MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University's (FEU) Mike Tolomia was named the UAAP Player of the Week after his impressive performance against De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines (UP) that helped the Tamaraws claim the top spot in the league standings.
Tolomia was not expected to be 100% against La Salle last Wednesday after a fever forced him to play limited minutes in their previous game.
Still, the 5-foot-11 guard gave it his all as the Tamaraws snapped the Green Arches' seven-game winning streak, 74-70, to grab the solo lead in the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball tournament.
Jose Rizal University defeated Lyceum by 24 points, 67-43, to keep pace with the league leaders in NCAA Season 90 action Monday at The Arena in San Juan.
Michael Mabulac scored 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Heavy Bombers grabbed another victory.
JRU started the game with a 15-4 run and never looked back as the Heavy Bombers led by as much as 26 points that Lyceum couldn’t overcome.
PBA-bound Harold Arboleda and Juneric Baloria conspired for a total of 54 points as they carried Perpetual Help to a 101-86 victory over Arellano in NCAA Season 90 action Monday at The Arena in San Juan.
Arboleda, picked by Talk ‘N Text with the 20th pick, stuffed the statsheet after registering 28 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as well as burying triples down the stretch that kept Arellano at bay.
Baloria, chosen by Blackwater with the 30th pick, also exploded for 26 points.
SEVILLE, Spain -- The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has already sought the assistance of FIBA, the world's governing body in basketball, to help them clarify matters with the Olympic Committee of Asia (OCA) regarding Andray Blatche's eligibility for the upcoming Asian Games.
The OCA has reportedly questioned the Philippines' move to field the NBA player together with Gilas Pilipinas, citing their three-year residency rule on naturalized players.
But SBP president and sports patron Manny Pangilinan said they already raised the issue when they met with senior FIBA officials last Friday during the basketball governing body's world congress in Spain.
When the Philippine national men’s basketball team’s game against Greece seemed to have gone out of reach in the fourth quarter, no one could blame Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes if he decided to rest some of his key players – naturalized NBA player Andray Blatche, in particular – in preparation for a huge clash against Argentina on Monday.
But Reyes said that he could not make that call, which would go against the team’s attitude of playing hard and never giving up until the final buzzer of every game.
“I kept asking my players, looking in their eyes and even in the last four minutes, last five minutes, we were down 12 or 13, my players were saying, ‘Last push, last push,’ including Andray,” the coach said after the game.
HOUSTON -- A person with knowledge of the deal says the Houston Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with Sacramento.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been completed.
The Rockets will also receive two second-round draft picks and send guard/forward Alonzo Gee to the Kings, along with at least one other non-guaranteed contract.
SEVILLE, Spain—Gilas Pilipinas plays its third game in as many days in the Fiba World Cup on Monday afternoon, clashing with former Olympic gold medallist Argentina and NBA veteran Luis Scola in Group B play at Centro Deportivo San Pablo here.
Game time is 5:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. Manila time) with the Filipinos tackling the toughest, most bemedalled side in their group.
Scola, power forward of the Indiana Pacers, will be the spearhead of the Argentina five without Manu Ginobili, the San Antonio superstar in the NBA, who is sidelined by injury.
Serge Ibaka stole the show in his first appearance of the world cup to help lead Spain to a 37 point win.
Serge Ibaka top scored for Spain in this blow out win against the Egyptians. He had 18 points on 8-12 shooting, including 1 made 3 pointer. Ibaka would also grab 8 rebounds in what was a dominant performance in his first appearance of the tournament.
Special praise also goes to Ricky Rubio for a great passing performance which would see him finish the game with 7 assists. 3 of which led to fantastic finishes on ally oops. Spain finished the game with a total of 21 assists as a team.
The Philippine national team got under the skin of Greece before yielding an 82-70 result in the FIBA Basketball World Cup early Monday morning in Seville, Spain.
Gilas Pilipinas was unable to overcome a poor start against the fifth-ranked team in the world.
Greece took control in the first quarter, 20-10, and kept Gilas at bay the rest of the way.
BILBAO, Spain -- They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.
Instead, the Americans were the ones on the ropes for nearly three quarters.
"I guess we felt like last night's game was pretty easy and tonight was going to be the same way, but Turkey came out and they gave us their punch from the beginning," forward James Harden said. "We took it and we were sluggish. That second half we played a lot better."