UAAP: Arvin Tolentino's game-winner happened on same day as Mac Belo's
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 21, 2018 07:03 PM
November 21. Arvin Tolentino's go-ahead triple vs La Salle actually happened on the same day as Mac Belo's game-winner vs Ateneo three years back.
There must be something about November 21.
On this day, November 21, three years ago, King Tamaraw Mac Belo cleaned up a Mike Tolomia miss in the dying seconds of FEU's Final Four clash against Ateneo and lifted the Morayta-based squad to the Finals, and eventually to the UAAP season 78 title.
Earlier today, again, November 21, it was another Tamaraw who came up clutch.
The Tamaraws were down two, 70-68 with over seven seconds left when Arvin Tolentino drained the go-ahead three-pointer over the outstretched arms of Green Archers center Justine Baltazar in the do-or-die playoff for the fourth seed between FEU and La Salle.
Tolentino finished with a team-high 15 points to go along with five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.
His clutch three, however, was the bucket that shot FEU to the semis.
The Tamaraws will face the top-seed Ateneo Blue Eagles on Sunday, November 25 in a 4 vs. 1 match-up.