Manuel: Maroons not giving up on Final Four hopes | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Manuel: Maroons not giving up on Final Four hopes

/ 10:04 PM October 05, 2015
UP guard Jett Manuel takes a jumper against National University. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

UP guard Jett Manuel takes a jumper against National University. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

University of the Philippines is far from the team it once was when it opened the 78th Season of the UAAP with two straight wins.

Nearly a month later after beating De La Salle for their second victory, the Fighting Maroons are in desperation mode after losing their fifth game in a row on Sunday at the hands of the Adamson Falcons, a game where the Maroons were expected to stop the bleeding.

ADVERTISEMENT

UP captain Jett Manuel admitted the team is now frustrated from all the losing and that what has made winning very elusive for the Maroons as of late is that the rest of the league has taken notice of them.

“Teams have adjusted to us. They’ve given us more respect,” Manuel told reporters. “We expected it, but the way we’re playing right now is not how it should be. What we say UP basketball, that’s still not coming out.”

FEATURED STORIES

“We’re concerned on how our team would react. Five straight (losses) is five straight,” he said. “We’re frustrated, but it’s not reason for us to call it a season.”

At 2-5 and several games out of the Final Four picture at the end of the first round, Manuel said giving up is not an option for the Maroons.

“There are still seven games for us in the second round. We’re not going to give up in any way, that’s what we can assure.”

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Adamson Falcons, Basketball, Final Four, Jett Manuel, uaap season 78, UP Fighting Maroons
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.