It looks like we'll have a Final Four after all.
The Adamson Falcons (6-2) upended the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws (7-1), 64-63, to snap FEU's 7-game winning streak and end FEU's unbeaten run. With the win, a nailbiter won at the last second via an Eric Camson tip-in, Adamson moves a half-game ahead of erstwhile 2nd place partner Ateneo, and comes within a game of FEU's top spot. It's been a while since Adamson has managed to fly high, having spent some time in the doldrums since MVP Ken Bono graduated. The win also identifies Adamson as a serious threat to other teams' Final Four aspirations.
In the other game, the University of the East (UE) Red Warriors buried the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers 75-65, courtesy of top gunners James Martinez and Paul Lee. While the road is still a steep uphill for the Red Warriors, it's a step in the right direction. With a little luck, perhaps UE can manage to claim a Final Four spot.
In tomorrow's games, the Ateneo Blue Eagles (5-2) will try to keep pace with the Falcons as they face a winless University of the Philippines (UP) squad, while the De La Salle Green Archers (4-3) will try to avoid a three-game losing streak (dating back to last season) against a suddenly dangerous National University team.