Still no PLDT service where I live, so blogging, let alone liveblogging, is an issue. Caught UE’s 88-68 Game 2 thrashing of ADMU however, so I’m glad to be able to share my thoughts. Forthwith:
It’s wonderful to see UE in the finals – Not to say it’d not have been cool to see an FEU – ADMU finals, it’s just there’s something great about seeing a team that didn’t plan on being in the Finals to be in the Finals. That’s got to do something for UE’s self-confidence, and in the world of College sports I’ve always reckoned team confidence as far more valuable than any factor including individual player performances and stats. True they lost Game 1, but I didn’t necessarily see UE lose because they weren a lesser team. Rather, they lost because they didn’t make the right plays and push the right buttons. This Game 2 win showed they have the ability, and applied it appropriately (particularly, in team defense), while ADMU found itself in the same hole UE was in Game 1.