NU, UE out to get back to winning

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 10, 2015 09:03 AM
NU, UE out to get back to winning
REBOUND OR REPEAT? NU wants to get back on the winning track, but it will have to come against a UE side that already defeated them in the first round.

Games on Saturday at the MOA Arena

2:00 PM – UP vs Adamson

4:00 PM – NU vs UE

In the first round of the 78th Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament, National University and University of the East met right after both experienced tournament-opening defeats.

Nothing has changed now as they meet in the first day of the second round on as the Bulldogs seek a bounce back win while the Red Warriors seek to arrest a four-game slide on Saturday at the MOA Arena.

Tip-off is at 4:00 PM and all of the action will be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23 as well as streamed LIVE on sports.abs-cbn.com.

Defending champion NU tripped to a 0-3 start to the season before ringing off three consecutive victories. The hard-nosed defense is definitely back, but the offense still needs a lot of work as proven by the Bulldogs’ loss to reigning runner-up Far Eastern University to end the first round.

On the other hand, UE has had the answers for both offense and defense, but what has done them in is the youth of their rookie-laden squad. Hampered by slow starts, the Red Warriors have always needed to rally and when they do, they still lack the experience to see it through its completion.

The good news for the young Recto-based squad is they garnered their first victory of the season at the expense of the defending champions.

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