Aldin Ayo posts cryptic tweet on crucial non-call in UST loss to Adamson
MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas head coach declined for an interview following his team’s stunning loss to the Adamson Falcons in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday.
Ayo, though, went on to express his thoughts on the game on Twitter without saying a word but safe to say, he wasn’t pleased.
Ayo tweeted a photo of his guard Renzo Subido appeared to be being held by Adamson’s Jerom Lastimosa during a critical baseline inbound amid the Falcons’ 16-0 run to end the game that should’ve been a foul.
— Aldin (@AyoAV_official) September 18, 2019
With no whistle blown, the inbound play resulted in a turnover followed by a crucial 3-pointer by Val Chauca that pulled Adamson within one, 71-70, with 1:19 left.
CHAUCA LONG BOMB.
— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) September 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
The Growling Tigers dropped a 78-71 decision after going scoreless in the last three minutes in a game where they led by as much as 13 in the fourth period.
The loss sent UST into a third-place tie with Adamson at 3-2 after blowing a golden opportunity to move into solo second place.
It also didn’t help that the Tigers didn’t have Rhenz Abando down the stretch after the star rookie sustained an apparent leg injury.
Soulemane Chabi Yo led UST with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Abando finished with nine points in just 18 minutes and 33 seconds of play.
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