Bulldogs battle Falcons
THE National University Bulldogs are putting their 66-75 loss to the La Salle Green Archers behind them
The Bulldogs have to because they’re facing an unpredictable Adamson University Soaring Falcons at 4 p.m. today in the 79th University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
The Falcons are going to be dangerous according to NU coach Eric Altamirano after Adamson sneaked past the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 62-61, last Saturday.
“Adamson is coming from a big win over Ateneo. We really have to move on and focus on Adamson,” said Altamirano.
The Bulldogs now share second spot with the Soaring Falcons with the same 2-1 win-loss record.
Earlier, the winless University of the East Warriors will seek their first win after four games when they clash with University of the Philippines at 2 p.m.
The La Salle Green Archers are in the solo lead after pulling off their fourth straight win at the expense of the Bulldogs.
Altamirano said the team got tentative when newbie Ricci Rivero came in and led a big attack in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs were ahead by nine, with Jeron Teng in foul trouble, when coach Aldin Ayo brought in Rivero and helped Andrei Caracut, Aljun Melecio, and Kib Montalbo to take charge.
Games Today (at the Mall of Asia Arena)
2 p.m. UE vs UP
4 p.m. Adamson vs NU