UAAP: Former UP cagers congratulate Fighting Maroons for Finals trip

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 29, 2018 02:59 PM
Former UP cagers laud Fighting Maroons for Finals trip
It is UP's first Finals appearance since 1986, on top of making the semifinals for the first time in 21 years.

The celebrations are on.

The UP Fighting Maroons wrote another chapter in this storybook season, climbing from a twice-to-beat disadvantage against the Adamson Soaring Falcons in the Final Four to advance to the UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball Finals Wednesday evening.

It is their first Finals appearance since 1986, on top of making the semifinals for the first time in 21 years.

The current roster has accomplished something no previous UP team has done in decades.

That is why former Maroons congratulated their team for doing a job well done.

Ginebra guard and former UP team captain Jett Manuel could not express his happiness fully.

Dave Moralde of the Muntinlupa Cagers in the MPBL simply invoked his school's hymn to express his elation.

From the other side of the world in Canada, JR Gallarza stayed up in the wee hours of the morning just to watch his beloved team make the championship series.

Unfortunately, he slept through the epic second half and overtime but woke up to the most wonderful news. 

He also wished his alma mater good luck against the defending champions Ateneo.

ABS-CBN Sports analyst Mikee Reyes shared a throwback photo when Gelo Vito, Jarrell Lim, and Diego Dario sported skinhead cuts to signify that they were rookies.

How fast time flies.

Former foreign center Ibrahim Ouattara sounded off the alarms for this Tagalog tweet.

Former courtside reporter Niña Alvia called on the Maroons to recreate an iconic moment from years back.

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