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  1. #11
    glad we won the game....next assignment...UST Tigers

    another big test of character for the bulldogs this Saturday....

    Sulong National-U! Bulldogs Bites! Beat UST!

  2. #12

    Tigers come back anew to beat Bulldogs, 77-71, at UAAP men’s basketball

    By Celest Flores

    INQUIRER.net

    3:04 pm | Saturday, July 28th, 2012

    MANILA, Philippines – University of Santo Tomas has another big victory to show for its “team-to-beat” reputation.

    UST, with its back against the wall for the second straight time, pulled the rug out from under favorite National University with a stunning 77-71 triumph Sunday in the 75th UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Staring at a double-digit deficit early in the fourth quarter, the Growling Tigers started blistering from downtown then seized the lead for the first time after playing catch up most of the game, en route to their second straight win.

    UST unleashed three straight treys from Jeric Teng and Kevin Ferrer, then drew seven straight points Aljon Mariano, Tata Bautista and Jeric Fortuna to finally swing the game into the Tigers favor – for good.

    “We had a bigger heart than them [despite them being bigger than us in height] in the second half,” said UST head coach Pido Jarencio, whose squad clawed back from 14 points down.

    With Jarencio’s constant encouragement, the former rookie-of-the-year Teng finally had its break out performance this season with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

    Teng knocked down his third triple to give the Tigers a 68-66 advantage with 3:11 in the fourth but was quickly neutralized by a trey from Bobby Ray Parks Jr. in the ensuing play.

    Then the rest of the squad picked up where Teng left off, with Fortuna capping the run with a wild lay-in off a lucky rebound, plus the freebie for a 75-69 lead with 1:05 to go.

    It was a struggle offensively, though, for most of the Tigers as Abdul only had 11 points on 5-of-14 shooting while Mariano had 10 points on 5-of-18, but they made the shots when they needed them most.

    While UST improved to 2-1, the Bulldogs, who are perceived to be the top squad this season, absorbed their second loss in four games.

    The reigning MVP Parks, after a first half explosion, came up short in the second half and only produced five out of his 25 total points.

    NU came out firing, leading by as many as 14, 29-15, in the second quarter, but failed to complete the job.

    And although every UST comeback attempt in the second half was matched by treys courtesy of NU’s Joeffrey Javillionar, Dennice Villamor and Joshua Alolino, the Bulldogs couldn’t match up with the Tigers’intensity that fuelled its final run.

    Cameroonian center Emmanuel Mbe and Alolino chipped in 13 points apiece while combining for 12 rebounds while Javillonar added 11 points.
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  3. #13
    Ray Parks remains statistically on track to win back-back MVP awards, something I think was last accomplished by Ateneo star Rich Alvarez.

    At 1-2 as of this writing though, Parks needs to be more concerned about what is happening with his Bulldogs. He cannot simply carry the entire team on his young back. With two losses this early in the season, there is less room to maneuver going into the playoffs. Coach eric Altamirano may wish to stop going to the Parks dribble-drive offense because it is becoming predictable. Any time NU is in trouble the Parks dribble drive becomes their only weapon. That puts an inordinate pressure on Parks and makes the rest of the team a sitting duck. UST simply went with tried and tested multiple weapons like Jeric Teng and Aljohn Mariano and it got them the W.

    NU has yet to face FEU and Lasalle, and those two teams are on a hot streak and in equally dire straights, respectively. FEU will look to prove it is still an elite team, while Lasalle does not want to get saddled with a third loss in the first round themselves.
    FRIENDS LANG KAMI

  4. #14

    Rampagin' Tams...

    (The Philippine Star) Updated August 02, 2012 12:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Four of NU’s bigs norm five boards or more – Mbe (8., Javillonar (6., Denice Villamor (5. and Parks (5.3) – while backup center Betayene accounts for 3.2 caroms in 12 minutes on the floor.

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

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

    “We’ll just help one another out trying to contain Parks,” said Garcia.
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  5. #15
    NU has to put together a total team effort and not let Ray Parks simply carry them. FEU has arguably the two best guards in the UAAP, and they have been able to play well together for the first time in their partnership. RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo may have finally gotten it: they have to provide the firepower together or there won't be enough offense for FEU to get wins in this tournament. Stopping them might be a moot undertaking. Moving the ball quickly and getting out on the early offense and the secondary break everytime they can would do wonders for the Bulldogs. It is only midway through Round 1, and a third loss would be crippling for a team looking to have a great season in its hosting year.
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  6. #16
    Problem with NU is they don't have a reliable back to the basket guy who can pull the defenses inside the paint. They have good slashers and outside shooters but their lack of inside presence makes them a little to predictable. A little adversity and Parks turns to hero ball. Before the UST come back NU shared the ball. But when UST made a run it was all Parks frome there making them easier to defend

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by bchoter View Post
    Problem with NU is they don't have a reliable back to the basket guy who can pull the defenses inside the paint. They have good slashers and outside shooters but their lack of inside presence makes them a little to predictable. A little adversity and Parks turns to hero ball. Before the UST come back NU shared the ball. But when UST made a run it was all Parks frome there making them easier to defend
    I AGREE sir...masyadong nagiging predictable ang offense ng NU, nawala yung FOCUS, COMPOSURE nila sa game nung umabante na ng 1 pt ang UST...if im not mistaken, 3 errors ni BRP sa last 3 possesions ng NU, sayang at hindi nila na-maintain yung lead...biglang humigpit at gumanda ang defense ng UST...

    Hoping a different NU team sa laban vs the deadly FEU Tamaraws!

    Sulong National-U! Bulldogs Bites!

  8. #18

    Bulldogs halt Tams’ streak; Eagles win

    By Jasmine W. Payo

    Philippine Daily Inquirer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The scores:

    First Game

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

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

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

    Second Game

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

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

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

  9. #19

    Bulldogs halt Tams’ streak; Eagles win

    By Jasmine W. Payo

    Philippine Daily Inquirer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The scores:

    First Game

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

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

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

    Second Game

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

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

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

  10. #20

    National U overwhelms Adamson; Nuyles injured

    By Celest R. Flores

    INQUIRER.net

    7:20 pm | Sunday, August 5th, 2012

    MANILA, Philippines—National University overwhelmed an undermanned Adamson University, 77-62, Sunday in the 75th UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    The Bulldogs, building momentum anew with their fourth victory, saw an opportunity to pound on the struggling Falcons with the loss of Alex Nuyles in the first quarter and never relented from there.

    Even head coach Eric Altamirano admits that Nuyles’ departure gave his squad a leeway early.

    “Nuyles’ injury helped us,” said Altamirano. “We started strong and we were able to sustain it.”

    Emmanuel Mbe spearheaded the charge for the Bulldogs, who widened the gap by as far as 24 points twice in the game, with a double-double with 20 points and 15 boards.

    Reigning MVP Bobby Ray Parks, who exited the game early due to injury, also cleaned up the glass pretty well with 11 rebounds while doling out 12 points.

    Adamson, which only lost by double digits once last season, suffered another crushing setback, its third, along with its star Nuyles.

    Nuyles, who opted against surgery and instead play through the injury, which has been nagging him since last year, reinjured his shoulder in the opening minutes.

    Eric Camson stepped up for the Falcons with 13 points and eight boards, but his effort wasn’t enough to keep the game tight.

    Roider Cabrera, who’s yet to have his breakout game this season, added 11 points and six boards while trusty center Rodney Brondial struggled with single digits.
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