INSIDE THE FINALS: The Tams celebrate after a ten-year wait

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 03, 2015 04:29 PM
INSIDE THE FINALS: The Tams celebrate after a ten-year wait
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One of the banners at the Mall of Asia Arena boldly proclaimed, “Today is the day!”

For the FEU Tamaraws, indeed it was.

When the final buzzer sounded, ending the UAAP Season 78 Men’s Basketball tournament, the Tamaraws had claimed their 20th title, and ended a decade-long drought for UAAP basketball glory.

Ten years is a long time to wait, so when that buzzer sounded, you just knew that the celebration was going to be oh so sweet for the Tamaraws and every member of the green and gold community.

ABS-CBN Sports was on the floor to see all the action and the celebration unfold. Check out some exclusive scenes below! 

 

When the final buzzer went off, fans, friends, and family all rushed onto the court to celebrate with the Tamaraws!

 

INSIDE THE FINALSWhen the final buzzer sounded, the Far Eastern University Tamaraws were on top of the UAAP basketball mountain, once again.For more updates, check out sports.abs-cbn.com

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Would-be hero Roger Pogoy, who knocked down the go-ahead three late in the game, couldn't contain his emotions as he gestured towards the Morayta-faithful.

 

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Before taking it all in, the Tamaraws huddled one more time. 

 
FEU Tamaraws huddle after winning the title

INSIDE THE FINALS:Before fully celebrating their title, the FEU Tamaraws huddled one more time For more updates, check out sports.abs-cbn.com

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Finals MVP Mac Belo shared emotional embraces with his head coach Nash Racela, and his mother. 

 
Mac Belo hugs Nash Racela

INSIDE THE FINALS: Finals MVP Mac Belo shares an emotional moment with his coach, Nash Racela.For more updates, check out sports.abs-cbn.com

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INSIDE THE FINALS: Finals MVP Mac Belo embraces his mom after the Game 3 win. For more updates, check out sports.abs-cbn.com

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 The Tamaraws, the fans, and the whole FEU community sang their Alma mater hymn, this time as the Season 78 champions! 

 

INSIDE THE FINALS: This time as the Season 78 champions, the Tamaraws, along with the whole FEU community sing their Alma mater hymn.For more updates, check out sports.abs-cbn.com

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In a show of true sportsmanship, Belo went over to the UST bench to thank and congratulate the Tigers for one heck of a Finals series. In turn, he was also congratulated by graduating King Tiger Kevin Ferrer. 

 

INSIDE THE FINALS: Finals MVP Mac Belo goes over to the UST bench and is congratulated by Kevin Ferrer. For more updates, check out sports.abs-cbn.com

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Two of the best. Thank you @kevferrer and @macbelo12 for an amazing series and amazing UAAP careers.

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Mike Tolomia then went on to cut down the net, helped by bigman Prince Orizu

 

Mike Tolomia cuts down the net

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FInally, the celebration made its way to the press room, as the rest of the Tamaraws barged in and splashed Coach Nash, Mac, Mike, and Roger as they were being interviewed by members of the media.

 

The FEU Tamaraws also raided the press room, and poured water all over Coach Nash while he was being interviewed

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