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Silva rues UE’s second half collapse in loss to UP

first_imgUE tallied 10 assists in the first half but that mark dwindled to just four in the final two quarters, where UP took control of the game and broke away from a 33-all stalemate at the break.“UP was having a hard time with us because they didn’t know who was going to score for us, we were passing the ball constantly,” said Silva who replaced Derrick Pumaren as UE’s head coach.“We just lacked the effort and I felt that they gave in during the fourth quarter and at the end of the third quarter.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UE gave away 25 points in fastbreak attempts in its 87-58 loss to University of the Philippines in the season’s opening game Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Silva’s team, understandably, got outrebounded 53-35 with UP flaunting its new prized big man in Bright Akhuetie.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Our weakness, ever since was our bigs because of we don’t have big foreign student-athletes,” said Silva. “What I can’t accept is the 25 fast break points because for me all those points are all about the effort.”Another flaw that Silva wants to be fixed was his team’s lack of ball movement in the second half. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img UE Coach Joe Silva. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonHead coach Joe Silva is aware that University of the East is not the biggest team in the UAAP season 81 men’s basketball tournament, especially with its lack of a hulking center.But while he understands his team will lose some of its rebounding battles, what he won’t allow is watch his team play with minimal hustle.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Back to ‘Team Pilipinas’ for national basketball team under Guiao Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img

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