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    Far Eastern University Basketball Teams in UAAP Season 77 (2014)

    Post here everything about our Mens, Womens and Juniors Basketball Team.

    This is our official line up for our MBT.

    Everything's Eventual

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    Photos taken without permission from FEU Tamaraws Official FB Page

    1st round Schedule

    Everything's Eventual

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    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 Iņigo
    Jeson Delfinado
    Roger Pogoy
    Richard Escoto
    Francis Tamsi
    Joel Christian Lee Yu

    Coach: Nash Racela

    Photos courtesy of FEU Tamaraws FB Page
    Last edited by Dark Knight; 07-04-2014 at 10:10 PM.
    Everything's Eventual

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    d b ksama c Archie Padilla?
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

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    Team B daw kasama yung brother ni Beau Belga
    Everything's Eventual

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    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.
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

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    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.
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

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    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.”
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

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    UAAP Season 77 officially opens

    By Camille B. Naredo,

    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.
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

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


    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


    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.
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

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