Second round of UAAP 78 senior’s basketball tournament over the weekend, so here’s a look at the current team standings:
-UST remains on top of the standings list with 6 wins of 7 games, only losing once to the NU Bulldogs who broke their wining streak. Kevin Ferrer continues to lead the Tigers win after win, and with Ed Daquioag and Karim Abdul on the team, the Tigers are staying strong.
-The FEU Tamaraws are tied with the Tigers with a 6-1 record as well, wining their first match for the second round against Ateneo last oct. 11. Mike Tolomia remains as FEU’s top player with a astounding 51% field goal percentage; and with his well-balanced play on the hardwood, he remains a formidable foe to FEU’s opponents. FEU will be facing UST on November.
– The Blue Eagles come in as third on the rankings, trailing behind with 4 wins and 3 loses. Kiefer Ravena tops as Ateneo’s leading player and team captain with his signature clutch shots. The Blue Eagles’ memorable game in the first round of eliminations is their wining double over-time game against NU.
– La salle is looking to contest the Eagles for the third spot with a 4-3 record, putting them on the number 4 slot. The Green Archers haven’t made much impact on the first round, but the team’s Thomas Torres had set himself up as the team’s star rebounder. so far, he has a rebounding average of 7.7. The Green Archers will be facing UE on Wednesday.
– The season’s defending champion has slipped down to 5th place after incurring three straight losses in the first round of eliminations. The NU Bulldogs, who has a 3-5 record, had a rough start against UE, DLSU, and ADMU, but has slowly moved up the ranks thanks to key players like Alfred Aroga and Nico Javelona. NU still has a good chance of securing a spot in the top 4 to defend their championship title.
– The UE Red Warriors are slowly getting left behind as they rank 6th of the remaining 8 teams in the season. after going 4 straight losses, it was a sigh of relief for the warriors to bag a win over the weekend. Notable players like Edison Batiller and Christopher Javier are definitely keeping the Red warriors afloat.
– The University if the Philippines Fighting Maroons has definitely made its mark this season in the UAAP. After scoring only a single win for the past three years, the Fighting Maroons has broken the “one-win” curse and has soared to a 3-5 record after hiring Rensy Bajar as the team’s new head coach. Some notable players are Jett Manuel and Diego Dario, who led the team’s latest win against Adamson.
– Adamson Falcons has lost their claws this season. With only 1 win on the scoreboards, the falcons are on a critical spot in the eliminations. Will they be able to bounce back for an underdog win? or will it be another dry spell for the falcons?
That’s it for a rundown on the UAAP team standings! Which team are you rooting for in this season? We’d love to hear your thoughts below!