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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Mac Belo drained a three at the buzzer to lift FEU past the DLSU Green Archers, 67-64, in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament on Wednesday evening at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Belo scored 23 points, including the game-winning three, to help the Tamaraws advance to the finals.
National University Bulldogs beat Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles 65-63 in Do-or-Die Game Wednesday afternoon to advance to UAAP Finals after 44 years. NU will compete the winner of FEU vs La Salle match for UAAP 77 Championship crown.
The mad scramble for the last possession of the first quarter provided a good sense of foreshadowing.
After a slow start, Gilas shifted into high gear to turn an early deficit into a breakaway and beat Mongolia, 84-68, in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea Wednesday afternoon.
Gilas wound up seventh with the triumph, but still recorded the country's worst finish in the quadrennial meet.
Ranidel de Ocampo heated up in the first half, virtually carrying Gilas with all but 14 of his total output of 25 points.
The 2014-2015 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament to be started on October 19, 2014 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
Gilas Pilipinas will have to refocus its goals in future international campaigns, according to Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao.
Guiao, who has coached the national team back in 2009, said Gilas must strive to become the best team in Asia first before getting excited about conquering the world.
Daniel Caluag gave the country its first gold medal in the 17th Asian Games. Caluag met expectations on Wednesday when he ruled the men’s BMX race at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX Track located about two hours away from this Korean city to end the Philippines' gold medal drought in this year’s edition of the Asiad.
Despite missing UCI-sanctioned events this year to concentrate on his studies, the London Olympian maintained his excellent form for the Asiad.
The never-ending greatness in sports continues for the athletes of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) as the league formally kicks off another action-packed season at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.