In their second round opener of the UAAP men’s basketball on October 6 at the MOA Arena, the UP Fighting Maroons challenged the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, but were not able to survive the attack in overtime, 82-79.
The Maroons fell prey to the Eagles twice in one bloody Sunday at the Big Dome on September 29. The Lady Maroons failed to win against the Lady Eagles, 62-76, and the Fighting Maroons lost to the Blue Eagles, 63-89.
With its fourth straight win, UP raises its scorecard to 5-1. The only team left to battle in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball first round games is its finals rival last season, the Ateneo Blue Eagles.
UP rises second (4-1) in the first round of standings. When asked about the preparation of the team against DLSU today at the Mall of Asia Arena, Coach Perasol answered, “Susubukan naming mag-improve pa rin from our previous games. And I hope that we can be better to make sure that we can have the chance against a powerhouse team like La Salle.”
ICYMI: It’s another nail-biter, one-point lead win for the UP Fighting Maroons against the winless NU Bulldogs, just days after Adamson’s Soaring Falcons suffered the same fate in the previous game.
It was a nail-biter reminiscent of last season’s finals bid: the UP Fighting Maroons head to head with the Adamson University Soaring Falcons. Last year’s semifinals saw UP snatching the finals spot away from Adamson, knocking away its twice-to-beat advantage in what was arguably the two most exciting games of Season 81 of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball tournament.
The team’s effort proves inadequate against the UST Growling Tigers’ scoring prowess.
First game, first win. The UP Fighting Maroons took the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws by the horns to win its Season 82 opener in the University Athletics Association of Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball tournament on September 4 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.