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UP Fighting Maroons beat DLSU

Desiderio scores 42 points in 80th Araw ng Dabaw Basketball Tournament
The UP Fighting Maroons celebrate their win at the Araw ng Dabaw. Photo by Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao.
The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons overwhelmed reigning UAAP champion De La Salle University, 87-79, to capture the 80th Araw ng Dabaw basketball title at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras Gym) on March 26.
The Maroons trailed the Archers during the first period, 29-21, before UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics student Paul Desiderio exploded with nine three-point shots that enabled UP to overtake DLSU, 42-44, by the end of half-time. …

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Despite Setback, Pascual Urges Maroons to ‘Keep Fighting’

UP Fighting Maroons Head Coach Rey Madrid (sitting on cooler) briefing the members of his squad at the UP-UE game.
Despite falling to the UE Red Warriors, 68-48, last 16 August, UP President Alfredo E. Pascual praised the fighting spirit of the UP Fighting Maroons.
A 19-point effort from guard Mikee Reyes was not enough to prevent the Maroons from falling to the Warriors in Saturday’s second game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Warriors’ frontline was simply too strong, led as they were by a 15-point, 14-rebound effort by Charles Mammie.
There was no quit in the Maroons for much of the …

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UP Fighting Maroons Set Losing Streak to Flames, Unite Supporters

Members of the University of the Philippines community gather around the bonfire at the Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, Quezon City, to celebrate the Men’s Basketball Team’s win over Adamson University on Saturday, August 9. Photo courtesy of the UP Diliman Information Office.
With a resounding win over the Adamson Falcons last August 9, the UP Fighting Maroons quite literally set fire to a winless streak that had lasted 27 games.
Inspired by breakout performances by veterans Mikee Reyes and JR Gallarza, the men’s basketball team sealed their first win of UAAP Season 77 with a 77-64 triumph at the Mall of Asia …

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For UP, the bonfire signals an end and a beginning

The bonfire burned bright after UP’s first win in two years. Photo by Joel Leporada. (Photo courtesy of Rappler.com)
In local college basketball, the bonfire normally signifies a huge accomplishment, like the end of a long, arduous and fruitful journey to winning a championship.
The bonfire that lit up the night sky from the Sunken Garden at University of the Philippines-Diliman on Saturday, August 9 was meant for something far from a title, but something just as significant – a win that marked the end of a long, painful drought from a 27-game losing streak in 720 days.
The UP Fighting Maroons saw …

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UAAP: UP fights, ends 27-game losing streak with win against Adamson

Mikee Reyes teamed up with JR Gallarza to lead UP to victory against Adamson Photo by KC Cruz (Photo from GMA News Online)
It’s over.
The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons ended their 27-game losing streak by overwhelming the hapless Adamson University Falcons, 77-64, on Saturday at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.
Mikee Reyes led UP with 28 points, five rebounds and three assists, while JR Gallarza posted 24 points off an 8 of 12 shooting clip. Gallarza added six rebounds, three steals and two assists. Kyles Lao had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Jansen Rios’ early outburst gave Adamson …

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UP trounces Adamson for first win in two years

The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons withstood a last ditch effort by the Adamson Soaring Falcons to register their first win in two years, 77-64, and end a 27-game losing streak Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Veterans Mikee Reyes and JR Gallarza set new career highs with 28 and 24 points, respectively, as UP recovered from a shaky start and eventually lead by as much as 24 points in the third period.
It was UP’s first victory since August 19, 2012, a 63-48 win against the University of the East in Season 75.
“We really felt that this was …

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UP team manager promises ‘bonfire celebration’ if Maroons end losing streak against Adamson

University of the Philippines basketball team manager Dan Palami said that the team will throw a bonfire celebration if the Fighting Maroons bring home a win against Adamson University in UAAP Season 77 action on Saturday.
Palami said that UP Diliman chancellor Michael Tan has agreed to hold a celebration if the team snaps its 27-game losing streak, including the first six games this year, dating back to Season 75. UP’s last taste of triumph came against University of the East in 2012.
Bonfire parties, such as those thrown by neighboring Ateneo de Manila University, are usually reserved for UAAP championship celebrations.
The …

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UP basketball state

I AM a basketball fan who happens to be a Fighting Maroon. So you can just imagine how hard it is for me to see the University of the Philippines men’s seniors hoops team struggle the way it has in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.
Counting their 74-53 loss to the defending champions De La Salle University Green Archers last Wednesday, the Maroons have slumped to their sixth straight defeat and remain winless in Season 77 of the UAAP.
More grim, the loss was the 27th straight for State U, dating back to Season 75 and punctuated by a 0-14 …

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UP Maroons fight to stay positive despite season struggles

Four games into Season 77 of the UAAP, it’s clear that the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons are in for another season of struggles.
As the game clock expired on Sunday, July 27 and the final score recorded 85-71 in favor of the FEU Tamaraws, the Maroons effectively clocked in their 25th straight loss dating back to two seasons ago.
They are still winless, they are still cellar dwellers, and they are still groping through a decades long dark ages in collegiate men’s basketball. But it is during these times that head coach Rey Madrid would like to see his team …

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Maroons, Altas notch wins in Fr. Martin Cup

The University of Perpetual Help-A Altas and the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons dispatched separate opponents last Sunday in the resumption of hostilities in the 10th Fr. Martin Collegiate Open at the Trinity University of Asia Gym.
Cameroonians Akhuetie Bright and Prince Eze fired 14 and 13 points, respectively, to power the Altas in an 80-59 rout of the Lyceum Philippines University-A Pirates.
The Altas picked up their second straight win in Group B.
Eze struck hard in the first period, scoring eight points to fire the Altas to a 23-13 edge. Justine Alano then joined hands with Bright in the …

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