UST stuns NU to reach UAAP 76 finals

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Paolo Pe of UST dive for the ball off Bobby Ray Parks of NU , at the MOA arena .
INQUIRER PHOTO / AUGUST DELA CRUZ

MANILA, Philippines — University of Santo Tomas stunned topranked National University, 76-69, Saturday to reach the finals of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament for the second straight year.

The Growling Tigers reasserted their mastery of the Bulldogs in the final four, defeating them twice this time to become the first number four ranked team to reach the finals.

UST also eliminated NU from contention last year. This season, though, the Tigers needed to overcome a huge twice-to-beat disadvantage.

UST, which lost to Ateneo in season 75, gets another crack at the crown as it faces La Salle in a best-of-three series starting on Wednesday.

Originally posted at 06:19 p.m.

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  • RedvD

    Parks will join the PBA next year.. NU will be back to the dark ages..

  • noelpogi

    Mahihirapan ang La Salle sa UST. Kung NU walang kahirap hirap sila.

  • oh_noh

    malas ng nu, nakatapat nila e kontrapelo :-D

    dyesebel – agos na luga mo, panay saksak ka kase ng bur@t ng egoy sa tenga e _|_

  • nsaneindmembrane

    anong team kaya kakampi si alvin teng?

  • aryel

    coach Pido, marami ka pa lang bench players na pwedeng gamitin, kagaya ng ginawa mo sa game vs NU, hopefully magamit mo sila sa Finals para di masyado maubos yung mga first stringers mo.

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