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Tamaraws to face Eagles for UAAP crown By Rocky Nazareno 09/19/2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tamaraws to face Eagles for UAAP crown

By Rocky Nazareno 09/19/2011

Far Eastern University averted a major endgame collapse with sheer tenacity off the boards in its last offensive to turn back a hard-fighting Adamson U, 78-74, yesterday and earn the right to face Ateneo de Manila in the Finals of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

With the Falcons threatening to complete a splendid rally from 11 points down going into the last two minutes, the Tamaraws protected a 74-72 lead with three offensive rebounds, allowing them to waste the remaining 51.2 seconds and preserve the win fashioned out before a jampacked Cubao arena.

Thus, the less-seeded Tamaraws, who had to prevail over the Falcons twice, return to the Finals against the Blue Eagles on Saturday and will seek their first UAAP title since their Grand Slam run from 2003 to 2005 during the Arwind Santos era..... MORE

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