UP slays La Salle 71-66 in a back-to-back victory at the UAAP 78. UP is the current LEADER in the UAAP 78 with 2 wins.

The UP Fighting Maroons slay the  La Salle Green Archers 71-66 in a back-to-back victory at the UAAP 78. UP presently leads the UAAP 78 with two wins.

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  1. “UP tasted victory the second time around”

    After surviving the first fight of both teams, UP and DLSU had bumped into each other yesterday September 8, 2015 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum for a furious ball game where UP tasted its second win this season for men’s basketball division.

    Continuing its surprising start, UP Fighting maroons had scored 71-66 beating down the DLSU Green Archers. The first three period ended in favor of UP, leaving a more than 10 points marker every set.

    But the Green Archers had a late outburst on the last period that set the game to a five point deficit of 64-59, still in favor of the Maroons. The last minute of the game was unbelievable because of the multiple free throws done by UP and the enduring effort of the Archers to catch up with the scoring.

    In this game, Jett Manuel scored the highest with 14 points, which leads UP to its victory the second time around and makes them the leading edge of the UAAP Season 78.

  2. UP on top of UAAP leaderboard, remains unbeaten after ambushing DLSU

    The University of the Philippines (UP) has taken everyone by surprise as they claimed their second straight win in the 78th Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.

    Cheers exploded from the crowd as the Fighting Maroons finished the intense ball game against De La Salle University (DLSU), 71-66 yesterday at the Araneta Coliseum.

    UP claimed the first half, 41-28 against the Green Archers. The Fighting Maroons even caused more cheers from the audience in the first few minutes of the fourth period after widening their advantage to more than 10 points, 62-47.

    DLSU, however, hadn’t given up their hope as they closed the score gap in the remaining few seconds of the last quarter, 61-65.

    Maroons didn’t falter as they shot all of their four free throws despite the efforts of the Archers to close the scores even more with multiple baskets from their players.

    In the end, cheers erupted from the audience as UP claimed the top spot of the UAAP leaderboard.

    Players Jett Manuel and Paul Desiderio led the Maroons with their 14 and 13 individual scores, respectively.

  3. UP remains undefeated, slams DLSU at 71-66

    Loud cheers filled the Smart Araneta Coliseum as the UP Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team bagged their second consecutive win this UAAP season, defeating the DLSU Green Archers with a score of 71-66 yesterday, September 9, 2015.

    Their first win was against the UE Red Warriors last Saturday.

    UP led the game during the first three quarters, ending the third quarter with a difference of 12 points at 54-42.

    Things got more heated during the last quarter, as the Archers began to catch up, scoring free throw after free throw, especially during the final minutes of the game.

    However, UP maintains their standing and closes the game earning themselves another win and placing them on top of the UAAP leaderboards.

    Jett Manuel, with 14 points, was the Maroons’ top scorer.

    Selfie: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COe5yNGUAAAmTSw.jpg

  4. 71-66, UP triumphs over La Salle for a Back-to-Back Victory

    Started from the bottom, now we’re here! University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons remained on top as they defeated the De La Salle University Green Archers with a score of 71-66, on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum. It has been a decade since UP had a two consecutive win in the Men’s Basketball Tournament of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.

    Since the first quarter of the game, UP had the leading tally of 16-14. The gap widened by 13 points on the second quarter as UP’s score grew at 41 while DLSU was left behind with 28 points. The point difference didn’t change much on the third quarter with 54-42, in favor of UP. Subsequently, the final score went to 71-66 ensuring UP’s victory.

    Jett Manuel led UP’s win with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists while Paul Desiderio chipped in 13 points and 4 boards. Piero Longa, on the other hand, added 10 points on the winning score.

    On the Archer’s side, Prince Rivero strongly played with 15 points and 11 boards while rookie Andrei Caracut contributed 12 points and 5 boards. The fourth year star, Jeron Teng who fouled himself out with 45.9 ticks to go, chipped in 10 points.

    UP Fighting Maroon’s rookie coach, Rensy Bajar, seemingly summarized every Iskolar ng Bayan’s sentiments with his statement, “Napakasarap. Yung feeling namin sa ngayon, hindi ko masabi, basta napakasaya namin” as reported by Rappler.com.

    UP Fighting Maroons doesn’t only occupy the top spot on the MBT standing, it also ranked number one on the Philippine trends on Twitter with #UPFight. With this, some UP students reminded that the UP Fight doesn’t only reflect their alliance with the UP Fighting Maroons but also with the Lumads who visited the University of the Philippines Diliman on the same day. JR Gallarza, UP Fighting Maroons team captain, also said in a report by Philippine Collegian that they offer their winning streak to the Lumads whose leaders were killed by paramilitary agents on September 1.

  5. UP Surprises Everyone, Beats DLSU

    The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons surprisingly dominated the De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers, 71-66, at the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 78 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

    The host school is now off to a 2-0 start, for the first time after ten years. It was also the first win of UP against DLSU after six years.

    Returning Maroons Jett Manuel and Paul Desiderio led the Diliman-based dribblers, scoring 14 and 13 points respectively.

    It was a close fight in the first quarter as the Maroons led, 16-14. However, the second quarter was a different story as the Maroons unleashed their offensive power to close out the first half with a score of 41-28..

    During the second half, the Maroons kept their composure by leading as much as 17 points against the Taft-based dribblers midway in the third quarter.

    However, the Green Archers threatened to change the outcome during the last two minutes of the game by trimming Maroons’ lead to five, 64-59, through the efforts of rookie Andrei Caracut and Prince Rivero.

    But the free-throws of Henry Asilum and Andrew Harris sealed the deal for the Maroons’ victory.

    Rivero recorded a double-double, 15 points and 11 rebounds, in a losing effort for the Green Archers.

    The Maroons will next face erstwhile unbeaten University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers on Sunday, 2 p.m., at the Mall of Asia Arena.

  6. Maroons upset Archers, 71- 66

    Manila, Philippines – Against expectations, the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons upset the De La Salle University Green Archers with a score of 71- 66 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, yesterday September 9, 2015. The Maroons secured a win- loss record of 2-0 at the UAAP Season 78, a first for the team since 2009.

    The Archers were caught off- guard as the Maroons sealed the first half, 41- 28. Save for a brief moment in the second quarter, the Maroons maintained the lead throughout the game. The dominant players in the first half were Jett Manuel with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists and Paul Desiderio with 13 points and 4 rebounds.

    The two teams then traded baskets in the third quarter, helmed by Jose Longa and Diego Dario for the Maroons and Prince Rivero and Andrei Caracut for the Archers. Longa and Dario combined for 19 points, while Rivero had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Caracut provided 12 points. With UP’s Andrew Harris and Mark Juruena crashing the boards, the Maroons were able to score more second-chance points.

    The Archers had an 11- 2 run against the Maroons late in the fourth quarter. Jeron Teng, who slipped in the night with only 10 points, nevertheless cut the Maroons’ lead down to 4 at 61- 65, with 45 seconds remaining. The Archers intentionally fouled the Maroons to buy time. However, the Maroons made 6 out of the last 8 free throws handed to them, and they ran off with the victory.

    In previous seasons, the Maroons have been consistently at the bottom of standings. In Season 77, they won only one of the 14 games they played. In Season 76, they won none. The Archers, on the other hand, have been consistently part of the final four and were even champions in Season 76.

    The University of the Philippines community was in high spirits, with the possibility of a bonfire celebration being put forward. In a report by ABS- CBN Sports, however, JR Gallarza quips, “We aren’t set to celebrate mediocrity anymore. This is just a small step to our bigger goal of the Final Four.”

    The next game of the Maroons will be on Sunday, September 13. They will be playing against the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, another team with a 2- 0 win- loss record.

    UP 71 – Manuel 14, Desiderio 13, Longa 10, Dario 9, Asilum 7, Moralde 5, Harris 4, Vito 3, Amar 2, Gallarza 2, Prado 2, Juruena 0, Kone 0

    DLSU 66 – Rivero 15, Caracut 12, Teng 10, Sargent 8, Torres 8, Go 5, Perkins 5, Muyang 3, Navarro 0, Tratter 0

    BOX SCORES: 16-14, 41-28, 54-42, 71-66

  7. UP Upsets DLSU, 71-66

    Coming off an opening day win, the Fighting Maroons were eager to show their maturity and strength as they defeated the Green Archers.

    The Fighting Maroons snapped their 10-game losing skid to the Green Archers and remains undefeated with a record of 2-0. The Green Archers suffered their first loss after taming the defending champions NU Bulldogs during their first game.

    UP led by as much as 17 points in the third quarter as they swished several shots from downtown with Dario, Manuel, Longa, and Angelo Vito leading the way. It was a close battle at first with UP only leading two points during the first quarter but a 25-14 quarter gave them a 13-point cushion in the half. It lasted for the most part of the next quarter.

    The Green Archers rallied in the final quarter and cut the deficit to 5 points with the help of Prince Rivero and the team’s strong pressure defense. With time not on their side, they started committing intentional fouls to test the Fighting Maroons on the charity line. The Maroons, however, showed great composure as they nailed most of their crucial free throws. They also displayed good execution in the final minute of the game as the Fighting Maroons held off the late run by the Green Archers.

    It was Jett Manuel and Paul Desiderio who led UP with 14 points and 13 points respectively. For La Salle, Prince Rivero and Andre Caracut’s 15 points and 12 points was not enough.

    Jeron Teng, the Green Archer’s ace player, struggled throughout the game with only 10 points and committed crucial turnovers. He left the game with a frustrated face.

    With back-to-back wins, UP finally ended all sorts of spell and looks to continue their winning streak against UST. The Green Archers will try to bounce back against FEU. Both games will be on Sunday, at the MOA Arena.

  8. UP overpowers DLSU, advances on top of UAAP leader board

    The UP Fighting Maroon celebrated their second victory in the UAAP Men’s Basketball Season 78 against the DLSU Green Archers, 71-66 yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    With the win, UP rises to 2-0 earning the top spot in the team standings, this is the first back to back win for UP and DLSU’s first loss in the season.

    The spectators who were present in the game constantly held their breaths and rose from their seats to cheer for the Fighting Maroons as they came neck to neck with the Archers on the last 5 minutes of the fourth quarter.

    Jett Manuel led UP with 14 points and five assists while Paul Desiderio added 13 points, five rebounds and three assists.
    Prince Rivera, 15 points, Andrei Caracut, 12 points and Jeron Teng, 10 points led the Green Archers.

    UP proved that their prowess is not just a one-time miracle as some cynics were insisting following UP’s win against UE in the season-opener last Saturday.

    In an interview with the Philippine Collegian, Maroons Team Captain, JR Gallarza said that they dedicate their winning streak to the Lumads who were victims of paramilitary groups in Surigao del Norte.

    Up next for the UP Fighting Maroons are the UST Growling Tigers this Sunday, September 13 at SM MOA Arena.

  9. UP overcomes their 10-game losing skid vs DLSU with 71-66 win

    The Fighting Maroons held off Jeron Teng and the Green Archers with their shooting prowess and tight defense. The team continued their surprising winning streak after 10 years in the UAAP Season 78, gaining a victory against De La Salle Green Archers for the first time since August 22, 2009. UP’s victory paved way to a 2-0 standing this Wednesday, September 9 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

    DLSU had a strong start this season after defeating previous UAAP champion NU, but with UP’s great team performance, they fell down to a 1-1 record.

    UP starts off with an advantageous lead in the game with Paul Desiderio and Jett Manuel providing the Fighting Maroons a scoring boost, but the Green Archers battles back with the help of Larry Muyang and Paolo Rivero, closing the gap to a 2-point difference in the first quarter.

    DLSU had a short taste of a lead in the next quarter, but Manuel bounced back with a 3-pointer followed by an easy lay up from Dario. From then on, UP had a consistent string of points from downtown. The first half ended with a 13-point lead in favor of UP.

    The Fighting Maroons managed to maintain their lead and pushed it to 17 points late in the 3rd quarter. Green Archers attempted to catch up in the last quarter by administering a full court defense, forcing UP to commit several turnovers and allowing DLSU to score easy baskets enough to cut the deficit to 5 points. The Archers had the opportunity of closing in, but Teng failed to catch a crucial inbound pass, losing their last chance of turning the game around. With 54 seconds left, the Archers started committing intentional fouls to stop the time, letting the Maroons prove their skills in the charity line. Despite the pressure, UP made the crucial free throws, and earned them a victory of 71-66.

    “We just came out very relaxed, we could’ve started the game better (ABS CBN News),” says DLSU’s head coach Juno Sauler, disappointed with the game’s outcome. UP team captain Jett Manuel on the other hand expressed his team’s happiness after seasons of loss for the Maroons, and their eagerness to earn more victories this year (Inquirer.net).

    DLSU will face FEU while UP will be playing up against UST this Sunday, September 13 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Selfie: https://en.gravatar.com/patchecruz#pic-1

  10. UP shocks DLSU, 71-66

    The onslaught has yet to stop for the UP Fighting Maroons.

    Ironically ending with a 3-point shot from DLSU, UP advances once again in the 78th season of UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament after its second straight win surprising DLSU with a score of 71-66 last September 9, 2015 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
    UP was leading in all 4 quarters of the game much to the shock of DLSU. The first half was claimed with a score of 41 leaving DLSU behind with 28. The third quarter ended with 54-42. Things heated up during the fourth quarter as DLSU took their game up a notch, managing to shorten the gap during the near end of the game with 64-59, an easier 5-point lead by UP. In the end, UP still managed to come on top as the game ended.

    UP had the crowd roaring as majority expected the team’s loss since its 10-game losing streak to DLSU.

    DLSU drops to 1-1 in the UAAP ’78 leaderboard.

    Jett Manuel led the Fighting Maroons with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Paul Desiderio finished with 13 points and 4 boards.

    La Salle, despite ending unfavorably, fought and played harder in the final quarter notably with Prince Rivero having garnered shooting stats of 15 points and 11 boards.

    ***Selfie: https://en.gravatar.com/joshuadolot#photo-2

  11. [EDIT– This is the final one.]

    UP shocks DLSU, 71-66

    The onslaught has yet to stop for the UP Fighting Maroons.

    Ironically ending with a 3-point shot from DLSU, UP advances once again in the 78th season of UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament after its second straight win surprising DLSU with a score of 71-66 last September 9, 2015 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    UP was leading in all 4 quarters of the game much to the shock of DLSU. The first half was claimed with a score of 41 leaving DLSU behind with 28. The third quarter ended with 54-42. Things heated up during the fourth quarter as DLSU took their game up a notch, managing to shorten the gap during the near end of the game with 64-59, an easier 5-point lead by UP. In the end, UP still managed to come on top.

    DLSU drops to 1-1 in the UAAP ’78 leaderboard.

    UP had the crowd roaring as majority expected the team’s loss since its 10-game losing streak to DLSU.

    Jett Manuel led the Fighting Maroons with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Paul Desiderio finished with 13 points and 4 boards.

    La Salle, despite ending unfavorably, fought and played harder in the final quarter notably with Prince Rivero having garnered shooting stats of 15 points and 11 boards.

    ***Selfie: https://en.gravatar.com/joshuadolot#photo-2

  12. UP upsets DLSU, 71-66, for rare 2-0 start

    The Fighting Maroons continued to surprise as they shot down the Green Archers, 71-66, to earn their second straight victory for UAAP Season 78 on Wednesday, September 9, at the Smart Araneta Colisuem.

    The last time UP had a 2-0 start was in 2005 when they also beat La Salle. The game also marked UP’s first victory against La Salle since 2009.

    The first period was a close battle as UP led DLSU, 16-14. The second quarter marked DLSU’s only lead as Jollo Go made three free throws to make it 17-16 but the Diliman-based team went on a perimeter shooting spree leading to a 10-0 run. UP ended the first half with a commanding 41-28 lead.

    Thomas Torres opened the second half with a trey that cut the lead to 10, but UP went on a 13-6 run with baskets from Diego Dario and back-to-back threes from Gelo Vito and Paul Desiderio to take a dominating 17-point lead, 54-37. They closed the third quarter with a 54-42 lead.

    At the start of the fourth quarter, UP appeared to close out the game until La Salle rallied back with baskets from Josh Caracut and Prince Rivero. Rivero split his free throws to put the Archers within 5 points, 59-64. After Jett Manuel made a free throw, Jeron Teng drove to the basket with a tough layup to cut the deficit to 4, 61-65, with 45 seconds remaining. DLSU then engaged UP with a full court press and fouled Andrew Harris. Harris made two free throws to extend UP’s lead to 2, 67-61. Jeron Teng committed a crucial turnover after failing to catch an inbound pass. Agustini Amar got the ball and Teng was forced to commit his fifth foul. UP made six free throws in the last 42 seconds to seal their win.

    The Maroons shot 41% from the field and 32% from the 3-point land. Jett Manuel led UP with 14 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists. Paul Desiderio and rookie Piero Longa contributed 13 and 10 points, respectively.

    Paulo Rivero had a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards for DLSU. Teng finished with 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting. Thomas Torres had 8 points on a poor 2-of-12 shooting.

    The UP Maroons will face the undefeated UST Growling Tigers on Sunday, September 13, at the Mall of Asia Arena in a battle for the top spot.

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