MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines overcame fierce resistance from Far Eastern University with a powerful shot to win 73-67 to put the defending champions to the top of the men’s basketball rankings. UAAP last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Carl Tamayo found his range in a key period, scoring half of his 16 points in the fourth while Terrence Fortea knocked out all of his third year and finished with 17 career high point in the Fighting Maroons’ third consecutive undefeated win.
Not like the previous two outings where they start flatThe Maroons shot out of the gate, creating a 14-point advantage early before the Tamaraws slowly erased the deficit.
“We got what we wanted. We started strong unlike in the first two games, but we couldn’t sustain that. UP assistant coach, Christian Luanzon, said.
Ximone Sandagon rose to the challenge in front of UP’s big frontline and earned 20 points for Tamaraws, whose 22 offensive rebounds kept them in the fray.
“We were up against the defending champions. If we keep playing this way, fighting this way, victory will eventually come,” said FEU coach Olsen Racela.
Tamayo made a midway jump in the closing minutes against Anonuevo and made a similar move in their next possession in the corner, providing the Maroons with the separation they needed for the FEU to fall for a third. consecutive.
UP 73 – Fortea 17, Tamayo 16, Diouf 11, Lucero 10, Alarcon 8, Abadiano 7, Eusebio 2, Calimag 1, Torculas 1, Spencer 0, Ramos 0, Lina 0.
FEU 67 – Sandagon 20, Sleat 11, Gonzales 11, Anonuevo 9, Bautista 7, Torres 5, Alforque 2, Celzo 2, Tempra 0, Tchuente 0, Guibao 0.
Areas: 10-23, 41-42, 57-60, 73-67.
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