Warriors fight for playoff lives against Falcons with nothing to lose

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 07, 2015 02:48 AM
Warriors fight for playoff lives against Falcons
PLAYOFF PUSH. UE is hoping to go on an unlikely run towards the Final Four.

Games on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum

2:00 PM – UE vs Adamson

4:00 PM – FEU vs UST

With their upset of erstwhile impressive University of Sto. Tomas, very young University of the East gave themselves a huge boost in staying in contention in the 78th Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The Red Warriors look to keep their foot on the pedal and avoid a letdown of their own when they face the already eliminated yet still daring Adamson University Falcons on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Red versus blue tips-off at 2:00 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.

At 4-7 this late in the season, the Warriors have no room for error as they try to snatch away the fourth and final playoff berth. Fortunately for them, Edson Batiller has shaken off his slump, Paul Varilla continues to come on, and Derrick Pumaren’s rookie-laden squad has been showing a lot of fight in the second round.

Such fighting spirit has also taken possession of Mike Fermin’s boys. While their last outing dropped them to 2-10, it still isn’t long ago since the Falcons gave a big scare to National University and then dealt a big loss to De La Salle University.

In the first round, UE grounded Adamson, 89-78.

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