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.

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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