Barefield tops Martin, but both shine in clash of Fil-Ams in US NCAA

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 05, 2019 01:11 PM
Barefield tops Martin, but both shine in clash of Fil-Ams
Utah's Sedrick Barefield (right) comes up huge once more against Remy Martin (left) and Arizona State. (File Photo)

Sedrick Barefield and Remy Martin led the way for their respective squads in a clash between promising Filipino-Americans in the US NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Barefield tallied a game-high 24 points to go long with six assists and four rebounds to lead the Utah Utes to a sensational come-from-behind 96-86 win against Martin and the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona.

Martin, a member of the vaunted '23-for-23' pool that is set to represent the Philippines in the 2023 World Cup in Manila, led the Sun Devils with a team-high 22 points and six assists in the losing effort.

The Utes came from as much as 17 points down, using a sizzling 50-21 run 16 minutes to take stun the Sun Devils, who recently won a stunner of their own by way of a win against the ertswhile top-ranked team in Kansas.

This wasn't the first time the two squads and Fil-Ams faced off.

January 26 of last year, Barefield came up clutch in what was another close game, knocking down a booming triple and a clutch free throw to help Utah top Martin and Arizona State.

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