NU forces do-or-die with FEU for UAAP title | Inquirer Sports

NU forces do-or-die with FEU for UAAP title

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 06:25 PM October 08, 2014

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MANILA, Philippines — National University held off a late charge by Far Eastern University to win, 62-47, and force a deciding Game 3 in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball Finals Wednesday before a record crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The fourth-seeded Bulldogs, who hurdled their fourth knockout game, kept the No. 2 Tamaraws at bay with chief guard Gelo Alolino hitting two big 3-pointers in the final 1:21 of the game after FEU came to within six.

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“We felt that in our last game we didn’t do a good job defensively so we went back to our fundamentals and discipline with our defense,” said NU head coach Eric Altamirano.

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“I thought our guards handled the pressure well when they (FEU) were making a run,” Altamirano said.

Troy Rosario led NU with 19 points, 15 coming in the first half, that went with 14 rebounds.

“I just wanna help the team and I don’t this to be my last game,” the graduation forward Rosario said in Filipino.

Game 3 will be on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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