It was 9 long years ago to the day, 6 October 2005, that FEU won its last and 19th Men’s basketball title, defeating DLSU 73-71.
It’s win or lose for the Bulldogs on Wednesday, October 8 as they battle against the Tamaraws for the Game 2 of the UAAP Season 77 Finals.
The Tamaraws currently lead the best-of-three series and is one win away from getting the title.
National University beats Far Eastern University, hacking out a 62-47 victory to force a winner take-all Game 3 #UAAPFinals
Glenn Khobuntin drains 2FTs. 58-47 NU lead. A minute left to play.
Alolino makes a three! And that could be the dagger. NU up, 53-44 with 1:56 left to play.
Tolomia with another step back J, goes in! FEU down, 50-44, 2:17 left to play.
NU up 50-42 with 2:52 remaining
Rosario jumper misses. FEU ball.
Belo triple misses but Pogoy there to clean up. FEU down, 46-40 with 4:40 left to play.
FEU making a run here. NU lead down to 7, 45-38 with about 6 mins left to play.
FEU cuts NU lead to 9, 45-36
After the third quarter, NU leads FEU 43-30.
Diputado redeems himself with the steal and the basket. NU lead back to 13, 43-30 with 47 secs left in 3Q
FEU fails to score again. Ball back with NU.
Belo makes both FTs, FEU down 36-28 with 4:09 left in 3Q
Aroga bails out NU with a jumper, then Aroga battles for the rebound on other end. NU up, 36-26.
NU with two quick baskets to answer and Bulldogs lead is back up to 10, 34-24 w/ about 6 mins left in 3Q. Timeout called.
Iñigo jumper off the screen is good! FEU down, 30-24 with 6:21 left in 3Q
FEU unable to make anything out of 2nd possession. NU now with the ball.
At the half, NU leads FEU 26-18.
Pogoy makes 1/2 FTs, FEU still trails, 26-18 with 30 secs left in 2Q
Alejandro open in the corner, but misses.
Aroga drives baseline, is bumped and called for the travel. FEU chance to trim the deficit further with under a min left in 2Q.
Unbelievable! Tolomia finger roll is in! FEU has trimmed the lead to 9, 26-17.
Javelona three misses but Khobuntin taps ball to Alolino, Alolino floater misses then Rosario for the follow.
Game resumes. FEU ball with 2:42 left in 2Q.
Tolomia fakes and fires jumper but misses. Loose ball foul called vs Aroga. FEU keeps the ball.
And another violation. Illegal screen called vs Hargrove.
NU also commits a turnover. FEU gets the ball back.
FEU defense able to stop a score inside but turns it over on the other end. NU still up, 24-10
Timeout called. We’re already nearing halfway mark of the 2nd period and NU has limited FEU to only 3 field goals made.
Tolomia answers to stop the bleeding for FEU. They trail, 22-8 with 6:30 left in 2Q
Rosario beats the shot clock buzzer with a long jumper. NU now up 22-6 with 6:54 left in 2Q
Hargrove attacks inside but Aroga takes the challenge.
NU lead now up to 20-6, 8:22 2Q
Khobuntin shoots! NU up 20-6 with 8:41 left in 2Q
Aroga blockS on Pogoy to open the 2nd quarter. Strong, tight D by NU.
Rosario was on fire in the first quarter knocking down one post shot after another along with a three-pointer.
FEU unable to hit their shots. NU defense forcing the Tamaraws to resort to individual play.
After the first quarter, NU leads FEU 18-6.
NU ball, they 2.2 secs to make a shot.
Furious battle for the boards on NU’s basket. Neypes finally gets a clean look and puts NU up by 12, 18-6.
NU comes up empty, FEU now on the attack.
Game resumes with 2:17 left, FEU still down big, 16-3.
Coast to coast for Aroga! 16-3 NU lead. 3:29, 1Q
NU 13-3 FEU, 4:30 1Q
Early timeout for FEU as NU goes up 8-2 in the 1st Quarter.