UAAP 82 By the Numbers: Tigers just wanna have fun
Paul Lintag on Oct 21, 2019 01:22 PM
(Photo by Josh Albelda)
Let’s put away off-court issues aside on focus on what’s really happening in Season 82 of UAAP men’s basketball.
The defending champion Blue Eagles are running away with first place. Ateneo looks like a lock for an automatic Finals slot and that means everyone will be scrambling for 2nd place.
Everyone in contention that is and after another week of games, there are still a lot of teams in contention.
Let’s break it down via another By The Numbers session shall we?
Number of teams eliminated from Final Four contention.
UST formally eliminated NU and the Blue Eagles have ended UE’s camaign this season, leaving six more teams to battle it out for the title.
Number of teams technically still in the running for second place. With the Blue Eagles a runaway first with a 12-0 record, all remaining teams can still make a case for the no. 2 spot.
UP (7-4) barely maintains hold of no. 2 so far, with the Growling Tigers (7-5) half a game behind.
FEU (6-6), La Salle (5-6), and even Adamson (4-7) can still somehow make the jump, which would make for a wild finish to the second round.
16 and 6
Total three-pointers and turnovers for UST in the big win over UP.
The Tigers drilled 16 triples, most by any team this season, and only had six turnovers, fewest by any team this season.
UST has swept UP this season with the win earlier in the week, then the Growling Tigers ignored off-court drama and have fun eliminating the Bulldogs a couple of days later.
It was a big week for UST, that’s what we’re saying.
Total field goal percentage for FEU in the wire-to-wire win over La Salle.
The Tamaraws had the second-highest shooting clip this season and more importantly, their big win allowed them to take over solo fourt and into the Final Four if the playoffs started tomorrow.
Game-ending run for the Fighting Maroons to steal another win over the Adamson Falcons.
UP likes close games, and so far this season, they’ve won a lot more than they’ve lost, which makes for some pretty exciting basketball for the team with the most spotlight this year.
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