By the Numbers: All hail, the Human Heat Check

Paul Lintag on Oct 09, 2017 03:24 PM
By the Numbers: All hail, the Human Heat Check
The hefty Red Warrior put himself on another level this past week, scoring the most points in the UAAP for a single game since 2003.

My goodness, we're already halfway through men's basketball for UAAP Season 80.

Before things kick into higher gear for the second round, the past week was already intense for the country's premier collegiate basketball tournament.

Career highs were set and rivals crossed paths once more. There was even a "Finals" game fro crying out loud.

As usual, after all the craziness, here we breakdown some of the notable statistics that happened in the past week. UAAP By the Numbers is here again.



Number of points scored by UE star Alvin Pasaol in a loss to defending champion La Salle last week.

The hefty Red Warrior put himself on another level Wednesday, scoring the most points in the UAAP since 2003. NU's Jeff Napa was the last player to break the 40-point barrier in the UAAP. He scored 43 back in 2002.

He did it with extreme efficiency as well, shooting 20-of-30 from the field for 67 percent. Wow



Number of points scored by Alvin Pasaol in two games this week.

After his 49 points against the Green Archers, Pasaol dropped another 32 on UST just a couple of days later as the Red Warriors picked up their first win of the season.

The previous five UE games before this week, Pasaol scored a combined 76 points.



Number of players who set their career highs in one game during La Salle vs. UE.

Aside from Pasaol, reigning MVP Ben Mbala also had himself a game during that wild Wednesday matchup.

Big Ben scored 39 points, setting a new high for his UAAP career.

His frontcourt partner Abu Tratter dropped 24 points, also a career high.



Number of consecutive wins by the Adamson Falcons, their longest such streak (so far) under the Franz Pumaren era.

The Falcons dominated the FEU Tamaraws in a streak vs. streak game, rising to 5-2 after the first round.

Adamson is now currently tied for second with La Salle, its Final Four tormentors from last season.



Number of consecutive wins by Ateneo and number of consecutive losses by UST.

The Blue Eagles, thanks to the clutchness of Matt Nieto, are flying high after round 1. They take down the Green Archers Sunday to complete the first round sweep.

Now, everyone is chasing Katipunan.

The same cannot be said for the Grownling Tigers who sport a sorry 0-7 mark.

There's nothing really left to say about UST except the 2017 batch has now set the worst start by the school in the Final Four era.

Things are not well in Espana.



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