Tito Arwind says young Arvin should learn from late Final Four mistake
Paul Lintag on Nov 22, 2017 08:24 PM
"Sana lang, wish ko, kung gusto mo pa matuto dapat matuto ka sa bagay na yun, isa yun sa paghuhugutan mo para mas lalo ka gumaling." --- Arwind Santos on Arvin Tolentino.
It was a rather painful Final Four defeat for hosts Far Eastern University Wednesday at the MOA Arena.
Pushing no. 1 Ateneo to its absolute limit, the Tamaraws ended up taking a four-point defeat in overtime, losing an absolute classic that they should have won if not for a couple of things.
FEU legend and current San Miguel star Arwind Santos was on deck to watch his alma mater duke it out against one of their bitter UAAP rivals.
Obviously, he was disappointed with the result and it looked like he just finished shedding a tear or two as he tried to explain, from his perspective, what went down during the wild finish.
"Syempre, masakit na natalo sila, yung iba nagi-iyakan lalo na mga senior. Gustong-gusto nila na kahit papaano makapasok sa Finals di ba," Arwind said.
"Sayang talaga eh, ang daming mali, nung huli lang. Ako nakita ko lang dun dalawa, depensa tapos yung last offense ni Arvin [in regulation], mga eight seconds yata yun," Santos added.
The play in question was Arvin Tolentino's final attempt, or lack thereof, in regulation that would have pushed the Tamaraws to the Finals.
Tied at 75 with 8.5 seconds to go, FEU's final play died with Tolentino as the former Ateneo Blue Eagle never got a shot off in time after an isolation.
Santos, who ended up winning three UAAP titles for FEU, says that young Arvin could learn from that mistake and carry the lessons for a new season.
"Sana lang, wish ko, kung gusto mo pa matuto dapat matuto ka sa bagay na yun, isa yun sa paghuhugutan mo para mas lalo ka gumaling," Arwind said.
"Good fight naman hanggang sa dulo. Dapat nga panalo na diba, kitang-kita naman natin," he added.
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