Go USTe! Pido Jarencio ecstatic as Growling Tigers return to UAAP Finals

By: - Online Sports Editor / @CFColinaINQ
/ 09:29 PM November 13, 2019
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Pido Jarencio doing the “Go USTe!” chant at the post-game interview.

MANILA, Philippines–It was a good night for coach Pido Jarencio as his current and former teams bagged pivotal victories Wednesday night.

Fresh from NorthPort’s 102-94 victory over top team NLEX in the PBA Governors’ Cup, the former UST mentor also celebrated the Growling Tigers’ return to the UAAP Finals.


READ: UST eliminates No. 2 UP, roars back into UAAP Finals vs Ateneo

Before ended his post-game interview, Jarencio belted out the iconic “Go USTe!” chant and congratulated UST, which conquered a twice-to-beat disadvantage against University of the Philippines to enter the finals against Ateneo.


UST survived UP, 68-65, in the knockout game at Mall of Asia Arena.

READ: Jarencio leaves door open for UST: ‘I’m just here’ 


Incidentally, Jarencio was the coach of the Growling Tigers when they faced the Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals in 2006. He led the team to a Cinderella run to the championship in just his first year at the helm.

This year’s Growling Tigers are also in the middle of a magical playoff run, rising from No. 4 in the stepladder and overcoming three knockout games to reach the finals.

NorthPort, meanwhile,  boosted its playoff chances by ending the Road Warriors’ five-game winning run.

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