UAAP Season 75 Results: NU Bulldogs advance to the Final Four (semi-finals)

The NU Bulldogs have finally secured a slot in the UAAP Season 75 Semi-Finals (Final Four) after defeating last season's runner-up FEU Tamaraws during their replay match or rematch held earlier today, September 23, 2012, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The FEU Tamaraws and the NU Bulldogs were both determined to get a semi-final or Final 4 slot, as they both finished with a score of 72 by the end of the 4th Quarter, forcing an overtime which had NU finally winning over FEU, 84-81.

The said FEU vs NU game earlier was a rematch of their September 2 game which had FEU winning over NU, 77-75, as ordered by the UAAP Board after ruling the layup made by FEU's RR Garcia during the last 0.1 seconds of their game as "not counted".

The NU Bulldogs now advance to the Final Four or the semi-finals, joining the Top 2 teams Ateneo Blue Eagles (12-2) and UST Growling Tigers (10-4), who both have the "twice to beat" advantage, while FEU will face DLSU Green Archers for the 4th seed playoff this Wednesday at MOA Arena, as they aim for the 4th and last Final 4 slot of UAAP Season 75.

The UAAP Season 75 Semi-Finals will have UST vs NU and Ateneo vs whoever wins between FEU and DLSU.

NU, FEU and DLSU actually are tied with 9-5 record, but NU has the best record, having the highest quotient among these three teams during their games against each other in the elimination round. (NU has +16, La Salle has -4, FEU has -12.)

It's the first time since 2001 (and only their 2nd time ever) that the NU Bulldogs have reached the semi-finals of UAAP, while it's already Ateneo Blue Eagles' 14th consecutive time and UST Growling Tigers' 2nd consecutive and 12th time in the semis.

Had it been FEU won earlier, they will have a 2nd seed playoff against UST, while DLSU will be secured on 4th slot and NU won't get through the semis.

Here's the updated UAAP Seasopn 75 Standings after the FEU vs NU game:

1. Ateneo Blue Eagles 12-2
2. UST Growling Tigers 10-4
3. NU Bulldogs 9-5
4. La Salle Green Archers 9-5
4. FEU Tamaraws 9-5
6. Adamson Soaring Falcons 3-11
7. UE Red Warriors 3-11
8. UP Fighting Maroons 1-13


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