FEU completes Final 4 cast with Adamson win; UP out

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University rounded out the Final Four cast of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after dragging Adamson University to the ground, 71-54, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The fourth-seeded Tamaraws ended their elimination campaign with a 7-7 record and ultimately ousted no. 5 University of the Philippines (6-8) from the semifinal race.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Belingon looks forward to title rematch against Fernandes Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Although its lead wasn’t threatened in the fourth, FEU still made sure that Adamson didn’t put its Final Four aspirations at risk.The Tamaraws clamped down on the Falcons and mounted a 10-4 closing run with Prince Orizu capping it off with a three-point play 2:02 left in the game that gave FEU a 69-54 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I have to hand it to them, they never gave up, they really had this immense fortitude that they wanted to go to the Final Four,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela, who reminded his team not to be distracted by the implication of their game.UP needed Adamson to win get a playoff for the no. 4 spot against FEU, and Racela told his team not to think about the Fighting Maroons. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “I told them to don’t think about the first game, don’t event hink about the Final Four, just think about this game.”Arvin Tolentino led the Tamaraws 14 points while Prince Orizu had 10 points, 12 boards, and two blocks.Rob Manalang had 15 points to lead Adamson while Papi Sarr had 10 points and seven rebounds.Adamson lost two main players in Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jerie Pingoy, who got hurt during the duration of the game.Ahanmisi left the floor just before halftime and did not return to play for the remainder of the match while Pingoy sprained his left ankle with 5:22 left in the game after landing on Jasper Parker’s foot.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img