Latest Stories

Bullpups nip Blue Eaglets in OT for outright finals berth


MANILA, Philippines — National University punched a ticket to the finals of the UAAP season 76 juniors basketball tournament after an 82-81 victory over Ateneo on Friday capped its sweep of the elimination round.

The Bullpups also got a coveted thrice-to-beat advantage in the finale for its 14-0 slate — but it didn’t come easy as they had to overcome a six-point deficit in overtime to nose out the tough Blue Eaglets.

Mark Dyke gave NU an 82-79 advantage — from a 73-79 deficit — on a one-and-one play with 48.1 seconds left, and then Bulldogs pounced on the cramps-stricken Ateneo, which missed their  last seven free throws.

John Cauilan led the finals-bound Bullpups with 23 points and 13 boards, Hubert Cani continued his strong play with 21 while Dyke added 18 markers and 20 huge rebounds.

Thus, second-place Ateneo, reigning titlist Far Eastern University-Diliman, and La Salle Zobel, are relegated to the step-ladder format to decide who moves on to be the Bullpups’ opponent in the finale.

Main man Thirdy Ravena scored 24 for the Blue Eaglets and collared nine boards but misfired on crucial FTs in overtime.

Those misses hurt Ateneo’s bid to spoil NU’s perfect bid as Jolo Mendoza bungled both shots from the stripe which could’ve given the Blue Eaglets the lead with 2.4 ticks remaining.

Earlier at the Blue Eagle gym, University of the East defeated University of Santo Tomas, 51-48, while University of the Philippines Integrated School pinned another loss on Adamson, 60-57, in the juniors division.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

More UAAP news

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Ateneo , Juniors Basketball , National University , Sports , UAAP

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


  • DOH releases names of Etihad passengers yet to be tested for MERS-CoV
  • Sayyaf man linked to Sipadan kidnapping falls
  • Drilon calls for sobriety as mudslinging, witch hunts loom due to pork scam
  • S. Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher
  • If Napoles names Aquino allies, they’ll be brought to bar of justice – Palace
  • Sports

  • UST posts twin kill in Filoil pre-season cup opening day
  • Wizards beat Bulls in OT to take 2-0 series lead
  • Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series
  • David Moyes out as Manchester United manager
  • Nadal to face fellow Spaniard at Barcelona Open
  • Lifestyle

  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Sweet party for Andi Manzano
  • Entertainment

  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Summer movie preview: Bay reboots ‘Transformers’
  • Business

  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • $103M Vista Land bonds tendered for redemption
  • Oil slips to $102 as US crude supplies seen rising
  • SC stops Meralco power rate hike anew
  • Technology

  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Brazil passes trailblazing Internet privacy law
  • New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • No word yet on inking of US-PH defense pact during Obama visit
  • Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend
  • China, rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions
  • Visa-free US trip? Do not believe it, says consulate
  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China
  • Marketplace