UST clobbers UE to keep Final 4 hopes alive

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The University of Santo Tomas (UST) began what could be its late dash to the UAAP men’s basketball Final Four after taking down the University of the East (UE), 72-61, at the start of their second-round campaign at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Tuesday night.

The Growling Tigers pounced on the Red Warriors in the final three quarters after the latter had yet another solid start only to fizzle in the end.

Looking to finally barge into the win column after going 0-7 in the first round, UE put on a solid effort on both ends of the court in the first quarter en route to a 21-11 lead.

But UST held UE to just nine points in the second quarter before erupting for 26 in the third.

The Tigers turned the game into a blowout after limiting the Warriors to just 10 fourth-quarter points.

Sherwin Concepcion hit 17 points on five triples, 11 rebounds, and one assist for UST, which tied Far Eastern University in fifth place at 3-5, a full game behind National University (4-4) for fourth place.

Dave Ando added 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Kyle Paranada made 17 points, one rebound, two assists, and three steals for UE, which lost despite making 12 three-pointers and fell to 0-8.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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