National University (NU) is once again poised to make history, despite the attention that will undoubtedly be focused on the male competition’s top competitors.
The NU Lady Bulldogs, who already have the greatest winning streak in local basketball, want to extend their run to 100 games.
Even though greatness is on the horizon, NU coach Aris Dimaunahan is taking extreme precautions as NU takes on the University of the Philippines (UP) in the UAAP Season 85 women’s basketball championship.
We cannot neglect any opponents, according to Dimaunahan, NU’s new head coach, who took over for the legendary team only this season and has only contributed three victories to a streak that has now lasted 99 games.
NU’s first 96 victories were led by head coach Pat Aquino, who has chosen to concentrate on the women’s national team of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
“You must regard the game with respect.” And, Dimaunahan continued, “you have to appreciate your rivals, whoever they may be.”
The Lady Bulldogs won their first two games by an average of 60.5 points each, but NU has already been forewarned that things won’t be as simple. Last Sunday, though, they had to scrape by with a razor-thin victory over a tenacious University of Santo Tomas (UST) team after NU had to dig deep. The final score was 78 to 75.
The experience has opened our eyes, in my opinion. We at least got it very early in the season,” remarked Camille Clarin, who is now in charge of this new group of Lady Bulldogs, which presently consists of nine rookies.
Blowing out games all the time doesn’t really help a team improve, therefore we needed this to improve, she continued.
At 3 p.m., the Lady Maroons want to exert an equal amount of pressure on the Lady Bulldogs. Tuesday at the Quadricentennial Pavilion at UST.
Paul Ramos, head coach of UP, said, “Obviously, we want to break that record.” We won’t celebrate for them as we enter the courtroom, the judge said.
Last Saturday, UP crushed Far Eastern University (FEU) 73 to 56 to clinch a second straight victory. Despite NU’s current 99-win streak, UP is unconcerned about it.
He said, “For us, there’s always a first time.” “We’ll do everything we can to get better and play better throughout that game. And if we give ourselves the chance to win, we’ll take it.
The UP men’s team, which plays against the NU Bulldogs at Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday and is located approximately 12 kilometers from UST, expects to keep winning.
The Fighting Maroons, who are unblemished, just defeated the FEU Tamaraws for the third time in a row. Carl Tamayo remarked after the game, “It’s still a long way to go, but we have to focus on making this team solid in terms of consistency.”
We need to improve our ability to maintain consistency across the board. This is what the coach, Goldwyn Monteverde, desires. To be able to establish a strong foundation and maintain it over time,” said UP assistant coach Christian Luanzon.
In the men’s competition, the roles are reversed, with NU looking to end UP’s streak, which is just three games long at the moment.