After streak, Maroons now go for Final Four

Paul Lintag on Oct 12, 2016 08:29 PM
After streak, Maroons now go for Final Four
Jett Manuel likes to keep him and his team grounded but the Maroons have their sights now for the Final Four.

The UP Fighting Maroons have gone streaking and this latest win for State U is largely thanks to the effort of team captain Jett Manuel.

With the Adamson Falcons making their move late in the fourth quarter Wednesday at the MOA Arena, Manuel hit a fallaway jumper with 25.2 seconds left to give UP a 69-63 lead and the win.

He went down with cramps soon after.

"I wanted to make something happen for the team. I just wanna win so bad. That's a shot that I practice everyday in practice, I just didn't expect to get cramps after," Manuel said.

But what is a little cramps compared to a win? More importantly, UP is only 1.5 games back from third place.

All of a sudden right?

With this new development, the Fighting Maroons no longer want one or maybe two more wins for the season.

Enough of all that, UP now wants to make a run for the Final Four.

"Looking at the bigger picture, yeah we want to shoot for the Final Four spot. Pero you know, I'm gonna keep the team grounded, even me, because based on experience, I know it's a long second round and a lot of things can happen," Manuel said.

"We're not gonna look at that immediately, we're just gonna keep on playing together and improving every game, and winning," he added.

 

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