UAAP 81 By the Numbers: Falcons make a Splash
Paul Lintag on Sep 10, 2018 12:22 PM
How's that for a UAAP opening weekend?
Did you miss UAAP basketball?
Well UAAP basketball missed you too.
Season 81 started with a Splash this past weekend and we got you covered on all the numbers if you somehow missed all of it.
But why did you miss it in the first place? Not important. Let's go.
Impressive rookie debuts in UAAP Season 81.
UST's CJ Cansino and NU's Dave Ildefonso. Remember those names.
Total points for CJ Cansino in his UAAP debut, highest output for a true freshman in his first game in 15 years.
The previous high was 15 points for Jeron Teng six seasons ago. Looks like the Growling Tigers have a young King on deck already.
Dave Ildefonso is a close second, with 19 points.
Total points for the De La Salle Green Archers in their opening-weekend loss to FEU.
It's the lowest output for the Green Archers in three years or since the Growling Tigers smashed them, 77-61, in Season 78.
Total number of FEU wins over La Salle in about three years.
The last time the Tamaraws beat the Green Archers in the regular season was in 2015 when the FEU bench beat Jeron Teng's La Salle, 71-68.
FEU didn't beat La Salle in the Ben Mbala era. Not even once.
The NU Lady Bulldogs extended their winning streak to 65 games following a close decision over UST to start their latest title defense in Season 81.
Total blocks for Issa Gaye against UST, highest in the last five seasons.
The last player to deny that many shots in one game was Alfred Aroga against Ateneo in 2014.
Total margin of victory by UP against UE to start UAAP Season 81.
29 points is the most lopsided opening game in five seasons or since the Red Warriors crushed the Fighting Maroons by 28 points in 2014.
Total points for Adamson's Jerrick Ahanmisi to lead all scorers in UAAP Season 81's opening weekend.
Ahanmisi led the Falcons to a sensational 74-70 victory over the mighty Ateneo Blue Eagles, sending a statement to the rest of the league.
Jerrick also had time to casually drill a halfcourt shot to completely turn the momentum in favor of Adamson at halftime. Check it out, it was glorious.
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