Lesser-known Ginebra mentality can save FEU's season

Lesser-known Ginebra mentality can save FEU's season
Coach Olsen, one of Tim Cone's assistants in the PBA, wants his Tamaraws to not be too high during wins and not be too low during defeats.

Olsen Racela is trying to instill some Ginebra values to his FEU Tamaraws.

And no it's not "Never Say Die" that's pretty automatic. Racela is trying to instill a lesser-known Ginebra mentality to his UAAP team.

Coach Olsen, one of Tim Cone's assistants in the PBA, wants his Tamaraws to not be too high during wins and not be too low during defeats.

It should come in handy now with FEU taking yet another devastating loss late in the second round of Season 80 and a Final Four seat hanging in the balance.

"Ganun naman palagi eh, I always tell them not too high and not too low," Racela said after FEU lost to NU Wednesday, 84-87.

The defeat puts the Tamaraws in big danger of missing the playoffs.

"After a win, dapat di ka masyado nagce-celebrate so after a loss, ganun din wag ka masyado malungkot or apektado. Basketball, you still have a game to play so kami meron pa kaming Saturday," Racela added.

The rookie mentor is talking their regular-season finale against no. 3 seed Adamson where a win would either mean a playoff for fourth or an automatic slot in the Final Four.

The Tamaraws still pretty much hold their on fate actually, they just made it a lot harder for themselves.

"Nandun pa rin yun chance namin, we just have to win on Saturday, with a little help from Ateneo, tama ako di ba?" Racela said as the no. 1 Eagles are taking on no. 5 UP at press time.

"We need to focus on Saturday, alam ko this is a devastating loss pero not too low," he added.

 


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