UAAP: UST vs ADU preview and live-scoring
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The University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers shoot for six straight wins, while the Adamson University Soaring Falcons seek their first victory post-Alex Nuyles injury, in the second to the last game of the first round of the UAAP Season 75 tourney, Sunday at 2pm, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum
The Tigers are still the hottest team of the league, disposing of an upset-minded UP Fighting Maroons team last Wednesday, 68-58, to earn their fifth victory in a row. It was also the second game in a row they've emerged on top despite star player Jeric Teng being sidelined with an MCL injury.
UST closed things out with a 13-4 run after the Maroons had creeped to within a point, 55-54. Karim Abdul and Clark Bautista were the catalysts for that endgame run, scoring all but two points in that blast.
Adamson meanwhile made a late attempt at a comeback versus the University of the East Red Warriors, but fell short in the end despite a 28-19 fourth period, losing 71-66.
After an extended fourth quarter stint at the foul line saw the Falcons convert 9-of-10 charities, the team's luck went right out at the window, as they proceeded to go 3-for-10 in the period's latter section. They were also unable to stop the rampaging UE point guard Roi Sumang, who lit up his opponents by scoring eight of the Red Warriors' last 10 markers.
With UST currently on top of the scoring charts, norming 76.2 markers per game, and Adamson at the bottom, with just 61.3, it'll be up to the Falcons to try to slow the Tigers down, and snap the run of Coach Pido Jarencio's charges. - AMD, GMA News
Season 74 history lesson
- Round 1 - ADU defeated UST 81-71 on July 24
- Round 2 - UST defeated ADU 74-58 on September 3
Projected UST starting five: Karim Abdul (20 points on 5/12 FG, 10/12 FT, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks vs UP), Kim Lo, Jeric Fortuna, Louie Vigil, Melo Afuang
Projected ADU starting five: Rodney Brondial (15 points on 6/11 FG, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks vs UE), Jericho Cruz, Eric Camson, Ryan Monteclaro, Jansen Rios
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