The Far Eastern University Tamaraws will try to pick up the pieces following a shocking 65-90 loss to the University of the East Warriors last Sunday.
Getting a big win in their game with the National University Bulldogs at 4 p.m. today at the Mall of Asia Arena will be one of the things that the Tamaraws need to do in the 81st University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament.
Considered as perennial Final Four favorites, members of the team admitted that they lacked preparation going in their game with the Warriors and this led to their second loss in the four games.
The Tams ended with a 33.87 percent from the field, while UE was at its best with a 45.95 percent clip.
This time, preparing better next game against the Bulldogs is expected to get the team in better shape.
Getting past the Bulldogs will allow the Olsen Racela-coached Tams to improve their record in third spot, which they share with the La Salle Green Archers.
The Green Archers, on the other hand, will try to get over their 61-67 loss to the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons in their 2 p.m. encounter with the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers.
With the losses absorbed by FEU and La Salle last Sunday, the Adamson Falcons have distanced themselves in the solo lead at 5-0.
The Ateneo Blue Eagles, on the other hand, are alone at second (4-1).