UAAP: Sean Manganti, the UP killer

Danine Cruz on Oct 28, 2018 08:19 PM
UAAP: Sean Manganti, the UP killer
"Hey, it's a dog-eat-dog world." -- Sean Manganti to UP community

Sean Manganti of Adamson University has broken the hearts of University of the Philippines fans for three times already.

In October 2017, during the UAAP Season 80, Manganti finished a putback off a Papi Sarr miss to down UP, 73-71, in the first round of the eliminations.

By the first round of elimination of the Season 81 in September, 2018, Manganti made another memorable dagger against the Fighting Maroons, 69-68.

In the second round just a month after, it was him again who completely shut down the fierce fourth quarter storm of UP with a three-point dagger. Adamson swept UP in the eliminations, 80-72.

With this long list of incredible conquests against the Fighting Maroons, Manganti has developed a reputation of a UP killer and the Diliman faithful are not pleased.

"It's nothing personal but I would say that I have been getting a lot of hate from UP since my second game winner in the first round. I've been getting so much bashers. I got so many bashers from UP. They hate me. If we have a game, and UP is like playing before us and I'm walking in to the arena, I get dirty looks," he shared to reporters after his latest victory.

He bared that with the reputation he has built, he has been receiving a lot of hate on social media specifically from the UP community.

"On Twitter, ya'all don't want to see my DM box man, it's terrible," he said.

But amid the hate he has been getting, it's all business for Manganti.

"I got no nothing against no team. I'm sorry for what I've done, I'm sorry man, but if it is reversed and it's UP, they would want to do that to us," he said.

Manganti finished with 10 points, six rebounds, and two assists against UP. This is a much better performance from the Adamson team captain after he didn't play so well in their last game against Ateneo de Manila University where he only scored four points.

"I want some bawi action. I wanna redeem myself. I had four points last game against Ateneo. I just want some bawi action, you know," said the Soaring Falcon.

With Manganti's latest game-winning shot, he is prepared that the haters are going to multiply, "I'm probably gonna get even more," he said.

But don't expect this 6-foot-5 forward to be bothered because for him, it's all part of the game.

"I'll just ignore it, it doesn't bother me. We'll go into practice with the same intensity, same focus," he said, "Hey, it's a dog-eat-dog world."


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