Archers, Tamaraws, Collide for Top of the Table Clash

There can be only one, indeed.  On Wednesday, the DLSU Green Archers and the FEU Tamaraws will face for solo leadership in the on-going UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament.  The winner will claim top spot while the loser will drop tied for second along with NU and Ateneo (again, another complicated scenario).  Both coaches will say of course that there is no pressure on this game but for the supporters, DLSU is not going to claim that top spot in the table, but it will enable them also to extend their winning run to eight this season while FEU will try to prove that their first round win was not a fluke or a stroke of luck with Mike Tolomia hitting all his triples in the final quarter.

Green Archers Go for Seventh Straight Against the Fighting Maroons

After that gut-wrenching victory against arch-rivals Ateneo last Sunday, the Green Archer-freight train will look to continue its travel, this time around on the other Quezon City-based university in the eight-member UAAP list, the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons.  UP’s celebration was cut short at the start of the 2nd round since after that morale-boosting victory against Adamson, the Fighting Maroons got derailed right away by the University of the East Red Warriors.

La Salle vs Ateneo Game Reaction: Zen and the Art of Championship Maintenance

In the quest for title retention, the formula is deceivingly simple and unconventional in nature for Coach Juno Sauler and the De La Salle Green Archers: Allow tremendous hype to build up around them as early as the postseason while not allowing any of it to penetrate the team’s psyche, lose the first two games of the season with shades of struggle and disarray, then slowly rack up a 6-game winning streak while dealing with injuries to two starters and their respective backups, and consequently using a bulk of inexperienced players at the forefront.