NATIONAL University captured the 2012 University Games men’s basketball championship via walkover in Bacolod City on Sunday after University of the East failed to show up for the title game.
Reports reaching Games officials said the Warriors returned to Manila on Saturday night. The Unigames’ official Facebook page said: “As reported to us, UE team left Bacolod (on Saturday) night. They have to be back to Manila asap for a prior engagement.”
Games officials later denied the Warriors the second-place trophy as turned the consolation match between Ateneo and Adamson into a battle for runner-up honors.
The Blue Eagles, the reigning titlists who lost to the Warriors in Saturday's semifinals, salvaged a measure of pride as they beat Adamson, 58-56.
To make up for the absence of a title game, NU was asked to play in an exhibition game against University of Santo Tomas which the Bulldogs won, 54-52.
In women’s basketball, Far Eastern University beat NU, 57-54, in the gold medal match while Adamson defeated Lyceum, 69-54, in the battle for the bronze.
In football, FEU nipped University of Saint La Salle-Bacolod, 5-4, to capture the men’s crown. San Beda defeated De La Salle-Manila, 4-2, via penalty shootout to claim the bronze medal.
De La Salle-Manila won over USLS, 31-29, 25-19, 25-14, to grab the women’s volleyball title. Adamson beat UST in the battle for the bronze medal, 25-20, 12-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-9.
USLS squeaked past FEU for the men’s volleyball gold, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-17, 23-21. UST beat Adamson for the bronze, 25-19, 25-17, 24-26, 25-18.