September 30, 2013

Head to head: Teng vs Teng - UAAP Season Seven-TENG-six Finals

If there's a "Throwback Thursday" finals, this is it. Meeting in four finals series in the 1990s, the UST Growling Tigers won three out of four, but La Salle won the last matchup in 1999, capped by an epic Game 3 that went into OT; the green school was saved by Don Allado and Dino Aldeguer.

It's now 2013, and the players from that 1999 series are either now retired or at the twilight of their PBA careers, if they made it that far. It's a new generation of Tigers and Archers are on court, including brothers, the sons of Alvin "Robocop" Teng: Jeric and Jeron Teng. But it won't be just about the Teng brothers, with both teams suffering title droughts: UST since 2006, and La Salle since 2007; in fact they were the last two schools that won the title before Ateneo's unprecedented, at least in the Final Four era, 5-consecutive title romp.

It's time to break down the numbers, because as they say, statistics don't lie, they are just distorted.
UST Growling Tigersvs.La Salle Green Archers
7-7 (4th)Elimination round record10-4 (tied for 1st)
1st round: Won 63-58 in overtime
(Teng 23 pts.)
2013 UAAP meetings2nd round: Won 69-64
(Teng 19 pts.)
Pido Jarencio (56-54 in UAAP)Head coachJuno Sauler (12-4 in UAAP)
4th in 2013 Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup
Champions in 2012 PCCL
2013 preseasonQuarterfinalist in 2013 Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup
70.7Points per game72.9
67.4Opponent's points per game72.6
45.8Rebounds per game46.1
12.9Assists per game13.7
8.7Steals+blocks per game7.1
14.94Turnovers per game14.87
36.9%Field-goal shooting38.4%
22.8%3-point shooting24.9%
12.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 36% FGTeng vs. Teng14.5 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 38% FG
48.3 (68.3%)Starter points51.8 (71.0%)
22.4 (31.7%)Bench points21.1 (29.0%)
Clark Bautista: 8.4 PPG, 1.6 APG, 29.2% 3PT FGSixth manArnold Van Opstal: 8.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 50% FG
Eduardo Daquioag: 7.8 PPG in wins, 8.3 PPG in lossesWild cardLuigi dela Paz: 8.5 PPG in 1st 4 games, 2 points in next 7 games
3-0 in knockout gamesStreak9 straight wins
6-4 in Araneta, 4-2 in MOAArena W-L records5-1 in Araneta, 7-3 in MOA
5Won categories13
"Thesis nyo, assignment namin!"90s throwback fan banners"Tuition nyo, baon namin!"
La Salle wins in 2 games; Pido suspended in Game 2.Worst case scenarioLa Salle wins in 2 games, but has to return the trophy due to negligence.
UST wins in 3 games, and wins court case vs. UP swimmer. Best case scenarioLa Salle wins in 2 games with JJ Atayde allowed to participate in the awarding ceremonies.
Stats from our friends at PBA-Online!

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