Just watched the heart-stopping game of the UST Growling Tigers versus the NU Bulldogs. And coach Pido Jarencho cried when his boys won over NU. Did you know that the only basketball game I watch on TV is the UAAP? The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) was established in 1938, hence this is their 76th season. The last time UST won in the men’s basketball was in 2006, I think. This season though, they defeated NU Bulldogs twice to become the first number four ranked team to reach the finals. UST gets a crack at the crown when it faces DLSU in the best-of-three series starting October 1.
It would be interesting to watch two brothers, Jeric Teng from UST and Jeron Teng from DLSU in the face-off for the championship round. There is never a question of the three of us (my son, daughter and I) whom to cheer for because we are all Thomasians, a win for UST is a win for the three of us. And I’m keeping my fingers crossed UST will bring home the crown.
Go USTe! Growl 🙂
(photo courtesy of UST Quadri)