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NU, Filam Sports set for titanic clash in NBTC Elite Eight

/ 10:44 PM March 20, 2018

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Early favorites National University and Filam Sports are set for a collision course after dispatching their foes in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The fifth-ranked Bullpups clobbered Adamson, 98-74 behind Gerry Abadiano’s 13 points and Cyril Gonzales’ 12 points.

Jalen Green once again impressed for the Fil-Ams, dropping 21 in Filam Sports’ 102-68 decimation of four-seed University of Visayas, but it was Brandon Wilson who hogged the spotlight with his 31 markers and 10 rebounds.

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Six other teams moved forward in the Elite Eight of the Division 1 tournament.

UAAP champion Ateneo took down AusPinoy, 74-55, with SJ Belangel dropping 15 points.

The Blue Eaglets will meet Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, who earlier knocked off Hope Christian, 70-63. Travis Mantua led the Magis Eagles with 20 points.

NCAA kings La Salle Greenhills also edged Lyceum-Cavite, 84-77, with Joshua Marcos captaining the Greenies with 24 markers.

San Beda downed San Sebastian, 74-72, after Jade Talampas registered 21 points and eight rebounds for the Red Cubs.

Mapua beat Durham Crossover Canada, 78-70, with Dan Archers uncorking 21 points to set up a date against Chiang Kai Shek, which edged Letran, 78-72.

The 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Elite Eight continues on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.

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