UAAP Finals: Topex Robinson offers no excuses as La Salle eyes bounce back

La Salle Green Archers coach Topex Robinson in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball Finals. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Despite absorbing the worst Finals Game 1 loss in the Final Four era, La Salle coach Topex Robinson remained defiant as his team looks to force a rubber match in the UAAP…

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UAAP Finals: UP sends strong message for Game 2 after roughing up La Salle in opener

UP Fighting Maroons’ Malick Diouf and Francis Lopez in the UAAP men’s basketball Finals Game 1. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net University of the Philippines (UP) whipped La Salle, 97-67, in the UAAP men’s basketball finals on Wednesday. That did the job for Game 1. The Maroons also threw a little early extra work for Game 2, beating…

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La Salle now the ‘hunters’ as UP draws first blood in UAAP Finals

La Salle Green Archers in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball Finals. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—If it wasn’t clear then, it is now and La Salle’s Evan Nelle knows it. Before the season even started, coach Topex Robinson already declared the competition as a jungle. Hunt or be hunted. Robinson knew that…

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UAAP Finals: UP dominates La Salle in Game 1

UP rookie Francis Lopez hangs on the rim during Game 1 of the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball Finals against La Salle.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Banking on experience, University of the Philippines turned the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball Finals into its own playground after dominating La Salle, 97-67, in the title opener on…

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UAAP Finals: UP, coach Goldwin brace for ‘peaking’ La Salle

UP coach Goldwin Monteverde.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines Coach Goldwin Monteverde arrived at Mall of Asia Arena with a sense of urgency for Game 1 of the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament. At 4 pm, JD Cagulangan, Malick Diouf and Francis Lopez were already at the court minutes before Monteverde arrived at…

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Don Allado says Kevin Quiambao can lead La Salle to UAAP title

Forer La Salle stars show off their championship rings.–Lance Agcaoili/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Don Allado, the last La Salle local to win Most Valuable Player, marveled at Kevin Quiambao’s stellar season, believing that winning the top honor would be more fitting if he is able to lead the Green Archers to the championship. Allado, who…

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La Salle GOAT? Renren Ritualo credits accolades to teammates, coaches

La Salle legend Renren Ritualo with his four championship rings during a ring ceremony. Lance Agcaoili/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Renren Ritualo on Monday received all four championship rings from his storied UAAP career with La Salle in a ring ceremony. More than two decades after the Green Archers’ breakthrough championship in Season 61, which led…

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UAAP: UP eyes to reclaim crown, La Salle aims to bring back lost glory

UP Fighting Maroons.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — University of the Philippines tries to reclaim the championship it lost last year but a surging La Salle side stands in its way and is determined to bring back its lost UAAP glory. For the first time ever, the Fighting Maroons and Green Archers clash in a best-of-three…

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UAAP: La Salle, UP brace for riveting, historic Finals series

La Salle’s Kevin Quiambao during second round game against UP in the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — The first-ever UAAP Finals series between La Salle and University of the Philippines features a couple of interesting storylines between former teammates and old rivals. The Green Archers and Fighting Maroons dispute the…

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Topex Robinson wants Finals-bound La Salle to ‘enjoy the moment’

La Salle coach Topex Robinson and the Green Archers. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — In his first UAAP Finals appearance, La Salle coach Topex Robinson wants the Green Archers to “enjoy the moment” when they try to end a seven-year title drought against top seed University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons in the Season 86…

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