Sunday, August 1, 2010

UAAP Season 73 Eliminations: ADMU Game 5 Results

After that tough, tough loss to archrival La Salle, the universe owed Ateneo a law of averages win.
UAAP: Ateneo blasts NU; UE wins one vs UP
By Mark C. Giongco

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 3) The Ateneo de Manila University used a furious third quarter rally to defeat National University, 82-65, Saturday in the 73rd UAAP men's basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The Eagles, who are now lodged in a three-way tie with De La Salle University and the University of Sto. Tomas at 3-2, started out slow in the first half but broke out of the slump in the third quarter as they started connecting from the outside.

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It didn't look pretty early on—at one point in the second quarter the Bulldogs had twice as many points as the the Blue Eagles, 28-14. But with blue-collar play Ateneo trimmed the deficit to one at the half before putting the game away in the third. Rudy "Don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion!" Tomjanovich would've been proud.

Eric Salamat's excellent outing ought to silence—for now—those who have been calling for his head or worse, accusing him of shenanigans. I wish those so-called fans would drop it. Being the "King Eagle" can't be that easy.

In their last two games the Lady Eagles bowed to the Adamson Lady Falcons, 82-43, and the UST Tigresses, 72-66, and dropped to 2-3.

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