After defeating the University of Santo Tomas (UST) last Thursday, April 28, the University of the Philippines (UP) will play against Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) on Sunday, May 1, which will cap the elimination round of the UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball tournament.
The UP Fighting Maroons’ win over UST Growling Tigers, 96-67, gives UP its 11th victory against two losses and takes the team another step closer to the games for the Final Four.
UP Men’s Basketball Team coach Goldwin Monteverde said the team is determined to win each game. “Ever since nung talo namin sa Adamson, yung team namin, ginamit yun to improve,” he said.
Earlier this week, the UP Fighting Maroons beat De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers, 72-69, and the University of the East (UE) Red Warriors, 81-68, securing for the team the 2nd spot in the team standings and a twice-to-beat advantage.
UP’s Ricci Rivero, CJ Cansino, and Zavier Lucero, and UST’s Migs Pangilinan delivered the most crucial shots for their teams.
UP 96 – Rivero 15, Cansino 14, Lucero 13, Calimag 10, Cagulangan 9, Tamayo 7, Alarcon 7, Fortea 6, Diouf 6, Spencer 3, Ramos 2, Webb 2, Catapusan 2, Lina 0, Abadiano 0.
UST 67 – Pangilinan 21, Gomez de Liaño 9, Mantua 6, Ando 6, Manalang 5, Fontanilla 4, Cabañero 4, Manaytay 4, Concepcion 3, Herrera 3, Canoy 2, Samudio 0, Yongco 0, Gesalem 0.
Quarterscores: 26-11, 53-33, 73-53, 96-67.
Reporting and photos by the UAAP Media Group.