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NATIONAL University tries to firm up its hold of the top spot in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament that’s also dealing with several off-court controversies.

The Bulldogs shoot for a win that will assure them of at least a playoff for a Final Four berth versus the winless University of the Philippines Maroons at 2 p.m. today at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“It’s hard to get a momentum, so we just want to take advantage of this momentum,” said coach Eric Altamirano as his Bulldogs go for a sixth straight win and ninth overall.

A similarly streaking La Salle squad aims for a share of second against a depleted University of the East in the second game at 4 p.m.

The Warriors will again have to do without African center Charles Mammie, who will serve the second of his two-game suspension.

Lord Casajeros will return from a game ban, but another key guard, Ralf Olivares, will sit out after also getting a two-game suspension.

“We’ll find a way,” said UE coach Boycie Zamar. “As long as we’re still here, we’ll keep knocking on the [Final Four] door.”

The UAAP technical committee will tackle UE’s appeal to reduce Olivares’ penalty.

League secretary-treasurer Malou Isip said the postgame altercation between Ateneo coach Bo Perasol and a La Salle fan will also be discussed during the meeting.

“There’s no need to summon coach Bo, and I think they’ve both apologized,” Isip said during the PSA Forum yesterday at Shakey’s Malate. “What we want to stress right now is there’s a UAAP fan code of conduct.”
In another development, UP swimmer Mikee Bartolome secured a temporary restraining order (TRO)  late yesterday  to stop the league from implementing the two-year residency rule.

The controversial rule requires high school players transferring to a member school for college to sit out for two years, unless released by his former school.
UP juniors player Jozhua General has also filed a TRO over his eligibility.

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  • 11koji11

    p@#$^inang board na yan…kanya kanyang interest….pera pera na lang…

  • jus_sayinagain

    “There’s no need to summon coach Bo, and I think they’ve both
    apologized,” Isip said during the PSA Forum yesterday at Shakey’s
    Malate. “What we want to stress right now is there’s a UAAP fan code of

    So there is no code of conduct for hot-tempered losing Ateneo coaches with violent tendencies?

    Is there a code of conduct for arrogant league secretary-treasurers and board members who behave like Nazis?

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