

La Salle head coach Juno Sauler: "(FEU) attacked well on offense and they did well on defense. We just have to keep finding good shots, continue to play in a team setting, and find those good shots."

LaKazTaMa
09-27-2014, 02:48 PM
Tams seek 2nd title slot today

Beleaguered Archers try to stay alive
By Jasmine W. Payo |Philippine Daily Inquirer
3:28 am | Saturday, September 27th, 2014

EVEN IF Far Eastern University boasts a 3-0 record over La Salle this season, FEU coach Nash Racela still sees the defending champion holding the edge in their Final Four showdown in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament today.

“The only thing we achieved is to get the twice-to-beat advantage,” said Racela. “Other than that, if you look at the lineups, they’re (Archers) bigger than us and taller than us. So I have to keep reminding my players that on paper, La Salle is still better than us.”

The Tamaraws go for another win over the Archers to clinch the first championship berth in the 4 p.m. match at Mall of Asia Arena.

“We still have to work hard,” Racela said of his Tamaraws, who secured the twice-to-beat bonus over the Archers in a playoff for the No. 2 spot last Sunday. “If the effort [during the playoff] was good, we need to double that.”

Top-ranked Ateneo had a shot at nailing the first title slot, but No. 4 National University pulled off a 78-74 upset to force a rubber match next Wednesday in the other pairing.

In women’s action, FEU and La Salle also clash in a sudden-death semifinal duel at 1:30 p.m., with the winner advancing against outright finalist NU

The Lady Tamaraws forged a do-or-die duel for the last title berth after upsetting the No. 2 Lady Archers, 61-56, in the stepladder semifinals Thursday.

Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia have been the key tandem for the Tamaraws, but the rest of the FEU crew like Roger Pogoy, Carl Bryan Cruz and Achie Iñigo proved to be just as dangerous at crunch time.

“We just have to keep finding good shots, continue to play in a team setting,” La Salle coach Juno Sauler said after the Archers’ 65-60 playoff loss that saw star forward Jeron Teng, who just recovered from mild dengue, struggling for most of the game.

La Salle had similar narrow elimination losses to FEU—82-77 in the first round and 74-70 in their second meeting.

LaKazTaMa
09-28-2014, 04:01 PM
Archers crush Tams, forge knockout tiff

By Jasmine W. Payo |Philippine Daily Inquirer
3:01 am | Sunday, September 28th, 2014

LA SALLE didn’t let Far Eastern University get away with another close one this time.

The Green Archers came out dominant in their fourth meeting with the Tamaraws this season, hacking out an emphatic 94-73 win to forge a knockout duel for a championship berth in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament yesterday at Mall of Asia Arena.

Jeron Teng kept his team’s back-to-back title bid alive by sustaining the Archers’ strong start with a team-high 25 points and seven rebounds.

“I just wanted them to play consistently, all four quarters,” coach Juno Sauler said of his Archers, who just lost to the Tamaraws by a slim average of 4.6 points in three previous meetings this season.

“We didn’t really change anything. What we did in the first quarter was how we played all throughout the ball game.”

La Salle will try to overcome FEU’s twice-to-beat edge in a knockout semifinal duel at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, right after National University tries to do the same against No. 1 Ateneo at 2 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Norbert Torres (18 points) and Almond Vosotros (17 points) helped the Archers take leads as high as 25 points, 91-66, while rookie Fil-Am Julian Sargent sparked their first-quarter outburst by going 3-of-3 from three-point range for an early 24-14 spread.

“They (Archers) played really well,” said FEU coach Nash Racela, who only had Mac Belo showing up with a career-high 32 points.

FEU, though, triumphed in women’s action as the Lady Tamaraws dethroned the Lady Archers, 81-80, in overtime to secure the last championship berth.

The Lady Tamaraws overcame the twice-to-beat edge of the Lady Archers with April Siat burying the clutch baskets to finish with a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds.

The No. 4 Lady Tamaraws advanced to the Finals versus the unbeaten National University, which owns a thrice-to-beat Finals advantage after a 14-0 sweep of the eliminations.

The Men’s scores:
LA SALLE 94–Teng 25, N. Torres 18, Vosotros 17, Sargent 11, Perkins 8, Van Opstal 4, Montalbo 3, T. Torres 3, Rivero 2, Salem 2, Mustre 1, Andrada 0.
FEU 73–Belo 32, Tolomia 7, David 7, Tamsi 6, Iñigo 6, Jose 5, Cruz 4, Hargrove 2, Pogoy 2, Ugsang 2, Dennison 0, Delfinado 0, Denila 0, Lee Yu 0, Escoto 0.
Quarters: 24-14, 34-27, 63-47, 94-73

LaKazTaMa
09-28-2014, 04:02 PM
Racela: FEU not allowed to play defense vs. La Salle

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 09/28/2014 1:35 PM | Updated as of 09/28/2014 1:35 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University's (FEU) efforts to defeat De La Salle University in their Final Four game Saturday were severely hampered because they were "not allowed" to play defense, claims Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela.

Needing to win just one more game to advance to the Finals, the Tamaraws were ambushed by the Green Archers, 94-73, in a game that La Salle took control of in the third period.

"When you play a team like La Salle, or a stronger team, the only way you could beat them is by playing good defense," Racela told reporters after the game.

"Now, if they don't allow you to play defense, mahihirapan ka talaga, you cannot neutralize. Ganoon lang naman 'yun eh," he added.

FEU allowed La Salle to shoot over 42% from the field while being out-rebounded 54-41. The Tams were also whistled for 33 fouls, which led to 46 free throws for the Green Archers.

La Salle made 30 of their 46 attempts, while FEU went only 12-of-18 from the charity stripe.

"Again, I just go back to that idea na if they allow us to play defense, if they allow us to be physical against them… because we don't back down," Racela said. "I think 'yun ang nakikita ko sa players namin – we don't back down."

"Kahit mas malaki sila sa amin in every position, hindi kami aatras. So we're just hoping that they'll allow us to play," he added.

"Malaki na sila eh, hindi na nila kailangan ng tulong."

Racela did acknowledge that La Salle "maybe played really better than us." "We didn't find an antidote sa mga ginagawa nila," he said.

At the same time, the coach said there may be some frustration in the part of his players.

"I think the effort was there, the focus was there. The players were doing their best," he said. "May konting frustration because… wala eh, binibigay mo na lahat, and… alam mo na."

Saturday's win was FEU's first loss to La Salle this season, having won both elimination round meetings as well as the knockout game for the second seed and the twice-to-beat advantage.

They play for a fourth and last time on Wednesday in a sudden-death showdown for a spot in the UAAP Season 77 Finals.

LaKazTaMa
09-28-2014, 04:10 PM
FEU coach Nash Racela rues officiating prevented Tamaraws from playing good defense against Archers
From: Richard Dy
•September 27, 2014, 08:00 pm

COACH Nash Racela felt the huge disparity on fouls prevented Far Eastern University from playing honest defense against De La Salle, leading the reigning champions to hack out a vengeful 94-73 bounce-back win on Saturday in the UAAP Final Four before a jampacked crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Although subdued during the post-game interview, Racela can’t help but rued at how officiating went especially during the second half.

Statistics bore Racela out as the Tamaraws were slapped with a total of 26 fouls compared to just 12 on the Green Archers during the second half.

FEU had more fouls in the entire game with 33 as to 19 of La Salle.

The Archers had a season-high 46 free throw attempts, with 42 of those coming in the second half. They also went 28-of-42 from the foul line in the last 20 minutes, compared to the measly 11-of-14 shooting by the Tamaraws from the stripe.

“When you play a team like La Salle or any stronger team, the only way you can beat them (Green Archers) is by playing good defense. But now, if they (game officials) don’t allow you to play defense, mahihirapan ka talaga,” said an obviously disappointed Racela after the game.

By calling too many fouls on FEU, Racela said his team eventually lost the will to fight.

“Maybe today, they (Green Archers) did play better than us and we didn’t find an antidote on that, but I think the effort (by the Tamaraws) was there, the focus was there, and the players were doing their best,” he said.

“May konting frustration because wala eh, binibigay nila lahat eh,” added Racela, pointing to the numerous foul shots awarded to La Salle that prevented FEU from mounting a second half comeback.

The Tamaraws closed in at 27-34 by halftime, but the Archers outscored them in the final half, 60-46, that proved to be the difference in the win that forced a sudden-death match on Wednesday for one of two berths in the best-of-three Final.

Racela said the Tams will have to simply put the painful loss behind them quickly as they try to bounce back and hopefully, put an end to La Salle’s back-to-back title hopes.

“All they (Green Archers) did was to force a do-or-die, regardless if it’s a one-point loss, a 30-point loss, or 50-point loss. Basta sabi ko lang, let’s forget about this loss, because this is behind us now,” said Racela.

“Ang importante is our next game.”

LaKazTaMa
09-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Fab Five

LaKazTaMa
09-28-2014, 04:18 PM
UAAP
'I dont think they can defend Belo' - FEU's Racela

By MARISSE PANALIGAN,GMA NewsSeptember 28, 2014 1:17am

Far Eastern University lost by a 94-73 blowout against the defending champions De La Salle University in the UAAP Men's Basketball semifinals on Saturday, setting up a sudden death match for the finals berth.

Mac Belo is the only player to score in double digits for the Tamaraws, finishing with a career-high 32 points in the game. Belo's output is one point short of the UAAP record for the most points in a final four game set by Adamson's Ken Bono in 2006.

"I don't think they can defend Mac, it's as simple as that," FEU coach Nash Racela said of Belo.

Different Archers marked Belo during the game, but the Tamaraw proved his worth as one of the league's top scorers this season.

La Salle coach Juno Sauler also expressed concern on Belo's offensive shootout and intends to address it for their do-or-die match on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Mike Tolomia, who had been playing consistently well against DLSU, was limited to seven points off a 2-of-14 shooting clip. In their first three meetings, Tolomia scored an average of 20 points per game for FEU.

"I think the effort was there, the focus was there, the players were doing their best," Racela said of his charges, who defeated the Archers thrice this season.

He said he expects everyone to step up for the next game, which would determine who would get the ticket for the finals seat. The Tamaraws' last finals appearance was in season 74, when they were swept by eventual champions Ateneo de Manila University. - RAF, GMA News

LaKazTaMa
09-28-2014, 04:40 PM
Bawal tumawag ng Foul sa Dlsu yun mga Referee pati si Commish tahimik rin.. walang Pito yun referee at Bulag pati yun Commish natin..may nakinabang na naman.. Susme!

LaKazTaMa
09-28-2014, 04:59 PM
Mas grabe pa ito kaysa laban ng ADMU VS. UE.

shake
09-30-2014, 03:32 AM
I can't understand the tactics of coach during the last 3 minutes of the game. down by 20 and still kept fouling Van Opstal (3 Fouls; 6 freethrows) and at the 2:40-ish still kept on fouling until the end of the game. I think that was 8-9 obvious intentional fouls (16-18 freethrows). Then coach nash would say grabe discrepancy sa freethrows.

Hey coach, sum it all up, that last 3 minutes na pag-foufoul nyo ang nagpalobo sa freethrows ng DLSU. thats 20+s intentionally given to the green&white.

i don't get the point really, down by 20 last 3 minutes. hmmmm

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 04:14 PM
Tanggal ADMU vs NU

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 04:36 PM
bye2x ADMU and DLSU see you next season 78

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:04 PM
yesssssss! see you in Finals NU!

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Go for 20th!

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:10 PM
FEU 67 vs DLSU 64

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:13 PM
Congrats for both Teams

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:23 PM
BIG MAC: FEU Tamaraws end La Salle reign as UAAP champs on Mac Belo's buzzer-beating three-pointer
From: Richard Dy
•October 1, 2014, 08:07 pm

Mac Belo scored 10 of FEU's last 12 points in the sudden-death match against La Salle, including the last-gasp three-pointer that clined the win for the Tamaraws.

DE La Salle's reign as UAAP men's basketball champions is over.

Blame it on 'Big Mac.'

Mac Belo, Far Eastern University's unheralded but very effective forward, scored 10 of the team's final 12 points on Wednesday night - none bigger than the three-pointer at the buzzer that lifted the Tamaraws past the Green Archers, 67-64, in their sudden-death game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The 6-3 Belo, who just three days ago scored a career-high 32 points in FEU’s 73-94 loss to La Salle, got the pass from a driving Mike Tolomia with around 1.5 seconds left and calmly sank his second three-pointer in the endgame to put FEU back in the finals.

“The last play was really designed for Mike Tolomia, but in the end, he made the most important decision of his basketball career. Di niya pinilit pero binigay niya kay Mac Belo,” said FEU coach Nash Racela.

Belo, a member of the Sinag team that captured last year’s Southeast Asian games basketball gold, finished with a game-high 23 points, spiked by four three-point shots, while adding eight rebounds and two assists in another do-it-all effort.

“Sobrang blessed, dine-dedicate ko iyan kay Lord,” said Belo

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:24 PM
Big Mac for big shot.

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:25 PM
FEU forges title showdown vs NU

ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 10/01/2014 8:07 PM | Updated as of 10/01/2014 8:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) eliminated Da La Salle University on Wednesday to forge a title showdown against National University (NU) at the UAAP men’s basketball.

The Tams edged the Archers, 67-64, in a tightly contested semifinal game that determined the final piece of the UAAP finals.

Earlier, the NU Bulldogs closed out the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 65-63, to make its first finals appearance in the UAAP Final Four era.

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:28 PM
FEU nips La Salle to earn finals berth in UAAP 77

By Mark Giongco |INQUIRER.net
8:09 pm | Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Far Eastern University Tamaraws dethroned the La Salle Green Archers, 67-64, and earned the right to face the National University Bulldogs in the Finals of the UAAP 77 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday.

Mac Belo scored the winning trey from the right hand corner as time expired, stunning the Archers and their supporters.

The Tamaraws will face the Bulldogs in a best of three at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, October 4.
Earlier on Wednesday, the fourth seed Bulldogs defeated the top seed Blue Eagles in another cliffhanger, 65-63, to barge into the Finals after 44 years.

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NU ousts Ateneo to make Finals after 44 years

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Big shot for Bigger celebration!

tamarawz_14
10-01-2014, 08:45 PM
yown!!! kahit konti lang tayo dito sa gameface. i-celebrate naten dito LAKAZTAMA!!!

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:52 PM
dapat lng Sarap eh!

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:53 PM
Asan si Boss DK!

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 08:55 PM
Nanood k b ng Live kanina @tamz_14

LaKazTaMa
10-01-2014, 09:04 PM
bonfire na! Admu Dlsu for 3rd Place

tamarawz_14
10-01-2014, 09:48 PM
Nanood k b ng Live kanina @tamz_14

yeah! nag-leave ako para lang makapanood. traffic at baha nga lang pag-uwe at muntik pa ko maubusan ng gasolina..hehehe. suleet!!!!!

Dark Knight
10-01-2014, 11:51 PM
Mga comrades, na traffic ako on the way home pero inabutan ko pa yung last two minutes. At naihagis ko yung PSP sa tuwa. Tsamba lang daw sabi ni Mac. 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dark Knight
10-02-2014, 12:06 AM
I think its FEU's destiny to win that game. There are so many chances where we could have folded and lose and Mac's 3 could have miss but destiny tells otherwise. NU hasn't defeated us this season so that's to our advantage. But who is more hungrier? NU who won their title last 1954? Or FEU who last clinched it in 2005?

Dark Knight
10-02-2014, 10:49 AM
Its funny how some so called ”fans" are already downplaying this series. Like it will be boring. Only then school's fans are going to watch. That malulugi daw ang UAAP and so on.

I just wanna tell this.

1. This so called UAAP fans should realize that NU and FEU are two of the four original founding members of the UAAP. They should show some respect to these schools as pioneers of this league.

2. LA Salle joined in 1986. Ateneo joined in 1978. These so called fans should petition the schools to bolt out of the UAAP and create their new league comprising only LA Salle and Ateneo so that every freaking year they will meet in the finals.

3. They are not true fans of the schools mentioned IMO. They just join the bandwagon para masabing Ateneo o Lasalista sila. Most of them actually never studied in those schools.

4. LOL.

Sam Miguel
10-02-2014, 11:40 AM
Scrappy Tamaraws dethrone Archers

By Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star) |

Updated October 2, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - It was a Final Four with similar endgames but contrasting finishes.

Gaining from a big-time triple from Mac Belo off a feed by Mike Tolomia in the dying seconds, the Far Eastern U Tams scored a pulsating 67-64 victory over the La Salle Archers and took the other UAAP finals berth last night at the Big Dome.

The Tams, making their first finals since 2005, will face the National U Bulldogs in an unlikely duel for this year’s diadem.

With 24.4 seconds to plot a winning play, Tolomia took the leather and wasted some time before driving to the basket. With Jason Perkins providing help defense, Tolomia wisely dished it out to an open Belo, who cashed in and swished it home at the buzzer.

“The last play was really designed for Mike. But in the end, he made the most important decision of his basketball career, hindi niya pinilit (he didn’t force it), he saw an open Belo (and passed). We’re so blessed because Mac hit two three-pointers in the last two minutes,” said FEU coach Nash Racela.

“Sabi ni coach sa corner lang ako but after nakita ko si Perkins nag-help kay Mike, sabi ko ipapasa ito sa akin, ayun tsamba (I was instructed to stay in the corner but when I saw Perkins helping out on Mike, I thought I might get the pass. And I was lucky it went in),” said Belo, who paced the Tams with 23 points.

Belo actually had four treys in the night, the third of which restored a 64-61 cushion with 1:05 left. Tolomia added 14 markers plus six assists.

“He (Belo) hit the biggest shot of the ball game. But I think what was commendable was the fact it was another guy who made the pass. Again, it’s a team play…it just so happened Mac was the guy taking it and luckily he made it,” said Racela.

“For a while, we were down by four, akala ko sasabog kami (I thought we would self-destruct) but yeah, the players were really tough tonight,” he added.

With FEU versus NU set in the finale, this will be the first time since the Final Four’s inception that neither Ateneo nor La Salle are involved in the championship series.

“I realized that Ateneo and La Salle are always in the finals since 1993 and I think this was the best thing that ever happened in the UAAP, having FEU and NU in the finals. Just like how we watched it, today, NU could bring the crowd, FEU could bring the crowd, so hindi lang La Salle and Ateneo ang nakakapagdala ng crowd (it’s not just Ateneo or La Salle that can fill the venue),” said Racela.

Jeron Teng (13) and Perkins (12) led DLSU, which saw an end to its reign after one year.

The scores:

FEU 67 – Belo 23, Tolomia 14, Pogoy 8, Hargrove 6, Inigo 5, Cruz 3, Tamsi 3, Jose 3, Ru. Escoto 2, Dennison 0, Lee Yu 0, Ugsang 0, Ri. Escoto 0.

DLSU 64 – Teng 13, Perkins 12, Van Opstal 11, Sargent 8, Rivero 7, N. Torres 7, Vosotros 6, Bolick 0, Montalbo 0, T. Torres 0.

Quarterscores: 24-17, 42-37, 51-47, 67-64

Dark Knight
10-02-2014, 12:37 PM
'The tams making the finals since 2005"

Our last finals appearance was 2011 I believe against Ateneo.

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 12:52 PM
mr. Dk , ito yun Post interview nila Boom at TJ manotoc kay Coach Nash and he said,

With FEU versus NU set in the finale, this will be the first time since the Final Four’s inception that neither Ateneo nor La Salle are
involved in the championship series.

“I realized that Ateneo and La Salle are always in the finals since 1993 and I think this was the best thing that ever happened in the UAAP, having FEU and NU in the finals. Just like how we watched it, today, NU could bring the crowd, FEU could bring the crowd, so hindi lang La Salle and Ateneo ang nakakapagdala ng crowd (it’s not just Ateneo or La Salle that can fill the venue),” said Racela.

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 12:55 PM
sir DK, paayos naman uli yun mga pictures Lol

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 12:56 PM
FEU-NU Finals 'best thing to ever happen to UAAP'

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at 10/02/2014 11:33 AM | Updated as of 10/02/2014 11:33 AM

MANILA, Philippines – For the first time in the Final Four era, neither the Ateneo Blue Eagles nor the De La Salle Green Archers will be playing in the UAAP Finals, and this may just be the "best thing to ever happen" to the league.

"I realized last year na Ateneo and La Salle were always in the Finals since 1993," Far Eastern University (FEU) head coach Nash Racela told reporters after the Tamaraws' stunning 67-64 win over the Green Archers.

"I think this is the best thing to ever happen to the UAAP, having FEU and NU in the Finals," he stressed.

Racela helped his team make history by beating La Salle, 67-64, in the semi-finals Wednesday to make it to the Finals for the first time since Season 74.

They joined the National University (NU) Bulldogs, who earlier outlasted the top-seeded Ateneo Blue Eagles to become only the second fourth-seed to make it to the Finals. It is their first appearance in the championships since 1970.

Racela pointed out that this year's Final Four games showed that NU and FEU can also pack arenas, as students from both schools filled the Araneta Coliseum all the way to the general admission section on Wednesday.

"NU can bring the crowd. FEU can bring the crowd. Hindi lang naman Ateneo at La Salle ang makakapagdala niyan eh. So I think this is the best thing that ever happened to the UAAP," he said.

The last time that neither Ateneo nor La Salle were in the Finals was in 1993, when University of Santo Tomas swept the elimination round and was automatically declared champions. The previous year, FEU won the championship over Adamson behind the efforts of star point guard Johnny Abarrientos.

FEU center Anthony Hargrove said he was thrilled to have already made history just by advancing to the Finals along with NU.

"I feel like, don't you get tired of seeing the same people?" Hargrove said, in reference to La Salle and Ateneo's Finals appearances. "I'm a Laker fan, and I'd be tired of seeing the Lakers always win the championship."

"Hey, let somebody else get a chance. Let somebody else prove themselves. For us and NU, I'm happy for NU and I'm happy for us, because we did it together," he added.

Appreciation for fans

Both Racela and NU head coach Eric Altamirano also took the time to thank their supporters after their wins, with both coaches expressing surprise that their schools were able to fill the venue.

"I think today was the biggest crowd that we had witnessed sa FEU," Racela said. "Kalahati ng Araneta. I was really surprised na kaya rin pala namin 'yun."

"The crowd today was overwhelming," said Altamirano. "Nakakatayo talaga ng balahibo, just seeing this crowd."

"Ang ganda pa, kasi nasa harap ko 'yung crowd, so kitang-kita talaga namin kung gaano kadami 'yung nanood na NU community," he added. "Nakaka-touch talaga na nakita mo 'yung outpouring ng support ng community."

Over 15,000 people attended the Final Four games at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 12:58 PM
Bawi na tayo sa Dlsu

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 01:01 PM
Go 20thhhhh!!!!!

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Kuya Torres Bakeeet! pano na yun career ko at Modelling ko! huhuhu

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Be Brave !

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 01:09 PM
Because of UAAP finals? FEU suspends afternoon classes on Saturday

October 2, 2014 12:52pm

Far Eastern University is suspending afternoon classes on Saturday, when the school's varsity team faces off against National University for the UAAP men's basketball finals.

The school announced the suspension in a post on its Twitter account on Thursday.

"Classes in FEU Manila and FEU Makati on October 4, 2014 will be until 1:30pm only. Please be advised," it said .

While it did not state the reason for the suspension, several replies indicated this is due to the first game of the UAAP finals.

But one Twitter user questioned why FEU did not mention its Diliman campus in Saturday's suspension.

The Tamaraws on Wednesday barged into the finals with a last-second three-point shot by Mac Belo that propelled them past De La Salle University.

FEU will contest the championship against National University, beat Ateneo to make its first finals appearance after 44 years. — Joel Locsin/JST, GMA News

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 01:13 PM
Belo’s ‘unforgettable moment’ pushes FEU past La Salle and into finals

By Mark Giongco |INQUIRER.net
9:20 pm | Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Mac Belo sank the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer and Far Eastern University booked a return trip to the finals with a dramatic 67-64 win over De La Salle in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Belo carried the Tamaraws, who will be making their first finals appearance since Season 74, down the stretch — scoring 12 of his team’s 16 points in the fourth quarter.

“The last play was really designed for Mike Tolomia but in the end he made the most important decision of his basketball career,” FEU head coach Nash Racela said. “He didn’t force it. He saw an open Mac Belo and I think we were so blessed that Mac hit two 3-pointers in the last one minute.”

“That point, coach told me to just be in the corner and when I saw Perkins helped on Mike (Tolomia), I knew Mike was going to pass me the ball,” the 6-foot-4 forward Belo recalled of his game-winning shot from the right corner in Filipino. “Unforgettable moment for me. I feel so blessed.”

Guard Mike Tolomia bounced back from a subpar outing in a blowout loss to the Green Archers that paved the way for the rubber match with 14 points, 10 coming in the first half. He also dished out six assists while coming off the bench.

Belo also hit a go-ahead trey, 64-61, with 1:05 remaining before a free throw by Jason Perkins and a gimme by Norbert Torres off a feed from Jeron Teng knotted the game at 64 with 24.4 ticks left.

Teng had a blistering start but cooled off and scored just four points in the last three quarters to end up with 13. Perkins had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

In the first game, fourth-seed National University ousted No. 1 Ateneo, 65-63, that sent the Bulldogs to their first finals appearance in 44 years.

Game 1 of a best-of-three showdown between FEU and NU starts on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena — marking the first time neither La Salle nor Ateneo will see action in a championship series since 1992.

“I think this is the best thing that ever happened to the UAAP having FEU and NU in the finals,” said Racela. “Just like how we witnessed today, I think NU could bring the crowd and FEU could bring the crowd so it’s not only Ateneo and La Salle.

Dark Knight
10-02-2014, 01:24 PM
sir DK, paayos naman uli yun mga pictures Lol

OK bro. Pag lumipat ako sa PC. Mahirap pag mobile ang gamit. Mamaya.

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2014, 01:26 PM
sir DK, just an observation thou first year coaches who brings trophy to their Alma mater likes Feu's Bert flores , Ust's Pido jarencio now Dlsu's Juno Sauler and on their way to second year they were boot out..was it overconfidence or something else?

Dark Knight
10-02-2014, 01:34 PM
For me that means nothing. I'm not the type who believe in curses or malas or there's an unforseen pattern. Yun lang talaga ang nangyari. You can just attribute it to coincidence na lang para may logical explanation. Parang FEU won the championship in 2005 then booted out the next season. It also happened to Ateneo. Champions in 2012, booted out in 2013. Coincidence.

Dark Knight
10-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Go 20thhhhh!!!!!

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Dark Knight
10-02-2014, 01:39 PM
Kuya Torres Bakeeet! pano na yun career ko at Modelling ko! huhuhu

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LaKazTaMa
10-03-2014, 11:33 AM
Tnx DK

LaKazTaMa
10-03-2014, 11:34 AM
For a change, FEU relies not on individual skills but on team play to achieve success
From: Snow Badua
•October 2, 2014, 09:55 pm

FAR Eastern University has won several UAAP championships and produced a long line of hardcourt heroes in the process, from Turo Valenzona to Glen Capacio to Johnny Abarrientos to Vic Pablo to Arwind Santos and, just last season, RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo.

The Tamaraws are back in the finals this season, but this team stands in stark contrast to past FEU sides simply because it is truly a team.

Bereft of the college superstars that adorned its lineup over the years, the Tamaraws made it back to the finals not so much for individual skills but more for selfless play and team ball which coach Nash Racela had espoused since he took over the team last season.

That was none more apparent than in the 67-64 win over La Salle in their do-or-die game on Wednesday night when the biggest name in the FEU lineup, Mike Tolomia, made his biggest play of the game not with a shot but with a pass that set up Mac Belo for the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer.

“Yun lang naman ang sekreto namin: we follow the system and philosophy of the team. Every player knows the value of one another when they are on the court,” said Racela, who lost his starting backcourt of Garcia and Romeo before the season started.

But the Tamaraws' success this season has inevitably given rise to comparisons between this team and last year's side, which had Romeo winning the league MVP award but taking no less than 332 attempts during the season while making 38 of 150 shots from beyond the three-point arc.

In contrast, this Tamaraws team which advanced to the finals opposite National University relied mainly on two players in Tolomia and Belo who rarely veered away from the team concept.

That was the reason Tolomia, the ball placed in his hands with the game on the line against the Green Archers, strived not to make the shot but to make the right play.

“Yun po talaga ang nasa isip ko 'nun. Alam ko do-double sila sa akin pag-atake ko. Yung play po kasi namin para sa atake ko. Pero hindi ko inisip 'nun na ako titira. Pag may open, talagang papasa po ako,” said the brother of former PBL star Chester Tolomia.

Tolomia’s efforts did not go unnoticed by his coach.

Racela, in fact, couldn't emphasize enough how pleased he was to see Tolomia make the right decision for the sake of the team instead of trying to be the hero.

“The last play was really designed for Mike Tolomia, but in the end, he made the most important decision of his basketball career. Di niya pinilit pero binigay niya kay Mac Belo,” said Racela.

“Nag-rely talaga kami nun kay Mike to make the last decision.”

Longtime UAAP television analyst and ABS-CBN star reporter TJ Manotoc said that final play best encapsulates the kind of team the Tamaraws have become under Racela.

“I think mas okay talaga ang ball movement ngayon ng Tamaraws. Hindi namamatay ang bola. Mas disiplinado ang pag-implement nila ng dribble and drive offense,” said Manotoc, who covered the game with anchor Boom Gonzales.

Manotoc also said Racela's post-game statements captured the essence of the game for the Tamaraws.

“Ako, very telling for me yung mga soundbytes ni Nash kahapon. Tinatanong namin siya sa post-game interview namin about the shot of Belo. Alam mo mas pinuri niya? Mas pinuri niya yung pasa kaysa sa shot,” he said.

“Sabi niya: ‘I commend the pass more than the shot… The fact that he had the presence of mind and the trust in his teammates to make the pass, to me that’s commendable.' Ako, hindi ko binabale wala yung ganung soundbyte na bibinigyan niya ng importance yung ganun.

“Gusto niya sigurong idiin na ito ang bagong philosophy ng bagong FEU Tamaraws, make the right pass, make the right decision. Hindi yung basta-basta na maghe-hero ka lang,” added the son of legendary Crispa coach Tommy Manotoc.