If there is one thing to say about the Green Archers’ pair of overwhelming wins this past week is that this team is just too deep, too big and too strong.
After breezing past UST by 43 points last Sunday, the Green Archers are in for a tough grind tomorrow against the UE Red Warriors.
This season, every time the Green Archers go up against a team they are expected to beat, the most common phrase read online, whether it is social comments, forum posts or other pregame articles is “don’t be overconfident”.
There must be something about the court, old-fashioned shot clocks, or the basketball rings inside the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan that allowed the DLSU Green Archers to hit the triple-digit mark, the second highest score since 2003, in a 113-88 win over the NU Bulldogs.
On October 19, the De La Salle University Green Archers and the National University Bulldogs will try to keep and end their own respective streaks as they face-off in the 2nd round of eliminations in the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball tournament.
Coming off a five-day break, and playing only their second game in 13 days made DLSU look out of tune and vulnerable against the UP Fighting Maroons.
Just when we thought their season is practically over, UP has picked up two big wins against Ateneo and Adamson this past week to put themselves within striking distance of the top 4 spots in the standings.
One does not come out unscathed in the first round of Season 79 men’s basketball competitions, and expect the rest of the league to roll over and lay out the proverbial red carpet and welcome mats toward the championship.
La Salle has been playing the best basketball they’ve ever played in almost 14 years, the most intriguing question at this point is who will be the first team to beat them this season?
Undefeated, the Green Archers have never been this dominating since the 2002 UAAP season. Winning by an average of 15 pts, the team is just head and shoulders above everyone else right now and they appear on track of finishing with the best record and possibly sweep their way to the finals.