MANILA, Philippines-Ricci Rivero sank two free throws within the closing 22 seconds as College of the Philippines pulled off an 84-83 win over Ateneo Sunday night time on the finish o the UAAP Season 84 males’s basketball at Mall of Asia Area.
The Combating Maroons stopped the Blue Eagles’ 39-game successful streak and put the league on even phrases in scoring their twelfth win in 14 matches.
“Winning against Ateneo, of course, is a big achievement for us,” stated UP coach Goldwin Monteverde. “One thing good for me earlier is that our team stayed as a team no matter how close the game was.”
UP’s win made it a Final Four part with Ateneo dealing with Far Japanese College and the Maroons taking up the La Salle Inexperienced Archers within the semifinals. Ateneo and UP take pleasure in a twice-to-beat incentive.
Down 77-81, Malick Diouf drained two free throws earlier than James Spencer drilled a clutch triple from the highest of the important thing to place the Combating Maroons forward, 82-81, with 43.6 seconds to go.
Diouf had a monster sport of 18 factors, 16 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal, and a block.
Carl Tamayo chalked up 16 factors whereas Spencer acquired 12 factors, six rebounds, and three assists.
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