Tams vow to limit errors
(Mall of Asia Arena)
2 p.m. • FEU vs UE (Men)
4 p.m. • NU vs AdU (Men)
THE Far Eastern University University Tamaraws vow to take care of the ball when they clash with the University of the East Warriors at 2 p.m. today in the 78th University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Tamaraws’ coach Nash Racela noted that the team turned the ball over a lot when they got past the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 75-58, last Sunday.
With the Tams tied in the lead with University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo (3-1), Racela believes they have to be careful in their confrontation with the Warriors.
The Warriors’ pressing game makes them a dangerous team to deal with.
“We are facing teams that like to press. We had 23 rebounds in our last game. That’s the problem,” said Racela, who added that getting past UE’s pressure defense will be their challenge.
Later, the defending champion National University Bulldogs will go for their first back-to-back win at 4 p.m. against winless Adamson, which will show up with assistant coach Vince Hizon calling the shots.
Adamson coach Mike Fermin is serving out a one-game suspension.
The Bulldogs come into the fight with newfound confidence after ending a three-game slide with a 55-54 triumph over the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers.
The Tams are counting again on the duo of Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia in getting past the Warriors.
Two other teammates, RR Pogoy and Raymar Jose, are also expected to shine after coming up with their A-game against the Maroons.
UE, on the other hand, will try to bounce back from a 72-77 loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles.