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Old 08-05-2007, 05:33 AM   #31
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Si Jervy parang 2nd coming ni dennis espino pero parang maspolished yung footwork. NBA comparison naman Cweb na bata. yun nga lang pf sya na 6'4 so not good enough for internation competition. I think he's 19 going to 20
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Late Surge Propels UST Past Ateneo

by JP Abcede

The game finished in regulation, but the day went into overtime. And ABS-CBN sure had its money’s worth of airtime as last year’s UAAP men’s basketball finals rematch took until about 6:30pm to conclude. As for the game, University of Santo Tomas screeched Ateneo de Manila University, 87-74, at the crampy Cuneta Astrodome on August 4.


The Growling Tigers unearthed an 18-0 blast to commence the fourth quarter. Jervy Cruz's freethrows were UST's farthest gap, 82-64, 3:35 remaining in the game.


Khasim Mirza provided the spark with 25 points on 6/7 shooting from the three-point area. Jervy Cruz lorded the paint with 19 markers and 21 rebounds. Dylan Ababou was the other double digit scorer for UST with ten.


Eric Salamat played big with 15 points, going 5/6 at the two-point field. Zion Laterre had a double-double with 13 markers, 11 rebounds, and two blocks, while Jobe Nkemakolam made ten, five, and a swat.


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USTe and the Blue Eagles are all equal in the middle with 4-3.


“Tingnan natin baka magtuloy-tuloy hanggang second round,” Santo Tomas mentor Pido Jarencio opined regarding their good fortune after a two-game losing skid to begin the season.


Mel Gile started off the contest with six points in a 15-6 rally. However, the Eagles took the upper hand with a 9-1 punch to finish the first ten minutes ahead. From there, neither side gave the other much space, appropriately ending up in a 45-all tie at the half.


After a lengthy break, ADMU momentarily took the momentum as Salamat finished a 10-0 sprout with five points, 59-53, 3:10. Nevertheless, the black, gold, and white squad had the exclamation point of the period with Japs Cuan feeding Mark Canlas with a long shot from straight on, :08 left.


Counting the drought suffered by Ateneo at the near end of the third, the Tigers had a 22-0 charge with Jun Cortez icing it, taking two steps nearer the three-point line, 4:11. The Katipunan-based squad suffered from successive errors until Chris Tiu ceased the bleeding with a freebie. In the next possession, Cruz made two off Severino Baclao's foul.
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Persistent Archers Take Down Bulldogs

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De La Salle University survived a day in the doghouse winning, 85-81, against National University at the Cuneta Astrodome on August 4. Rico Maierhofer put the Archers out of sticky situations in the endgame despite playing only for ten game minutes. He was wide open down under for a stab, 1:34 in the game, to have DLSU up, 82-77. Later, he fished Joseph Lingao-Lingao’s fifth foul for two freethrows, grabbing Cholo Villanueva’s short jumper that hit nothing but air.



“It is so hard to play NU with their unorthodox style,” said De La Salle coach Franz Pumaren. “They had open looks, (but) they missed their shots.”


Bader Malabes introduced himself with 18 points, 3/8 from beyond the arc. He was 0/17 from that area prior to the game.


“He is a better shooter than his percentage,” Pumaren rued. “That is why we encourage him to shoot.”


TY Tang had 12 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Villanueva had 11, seven, and six, while James Mangahas had a double-double afternoon with 11 and ten.


Jonathan Fernandez led everyone with 24 points while hauling seven rebounds. Edwin Asoro had an all-around performance of 13 markers, eight boards, five thefts, and two blocks. Both Lingao-Lingao and Jonathan Jahnke finished the first round with 11 points.


The Archers led 12-4 to start the game. However, Jahnke finished a 12-3 run with a three at the buzzer for the Bulldogs, 22-21.


Malabes then scorched seven points in a 14-7 rally to go up, 41-33, in the second period. Villanueva duplicated the spread in the third slice with a reverse layup, 64-56, 3:45. However, Fernandez drove to the middle to scissor down the lead to four, 64-68, less than a minute in the third.


The magic number seemed to be eight as Ferdinand blocked an NU attempt, Jvee Casio taking the leather, advanced upcourt, and fed Tang for a fastbreak layup, 6:37 in the fourth, the Green Archers on top, 74-68.


Michael Salvado tied things up with a nonchalant triple from the summit of the curve, 75-all, less than five minutes to go. Tang found Malabes at the top of the key for a three to create a five-point barricade.


From there, the Jhocson-based squad just scored at the line the rest of the way.


“Two crucial fouls were called against us,” Pumaren mentioned disappointedly. “You do not let the referees decide the outcome. It was away from the ball, there was no effect on the game.”


Maierfoher had an incomplete three-point play after Jahnke made his trip on the line. Maierhofer's trip to the charity were sandwiched by two Fernandez forays at the 15-footer getting both personals from Villanueva.


NU had a chance to send the battle into overtime but Jahnke's attempt from quarter court, hit rim, then went out of bounds. Malabes sealed the count with a split.


The Archers end the first half of the basketball season with a 5-2 win-loss standing. National, on the other hand, is teetering at the lower middle part of the seedings with 3-4.


“We were able to survive,” assessed Pumaren. “Coming into this tournament, I am looking at the top two or three at the least


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UE 7 0
DLSU 5 2
ADMU 4 3
FEU 4 3
UST 4 3
NU 3 4
ADU 1 6
UP 0 7
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I am an avid fan of UAAP

I love all your post, hope you can continue posting and hopefully you can write something about the 2nd round and give predictions.

Thanks and more power !!!

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Congratulations to the UST Growling Tigers for beating Lasalle for the first time since 1999.

Best Players of the Game

Jerby Cruz
Espiritu
Khasim Mirza

Final Score 81-73

Stat Line for Jervy Cruz

16 pts
19 rebs
7 blks

Jervy Cruz 2007 UAAP Average

16.4 PPG, 17 RPG, 1.8 BPG


ang ganda talaga ng game lalo na nung 4th quarter di ko akalain makakabalik ang UST natin pero pinakita talaga nila malaki ang puso at pride nila.

GO USTE, Goodluck sa lahat ng games ninyo sa 2nd round.

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Like It’s 1999, Tigers Take A Bite Out Of Archers

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Shakedown 1999. It was in that year the last time University of Santo Tomas won against De La Salle University in a UAAP men’s basketball game. And with the way the Growling Tigers came back from the dead and won, 81-73, it was slightly reminiscent of what occurred in the third game of the finals of that same year.



From 12 points down, 57-69, 1:57 left in the game, UST coach Pido Jarencio called for time to settle his boys down and plan one last attack.


“Simple naman sinabi ko sa mga bata,” Jarencio recalled during that huddle. “Down by 12 tayo. Masaya iyan.”


Lifted up and challenged by the situation, Dylan Ababou and Anthony Espiritu sniffed for Ferdinand’s two last fouls, making all their freethrows, 61-69, 1:15. After Ty Tang aired a three-pointer, Espiritu converted a three-point play off Tang, :48.9 in regulation.


With barely more than a second after the ball was put into play, Tang got the goat by being whistled for an offensive foul at the backcourt. With a page coming from the Dino Aldeguer miracle playbook, Khasim Mirza stroked one from the summit of the arc, the lead just down to two, 67-69, with still 40 and some seconds in the clock.


Nevertheless, what sent the game into overtime was a Cortez fade off from the side, caroming his own miss, :06.7 to go.


“Up to the last possession, basta consistent at pursigido tayo,” Jarencio told the elated media in the post-game interview.


And the fairy tale does not end in to be continued, as the Tigers scored 12 points in the extra five minutes to wrap up the win and slay the ghost that has haunted them since last millennium.


Not counting the forfeited games DLSU served as part of its penalty for negligence, the last match the Archers lost to Santo Tomas was the first game of the finals on September 30, 1999 at the Philsports Arena, 60-62. That screeched to a halt a 17-game losing streak to one team for the USTe.


“Wala akong pakialam sa talo ng nakaraan,” Jarencio shared. “Natalo ako first round, babawi ako.”


Mirza was co-topscorer with 16 points. Ababou had a double-double with 15 and ten with two assists, four steals, and six errors. Espiritu made 14 and two blocks.


“Sino pa ba aasahin natin?” the witty mentor said of his three play-alike forwards. “Kahit papaano nakakabantay sila ng big man. May quickness pa.”


Jervy Cruz was his old usual self with 16 points, going 6/6 at the freethrow, 19 rebounds, and season-high seven blocks.


JVee Casio led De La Salle with 20 points, making four field goals from the three-point area. Cholo Villanueva missed a double-double with 15 and nine boards along with four steals.


The España-based squad milked the green and white for 36 fouls and 49 freethrows attempts, just two less than its tries in the two-point field, making 29. The Tigers also had 64 rebounds and 12 blocks.


“Wala pa. Pa-arangkada pa lang,” is how Jarencio sees his team.


The black, gold, and white ties the vanquished with a 5-3 standing with University of the Philippines next on tap.


“Basta kami walang mahina, walang malakas,” Jarencio said.


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Tigers Crush Bulldogs

by JP Abcede

University of Santo Tomas shot the lights out in Araneta Coliseum to subdue National University, 84-72, on August 26 at the Araneta Coliseum. Khasim Mirza received a handoff from Japs Cuan for a three-pointer at the flank and for the Growling Tigers’ biggest margin, 76-60, 3:06 of the fourth period.


“Hindi ko na iniisip ang standing,” UST coach Pido Jarencio thought out loudly. “Iniisip ko lang manalo ang last five games.”


As things stand right now, Santo Tomas is at third with 6-4, while the Bulldogs are the other end with 4-6.


Against Ateneo de Manila University on August 30 at the Big Dome, “Tingnan natin baka makatsamba ulit,” Jarencio hoped.


Mirza was at his usual form, attempting more from outside and making five for 19 points and five rebounds. Dylan Ababou was 16 and eight.


Both Cuan and Jervy Cruz finished with 12 markers with the fiery point guard finishing with seven assists and the hulking center collaring 14 boards.


The Tigers were 11/33 at the three-point expanse, passed for 22 assists, despite getting tagged for 33 fouls.


Jonathan Fernandez had 18 points on 6/17 shooting, while Edwin Asoro was dismal with 3/11 for 13 and 13 rebounds. Raymund Aguilar was perfect at 6/6 for 12 markers.


National rejected five UST attempts, although making only 19/42 from the 15-footer.


Mel Gile started off the good fortune, scoring five of the first black and gold eight points. Mirza also woke up early with three threes in the first period.


Jun Cortez swished a trey from the side pocket of the second quarter, 30-17, 9:12. The Bulldogs were able to pull close to four in two occasions, but USTe’s lead was in the high fives most of the way.


Ababou scored seven straight in an 8-0 run at the start of the third, 52-41. The blue and gold was able to crawl back via freebies with Jonathan Jahnke and his Rukawa-inspired hair splitting from there, 52-54, 1:53.


It was in the final ten minutes the España-based crew broke free. Anthony Espiritu drove then dropped to Cuan at the backdoor, 66-55, 7:11. UST then had a 10-2 rally capped by the Mirza three-pointer.

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Tigers Prey On Maroons
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University of Santo Tomas feasted on University of the Philippines, 77-61, at the Araneta Coliseum on September 2. Garbage time came early for UST coach Pido Jarencio, who opted to start reinforcements Rum Perry Scott, June Dizon, and Francis Allera along with Mel Gile and Anthony Espiritu in the second half. Allera’s putback was the Growling Tigers’ largest headway, 57-35, 3:20 of the third period.

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Jervy Cruz and Anthony Espiritu both scored 16 points with the former hitting 14 rebounds and two blocks. Dylan Ababou finished with ten.

VJ Serios was the only Maroon who reached double digits with 15 markers, 11 caroms, and two rejections.

“Kung ano lang ang dumating ayos,” Jarencio said. “Basta kailangang manalo ng manalo. Naka-ready lang kami.”

Recalling on the heartbreaker against Ateneo de Manila University during the weekday, “Wala tayong magagawa doon. Tapos na iyon. Look forward lang tayo,” Jarencio consoled.

Inquired with regards to the impending sweep of University of the East, Jarencio commented, “Nagsasalita ako for UE. Tuloy na nila para finals na sila.”

The Tigers are now a game ahead of Far Eastern University with a 7-5 standing. Curiously, both would face each other as their final match of the second round. The other USTe game is against Adamson University on September 9.

“Problema namin last two games namin,” Jarencio figured.
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UAAP Season 70 Awards and Final 4 Prediction



Current standing as of today

1. UE Red Warriors 12-0
2. Dela Salle Green Archers 9- 3
3. Ateneo De Manila Blue Eagles 7-4
4. University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers 7-5

My prediction

1. UE Red Warriors - 13-1
2. Dela Salle Green Archers 10-4
3. UST Growling Tigers - 9-5
4. ADMU Blue Eagles- 9-5

Season 70 Individual Awards


With only a few games written on the pages of UAAP Season 70 history, the UAAP saw some early upstarts, ones who are doing extremely well that they will surely be candidates at the Most Valuable Player award if it were awarded today.

Their strong performances in their first games, if they maintain it, may very well buy them a bid at a shot at the most coveted prize for an individual in the league.

Here are the top players from this UAAP Season


Most Valuable Player of the Year: Jerby Cruz, UST Growling Tigers

2007 UAAP Stats

16.4 PPG, 15.6 RPG, 1 APG, 1.4 BPG, Efficiency Rating: 24.9

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UAAP Season 70 Mythical 1st team





1. Center, Jerby Cruz- He is the most dominant player in this years tournament, the 6'4 powerhouse is leading the UAAP in the rebounding department with an average of 15.6 RPG and currently 3rd in scoring behind Patrick Cabahug's 22.3 PPG and Jonathan Fernandez 18.0 Clips in the tournament. The Sophomore Tigers also impressed alot of scouts this year by consistently averaging a double double in the 1st and 2nd round of the Season. He is one of the main reason the Tigers are probably making it to the Final four for the 2nd consecutive season and are ready to defend their UAAP Championship, which they won againts Ateneo last year.




2. Small Forward, Edwin Asoro- the 4th year UAAP veteran is having yet another remarkable season, averaging a double-double perfomance this season. Asoro is the prototype forward of the UAAP, who can do all the job on the floor so that he can be both productive in both side of the game.

2007 UAAP Stats

12.8 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.5 SPG, 1.7 BPG




3. Power Forward, Mark Borboran- one of the oldest player in the UAAP roster, the 6'4 Mark Borboran is one of the main reason that the UE RED Warriors are on a roll going for a sweep in this season by winning all the game in the elimination round and currently they are on top of the standings with 12 wins -0 loses. Among all the players from UE he is probably the most consistent scorer and rebounder so far.

2007 UAAP Stats


11.1 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.7 APG, 0.7 BPG, 1 SPG



4. Shooting Guard, Patrick Jan Cabahug- although the Adamson Falcons are the one of the worst team in the Tournament due to the departure of Ace big men Ken Bono, who was drafted by the Alaska Aces in last months PBA Rookie Draft. PJ Cabahug prove that he is the main man of this team by leading the league in scoring with career average of 22.3 PPG.

The 22 yrs.old gunner from Cebu is one of the most exciting player in the UAAP today. He can shoot from the outside and can also penetrate inside the lane with his athletic ability.

2007 UAAP Stats

22.3 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 1 APG, 0.3 BPG, 0.7 SPG, Efficiency Rating: 16.8



5. Point Guard- JV Casio- there is no denying that whenever he steps on the hardcourt, the pace of the game will certainly heat up. He is certainly one of the best Point Guard in the UAAP today. After Lasalle came back from a one year suspension. The 5'9 Casio start to put some memorable game in the 1st round of the tournament.

Currently he is averaging 15.2 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 3.3 APG, 0.2 BPG and 1.2 SPG, he almost put an amazing triple double perfomance againts the NU Bullddogs last weekend with mind boggling numbers of 19 Points, 9 rebound and 8 assists. This officially confirmed that since LA Tenorio and Marvin Cruz are gone from the UAAP that means JV Casio is the best Point Guard today.


Honorable lists

C- Ford Arao
F- Rico Maierhofer
F- Jonathan Fernandez
G- Marcy Arellano
G- TY Tang



Defensive Player of the Year: Edwin Asoro, NU

This is one tough award to give out. No one in this current season has really stood out as a defensive presence just the same as he did it last year. In fact, I could also give this out to the , Mark Borboran of UE RED Warriors, or even my pick for MVP Super Sophomore Jervy Cruz of the UST Tigers. However, I’m tossing a coin (if there’s a four-sided coin, then I’m tossing that as well) and say Asoro wins it this year.

Sure, the Bulldogs are once again, in the bottom of the standings, but Asoro has been doing it all for his team this year that his name appears in the top ten of blocks, rebounds and steals. Throw in that he’s also in the top ten in points, and you can see an all-around player who tries his best offensively and defensively to carry the Bulldogs to the final four.

New Comer of the year: Khasim Mirza, UST



The 6'5 Khasim Mirza would win this hands-down. This season has shown us many promising rookies like FEU's JR Cawaling, Ateneo's Kirk Long and but none as dominating and significant as starter Khasim Mirza. Just look at what he’s done in his rookie year: top 10 in points, league leader in 3 pts. percentage, and averaging 11.8 points,3.7 rebounds, 0.2 blocks while sporting only 2.2 turnovers. He has been nailing those mid-range jumpers as if the hoop was two feet away. Often reliable at the rainbow, he helped the Tigers out of some tight spots, and open up the middle with his shooting for their big guys to operate in.




Most Improve Player of the Year: Ford Arao of the ADMU Blue Eagles,

No one expected Ford Arao to perform well this UAAP Season since both JC Intal and Doug Kramers departure in the UAAP really hurts the frontline of the Ateneo Blue Eagles. The former NCAA Juniors MVP show some major improvement this season as he become one of the focal points of the offense of the resurging Blue Eagles. The 6'6 Arao is leading Ateneo in scoring with 13.3 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.2 APG and 0.2 BPG, he is no longer the bondying of the UAAP but this year he is definitely one of the best bigmen of UAAP Season 70.



Coach of the Year: Pido Jarencio, UST Growling Tigers

With one year of experience tucked under his belt, Pido Jarencio spearheaded the surge of the UST Growling Tigers from the sidelines, and turned this team into a faster, more aggressive and more team-oriented squad despite the significant drop of talent with the departure of star Ace Shooting guard Jojo Duncil , star Forward Allan Evangelista , clutch shooter Jemal Viscarra,No one would’ve thought that UST would win, and even threatened to make it in the entire pre-final four. The Tigers are currently in 4th place with 7 wins and 5 loses. They are currently the best 3 pts. shooting team in the UAAP and also lead the league in total number of rebounds this season.

Pido prepared these guys well for this season, and I would not be surprised if they win it all this year.
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Panalo FEU 72 -70 NU

ang galing ni JR Cawaling definitely he is the future of our National team.

21 Points, rebounds and 5 assists, he is the prototypical tall PG and this young man has the game to be someday become the best UAAP player of this generation.
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Ei lebron, I believe its Jervy not Jerby
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Santo Tomas Trashes Adamson

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More than University of Santo Tomas’ necessary and expected 74-62 victory against Adamson University, the story of the afternoon is the rumble in the jumble for pivotal spots going into the playoff round.


But to finish off the main story first, June Dizon’s jumper at 4:41 of the fourth quarter was the Growling Tigers’ farthest gap, 66-47.

Jervy Cruz led Santo Tomas with 24 points, all of them coming from the field for 80% shooting, and also fishing for 18 rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Dylan Ababou was the other double digit scorer with 11 and eight.

USTe grabbed an astonishing 60 boards, going along with 16 assists, six blocks, 18 fastbreak points, and 20 second chance points, despite hitting 27 errors and 30 fouls.

Jerick Canada and Patrick Cabahug were both tied for topscoring honors with 12 markers. Cabahug shot a dismal 4/22 at the field. Jan Colina and Roel Hugnatan had 11 each.

The Soaring Falcons were just firing bricks everywhere, going 1/13 at the three-point field, while making only 38% of their two-point attempts and 35% of their freethrows.

“Hindi pinaguusapan ang standing,” UST coach Pido Jarencio virtually echoing the same statements he made the last time he was interviewed after the game. “Alam mo naman tayo laging naka-ready.”

The outcome of the UST’s battle against Far Eastern University on September 13 would determine some pieces of the puzzle as a Tamaraw win would cause the two tied for fourth place with eight wins and six losses. If ever the Tigers win and both Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University drop their final projects, there would be a three-way logjam for second spot at 9-5.

“Pinagdadasal ko manalo team ko. Pinoproblema ko team ko,” Jarencio said. Once when playoff time comes and they are still in the fight, then they would let the other teams be troubled by the defending champs.


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Ateneo Sweeps La Salle In Elims

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It took a difference of a millisecond between losing and, probably, winning as Rico Maierhofer held the ball a little longer than necessary at the buzzer as Ateneo de Manila University escaped De La Salle University, 89-87.


Yuri Escueta drove and attracted the defense then kicked the ball out to a waiting Chris Tiu at right quarter court :17.8 to go for the marginal basket. With ample time for one more play, Casio missed a fadeaway jump shot from 15 feet with Maierhofer attempting to send the game into overtime but in vain.

“The guys showed a lot of grit and guts tonight,” said ADMU coach Norman Black. “(Escueta) is our main man.”

Tiu was 4/5 from the three-point country for 19 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Ford Arao had 18 markers on 8/10 freethrow marksmanship, grabbed eight boards, and dished two feeds.

Escueta had 16 points on a perfect 5/5 shooting and four assists in a career defining game. Eric Salamat had 15 and five assists, and Jobe Nkemakolam had an output of ten on 6/6 shooting at the line, and six caroms.

The Blue Eagles made 10/17 from outside on 50% overall field goal shooting, while making 81% of their freebies. They also had 19 assists and five blocks.

Maierhofer had a career best of 24 points and nine rebounds. Cholo Villanueva netted 18 markers. TY Tang had an all-around night with 15, eight boards, and five assists, while Bader Malabes scored 11.

The Archers made hay on the hustle department with 16 transition points and 16 turnover points.

Interestingly, Casio’s five points in the game were the last points of De La Salle in the match.

“It looks that way. We will be going to play this team again,” Black commented on Ateneo’s nemesis, who is on a tug-of-war battle for a twice-to-beat advantage. With this conquest, the blue and white is now tied with the vanquished at 9-4.

“Focus is now on NU. This victory would not mean anything if we lose against NU,” Black rued. “We only beat them by one point the first time around. All we have to do is beat NU and we are number two.”

Appropriately, that Ateneo versus National University tussle would close out the eliminations on September 15. The green and white faces the challenge of foiling University of the East’s sweep on September 13 at the Araneta Coliseum.

“I am expecting anything at this point,” and this is including a probable protest when asked by a reporter to Black in the postgame interview. “I have come to expect a last second play.”

ADMU stormed off a 13-3 start with Jai Reyes passing off to Noynoy Baclao from a pressbreak play, 7:01 in the first quarter. Not to be outdone, the Taft-based squad replied with a 14-0 kick to bridge the two periods with Villanueva hitting a three-point play off Ken Barracoso, 21-15, 9:47.

Arao tied the count with two freethrows off a Brian Ilad foul, 3:50 in the second, 30-all. Maierhofer responded with five straight to give the Green Archers headaway going into the locker, 40-33, 1:19.

A 7-0 start at the third gave DLSU its highest lead, 51-38, 8:23. Nevertheless, the Katipunan-based crew had an 8-2 finish concluded by a threes from Tiu and Eric Salamat, and a twisting layup from Nkemakolam to go within by one, 64-65.

Two straight Villanueva baskets forced Black to call an early timeout with Maierhofer’s split at the line providing a seven-point cushion, 73-66, 7:05. The leather was swung around by Tiu and Escueta to Salamat at the side for a trey and a tie, 75-all, with Escueta’s quick undergoal gave the Eagles the upperhand momentarily, less than four minutes remaining.

Tang’s three from near the top of the key evened things up once more, 79-all, as both sides pushed and pulled for the lead until Tiu’s game-winning three.

“I thought we won the first game,” Black stated. “A lot of people were questioning that with the protest.”

As for the referees, Black had this to say, “I was a little bit upset at times. But that is part of the passion of the game.”


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Jervy up ahead in MVP race


By Ian Brion
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September 17, 2007



While his team is on the brink of a failed title-retention campaign, Jervy Cruz is on the verge of solidifying his tag as the top collegiate player in the country today by becoming the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 70 men’s basketball tournament.

The hulking University of Santo Tomas (UST) slotman looms as the runaway winner of the most prestigious individual plum after topping the Statistical Points (SP) category—the major criteria for the award—at the end of the two-round eliminations.

Cruz garnered an all-around value of 75.86 SPs to stamp his class over the field of 120 players, according to UAAP’s official records-keeper, the Smart Bro-sponsored Pro Stats.

The six-foot-four former RP Youth stalwart is the league’s leading rebounder with 15.4 per game. He is also averaging a league third-best 16.7 points an outing for a mammoth double-double that carried the Growling Tigers to eight victories against six defeats in the regular season.

The defending champion is set to battle the Far Eastern University (FEU) in a knockout match for the last slot to the tournament’s next stage—the stepladder phase—today.

SPs are computed by adding a player’s points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and won game bonus (15 per win), minus technical fouls (5 points) and ejections (10) divided by the number of games played.

At far second is Adamson’s King Falcon Patrick Cabahug with 62.57 SPs. The veteran sniper made the most of his squad’s lackluster bid by emerging as the league’s top scorer at 21.3 points per game. He also averaged a fourth-best 8.4 rebounds.

Next is Edwin Asoro of the also-ran National University with 60.79 SPs, followed by La Salle’s Joseph Casio and Rico Maierhofer with 55.79 and 53.43, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 are Ateneo’s Ford Arao (51.93), University of the East (UE)’s Mark Borboran (51.21), FEU’s Marnel Baracael (50.21), Ateneo’s Chris Tiu (49.14) and La Salle’s TY Tang (48.93).

Ric Cawaling is the leading candidate for the equally esteemed Rookie of the Year honor. The Tamaraws’ top sniper accumulated 36.64 SPs to lead erstwhile frontrunner Mike Gamboa of the University of the Philippines (UP) and Ateneo’s Kirk Long, who have 32.36 and 28.33, respectively.

Besides the SPs, the individual awards, which also include the Mythical Five, are decided by the votes from the league officials, players and coaches, as well as that of the media covering the tournament.

NU’s Jonathan Fernandez is the league’s second top points producer with a 17.6-point clip followed by Cruz’s 16.7 and Casio’s 15.0.

Besides Cruz, Asoro is the only other player to average a double-double as the Bulldogs’ power-forward had 13.1 points and 11.1 rebounds.

UST’s Japs Cuan is the league’s best playmaker, dishing out 4.6 assists per game, while Asoro is also the league’s chief thief with 1.7 steals and Ateneo’s Nonoy Baclao is the top shot-blocker at 1.7 blocks per game.

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UST Tigers are just tearing down the FEU Tamaraws, score 48-27 in the early part of the 3rd period. ( Men's Basketball Rubber Match Game for 4th: FEU vs UST (September 17, 2007)

USTE 48 - 27 Tamaraws
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