UAAP By the Numbers: 80 years strong

Paul Lintag on Sep 12, 2017 04:11 PM
UAAP By the Numbers: 80 years strong
UAAP at Season 80 is celebrating eight decades of greatness and young La Salle stud Aljun Melecio is making his early case to be included to in the league's list of legends.

Did you all miss the UAAP? All of us here at ABS-CBN Sports are pretty sure that the UAAP missed you too.

Last weekend, the country's premier collegiate league was officially back in action.

And boy, it did not disappoint.

You know what's also back? UAAP By the Numbers (!!!).

Let's go for great now, shall we?



Number of seasons UAAP currently has as of right now.

It's almost crazy to think that the UAAP has been around for eight decades now, producing quality games and legendary personalities.

The league celebrated its history on its opening weekend by parading a bunch of "greats" from all eight schools, paving the way for the modern generation to create new legends.

UAAP at Season 80 is as strong as ever.



Number of rebounds recorded by the Ateneo Blue Eagles against the Adamson Falcons.

Taking advantage of a Papi Sarr-less Adamson frontline, the Blue Eagles feasted on the inside led by Chiubeze Ikeh and Thirdy Ravena who both each submitted a double-double.

In comparison, the Falcons only had 35 rebounds, leading to a convincing 20-point win by Katipunan.



Number of points scored by Aljun Melecio agains the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, his career high in the UAAP senior's division.

The reigning Rookie of the Year was an absolute beast for defending champion La Salle that missed the services of reigning MVP Ben Mbala.

Melecio anchored the Green Archer offense from start to finish as the chances issued a big opening-day statement against the rival Tamaraws.



Number of consecutive wins so far by the powerful NU Lady Bulldogs.

NU's drive for a fourth straight championship didn't particularly start well as the Lady Bulldogs barely escaped UE in overtime.

Still, it appears that the Lady Bulldogs remain as the undisputed team-to-beat in the league and it would take a lot to stop their ongoing rampage.



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