Oh, how time flies. It was only two months ago that we were all preparing for the 74th season of the UAAP, casting our fearless predictions on which teams were going to be good and which were being regarded as “avoid-to-watch” teams. Now, two months and 60-something games later, the UAAP season nears its climax as the Ateneo Blue Eagles face off against the formidable FEU Tamaraws in what should be a pulse-pounding finals series.Before all that though, let's take a look at the things we learned from this year's competition.
The Eagles are really, really good; better than expected, actually. We also learned that we’ve got a couple of hotshot rookies in Kiefer Ravena and Bobby Ray Parks that took over the league sooner than we thought.
We learned that Adamson likes to shoot a lot of jumpers. We learned that they made a lot of those jumpers they took. We learned that, statistically speaking, the FEU Tamaraws are the weirdest team in the league.
We learned that the UST Tigers actually has the ‘clutch gene’. We learned that the NU Bulldogs have two of the best players in the game – and not much else.
We learned that the DLSU Green Archers are overrated. We learned that the UE Red Warriors are overmatched.
And finally, we learned that the UP Fighting Maroons likes to shoot threes as much as their student body likes holding rallies. Except that the former didn’t make a lot of those aforementioned threes.
We learned a lot about all these teams this year and we’re diving right in with a look at how each team fared on a statistical standpoint. After all, numbers don’t lie, people.