UAAP By the Numbers: You gotta make free throws
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 26, 2016 04:14 PM
Flopping accusations aside, Paul Desiderio didn't help UP after he missed seven of his 15 free throws. UP only lost by two.
It's pretty much the same in the UAAP Season 79 this week, La Salle is number 1 and everybody is scrambling for number 2.
After last week's games, the Green Archers remain ahead of the pack with a clean 5-0 slate while four teams are tied for the no. 2 spot with identical 3 - 2 records.
While we can't still find a viable challenger for La Salle, we can always find some good numbers in the UAAP so that's exactly what we'll do in this latest edition of By the Numbers. Enjoy!
Number of three-point shots converted by UST in the 68 - 75 loss to NU on Sunday. The Growling Tigers missed all 14 of their attempts from downtown, making them the first team this season not to hit a triple.
Number of blocks recorded by the defending champion FEU Tamaraws in the final 1:20 of their game against UP, sealing their two-point win with some tough defense.
Prince Orizu's final defensive gem meant that the Tamaraws will not fall victims to the Fighting Maroons.
How about no?
Combined points of FEU and UP after the first quarter Sunday, the lowest since 2003.
Speaking of that matchup by the Tamaraws and Fighting Maroons, the finish may have been exciting with lots of blocks and lots of flops, their start was anything but as both schools struggles to actually buy a basket.
And since basketball is a sport that encourages teams to shoot and actually make them, a 5-4 score was simply an eyesore.
Points scored by Ateneo's Anton Asistio, a career high.
The new Blue Eagle point guard is the latest to lead Ateneo to victory this season after sophomores Thirdy Ravena and Aaron Black took the spotlight earlier in the year.
Free throw attempts by Ateneo, the most in the UAAP in over the decade.
The Blue Eagles pounded the UE Red Warriors from the stripe Saturday, making 35 of their 52 shots from the free throw line.
Ateneo shot a combined 52 times from the free throw line in their first four games.
Missed free throws by UP against FEU.
Speaking of freebies, the Fighting Maroons certainly wasted a lot against the Tamaraws as they shot an atrocious 15 of 28, basically losing any chance of victory against the champs.
Paul Desiderio was the prime culprit for UP as he muffed seven of his 15 free throws.