After getting postponed last Sunday because of typhoon Lando, the UAAP Men’s Basketball tournament is back with more basketball action as it move through the second rounds of elimination.
With only a few games left until the last 4 teams battle it out for the title of UAAP season 78 champions, let’s take a look at the top 5 contenders bidding for a slot in the semifinals.
FEU Tamaraws (8-1)
The Far Eastern University Tamaraws have taken over the lead in the scoreboards with 8 wins and only a single lose throughout the first and second elimination rounds; an incredible record for the Morayta-based team for the season. The Tamaraws are looking towards a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals.
UST Yellow Tigers (8-2)
After bowing down to the Blue Eagles last Wednesday, the University of Santo Tomas Yellow Tigers has fallen to the second spot on the boards. Hope, however, is not lost for the Tigers; while a spot for them in the semifinals is almost secured, they still have a good chance of reclaiming their previous spot as the top team of the season.
ADMU Blue Eagles ( 6-4)
The Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles has taken the third spot for themselves after a spectacular win against the Yellow Tigers last Wednesday gave them a headstart against their long-time rival team the DLSU Green Archers. Last Wednesday’s win was significant to the Blue Eagles after being under fire in social media when one of their players earned the anger of many netizens.
DLSU Green Archers (5-4)
After their game against FEU was postponed last Sunday, the De La Salle Green Archers are in a tight spot into the final four. Trailing closely behind their rival, the Green Archers still has 4 games to grab a spot in the semifinals match.
NU Bulldogs (4-6)
Despite being the defending champions from last season, The National University Bulldogs are falling behind the scoreboards, landing on the fifth spot. The Bulldogs had a bad run at the opening of the season, incurring 3 straight losses before bagging their first win of the season. With 4 games to go, the bulldogs can still make a comeback to land a spot into the final four, where they can defend their title as champions.
DLSU is scheduled to face of against Adamson on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Smart Araneta Colisseum, while the Tamarraws will be facing the UE Red Warriors.
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