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Growling Tiger suffer under Ateneo

The UST Growling Tigers surrendered to the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles, 53-85, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan Saturday.

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The UST Growling Tigers surrendered to the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles, 53-85, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan Saturday.

The 32-point deficit is the worst loss in the career of now UST mentor Aldin Ayo.

“This is just one game and for sure hindi maapektuhan yung confidence ng mga bata. Hindi naman to kasalanan ng mga bata eh, kasalanan to ng coaching staff, kasalanan ko to. Kulang pa pinapagawa namin, baka pag pinagawa na namin yung mga extra baka makatulong pa,” Ayo explained.

Renzo Subido and CJ Cansino paced UST with 19 and 15 points, respectively.

“Even though it was a 32 point loss this wont make us a lesser team. May mga hindi lang kaming nagawang tama. Ganun naman yung basketball eh,” Ayo added.

Angelo Kouame registered a career-high of 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field, with 15 rebounds and four blocks to lead Ateneo to its fourth straight win after an opening game loss against Adamson.

UST will next battle the De La Salle University Green Archers on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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Archers barely survive thriller against UST

The UST Growling Tigers fell to the De La Salle Green Archers, 79-80, in the second round of the UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao Wednesday, Oct. 23. 

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UST head coach Aldin Ayo remains winless against his former team after the UST Growling Tigers fell to the De La Salle Green Archers, 79-80, in the second round of the UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao Wednesday, Oct. 23. 

It was another great game for both UST and La Salle as the contest featured a hot shooting game from both teams and a see-saw battle until the third quarter before La Salle exploded to claim the lead heading into the final canto. 

The Tigers tasted their own medicine as the Archers fired three 3-point shots to start the first quarter strong until UST answered with a 14-3 run midway through the opening quarter and held the lead from that point on. 

La Salle started the second quarter with a 6-0 run to get the lead, but a free-throw slump prevented them from truly finding their groove.  

UST then regained their lead with a 7-1 midway through the period and ended the half with a triple from the former Green Archer Brent Paraiso, 44-37. 

Aljun Melecio led the Archers to another strong start as they turned the tides and became the more productive squad with a 26-13 third quarter performance, corteousy of a crucial 14-6 run which resulted in a 63-57 lead heading into the fourth.

The efforts from Brandon Bates made it hard for the Tigers to come back as UST became cold all throughout the fourth quarter until Rhenz Abando exploded for two clutch three-point shots in the payoff period to reduce the lead to 3, 77-80. 

However, Abando’s personal scoring run in the final seconds failed to bring the game into overtime as his final three-point attempt was ruled a long two due to allegedly stepping on the line. 

The Tigers were paced by Rhenz Abando with 19 points with eight of those coming in his scoring run in the final seconds of regulation, while Soulemane Chabi Yo displayed another double-double performance with 17 points and 17 boards. 

Team captain and Player of the Week CJ Cansino on the other hand, was limited to just nine markers on a 4-out-of-15 shooting clip after exploding for double digit displays in each of UST’s last two contests. 

DLSU’s Jamie Malonzo led the team with 23 markers, 7 boards, 2 dimes, and 3 steals while Brandon Bates poured in a huge double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds. 

Spitfire guard Aljun Melecio finished with 18 points and six assists while  Balti Baltazar contributed his own double-double of 14 markers and 11 boards.

UST will close out their season against the Adamson University Soaring Falcons at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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UST’s team effort eliminates NU from Final Four race

The UST Growling Tigers knocked out the NU Bulldogs out of contention, 88-76, in the second round of UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Ynares Sports Complex in Antipolo on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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The UST Growling Tigers knocked out the NU Bulldogs out of contention, 88-76, in the second round of UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Ynares Sports Complex in Antipolo on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The high flying Soulemane Chabi Yo once again paced the Tigers with a double-double of 16 points and 14 boards while team captain CJ Cansino continues his reintroduction with a season-high 15 points complemented by five rebounds. 

UST’s guard tandem of Mark Nonoy and Renzo Subido also poured in 12 and 14 points respectively, with nine of Subido’s points coming in the fourth quarter wherein his squad buried the Bulldogs further down the drain. 

After a close opening salvo from both teams, UST erupted for a 12-4 run which gave them a 38-30 lead heading into half time. 

Come the third quarter, the Tigers continued to have momentum on their side as they uncorked a 20-5 run that resulted in a 23-point lead five minutes into the second half. 

NU then immediately countered with a pivotal 21-7 run that cut the once 23-point lead down to nine as they headed into the final frame of regulation.

Even as NU was able to hold its own in the fourth, UST ultimately pulled away easily and built a 20 point lead in the final minutes capped off by a triple from Renzo Subido to seal the win for the Tigers.

 “Lots of players stepped up. They were having fun out there. They enjoyed the game, but we know when they were doing that, may kasamang responsibility.” Coach Aldin Ayo remarked about his team’s performance. 

Dave Ildefonso continues to be the lone bright spot for NU with his 27 points and six rebounds. The elder Shaun Ildefonso on the other hand had 15 points and seven rebounds.  

UST is now tied for second in the standings as they improve to 7-5 while NU continues to stay at the bottom with their 2-9 slate. The win also further solidifies UST’s place in the Final Four. 

The Tigers will go up against the De La Salle University Green Archers next at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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Tigers growl anew with statement win over UP

The UST Growling Tigers played spoiler to Coach Bo Perasol’s return with an 84-78 thriller of a victory over the UP Fighting Maroons in the UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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The UST Growling Tigers played spoiler to Coach Bo Perasol’s return with an 84-78 thriller of a victory over the UP Fighting Maroons in the UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay Wednesday, Oct. 17.

UST began asserting points as early as the first quarter led by team captain CJ Cansino with his three triples to start the game.

“I told them to make every possession count and I told them to really execute the plays as the first option, second or third and when it comes to break down, make right decisions also.” Coach Aldin Ayo stated when asked about what he told the team during the payoff period. 

The Tigers constantly outscored the Maroons all throughout even with the latter’s offense being on point as well. 

UP almost pulled off a comeback attempt when a defensive lapse from the Tigers led to a Kobe Paras triple that gave the Maroons a four point lead with just two minutes left in regulation after trailing for most parts of the game. 

The Tigers then countered with an 8-0 run led by two clutch triples from the veteran Renzo Subido and swingman Brent Paraiso to keep UST afloat in the Final Four race and deny UP their seventh win of the season. 

Rookie Sherwin Concepcion exploded for a career-high 16 points to lead UST while Soulemane Chabi Yo had a double-double of 14 markers and 10 boards

Renzo Subido also poured in 13 points of his own with eight of those coming in the decisive fourth quarter.

“Kasi this my last year and I just want to make my last year count. Last year, same din eh, different lineup lang kami ngayon, pero dumating kami sa point na 5-5 record so last year ang difference lang non, we lost our four remaining games and ayoko mag end up ulit sa ganoong situation so wala, I was just unconscious na to give my best talaga especially in the last two minutes I didn’t want to lose and I didn’t want to let the Thomasian community down.” Subido remarked regarding his clutch performance.

The Fighting Maroons were paced by Kobe Paras who despite an awkward fall resulting to an injury scare during the second quarter, nabbed 18 points, five rebounds and two assists, while Jun Manzo continues his hot streak with 12 points and seven dimes. 

UST’s CJ Cansino and UP’s Ricci Rivero both notched season highs with 12 markers each, a resurgent effort for both guards who have struggled to find their offensive groove throughout the season. 

The win now brings UST to 6-5, giving them the solo third spot in the standings, while UP regains the second seed despite going down to 6-4. 

The Tigers are set to face the National University Bulldogs next at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Saturday (Oct. 19). M. S. L. Magtira

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