As they say, all records are thrown away and all stats are disregarded, whenever the Ateneo Blue Eagles and this year’s defending champions, the De La Salle Green Archers play against each other. Winning is a matter of school pride. Numbers are forgotten.
Nonetheless, the stats are still important for the teams’ respective tacticians to plot the right offensive attack and to design the proper defensive stance. Six-time UAAP Champion coach Franz Pumaren and his 1989 Philippine Basketball Association Grandslam Coach, Norman Black, are both cerebral coaches and will definitely rely on the figures to devise the strategy for Sunday. Is outrebounding the key to victory? The stats will provide a clue. Will the bench play a significant role in claiming the win? Again, the stats may tell. We present to you the comparative statistics of the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the De La Salle Green Archers for the entire elimination round of UAAP Season 71 (taken from the Season 71 Senior Elimination Round Statistical Summary):
We also view the head-on stats of the two teams, based on their meetings last July 6 (1st round) and September 6 (2nd round). Did the team step up or slow down against their rivals? Let’s see.
Elimination Round Stats
Head on Head Stats