UAAP Season 71: Green Archers overcome Falcons in OT

The DLSU Green Archers needed an extra five minutes to dispose of the Adamson Falcons, 84-79 in Season  71 of the UAAP Men's Basketball Tournament at the Philsports Arena. Coming from a hairline win over the UST Growling Tigers last Thursday, the Green Archers groped for form the entire ballgame but managed to send the game into overtime.  The Green Archers had the...

We Were Archers

Probably not too many may still remember that Adamson Falcon Michael Galinato once donned the green and white jersey during the 2004 UAAP season. The 6’5 center had a forgettable rookie season as he played in only 6 games and averaged 0.3 points. He eventually transferred to other schools but was relegated to their training team. Given a break...

Maui saves the day for Green Archers

Rookie Maui Villanueva made, what would probably be the most memorable basket of his rookie year, as the Green Archers escape with a victory over the UST Growling Tigers, 81-79 at the UAAP Season 71 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Araneta Coliseum. Villanueva made a follow up shot with only a tenth of a second left in the game clock after...

The View From the Armchair: Game 11 vs FEU

The Green Archers failed to play their usual game last Saturday and went down to the fired-up FEU Tamaraws, 75-83 at the Philsports Arena. Except for the first quarter which ended in a 14-all tie, the Archers were outscored in the last three quarters, 18-23 (Q2), 15-17 (Q3), and 28-29 (Q4). The defense was inconsistent, with the Archers allowing...

Just For Kicks!: Green Archer Celebrity Lookalikes

The movie star good looks of the Green Archers have catapulted their popularity from league favorites to full celebrity status, attracting fans even from rival schools and kibitzers from outside the league. Proof is in media attention-magazine covers and big advertisement contracts started long before pre-season, with sporting giants cashing in on the success and commercially viable good looks...

Green Archers get railroaded by Tamaraws

The Green Archers wanted to give a winning send-off for Coach Franz Pumaren, who will be missing the Archers final three elimination games to coach the RP Youth Team, but the FEU Tamaraws wanted to have a party of their own as the Morayta-based squad score an 83-75 victory over the defending champions. After a lead grabbing three-point shot from...

The View From the Armchair: Game 10 vs NU

Coming from a 1-week layoff, the Green Archers came out flat and fell behind by as many as 15 points before recovering in the second half to overwhelm the NU Bulldogs 79-67 last Saturday at the Philsports Arena. A combination of factors may have lulled the Archers into thinking that NU would be easy pickings: the relatively easy first...

UAAP Season 71: Archers survive Bulldogs

The Green Archers overcame an eleven-point deficit in the halftime to win over the dangerous NU Bulldogs, 79-67 in the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Philsports Arena. After a shaky start in the first quarter and going sour in the 2nd quarter, scoring a mere 12 points, the defending champions exploded with 31 big markers in the 3rd canto...

The View From the Armchair: Game 9 vs UP

As expected, the Green Archers easily hurdled the UP Maroons, 81-61 at the Philsports Arena last Sunday, despite missing Simon and Marko. The Archers led for all but the first 2-3 minutes of the game, when UP took a 3-2 lead, but once the La Salle offensive started clicking, they grabbed the lead and were never headed. Coach Franz...

UAAP Season 71: Don’t you forget about Rico.

After playing able support to the Green Archers' top gun JV Casio and rising stars James Mangahas and Peejay Barua, the 6’5 Rico Maierhofer literally stood tall in the Green Archers’ conquest of the UP Fighting Maroons, 81-61, at the UAAP Season 71 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Puerto Galera native and last season's Mythical Team member dominated the game...