Perasol apologizes for losing cool, getting ejected in UP loss
Bo Perasol’s outburst against Ateneo in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament just cost University of the Philippines.
The Fighting Maroons will head into their next game against University of Santo Tomas without Perasol, who was slapped with a disqualifying foul in UP’s 87-79 loss against the Blue Eagles Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
As per the UAAP’s house rules, players and coaches who are ejected will be suspended for their next game.
“No matter what happens I think I have to be accountable to them, no matter how bad the calls are going to be it’s going to happen,” said Perasol.
“I just have to be better as a coach. I have to make sure that I will be with them during those times because this is just the second game.”
Perasol was ejected a 6:56 mark of the fourth quarter with UP trailing 73-62, after he charged at an official after no whistles were blown when Bright Akhuetie collided with William Navarro on a dunk attempt.
That seemed to be the tipping point for Perasol, who had been complaining about the disparity of calls. UP went 4-of-7 from the stripe while the Blue Eagles went 26-of-31 from the line.
Perasol, though, admitted that it was their fault that they lost their cool against the Blue Eagles.
“I think we had the right attitude going into the game but it’s just we lost discipline in the end,” said Perasol, whose team dropped to 1-1. “We had lots of things to learn and this is going to be a learning process coming into the next games.”
“I was emphasizing to my team about composure and I apologized to them because I was the one who first lost it.”
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