FEU bests UP to win Iloilo tournament
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 16, 2018 01:51 PM
Photo courtesy of FEU Athletics Twitter account.
In a probable playoff preview of the looming UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Far Eastern University and the University of the Philippines faced off in the Finals of the Passi Invitational Inter-Collegiate Basketball Tournament.
In the end, the Tamaraws lost an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, but recovered just in time to ward off the Fighting Maroons, 67-62, last Saturday in Passi, Iloilo.
The core of Richard Escoto, Prince Orizu, and Jasper Parker fronted the charge for the Tamaraws who won all three of their matchups in Iloilo.
They defeated a State U lineup which trotted out Bright Akhuetie, Paul Desiderio, Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan, and Ricci Rivero.