UST bounced back and kept UP winless with an 83-77 victory in the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Both squads traded 3-pointers in crunch time, but the Growling Tigers proved to be the steadier team as they evened their record to 2-2.
The Fighting Maroons last tied the match at 71-all after a triple by rookie Javi Gomez de Liano, but UST responded with an 8-0 assault led by Regie Basibas to seal the deal.
Louie Vigil top scored for the Espana cagers with 18 points while Jett Manuel led UP with 19. — By Chester Fajardo