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Champions!: UST wins UAAP Season 69 Finals basketball tournament vs Ateneo! Yay!

Quick post! (Edited)

Hear them roar!

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers finally ended the 10-year championship drought and won the UAAP Season 69 Basketball tournament, 74-76, against the Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles at the deciding Game 3 match just this afternoon at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Loyola-based cagers dominated the first half of the game, until the Espana-based cagers finally managed to inch past the Eagles at 3rd quarter. The two teams tied at 64 at the last quarter and went into overtime. With around 12.5 seconds on the shot clock, Ateneo’s Chris Tiu committed a foul against the Tigers. Second stringer Dylan Ababou failed to nail the first attempt on the free throw line. His second attempt, however, finally gave the Tigers the lead, 75-74.

After JC Intal’s failed attempt to score for the Eagles, Eric Salamat fouled Jun Cortez at 3.7 seconds. Cortez buried the first shot and missed his second, giving the Tigers a two-point edge against the Eagles, 76-74. The Eagles grabbed the rebound but Jai Reyes’ attempt at a long shot missed the basket.

The Tigers were considered as underdogs of this year’s basketball season, carrying a not-so-sterling 7-6 card into the Finals. The Tigers created a huge upset during the elimination when they became the first team to halt the 8-0 winning streak of the Eagles.

Jojo Duncil of UST was given the UAAP Season 69 Finals MVP Award. He scored 8 out of his 18 points during the last three minutes in the overtime.

* Updates, corrections, comments would be very much welcome! I got the info from my dad who got to watch the game because I was in a seminar. Who scored the highest? What were the other highlights of the game? Another update would be posted after I watched the replay. 😀

* Go USTE! We, Thomasians, hoped; you guys delivered! Nice! You brought the glory of ’96 back to USTe in 2006 indeed! Congratulations to everyone on the team! Wish I was there to watch and cheer you on! ^^, You made us proud!

For a more detailed account on how Game 3 went, go to


We won! Ateneo vs UST UAAP Finals – Game 2

Game 3 – Championship update here!


A quick update:

I just got news that the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers finally grabbed a huge chunk off the Championship trophy! The UST Tigers won Game 2 of the 69th Season of the UAAP Basketball Finals, ending the match with a 87-71 score. Weeh! I am so happy!

Go USTe!!!

The Ateneo Blue Eagles won Game 1, 73-72, last September 23. The Tigers and Eagles are now tied with 1-1 card. Game 3 will surely be an interesting game.

Random Fact #1: This is the first time that ADMU and UST faced off in a UAAP Finals.

Random Fact #2: UST last won the title in 1996. Will it this year’s team bring the Glory of ’96 back to UST in 2006?

We, Thomasians, certainly hope so!

Full update next time! I’m just so happy that I had to post this! More info about Game 2 next time. Hahaha. See you in the Finals, guys! =)

Online Rumble: Game! Magazine September-October 2006 Issue out now!

Game! Magazine Issue 5: Online Rumble

 The September-October 2006 issue of Game! Magazine packs a lot of punch with the Online Rumble theme!

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On our Walkthrough section, we have the RAN Online Episode 2: Revelations Checklist on quests, new monsters and new skills to be learned; Pangya‘s hole-by-hole guide on Sepia Wind; and a guide to Tantra‘s newest patch, Kathana 3: Epics of Avatara.

Epics of Avatara - the opening page at Game Magazine Issue 4Also previewed are online and PC games soon to hit the web and stands: Cabal Online, Huxley and Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar. Know the basics in buying a house in our Feature story “In There and Loving It!”

Hot on the Spotlight are RF Online Class Guide, ROSE Online Gamer’s Diary and Dreamville.

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Console and handheld reviews galore on this issue: Big Brain Academy, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, Super Dragon Ball Z, Titan Quest, Prey, Tekken: Dark Ressurection and several more!

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Word up, guys! I got some articles published there. Thank you so much!