UAAP | Trusting Ayo's system made UST believe in getting the win
Philip Matel on Sep 12, 2018 05:38 PM
UST, which features nine rookies, was actually formed Sept. 5, three days before their opening day game against the Bulldogs, according to Aldin Ayo.
A belief in new UST Growling Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo's system was the difference, says fourth-year guard Renzo Subido.
The Tigers, who won their first game in two tries in a 76-74 squaker against rivals FEU, were led by Subido's 18 points, eight of which came in the fourth quarter.
UST was actually down four, 60-56, early in the fourth, but their will pushed them to get the victory against a veteran FEU squad.
“Ginawa lang namin ‘yung best, we trusted the system and one another," the 5'9 Subido said after the game.
He also added that the team was not crestfallen after they lost a tight game against the NU Bulldogs in the season opener, but were even more determined to get the win.
"We just have to trust each other at magtiwala sa sistema, gawin lang namin ‘yung pinapagawa sa’min ni coach. Dami naming sacrifices para sa panalo na ‘to and sa mga succeeding games, pagta-trabahuhan pa namin ‘yon.”
Ayo, who turned emotional after getting his first win for España, said that a supportive community such as the 40,000-strong university deserves wins.
"“Deserving ‘yung UST kasi… naramdaman ko si coach Boy, naramdaman ko ‘yung community. They deserve this kasi grabe ‘yung suporta eh. Grabe ‘yung suporta. I know it’s too early, ‘di kami maku-kuntento dito pero the community deserves this."
The team, which features nine rookies, was actually formed Sept. 5, three days before their opening day game against the Bulldogs, according to the former La Salle and Letran coach.
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