In those few times the Green Archers (6-7) did not advance to the Final 4, they would still be in contention until the very last game of the eliminations. Still in the thick of the fight for a possible playoff.
This season however will be different. The team will miss the semis for the second straight year but their fate has already been sealed even before they close out the second round.
Today, La Salle will be playing for nothing more than pride.
Adamson (4-9) likewise had a disappointing campaign this year after 3-straight appearances in the final four and a near-finals stint a season ago.
The last time they faced each other. Andrei Caracut came thru in the clutch as La Salle prevailed 68-61.
What to Watch For
Andrei’s last dance. Caracut’s 5-year tenure with the Green and White has been filled with both ups and downs. He endured all the many changes that happened in the team particularly playing under 4 different head coaches. Despite this, he still found ways to become a significant contributor to the team. Rookie Of the Year, Champion – it was a good run.
Aside from Caracut, it will also be the final UAAP game for Jamie Malonzo, James Laput and Keyshawn Meeker.
The other guys. We expect to see more court action for the those who are not part of the regular rotation.
Hope for a better future. For the past several years, the Green Archers are a team that continues to search for an identity. And as the 2010s come to a close, we remain optimistic that they will all soon figure it out, to finally bring stability and become a consistent championship contender year in year out.
Because at the end of the day, all of us, the team, the school community just want one thing… to WIN.