The game between the National University (NU) Bulldogs and the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws is a history in the making according to some sports analysts in the country as the Game 3 of the UAAP Finals will unfold a few hours from now. The NU vs. FEU game will determine the UAAP’s Season 77 men’s basketball winner.
The NU Bulldogs forced a do-or-die game after they successfully defeated the FEU Tamaraws during their Game 2 encounter at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum last Wednesday. The Game 3 Finals of the NU vs. FEU game will start at around 3:30 PM today, October 15, 2014, it will be shown live through ABS-CBN’s Sports+Action and Balls Channel HD 167.
A UAAP history will be made today at the Araneta Coliseum as the NU Bulldogs will try to make a repeat of their UAAP title victory over the same team they defeated during their last championship, 60 years ago. A victory for the NU Bulldogs will end their 60-year title drought which is also considered as the longest in the UAAP history.
The NU Bulldogs also made a record during the Game 2 of the finals as they were able to defeat for the very first time the FEU Tamaraws this season. The Morayta-based squad, FEU, defeated the NU Bulldogs during the elimination round games.
The FEU Tamaraws also won their last UAAP championship title during the 68th season or during the 2005 UAAP Men’s basketball championship, the team was headed during that time with Gilas Pilipinas mainstays and hot-shooting Rain or Shine guard Jeff Chan.
A Tamaraws win in the Season 77 of the UAAP will annex a record 20th men’s basketball crown since joining the league, in more than seven decades. The Araneta Coliseum, the venue of the NU vs. FEU Game 3 finals is also expected to make a record attendance after their record-breaking 24,896 spectators during the Game 2 of the UAAP Finals.