UAAP 82 By the Numbers: Closing in on history
Paul Lintag on Nov 18, 2019 04:47 PM
(Photo by Arvin Lim)
The Ateneo juggernaut is still going strong.
Thanks to another masterful performance, the Blue Eagles are closing in on a UAAP Season 82 sweep and a three-peat.
The Growling Tigers ran out of magic in Game 1 and before the UAAP Finals go to Game 2, a By the Numbers breakdown on how the Big Bad Blue imposed its will on UST.
Total points for Thirdy Ravena in Game 1 of the Finals.
Thirdy picked up right where he left off from last year’s Finals, torching the Growling Tigers for most points by a Blue Eagle this season.
Ravena has a combined 70 points in his last two Finals games.
Total points for Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy.
The young speedster went off in his first UAAP Finals game, keeping UST in the game after the Blue Eagles started the series with a haymaker.
However, Nonoy’s effort was not enough as Thirdy took over in the second half, leading Ateneo’s final breakaway for a Game 1 win.
Total points for the Blue Eagles after three quarters in Game 1, they finished with 91 in a 14-point win.
Ateneo averaged 76.9 points per game in the elimination round.
Total points in the paint for the Blue Eagles.
Ateneo doubled UST’s production from the shaded area, outscoring the Growling Tigers, 58-29. That’s game right there.
UAAP Finals games losses for UST in this decade, three to Ateneo.
The Growling Tigers have made the UAAP Finals four times since 2012. Unless they can turn things around and somehow take down the Blue Eagles, UST is losing a fourth Finals in this decade.
Total championships for the Blue Eagles if they can complete this season sweep.
11 titles adds to Ateneo’s lead over La Salle in the all-time race. The Blue Eagles need a lot more titles to move up the all-time ranks though FEU leads the league with 20 titles while UST and UE are tied for second with 18 each. The Green Archers are fourth with nine championships.
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