UAAP by the Numbers: Flight of the young Falcon
Paul Lintag on Sep 05, 2016 08:21 PM
Jerrick Ahanmisi was the star of UAAP opening weekend.
The country's premier collegiate league is back after UAAP Season 79 provided an epic opening weekend.
Fireworks both on and off the court highlighted the festivies and we have all the relevant numbers in here especially for you if you happened to miss it or you just want to relive everything.
Ladies and gentlemen behold, the first By the Numbers for UAAP Season 79.
Dare to dream!
Number of times the UAAP opening was held in a member school. Host UST provided a "simple" ceremony inside their Espana campus that included representatives of all eight member schools passing through the iconic Arch of the Centuries. And then fireworks galore afterwards becasue that is how UST does things. Epic.
The last year, according to Imperium, that the 100-point barrier was broken in the UAAP.
Adamson made scoring 100 look easy after the young Soaring Falcons exploded for 104 in a 19-point opening day victory against UP.
UST was the last team to reach 100 after a 104-89 win against NU seven years ago.
Number of points scored by Adamson rookie Jerrick Ahanmisi, the most by a first year player since Jeron Teng dropped 35 in double OT for La Salle back in 2012.
Ahanmisi shot an incredible 10 of 11 from the field including six from beyond the arc. Welcome to the big leagues young fella.
Adamson's field goal percentage against UP last Sunday.
The Falcons recorded the highest field goal percentage in the UAAP since Imperium took over in 2003.
FEU had the previous high of 61.3 percent against UST back in Season 75.
Combined points of Ateneo's new 1-2 punch tasked to lead the Blue Eagles in the post-Kiefer Ravena era.
Second year stars Aaron Black and Thirdy Ravena shined for Katipunan as Ateneo took down host UST in the season opener.
Black was an all-around beast, finishing with 23 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks.
Thirdy submitted a 17-11 double-double while also adding three dimes.