DE LA Salle has won eight straight games and is just a victory away from a seat in the UAAP men’s basketball Finals.
But the streak is definitely far from the mind of Green Archers coach Juno Sauler.
“We don’t care about the streak,” said the unassuming La Salle coach.
“Miami Heat had what? 27? Ano lang ba kami? Walo lang kami,” he stressed.
After completing a sweep of their second-round games, there was simply no let-up for the Archers who stretched their winning ways by clinching the No. 2 seed in the Final Four after beating Far Eastern University, 74-69, in a playoff Saturday that moved them a victory away from a first Finals appearance since 2008.
Despite all the things that went the Archers way’ during the eliminations and in their playoff against the Tamaraws where they hit 11 three-point shots, Sauler was still quick to point out the mistakes made by La Salle in its game against FEU.
In particular, Sauler mentioned the final minute of the match when FEU still had a strong chance to turn things around after grabbing several offensive rebounds.
“We could have done better in the fourth. There was one time when we just have to get one rebound but FEU got three or four offensive rebounds. We just have to do a better job closing out games,” he explained.
The La Salle coach expects the Tamaraws to come back strong in their Final Four encounter on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“We still have a lot of work to be done. We know they’ll be coming back,” Sauler said.