LOOK: Iskos and Iskas celebrate historic UP victory
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 29, 2018 11:02 AM
What a win for UP!
It was a historic day for the students, faculty, athletes, and the alumni of the UP community as the Fighting Maroons advanced to their first UAAP Men's Basketball Finals series for the first time since 1986.
UAAP Season 81 also saw the boys from Diliman qualify for the post-season, a feat that has never been seen by the UP community since 1997.
That is why, when the Maroons overcame a twice-to-beat disadvantage and grounded the Adamson Soaring Falcons, it was only befitting to elicit such emotion from the always supportive and tight-knit family, wherever they may be.
Since the Araneta Coliseum could only hold about a little over 20,000 people at a time, many students were not able to witness the epic game live.
Iskos and Iskas at the Sunken Garden were in euphoric glee as they saw their team win through a live viewing of the event.
Immediately after the game, the Maroon-clad fans brought out their phones and lit up the half of the Araneta Coliseum to signify victory, a light found at the end of a 32-year-long tunnel.
Even though they were over 70 kilometers away from the venue, the students of UP Los Baños were just as ecstatic when the final buzzer had sounded.
Even our TV Patrol anchors were not spared from celebrating the victory. Here in this video, Kim Atienza, Bernadette Sembrano, and Gretchen Fullido, all UP alums, did not contain their happiness as the bottled-up frustrations were released all in a huff.
UP NAMING MAHAL!!!! 😭🙌🏻❤️🏀🙈 Behind the scenes on TV Patrol watching UP vs. ADU on Overtime! Captured the winning moment with 6 seconds to go! 🙈🙈🙈 Soooo proud of you boys!!!! UP FIGHT!!! 😍🙌🏻🏀 We are in the finals after 32 YEARS!!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 . #UPFight #Historical #ProudIska #FormerCourtsideReporter #MatagalNamingPinagdasalTo #LordTHANKYOU #GrabeNaTo
Even aspiring Maroon lawyers and their professors took some time off to witness the historic feat.
Staff of some of the country's lawmakers even went out to the hallways of the Upper Chamber to claim the win.
Staff from different senator’s offices went out to cheer and celebrate University of the Philippines’ victory against Adamson. #UAAPFinalFour #UAAPSeason81 @abscbnsports @ABSCBNNews pic.twitter.com/7EFGETkFyQ— Carl Anthony Feji (@fejifilm) November 28, 2018
And of course, the UP crowd inside the Big Dome saw itself explode as Paul Desiderio buried the game-winning jumper.