It is a sad day for the Thomasians for not being able to grab the championship title for men’s basketball at the 75th University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season.
The Blue Eagles again showed their prowess in defending their title for the 5th time. Surpassing the 4-peat victory (also referred as the “Final Four Era”) that once the tigers had enjoyed from 1994-1997, following to UE’s (University of the East) 7-peat win (1965-1972).
Since Game 1, the rival teams executed a tight scoring game with just a few point lead from each opposing team. A proof of the tiger’s and the eagle’s enamored passion to win the men’s basketball tournament. Even creating a clash between former PBA (Phillipine Basketball Association) players and now coaches Pido Jarencio (UST) and Norman Black (Ateneo).
With the current issue lingering over at the UST campus after the controversial article on the Varsitarian, people would think that fate has turned against the proud Catholic university. Possibly, the negative publicity may have demoralized the team.
Nevertheless, the tigers have shown that they still have that same enthusiasm and the 4-peat victory is never far from over. The game ended at 65-62 in favor of Ateneo. Not a bad ball game after all.
Thomasians be proud that we made it to the second place! Continue to work harder and who knows, maybe we would make it to the top again in no time at all.