UM, STI dispute NAASCU crown
TAKE your pick: five-time champion University of Manila or perennial title contender STI Colleges?
The Hawks and the Olympians, who topped the elimination and semifinal rounds, will square off today in Game 1 of the best-of-three title showdown in the 10th NAASCU men’s basketball tournament at the Makati Coliseum..
Game time is 12 noon with the Hawks slightly favored to beat the Olympians and move closer to an unprecedented sixth title in 10 years
The Hawks crushed Centro Escolar University, 89-61, while the Olympians demolished Informatics International College, 82-48, in a pair of lopsided semifinal matches to arrange the keenly-awaited title duel.
This will be the third time that UM and STI will meet in the championship.
In 2005, the Hawks defeated the Olympians to capture their fifth straight NAASCU title – and the last under coach Ato Tolentino.
The Olympians exacted revenge in 2007, beating the Hawks for their first-ever NAASCU crown under Ycasiano.
STI also finished runner-up to AMA Computer University in 2006 and San Sebastian College-Cavit in 2008. Radito Torres