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Tigers run out of gas against NU in UAAP opener

The new-look UST Growling Tigers suffered their first loss against season-host National University, 70-75, to open their campaign in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament in the Mall of Asia Arena Saturday.

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The new-look UST Growling Tigers suffered their first loss against season-host National University, 70-75, to open their campaign in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament in the Mall of Asia Arena Saturday.

The Tigers trailed by only five points at the end of the first half, 28-33, but suffered a third-quarter beating where the Bulldogs finished with a 17-point lead.

UST rallied through the fourth quarter, cutting their double-digit deficit to as much as four points capped off by a jumper from Steve Akomo, 68-72, but NU proved to be too tough and sealed the victory for the Bulldogs.

“Pagdating dun sa 4th quarter yung crucial stretch, we were not able to make some stops on our individual defense,” UST head coach Aldin Ayo explained.

UST rookie CJ Cansino put up 20 points, eight of which came from a perfect shooting from the free throw line, while Renzo Subido contributed 15 markers.

Siblings Shaun and Dave Ildefonso lead the Bulldogs with 19 and 10 points, respectively.

This marks the first game of Aldin Ayo as the head coach of the Tigers after leaving La Salle last season.

UST will next face the Far Eastern University Tamaraws on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Araneta Coliseum.

Quarter Scores:

14-14, 28-33, 37-54, 70-75

Box Scores:

UST 70 — Cansino 20, Subido 15, Akomo 12, Enrique Jr. 6, Lee 6, Zamora 5, Huang 4, Bataller 2, Bonleon III 0, Marcos 0, Consejo 0.

NU 75 — S. Ildefonso 19, D. Ildefonso 10, Joson 8, Clemente 6, Gaye 6, Rike 6, Aquino 4, Galinato 4, Sinclair 4, Galliego 3, Yu 3, Diputado 2, Morido 0.

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Growling Tigers succumb to Adamson

The UST Growling Tigers bowed down to the yet undefeated Adamson University Soaring Falcons, 71-79, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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The UST Growling Tigers bowed down to the yet undefeated Adamson University Soaring Falcons, 71-79, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday.

The Tigers cut down Adamson’s lead to one during the third quarter, 41-40, courtesy of veteran Marvin Lee’s back-to-back triples.

Rookies Cj Cansino and Ken Zamora scored seven straight points to give the Tigers their first lead, 48-45, since the opening quarter.

UST’s priced rookie, Cj Cansino lead the Tigers scoring 18 points, six rebounds, and two assists in 24 minutes of action.

Veteran Marvin Lee chipped in 16 markers for the Tigers who now dropped to 1-2. The Falcons slowly regained their lead by the end of the third quarter, 58-54, and didn’t turn back anymore.

Jerrick Ahanmisi lead the Falcons with 20 points.

UST will next face Ateneo de Manila University on Saturday, Sept. 29, 4 pm, at the Filoil Flying V Arena.

Quarter Scores:

13-20, 18-18, 23-20, 17-21 Box Scores:

UST 71- Cansino 18, Lee 16, Akomo 8, Subido 8, Consejo 6, Huang 4, Marcos 4, Zamora 3, Lagumen 2, Mahinay 2

ADU 78- Ahanmisi 20, Magbuhos 15, Espelata 12, Camacho 9, Bernardo 7, Lastimosa 6, Pingoy 4, Sarr 4, Catapusan 2.

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Growling Tigresses notch first win after 87-point rout of error-plagued UP

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The UST Growling Tigresses pummeled the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, 129-42, in the UAAP Season 81 Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday.

UST banked on a powerful second quarter scoring 40 against UP’s eleven points, ending the half with a 51-point lead, 69-18.

The Tigresses also had 42 points off 56 turnovers from UP.

Sai Larosa led UST to victory with 28 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists, while Malu Irebu added her own double-double of 24 markers and 13 rebounds.

Loraine Capilit, Reynalyn Ferrer, and Ana Tacatac also scored in double-digits for the Tigresses, limiting UP with only one double-digit scorer—Noella Cruz with 13 points.

UST will next face the Adamson University Lady Falcons on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

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Tigers hold off FEU to notch first win

The UST Growling Tigers fended off the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 76-74, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

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The UST Growling Tigers fended off the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 76-74, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

Renzo Subido led the Tigers with 18 points while Marvin Lee chipped in 13 markers and four assists.

Hubert Cani sank a trey that cut UST’s lead to two points in the final quarter, 76-74, but Arvin Tolentino missed a crucial buzzer-beater three-point shot, officially giving the Tigers their first win of the season.

Prince Orizu had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds for FEU in the losing cause.

The Tigers will next battle the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

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