Always a contender in the prestigious four but for 11 years they have always failed to win a game in the final four, their last three seasons were even painful and frustrating courtesy of the champions. And we’re not even counting the famous or was it an infamous one (oh well for UE squad), the three-point buzzer beater shot of ADMU Jec Chia.
Just last year, they were easily booted off by champion ADMU Blue Eagles in the final-four with Blue Eagle having the twice-to-beat advantage. In 2007, despite sweeping the eliminations winning all 14 games; in the finals they were defeated by DLSU Green Archers. And in 2006 while having carried the twice-to-beat advantage they were frustratingly sent packing by the UST Growling Tigers.
And now on its Road to Redemption and the will to erasing the stigma, after the 11-year spell (it’s the longest in UAAP history), yesterday 19 September 2009, in their first of the scheduled two meetings with FEU Tamaraws as the latter having the twice-to-beat advantage, the UE Red Warriors finally won a final-four with a convincing score of 84-74.
The last time they won a final-four was way back in 1998 with an 81-68 apparently with the same team FEU Tamaraws, the Tamaraw had also a twice-to-beat card but eventually in a do-or-die match-up the FEU won the game.
Uh I hope history won’t repeat itself. Bring back the glory that once belongs to you for chissake. Lol!
Good luck, warriors. Go Warriors! Go UE!
I am not very fanatic you see. NUFF SAID! (bwahahaa).
Second meeting will be on Thursday, 24 September 2009 at the Big Dome.
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UE Red Warrior on the Road To Redemption
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