WATCH: Thirdy’s game-winner takes down Greek U21 national team
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 24, 2018 08:04 PM
Thirdy Ravena proved to be a thorn on the side of the Greek U21 national team
Ateneo de Manila University is in Greece to toughen up for its looming tile defense.
“I want to see our character,” head coach Tab Baldwin in the Blue Eagles’ last game in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament before flying to Athens.
Thirdy Ravena and company have been doing just that, having won their first game.
And on Sunday (Philippine time) they did just that again, with Ravena, in particular, adding to his clutch credentials.
With Ateneo down by one in the dying seconds to Greece’s Under-21 team, the ball was inbounded to Matt Nieto who then found Ravena at the top of the key.
Cool and collected, the UAAP Season 80 Mythical selection rose and lauched a long-range missile.
It found the bottom of the net and it proved to be the game-winner for the Blue Eagles, 84-82.
Yes, the UAAP champions have defeated the Greek U21 national team, the reigning kings of FIBA Europe Under-21.
And now, they turn their attention to a couple more tuneup games before heading home on July 27.
A day later, Ateneo then takes on resurgent NCAA power Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the quarterfinals of the Filoil Preseason.
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