FEU Is Spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I’ve always liked the FEU team even before the Arwind Santos days. This is a team that really understands the game. Obviously well – coached they seldom ever hang their heads, never dwelling too long on errors or looking like they don’t belong – because plainly, they do. Amongst the elite teams in the UAAP, the FEU Tamaraws bring a tough and very high level of game year after year.

As I write this, the FEU players are headed towards their dugout – many of them with tears and their eyes. At the start of Season 71, I mentioned how I didn’t even know who they were. Today, I will never forget the names JR Cawaling, Benedict Fernandez, Mark Barroca, Robert Kave, Marlon Adolfo etc., because they played with a level of intensity I HAVE NEVER SEEN SINCE I CAN’T REMEMBER ANYMORE. Forget the NBA Finals, the UE vs. FEU game that ended a few minutes ago brought me near tears myself. It is quite plainly, the closest thing to a perfect game I’ve seen in years.

Of course it’s one thing to say that, and quite another to show stats to prove it, but unfortunately since those are still to be published in the papers tomorrow, I’m only relying on memory when I say that at one point, UE was shooting 50% and FEU an astounding 70% field goal percentage. Not only were offenses clicking, but defense was terrific as well, which is amazing for any one team, but BOTH TEAMS? AT THE SAME TIME? That is just incredible.

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Thoughts On DLSU vs. UP; FEU vs. UE

Our Basketball Viewing Options Today, 26 July 2008, Involve the ff.

UP vs. DLSU

– I just wanna say a few words about UP. ABS occasionally show teasers after games with lots of flashing lights and way too much pumped up music, featuring different teams one by one with lots of interviews of coaches and players. Anyway, they got to the UP part and I was almost falling asleep, but then Woody Co said a few very insightful things. Being a Chinoy, he is very honest (Chinoys usually are, imho, quite open with whatever’s on their minds), and he said that last year, there were times when he just wanted to stop playing (in the middle of a game), pack up and go home.

He then went ahead and talked about how he sees himself not doing that anymore, being older, and part of the seniors of the team now whom the rooks and coaching staff will be looking at for support. Of course he needs to say that, being a puff piece, but it sounded to me like a boy turning into a man, and was worth hearing nonetheless.

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Liveblogging ADMU vs. UE UAAP Season 71

UE vs. ADMU (07/13/2008) 
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4:48
Good afternoon Ladies and Gents!
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4:49
Gary here again, and I’m gonna liveblog today’s main game between ADMU and UE.
4:49
The 1st game between ADU and NU is about to end, with ADU ahead by 9 pts, 70-61, 41 seconds to go.
4:52
get your refreshing beverages and chips ready. With UE and ADMU both loss – free, it promises to be an exciting game.
4:53
NU is on its way to its 3rd loss, despite the..
4:53
actually, despite nothing. They played badly, almost looking like they don’t have plays.
4:54
ADU on the other hand, isn’t exactly the picture of precision basketball.
4:54
However they’ve played well enough, at least, to win this one.
4:55
there you go, the game is over. ADU 73, NU 65. ADU wins.
4:56
Mark Agustin of ADU ends up with 25 pts and a lot of rebounds.
4:57
Very good, controlled performance. Although he seriously should lay off the tattoos already. Way too many.
5:01
Alright were a few more mins away
5:03
the game has been dubbed ‘the battle of perfection’ by the abs people.
5:03
well, i suppose so.
5:04
and it is hosted by boom gonzales and tj manotoc. Thats good, I like these guys very much.
5:04
although of course, Boom has already showed his tendency to show favoritism towards ADMU.
5:05
nothing wrong with that, actually. I’ve my own biases 😛
5:07
ok, more commercials. Almost there.
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5:07
starters for ue announced.
5:08
followed by admu
5:08
tip off!
5:09
espiritu scores on a j
5:09
terrific power move
5:10
terrific power move by him.
5:10
c. tiu called for an offensive foul
5:11
baclao was left all alone on a layup, was blocked by espiritu but judged as goaltending

5:11
score at 2 all
5:12
almost a admu steal, completed, but goes back to ue anyway.
5:12
llagas misses j but espirity picks up garbage, scores again
5:13
hussaini great assist to tiu, sink j
5:13
llagas misses j
5:13
hussaini misses hook shot
5:13
arellano blocked by baclao
5:14
hussaini botches pass by tiu, but it was too strong.
5:14
ue possession
5:14
4 all
5:14
buenafe on drive, misses j. shouldve passed.
5:15
martinez sinks 3, admu timeout
5:15
4 – 7 UE
5:16
cool Coke commercial with yao ming and lebron
5:16
ok, admu possession
5:16
buenafe to tiu
5:17
ball ends with baclao, sinks j
5:17
arellano assist to espiritu, sinks long 2
5:17
tiu sinks running jumper. what a shot.
5:18
jai reyes fouls someone.
5:18
that last tiu shot was impressive. shot off the wrong foot, reminds me of the koreans.
5:18
espiritu misses turnaround j
5:18
4:11 left in 1st
5:18
9-8 UE
5:19
tiu misses j
5:19
jobe coming in.
5:19
replaces hussaini
5:20
martinez misses 3, rebound by espiritu
5:20
ebdane called for push off foul on salamat. turns it over.
5:21
bandaying fouls buenafe. UE timeout.
5:23
austria steals ball, passes to jobe, misses
5:23
score still at 9-8 ue
5:23
martinez misses layup
5:23
escueta with ball, almost turnover
5:24
jobe called for foul on rebound
5:24
martinez misses j
5:24
jobe underneath, called for travelling.
5:24
jobe needs to settle down.
5:25
thiele misses j
5:25
martinez misses shot.
5:25
off. foul on escueta
5:25
admu is not rebounding, always a problem with admu since last year.
5:26
salamat almost steals ball, remains with ue
5:26
thiele gets off rebound but is blocked
5:26
salamat fouled on drive.
5:27
salamat sinks 1st FT
5:27
chot reyes and manny pangilinan in the crowd
5:27
salamat sinks both. 10 secs left
5:27
4.5 secs left. salva foul.
5:28
ebdane sinks 2nd of 2 FTs
5:28
terrible foul on raffy reyes. gives salamat a chance to score with 1.9 secs left.
5:28
sorry, it was acuna.
5:29
12-10 ADMU, end of 1st q
5:29
[Comment From Guest]
hi. would you know where i can watch the game na live streaming? ty
5:29
no sorry. you’re stuck with me 😛
5:30
[Comment From Guest]
hehe. you’re doing a great job though. thanks 🙂
5:30
hey thanks
5:31
alright here we go. again too many commercials made us miss a whole play.
5:32
hussaini called for foul on espiritu flop.
5:32
sorry, thats a thiele flop rather.
5:32
terrible call.
5:32
thiele called for off. foul on salamat again.
5:33
salamat is terrific at anticipating players who move on screens
without the ball
5:33
hussaini with off rebound, misses
5:33
bandaying sinks 3
5:33
[Comment From Guest]
yehey! he’s my favorite player
5:34
salamat forces, strips my arellano
5:34
stripped by arellano sorry. causes turnover.
5:34
thiele missed, but foul on admu.
5:34
bandaying with a miss on 3.
5:35
zamar called on foul on tiu. very light foul.
5:35
tiu sinks j off curl. great shot.
5:35
13-14 admu
5:35
bandaying misses another 3
5:35
tiu sidesteps on drive, misses but is fouled.
5:36
tiu going to FTs
5:36
he’s got 7 pts, missed 2nd FT
5:36
13-15 admu
5:37
salva sinks j
5:37
salamat terrific steal
5:37
but misses shot, presence of espiritu causes bad layup.
5:38
salva called for foul
5:38
6:28 left in 2nd q
5:38
llagas misses shot, hussaini with reb
5:38
[Comment From Guest]
what does j mean?
5:38
jumper = j
5:38
baclao sinks j
5:38
[Comment From Guest]
ohh..ok..thanks…
5:39
ue timeout
5:39
have not seen escueta too much.
5:39
ADMU has started to rebound, in the person of hussaini.
5:40
concentrating on rebounding and defense is probably good for him. Just let his offense come when it’s time for it to come.
5:41
la tenorio and doug kramer in the crowd. man those were good times when they were playing.
5:41
ok, admu possession. bandaying fouls someone.
5:42
tiu misses 3
5:42
ue almost loses it.
5:42
yes they do, swipe by long results in out of bounds, last touch ue
5:43
baclao on the elbow.
5:43
hussaini with soft touch, sinks it
5:43
ebdane gets terrific running shot, buenafe called for foul
5:44
ebdane going for FTs
5:44
tiu starting to complain pretty strongly
5:44
ebdane sinks 2 FTs
5:44
tiu slips, turns it over.
5:45
tiu gets steal.
5:45
long misses j.
5:45
espiritu misses layup.
5:45
llagas misses shot.
5:45
ue flubs possession. turns it over.
5:45
wild crazy action.
5:45
jobe now back.
5:46
along with jai reyes.
5:46
jobe sinks off terrific pass by baclao.
5:46
martinez sinks 3.
5:46
admu timeout.
5:47
they didnt flash the score
5:47 [Poll]
admu or ue?
admu

 ( 63% )

ue

 ( 38% )

5:47
oops, forgot the polls.
5:48
there ya go.
5:48
2:33 left in 2nd
5:48
18-23 admu
5:49
thiele called for foul, his 3rd.
5:49
buenafe sinks FTs
5:49
misses 2nd FT
5:50
arellano with j
5:50
ue had to work hard for their points.
5:50
jai reyes throws ball into stands, bad pass.
5:50
llagas gets great shot underneath all alone.
5:50
24-22 admu
5:51
buenafe back to FTS
5:51
UE had a 9-3 run
5:51
buenafe sinks both
5:51
22-26 admu
5:52
ue retains poss
5:52
zamar sinks 3
5:52
a desperation shot actually
5:52
ue is sinking their 3s
5:52
reyes misses j
5:52
llagas with terrific easy shot.
5:53
4th lead change.
5:53
buenafe with bad 3.
5:53
end of 2nd q
5:53
and can you believe it? ue now leads.
5:53
after a 14-5 run.
5:53
27-26 UE
5:55
hmm what if i run a poll on which commercial is best

5:55
nah. that might make them think we enjoy watching them.
5:55
ok cheerdance! here we go.
5:56
ill just rank wich cheerdance is better.
5:56
go fight red and white
5:58
hey we got a ue vote!
5:58
thats good keep em coming
5:59
ok that was very good.
6:00
[Comment From Guest]
who is ebdane?
6:00
a players name i misspelled :{
6:00
hold on checking
6:00
now for the admu cheer..
6:01
admu is going with their old school cheer.
6:01
[Comment From Guest]
gino etrone. i guess
6:02
most likely 😛
6:03
hmm.. im going to give the better cheerdance performance to ue.
6:04
not because they had a fancier cheer. they just looked more precise.
6:05
stats are shown on the screen. 25-15 rebounds in favor of UE.
6:05
so inspite of the fact that admu had an early lead, ue is keeping close due to rebounding and 3 pt shooting.
6:06
last year however, admu’s rebounding was also its waterloo.
6:06
hussaini was the only bright spot, although i imagine rebounding takes away from his offense.
6:06
a few more seconds to start.
6:06
3rd q
6:07
araneta looks packed.
6:07
escueta to tiu
6:07
baclao sinks another 10 footer. he’s got range.
6:08
[Comment From Guest]
it’s so frustrating not to be able to see the actual show. even just on tv. =( . we don’t have TFC in Malaysia.
6:08
espiritu recipient of great pass, slams it in
6:08
escueta sinks 3
6:08
29-31 admu
6:08
salamat with another steal, sinks all alone layup
6:09
escueta is injured.
6:09
salamat is just a natural defender. great anticipation, great ball skills.
6:10
although he really needs to develop to use his offhand more.
6:10
[Comment From Guest]
that’s my boy!!!!!
6:10
ue timeout
6:10
if he can learn to shoot with both left and right..
6:11
salamat is called for warning Â
for ‘taunting’
6:11
[Comment From Guest]
yikes.
6:11
[Comment From Guest]
what happend to escueta?
6:11
no update on escueta yet
6:11
espiritu goes strong, misses..
6:12
baclao called for foul.
6:12
thats a horrible call.
6:12
salamat with another strip
6:12
on two vs one salamat and tiu vs. marcy arellano, arellano fouls tiu hard.
6:12
tiu goes to FTs
6:12
it was a good foul, he went for the ball
6:13
tiu siinks 2
6:13
ue misses 3
6:13
hussaini forces hook, misses bad
6:13
zamar sinks 3
6:13
32-35 admu
6:13
[Comment From Guest]
whats the current score?
6:13
salamat to hussaini, sinks layup
6:14
[Comment From Guest]
ok thanks
6:14
great pass from arellano to llagas, sinks layup
6:14
salamat called for off. foul
6:14
terrific plays by both teams.
6:14
6:28 in 3rd
6:15
34-37 admu
6:15
salamat with steal, to tiu to hussaini, sinks layup
6:15
baclao started it with rejection.
6:16
tiu misses 3
6:16
baclao with reb, hussaini with reb and putback
6:16
zamar sinks another 3
6:16
37-41 admu
6:16
tiu to hussaini, hussaini travels.
6:16
[Comment From Guest]
yahoo! go ateneo
6:16
[Comment From codiak]
nice zamar
6:17
4:52 left
6:17
in 3rd q
6:17
llagas misses hook
6:17
reyes misses j
6:17
thiele with up and under, sinks layup, fouled by baclao
6:17
[Comment From Guest]
go lasalle
6:18
oh great we have a comment spammer
6:18
thiele misses 2nd ft
6:18
salva sinks j
6:19
lingganay sinks layup
6:19
[Comment From Guest]
may potential yan si salva
6:19
zamar misses 3 badly
6:19
41-43 admu
6:19
hussaini sinks putback.
6:20
huffing and puffing, tired.
6:20
llagas sinks turnaround shot, hussaini tried to flop. he has scored 8 out of last 10 pts.
6:20
ue timeout
6:20
[Comment From Guest]
is zamar related to the previos UE coach?
6:20
sorry i dunno.
6:21
our polls are almost even.
6:21
admu is very reliant on hussaini. jobe not really in that level yet.
6:21
[Comment From Guest]
yes son of boysie
6:21
ah there you go.
6:22
there arent a lot of people that lebron needs to look up to when talking to, yao is one of them i guess (coke commercial)
6:22
philsports is crazy noisy.
6:22
lingganay with a steal, scores
6:23
buenafe with hanging shot, sinks it.
6:23
very paul pierce.
6:23
lingganay pulls up, sinks it.
6:23
47 all
6:23
lingganay fouled on drive.
6:23
fouled by austria.
6:23
[Comment From Guest]
score pls.
6:24
47 all
6:24
tiu misses j
6:24
[Comment From Guest]
ok thnks
6:24
#4 misses ue
6:25
martinez mises
6:25
another off. reb by UE, their 3rd on same play
6:25
47 all still
6:25
5 secs left
6:25
thiele misses
6:25
end of 3rd, 47 all
6:26
theme of game is clear. admu is not rebounding well, while ue guards are shooting the lights out.
6:28
whew. another exciting game.
6:28
ok here we go.
6:28
thiele sinks 10 foot j
6:28
8th lead change
6:28
martinez with terrific power drive, gets fouled.
6:29
sorry, that’s marcy arellano instead.
6:29
sinks 1st ft, misses 2nd
6:29
long is easily trapped by ue def
6:29
thielee called for 4th foul
6:30
[Comment From Guest]
time out time for check our BP
6:30
buenafe misses shot, putback by hussaini
6:30
austria swipes ball, martinez loses ball to sideline
6:31
midcourt inbound, 49 all
6:31
salva bad move, travels.
6:31
admu has turned it over 15 times to ue 12
6:32
admu misses, causes jumpball on rebound.
6:32
zamar back in
6:32
tiu and zamar both with 9 pts
6:32
austria setting up
6:33
hussani sscores off rebound on his own miss
6:33
soft touch
6:33
foul called on ..
6:33
salva
6:33
49-51 admu
6:34
martinez misses 3
6:34
hussaini with reb but foul called on austria
6:34
3rd team foul
6:34
bad foul by austria, tried to push someone.
6:34
espiritu scores on off rebound
6:35
jumped higher than rim on putback, from standstill. wow.
6:35
espiritu for FT, misses.
6:35
[Comment From Guest]
whoa
6:35
tiu sinks another j from curl on hussaini.
6:35
martinez misses 3
6:36
llagas misses hook
6:36
salamat misses on drive, but hussaini slaps it in
6:36
6:13 in 4th q
6:36
espiritu with miscue, turns it over.
6:36
hussaini with 15 rebounds
6:37
51-55 admu
6:37
martinez called for foul.
6:37
buenafe miss
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6:37
baclao got rebound, misses, goes out.
6:37
[Comment From Guest]
aba in fairness to rabeh….
6:38
ue going with old school weave play
6:38
took too much time, shotclock violation.
6:38
55-51 admu, martinez back in
6:38
winning time!
6:39
zamar called for foul on buenafe. almost loked like a fumble.
6:39
buenafe to FTs
6:39
sinks both
6:39
timeout ue
6:40
buenafe has yet to come into his own, but shows great promise of course.
6:40
[Comment From Guest]
what’s the time?
6:41
a little more than 6 mins
6:41
sorry, 5 mins
6:41
hussaini is the main man
6:42
ok here we go
6:42
zamar misses 3
6:42
4:36 left
6:42
51-57admu
6:42
salamat poss.
6:42
buenafe draws defense, passes to hussaini, scores
6:43
thiele misses j, rebound by espiritu.
6:43
espiritu can jump out philsports roof.
6:43
[Comment From Guest]
wow twin towers
6:43
espiritu with FTs
6:44
11pts 8 rebs
6:44
gets 1 of 2 FTs, ball with ue
6:44
arellano misses, hussaini reb
6:44
16 rebs!
6:44
[Comment From Guest]
san ba ang game ngaun? ultra?
6:44
buenafe sinks on that hangtime move again.
6:45
52-61 admu
6:45
baclao sinks on off. reb.
6:45
 ue timeout
6:45
[Comment From Guest]
parang si arao to ha
6:45
[Comment From go admu]
yei admu!
6:45
[Comment From Guest]
alrayt!
6:46
ue btw, swept admu last year.
6:46
so admu is looking to get a year long monkey off their back.
6:46
[Comment From Guest]
haha. lossless nga eh.
6:46
[Comment From Guest]
i’m chopping garlic while reading this thing. naku. baka machop ko mga daliri ko!!!! hehe…go ateneo!
6:47
pts in the paint, 40 to 20 – something. admu.
6:47
[Comment From Guest]
hussaini 15 rebounds?
6:47
hussaini 16 rebs and counting
6:47
2:29 left
6:48
54-63 admu
6:48
baclao didnt realize the time, shotclock violation, turnover.
6:48
[Comment From Guest]
ue admu sa nike summer league di ba
6:48
[Comment From Guest]
grabe si rabeh ngayon ang go to guy?!?!? wow…
6:48
[Comment From Guest]
wow bill russell
6:49
bandaying not yet finished, sinks 3, lead down to 9
6:49
[Comment From Guest]
gleng ng jumphook nia
6:49
timeout
6:49
[Comment From Guest]
mas magaling pa yata xa kay arao
6:49
yeah, arao was never this good.
6:50
announcers call timeouts ‘samsung timeouts’, so hindi ko alam kung sino ang tumawag ng timeout.
6:50
[Comment From Guest]
true. pero kasi last year rin lang si arao nag ‘shine’
6:50
[Comment From Guest]
admu is better now ha
6:50
yeah, admu looks good. which is why i wanted to see this game.
6:50
against ue, and maybe another feu, to really see.
6:50
[Comment From Guest]
yeah and the years to come
6:51
ok here we go, 1:46 left.
6:51
[Comment From Guest]
one big fight!
6:51
hussaini misses, rebounds, misses..
6:51
baclao got it but ball goes out. turnover.
6:51
[Comment From Guest]
yeah!
6:51
[Comment From Guest]
o ateneo!
6:52
thiele with bad 10ft jumper
6:52
salamat starting to waste time.
6:52
drove in but misses.
6:52
tiu fouls..
6:52
[Comment From Guest]
kmusta game ni tiu? how many pts?
6:52
42:3 left
6:53
[Comment From Guest]
anu ba!!!ilan na ba team fouls?
6:53
tiu fouled martinez, martinez to FTs
6:53
57-63 admu
6:53
1 out of 2 for martinez
6:53
tiu wasting time.
6:53
buenafe misses
6:54
martinez misses, guess who gets rebound?
6:54
guess who has 17 rebounds, guys.
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6:54
[Comment From Guest]
rabeh
6:54
and 18 pts too
6:54
mutombo numbers from rabeh. game going into foul time.
6:55
[Comment From Guest]
good job
6:55
[Comment From Guest]
wow astig
6:55
tj manotoc going crazy with praises.
6:55
58-64, admu FINAL
6:55
[Comment From Guest]
whats foul time?
6:55
sorry, i meant ue was fouling everyone, but to no avail.
6:56
[Comment From Guest]
yahhhoooooooooooooooooo
6:56
pati si baclao, di maka rebound dahil kay rabeh.
6:56
[Comment From Guest]
panalo na ba?
6:56
[Comment From Guest]
rabeh vs jervi
6:56
right now, the ateneans are erecting a statue..
6:57
with a #19 jersey
6:57
[Comment From Guest]
thank you so much for doing this. my keyboard smells like garlic na but thats ok. hehe
6:57
[Comment From Guest]
anong statue?
6:57
tiu with 11pts, 2 rebs and 4assists.
6:58
so that chris tiu fan out there, para sa yo yon.
6:58
i dunno why you’re interested in tiu’s numbers, esp. since hussaini was the one playing well.
6:58
[Comment From Guest]
cno POG?
6:58
Thank you very much to everyone who joined me today.
6:59
[Comment From Guest]
whens next game?
6:59
I will try to post a day beforehand when I’ll be doing this again.
6:59
Naturally, I wanna liveblog the interesting ones. Probably when FEU goes against ADMU or DLSU, or UE.
7:00
[Comment From Guest]
orayt
7:00
[Comment From Guest]
ateneo vs up pm sa
7:00
oh yeah, UP also. wanna see that.
7:00
thanksk so much again!
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[Comment From Guest]
2pm sat
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[Comment From Guest]
live ba to? o sa studio 23 lang?
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yeah, studio 23 lang po.
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i doubt i can do this live.
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thanks folks!
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Liveblogging the Finals of the Nike Summer League

Nike Summer League Finals (06/15/2008) 
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yes ladies and gents, welcome to Ballex’s liveblogging of the Nike SUmmer League Finals bet. admu and ue, at the Ultra, today, 3pm
4:17
we join the contest with the score 5-4 UE, 7:29 in the 1st
4:17
i doubt if ill do this blow by blow style as the nba, as i do not know all the players very well. rather, i will do this as I make observations throughout.
4:18
btw, i had an invite to come to ultra (admission is free anyway), but i’ll admit it. At P60+ / liter, I’m staying my ass home and watch from TV. Let’s all be practical now.
4:19
Gas at P60 / liter I meant to say.
4:20
plus it just started raining cats and dogs, so it appears I made the correct choice.
4:20
hoorah me.
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ok off we go.
4:21
3 pt shot from UE

4:21
james martinez
4:21
oh no, the UE jerseys do not have names on their backs. i will have to rely on their jersey numbers when referring to them.
4:21
this is not good.
4:22
admu’s al husseini seems to have greatly improved. this is a terrific dev’t for admu.
4:23
ue with a dlsu like press. the pumaren brothers share more than their last name apparently.
4:23
results in a turnover from admu.
4:23
thiele with a missed attempt, foul off the reb. play
4:23
another ue press
4:23
husseini misses, but thats a GOOD move.
4:24
thiele puts back a rebound.
4:24
admu player scores from top of key. great shot, but not defended.
4:24
thiele with another shot. good j, from outside
4:25
chris tiu gets foul after a foulbaiting move underneath.
4:25
admu timeout (i think)
4:26
if tiu is graduating this year this has to be the big c. tiu year admu has been waiting for. And if husseini performs well they have more than a good chance. they also have a good rook i saw the other week, just forgot his name.
4:27
buenafe. thats his name. sshs alum.
4:28
ue ran out of time. good d from admu.
4:28
17-10 ue, 2:16 in 1st
4:29
terrific pass, score by #10 ue
4:30
buenafe good assist to salva (?), double pumps and gets a foul
4:30
god bless these college kids. foul baiting moves ALWAYS work.
4:31
12-19 UE, 1:35
4:31
ue #10 scores on a long one
4:32
that ue #10 is on fire. scores another.
4:32
not a good shot by the blonde kid from admu, baclao gets fouled on the reb.
4:33
ue #9 power move, sinks it
4:34
end of 1st
4:35
this one looks like a sleeper. i dont blame the teams though, i wouldnt be surprised if they’re worn out after fil oil flying v and nsl, then there are other games here and there.
4:36
start of 2nd
4:36
husseini commits a off. foul and turns it over, but watchnig a big guy move is always good.
4:37
salamat flubs a pass to husseini, turnover
4:37
espiritu walks (#9)
4:37
where is borboran? and marcy?
4:37
did they grad already?
4:38
15-25 ue, 8:14 in 2nd
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tiu with a great fake and shot. ue timeout.
4:41
ue isnt rebounding, has committed 2 fouls in the last two plays.
4:42
ue is playing a pop out shooter play, resulted in airball in this last one, but that was a good shot
4:42
tiu is blocked by #15
4:43
salamat with a terrific give and go, good one there
4:43
thiele is blocked
4:43
husseini with a fake pass, good shot but miss.
4:43
ue’s offense sputtering
4:44
results in turnover, admu fastbreak, results in 2 by husseini
4:44
lee from ue sinks 3
4:44
raffy reyes sinks layin after ue press causes admu turnover
4:45
admu timouet
4:46
lee fouls someone on admu, their press is great
4:46
another successful press, but fastbreak all alone miss
4:46
thiele has a great jumpshot. sinks it.
4:47
tiu with off rebound
4:47
baldos tips it out. ue is not rebounding. thiele foul.
4:48
kirk long miss, baclao put back
4:48
baclao is a monster rebounder, plays like a true center
4:48
long turns it over
4:49
ue miss
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salamat misses 3
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ue is called for 3 seconds.
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25-32 ue, 2:42 in 2nd
4:50
long is defended well, admu should pass more
4:50
ue defense results in turnover.
4:50
ue fastbreaks, long fouls off. player
4:50
ah theres marcy arellano
4:51
gerry esplana is in the audience.
4:51
g. esplana, to my mind, is the best guard to come from sbc ever.
4:51
yes even better than magsanoc.
4:52
ue another defensive gem but flubs fastbreak.
4:52
ue is not even trying to execute any offense.
4:52
big guy from ue, sinks 3
4:52
28-37 ue, 43 secs left
4:53
another good d from ue
4:53
eric salamat with a paul pierce like spincycle move to end 2nd
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end of 2nd
4:54
37-30 ue
4:59
[Comment From jo]
who won the nsl game between ateneo and dlsu?
4:59
admu won
5:00
i think they met 2x, the 1st one dlsu won. that one i watched on tv a week ago i think.
5:04
start of 3rd
5:05
goodness cant admu defend the inside?? they just let that guy walk in.
5:05
salamat sinks 3 from tiu assist
5:06
salamat free again for a short k this time
5:06
short J rather
5:06
lee on great drive to the basket
5:07
lee with an interception from the rebound, sinks layup again
5:07
salamat misses 3
5:08
lee fouls salamat after he lost possession.
5:08
husseini misses running j, but THAT WAS A GOOD SHOT. i think this kid finally has some moves.
5:09
lee called for charging. pumaren tearing his hair out.
5:09
ue press on admu inbound almost works.
5:10
ah there’s a husseini flaw. he didnt give a screen on the pick and roll.
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resulting in a forced salamat pass as he was well defended
5:11
salamat sinks 2 FTs
5:11
38-43 ue, 6:49 in 3rd
5:11
ue turnoever again
5:12
c . tiu in kobe mode, always looking for pass, husseini lays it up from tiu assist
5:12
lets see if baclao has any moves as well. so far husseini is moving well.
5:14
reyes bad possession for admu
5:15
husseini with another drive, fouled but again, he’s got confidence.

5:16
ue misses 3
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sorry, that was admu miss on 3
5:16
yuri escueta sinks j
5:16
ue with another charge called on big guy
5:17
salamat misses 3
5:18
espiritu with 1 out of 2 FTs
5:19
great ue rebound after miss
5:19
#10 from ue with another jumper. he is their designated shooter.
5:21
43-51 ue, 2:40 in 3rd
5:21
husseini getting up after getting a foul, awarded FTs
5:22
he can shoot FTs too
5:22
off foul from #4 ue
5:23
ue miss
5:23
espiritu called for goal tending on baclao layin
5:25
ue retains possession after a miss
5:25
espiritu misses 3
5:25
baldos misses underneath stab
5:25
but misses
5:25
47-53 ue, 5 secs left in 3rd
5:26
ue martinez 3 off the mark, end of 3rd
5:28
start of 4th
5:28
austria to baclao sinks 2
5:29
looks like a triangle somewhat
5:29
ue flubs possession
5:29
ue gets it back
5:29
espiritu excellent turning j, running out of clock
5:29
admu turnover
5:30
samar excellent drive to the middle
5:30
terrible buenafe pass to chua underneath, another turnover. their 3rd since the start of 4th
5:31
off foul on ue. whoever that guy is he’s not thinking.
5:31
tiu sinks 3 from corner
5:31
#15 from ue sinks j. he’s a shooter.
5:32
ue with 2 on 3 defense.
5:32
tiu misses, 52-59 ue, 6:52
5:33
salamat misses 3
5:33
salamat fouls #10
5:34
espiritu gets reb
5:34
#7 travels, turns it over
5:35
tiu misses 3, admu retains poss
5:35
husseini sinks putback!, after admu misses another 3
5:35
who is this guy?!?
5:36
57-61 ue, timeout 4th
5:38
martinez misses, ue retains poss
5:38
samar turnover
5:39
tiu with excellent slow break, gets fouled but misses and one
5:39
tiu misses 1st of 2 FTs
5:39
misses BOTh
5:40
57-61 ue, 4:04 left in 4th
5:40
ue almost runs out of time
5:40
tiu misses 3
5:40
martinez sinks 3
5:40
57-64 ue, 3:15 in 4th
5:41
husseini puts back admu attempt, 10rebs, 18pts
5:41
for him
5:41
martinez travelled again, after faking 3 attempt
5:41
admu just down by 5
5:41
admu timeout
5:43
ok here we go 2:30 left
5:43
almost another turnover by admu
5:43
baclao put back goes in, 3 pt lead by ue
5:44
espiritu aggressive try, shoots, miss, rebounds his own miss, tries again and fouled
5:44
no FTs
5:44
austria called for traveling, after almost stealing ball from espiritu fumble
5:45
ue gets fresh shotclock
5:45
baclao gets great block
5:45
ue loses ball but ref calls it back for them
5:46
thiele and husseini contest rebound
5:46
possession arrow points to ue
5:46
thiele blocked by husseini of fadeaway, admu now with ball
5:47
3 pt lead by ue, 58secs left in 4th
5:47
great attempt by buenafe, shifted to left hand in last second.
5:48
fouled by espiritu, sinks 1st FT, sinks both
5:48
UE timeout. 52 seconds left in 4th. 53-54 ue
5:49
that buenafe reminds me of caguioa, but bigger i think
5:49
sorry score is 63-64 ue
5:50
ue possession
5:50
lee turns it over trying to pass to martinez
5:50
admu timeout
5:50
35.8 secs left
5:50
they need to score two to get ahead
5:51
ue has 6 turnovers this 4th q accdg to announcers
5:52
chris tiu sinks j, admu now ahead, 26.8 secs left
5:53
husseini fouls, great great foul
5:53
whatever they did to train this guy, its much worth it
5:53
admu has 1 more foul to give
5:53
thiele misses, but 3.4 secs left, ue possession
5:54
nonoy fouls thiele, not a good foul, but there it is
5:54
lee airballs it
5:54
admu win nike summer league 2008
5:56
65-64 admu
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thank you for joining me today.
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Blue Eagles vs. Red Warriors, 2008 Nike Summer League

After over a hundred games and two months of continuous hardcourt action, the Nike Summer League is on its last stretch in determining who will reign in the 2008 cup.

On June 15, 2008 (Sunday) the much awaited clash of the seniors will unfold with the Blue Eagles facing off with the Red Warriors for the Nike Summer League 2008 tourney. Could this be a preview of the upcoming UAAP championship? With both teams outplaying their respective rivals in the play-offs, the championship game will surely be a showdown of pure guts, passion and skills. The Loyola based squad as led by head coach Norman Black is looking at clinching the title from the top defensive Red Warriors team who they will be facing off for the first time this season.

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