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  1. #21
    haha malapit na yan
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

  2. #22
    Breaking down UST’s win over FEU

    Rick Olivares

    Posted at 09/11/2015 12:52 AM | Updated as of 09/11/2015 12:53 AM

    Remember that old saying, “Never wake a sleeping tiger?”

    That means don’t court trouble you cannot handle.

    Lost in the all the Final Four talk after a subpar Season 77, the UST Growling Tigers are 2-0 in this young UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament; tied with UP. For Tigers coach Bong dela Cruz, his team flying below the radar suits him just fine. “Mahirap din sabihin na walang expectations sa team namin,” said the second year Tigers coach. "May history at tradition ang UST so hindi basta basta papayag mga estudyante at alumni na talunan at hindi lumalaban. So okay lang kahit hindi kami seeded, basta, lalaban kami."

    UST looked shaky against Adamson in their campaign debut; a 70-64 victory. Against pre-tourney favorite FEU, the Growling Tigers looked bold and daring that resulted in a 72-71 win.

    Let’s break down UST’s stirring win.

    Ed Daquioag and Kevin Ferrer are a handful. The Tigers version of the Splash Brothers combined for 52 points against UE and against FEU, Ed scored 18 points while Kevin hot for 13 markers.

    Ferrer had two huge threes down the stretch and an incredible bullet like assist from 20-plus feet out to Daquioag underneath the basket.

    FEU, the masters of the dribble drive? They had no answer for Daquioag who pretty much did whatever he wanted to do. He also added 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal against 3 turnovers.

    Karim Abdul came to life. The graduating center of the Tigers finished with 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist against Adamson. Bong dela Cruz thinks he will find his old game shape by the end of the first round. What he lacked offensively he made up defensively as he blocked four shots by the Falcons.

    Against FEU, he tallied 8 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. But it was his stop of Mike Tolomia in the game’s final and deciding play that made the difference. FEU’s Mike Tolomia spun around Jon Sheriff around the free throw line and got into what looked like an open lane. Tolomia also got past Ferrer except that Abdul was waiting to block his shot. The FEU’s main man opted not to lay the ball in and instead dropped it to Mac Balo who came from the weakside. The drop was less than perfect as Belo was unable to field it. Daquioag swiped it and UST had the win.

    Abdul laid a big fat egg in the fourth period — no points and no rebounds. But it was a steal (a poor entry pass by Iņigo to Belo where Abdul sneaked up from behind) and a shot changer that made the difference too.

    The Tigers harried FEU non-stop. Said Bong dela Cruz post-game, “Yung kalaban nila nung una (Ateneo) walang depensa. Kami magde-depensa kami.” Everyone dela Cruz sent in from Louie Vigil to Mario Bonleon to even Zach Huang played scrambling help defense that didn’t make FEU comfortable at all.

    UST’s guards were steadier than their FEU opposites. Even when they had Jeric Fortuna in uniform, UST had their forwards bring down the ball a whole lot. And that hasn’t changed. Having pointed that out, UST’s guards were steadier as they harried their FEU opposites and committed fewer turnovers.

    UST: Sheriff and Lee = 1 turnover
    FEU: Tolomia and Iņigo = 12 turnovers

    The two Tams guards committed two four huge errors during crunch time that allowed UST to escape. Iņigo’s entry pass to the post to Mac Belo was bad. Belo had someone on him and Abdul went in to double yet Iņigo still passed the ball. It was poked away and UST went to the offensive. Then Iņigo hung a dangerous crosscourt pass that Daquioag easily picked off.

    Nash Racela brought in Tolomia who they had seemed to have forgotten. Maybe he should have not gotten off the bench. Tolomia dribbled the ball off his foot and with a chance to win the game, there was that stop by Karim and Daquioag.

    If FEU put the clamps on former Baby Tamaraws star Jerie Pingoy in their first game against Ateneo, they forgot all about Marvin Lee who they opted not to keep (they only tabbed Wendell Comboy who isn’t bad but will have to wait until Mike Tolomia and Achi Iņigo are done). Lee played a little over eight minutes but he had three points, one rebound, and two steals and zero turnovers. He placed a lot of pressure on Tolomia and Achi Iņigo in his limited minutes.

    If FEU played the perfect game against Ateneo, they were uncharacteristically flat against UST. They had 13 uncontested shots — six more than UST — but they just couldn’t hit the side of a building last Wednesday even if they want to. Some of it was their own doing; some it due to UST’s inspired defense. Ultimately, it was their undoing. Instead of putting some distance between themselves and the field, the Tamaraws fell back to earth with a 1-1 slate tied with La Salle while UST and UP are both 2-0. The rest of the league is 0-1 with their next matches this Saturday.
    Disclaimer: The views in this blog are those of the blogger and do not necessarily reflect the views of ABS-CBN Corp.
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

  3. #23
    Loss to UST an early wake-up call for FEU

    Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com

    Posted at 09/09/2015 8:59 PM | Updated as of 09/10/2015 5:45 PM

    MANILA, Philippines – After a sensational start to their campaign in the UAAP Season 78 men's basketball tournament, the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws came crashing back to earth rather quickly.

    The Tamaraws were the toast of the league after a 24-point drubbing of the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles on Sunday, but were stunned by University of Santo Tomas (UST), 72-71, on Wednesday to move to 1-1 this season.

    FEU trailed by double-digits in the first half, rallied to make it a close game in the second, but could not stop UST's Ed Daquioag in crunch time and fumbled a chance to steal the win when Mike Tolomia committed a turnover while passing to Mac Belo in the dying seconds.

    The Tamaraws still shot over 47% from the field, but committed 21 turnovers – Tolomia alone had 10 – that led to 26 easy points for the Tigers.

    FEU head coach Nash Racela turned to an old coaching cliché following the loss, saying: "It's easy to say na mas mabuti ng natatalo ka ngayon. That's a common line na ginagamit ng coaches."

    "Of course, you don't want losing. But at the same time, it's a good wake-up call," he also said.

    Tolomia, who finished with only eight points in the game, shared his coach's sentiment.

    "Mas okay na sa amin na nangyari na ngayon 'yung natalo kami, kasi habang maaga pa, magising na kami na kaya kaming talunin ng lahat ng teams," he noted.

    Racela admitted that he had anticipated the Tamaraws' poor performance as they were also sloppy in practice in the past few days following their huge win over the Blue Eagles.

    "It wasn't really nice, but I think we carried it over to the game," he said.

    "Of course, not to take away credit from UST – they played a hell of a game, they had a really good game plan and forced us to do things that we were not comfortable with," he added.

    The loss was a bit of a déjā vu for Racela and the Tamaraws: they also lost to UST in their second game of Season 77 after a huge win over De La Salle University in their first game.

    "It's exactly the same thing that happened last year," said Racela. "We anticipated that."

    "I think our realization is, we told the players that you can't win ball games if you don't defend," he added. "You can't win ball games if you turn the ball over."

    The Tamaraws will try to recover this weekend against La Salle – another team that suffered an upset loss Wednesday as the Green Archers were stunned by the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons.

    "Hindi rin magpapatalo 'yun," Racela said. "We have to prepare against La Salle."
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

  4. #24
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    UAAP


    Imperfect 10: Coach Racela refuses to pin blame on Tolomia turnovers for FEU loss
    From: Reuben Terrado
    •September 9, 2015, 08:29 pm



    Imperfect 10: Coach Racela refuses to pin blame on Tolomia turnovers for FEU loss

    MIKE Tolomia couldn’t help but sigh after learning that he committed 10 turnovers on Wednesday against University of Santo Tomas.

    “Grabe,” said Tolomia.

    Aside from the 10 turnovers, Tolomia struggled with only eight points in Far Eastern University's 71-72 loss to the Growling Tigers, 72-71. He did have four rebounds and five assists in the game.

    Tolomia, who committed two costly turnovers in the endgame, said he felt the team wasn’t prepared for the game against UST, which translated to their poor play on Wednesday.

    “Siguro depensa nila, sobrang aggressive din. ‘Yung iba kong teammates, hindi rin sila ready 'pag nabibigyan ko ng bola sa kanila, natataon na nalalakasan ‘yung pasa o hindi nasasalo.”

    “Normal lang naman ‘yun. Breaks of the game,” said Tolomia.

    FEU coach Nash Racela refused to point to Tolomia’s turnover-tally as the single biggest factor for the defeat.

    “Not really specific to Mike but as a team, we committed 21 turnovers. That was a big factor. Percentage-wise, we shot around 47 precent which was nice. Ang problema, we turned the ball over and a lot of the turnovers, converted to layups agad,” said Racela.

    “Hindi puwedeng ilang tao lang ang ready, kahit kami. Dapat magising kami sa talo na ‘to. Coming into this game, nag-relax kami ng konti. Hindi kami ready,” said Tolomia.
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

  5. #25
    Nice game kanina against La Salle at mukang nag improve naman si Orizu
    Everything's Eventual

  6. #26
    Basketball

    UAAP

    Emphatic second-half surge powers FEU Tamaraws past DLSU Green Archers
    From: Reuben Terrado
    •September 13, 2015, 07:00 pm

    Mike Tolomia and the FEU Tamaraws have had an up and down stint so far, starting the tournament with a win, followed by a loss, then another victory. AP

    FAR Eastern University used a huge third-quarter run en route to a 93-75 win over La Salle on Sunday to regain its winning ways in the UAAP Season 78 seniors basketball at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    A 20-0 run gave the Tamaraws full control, taking a 77-54 lead on the way to their second win in three matches.

    FEU bounced back from a one-point defeat to league-leading University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday.

    La Salle, which trailed by only two points at halftime, suffered its second consecutive loss for a 1-2 win-loss record.

    Heroes were aplenty for the Tamaraws with Mike Tolomia making up for his 10-turnover game against UST by finishing with 20 points and five assists.

    Mac Belo had 17 points while Prince Orizu and Roger Pogoy combined for 16 in the third quarter.

    The Tamaraws, who held a precarious 57-54 lead before that key third-quarter run, also shot 14 for 34 from three-point range.

    FEU coach Nash Racela, however, said the win was down to their defense.

    “We’ve always emphasized on playing defense. That’s the reason why we won against Ateneo. All of a sudden, we didn’t play any kind of defense against UST. Actually binalik lang namin. Players were up to the challenge,” said Racela.

    Jeron Teng had 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Green Archers, who shot just 2-of-14 from three-point range.

    The scores:

    FEU (93)—Tolomia 20, Belo 17, Orizu 12, Pogoy 8, Inigo 6, Jose 6, Tamsi 6, Trinidad 6, Ru. Escoto 5, Arong 3, Comboy 3, S. Holmqvist 1, Ebona 0, Ri. Escoto 0.

    La Salle (75)—Teng 29, Caracut 13, Sargent 11, Rivero 8, Perkins 5, Muyang 3, Navarro 3, Torralba 2, Go 1, Langston 0, Torres 0, Tratter 0.

    Quarterscores: 24-25; 45-43; 77-54; 93-75.
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

  7. #27
    " Ang Sumabay Giba !!! "

  8. #28
    How the heck did Prince Orizu, who was just a wide bodied guy up to a month ago, suddenly develop a drop step and a hook?

    Simple answer: Nash Racela and his assistants know how to train their guys.

    Buti pa kayo, Tamaraws. Hindi na lang ako magsasalita tungkol dun sa amin, nakita naman natin lahat anong gulpi inabot namin sa inyo.
    FRIENDS LANG KAMI

  9. #29
    Pare gaya ng sabi mo kung magaling, magaling talaga. May laro talaga si Prinze but he wasn't really used to playing the post. During pick-up games with fellow africans and some fil-ams, Orizu would dominate games when he gets a running start. Perimeter nangagaling kung hindi man fastbreak. He had difficulties when he started playing with the Tamaraws because he was utilized exclusively sa paint.He was clearly head and shoulders above Ikeh, who is mechanical, less agile, less athletic, and less skilled

  10. #30
    I'm no analyst but I have little Faith in Orizu when this season started. I havent watched his pre season games but when i watched his game against la salle and UP, laki ng improvrment. We badly need a back up guy to Jose and hope Orizu will dominate.
    Everything's Eventual


 
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