NU Bulldogs buck gradual begin to subdue Adamson Falcons


NU Bulldogs' Kean Baclaan in the UAAP Season 86.

NU Bulldogs’ Kean Baclaan within the UAAP Season 86. –UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Nationwide College disregarded a gradual begin to squeak previous Adamson, 69-66, to finish its first spherical marketing campaign within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball at UST Quadricentennial Pavilion on Saturday.

The Bulldogs ended their first spherical on a excessive notice with a 6-1 report, however they first needed to overcome a sluggish begin the place they went down as huge as 11 within the first half.

“We would have liked to get this win so once we get to the second spherical, we’ll have a lift of vitality. It’s a superb win for us however in that first half, we weren’t on the identical web page so we simply bounced again within the second half as a result of coach Jeff (Napa) bought mad at us,” mentioned Kean Baclaan in Filipino.



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Baclaan, who completed with 19 factors, was the distinction maker for NU which turned a 41-30 deficit right into a successful end.

The Bulldogs went on a blistering 19-6 run highlighted by 5 triples from Baclaan. The third quarter ended with NU main by only one, 55-54, establishing a nail-biting end.

“We actually simply wakened in that third quarter. That’s once we began working and that’s how we bought the W,” mentioned Napa.

NU Bulldogs in the UAAP Season 86 men's basketball tournament.

NU Bulldogs within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event. -UAAP PHOTO

With the rating tied at 63-all, the Bulldogs surged with six unanswered factors capped off by a Steve Nash Enriquez floater to place NU up, 69-63, with 1:29 to go within the recreation.

Matthew Montebon transformed on a long-bomb to maintain Adamson alive, 69-66, however the Hovering Falcons would go on to overlook all their subsequent photographs as they dropped to 3-4 after the primary spherical.

The Bulldogs had an abysmal begin to the sport with a dry spell, trailing 10-0, which solely stopped after a Jolo Manansala bucket, 5 minutes into the sport.

Enriquez and Jake Figueroa answered the decision for NU with 13 and 17 factors, respectively.

Matt Erolon high scored for Adamson with 14 markers within the defeat. Montebon and OJ Ojarikre additionally scored 11 and 10 however to no avail.


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