MANILA, Philippines–College of the Philippines claimed the highest seeding after whipping Nationwide College, 79-57, within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event on Sunday at Mall of Asia Area.
The Combating Maroons, who’re hoping to reclaim the title they misplaced final season, conflict with both defending champion Ateneo or Adamson within the Remaining 4.
“We knew how robust NU is so we actually wanted to organize our protection and on the similar time nonetheless attempt to enhance enjoying as a group on each ends,” UP coach Goldwin Monteverde stated after the Maroons led by as many as 25 factors and by no means regarded again.
UP smothered NU, forcing the Bulldogs to commit 22 turnovers that led to twenty-eight factors.
Francis Lopez and Malick Diouf boosted the blowout victory. Lopez had 13 factors and three steals whereas Diouf completed with 11 factors on 4-of-5 capturing from the sector, eight rebounds, 4 assists and three blocks.
“Our mindset is to simply carry on working, no matter we encounter through the sport, we simply have to regulate and attempt to overcome what’s in entrance of us,” Lopez stated. “No matter the results of the sport, it’s only a product of our laborious work through the move of the sport.”
“Coach Gold at all times tells us to maintain on pounding and if we give our greatest regardless of the outcome [of the game is,] we’re okay with that so long as we gave our effort. It doesn’t matter what occurs, we is not going to surrender and we’ll give our greatest,” Cansino stated as they await the results of the knockout match between Ateneo and Adamson.
Jake Figueroa tallied 11 factors, a steal and two blocks for NU (10-4), which faces surging La Salle (11-3) within the semifinals. The Inexperienced Archers earned the opposite twice-to-beat after sweeping the second spherical.
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