LIVE BLOG: UAAP Quarter Finals Ateneo Blue Eagles vs FEU Tamaraws replay Youtubr/dailymotion official match-up (UAAP Season 78 second round), Saturday at 3pm: Venue Araneta Coliseum.
The UAAP Final Four kicks off on Saturday, November 21, with two rivals in the Ateneo Blue Eagles and FEU Tamaraws going head to head.
The FEU Tamaraws entered UAAP Season 78 with a world of expectations and quickly exceeded them by trashing Ateneo in both teams’ first game of the season.
Ateneo also dealt with much outside distractions throughout the elimination round. Besides the cries for Perasol’s departure, second-year player John Apacible was also involved in a drunk-driving incident that left him suspended for the rest of the season.
Although the Blue Eagles ranked just fifth overall in points scored, they were the second-best 3-point shooting team of the eliminations as they converted 30% of their attempts from downtown. And for all the talk of how Ravena-centric the offense can be, the Blue Eagles finished second in assists with 15.2 a game.
When you look at the defensive statistics of Perasol’s team, you’d be surprised how potent they’ve been. They ranked third in points allowed (68.1), third in FG% allowed (37%), third in rebounds allowed (42.9), third in fastbreak points allowed (8.7 PPG), and third in second chance points allowed (8.7 PPG).