LIVE UPDATES - UAAP Season 82 Men's Basketball Stepladder Semifinals: UST vs. FEU
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 06, 2019 08:42 AM
The UAAP Season 82 Men's Basketball Stepladder Semifinals kicks off with UST taking on FEU (Photo: Arvin Lim)
The road to the UAAP Season 82 Men's Basketball Championship begins as the Stepladder Semifinals kicks off with fourth-seeded University of Santo Tomas taking on third-seeded Far Eastern University.
The Growling Tigers finished with an 8-6 record after the elimination round cracked into the Final Four for the first time since UAAP Season 78, while the Tamaraws finished the eliminations in the third spot, also with an 8-6 standing.
The two prestigious programs battle it out in the first round of the Stepladder Semis, with the winner going on to face second-seeded University of the Philippines.
Three-peat-seeking Ateneo de Manila is waiting in the Finals after sweeping the elimination round and earning an outright spot in the season-ending series.
Follow along as we bring you live updates from UST vs. FEU!
FINAL: UST 81, FEU 71
The Univeristy of Santo Tomas survives Far Eastern University, 81 - 71, in the first phase of the stepladder semifinals. UST will meet UP next on November 10, Sunday.
SUBIDO TRIPLE MAKES IT A BAKER'S DOZEN LEAD FOR UST
Renzo Subido nails another triple to make it 78 - 65 for UST with under two minutes left in the game.
TAMS CUT IT DOWN TO FIVE
FEU TRIMS IT TO SINGLE DIGITS
After trailing by as much as 26 points, FEU is now just eight points behind, 62 - 70, under eight minutes left in the fourth quarter.
END OF 3RD QUARTER: UST 70, FEU 56
Renzo Subido nails a buzzer-beating triple to give UST a 70-56 lead at the end of the third quarter.
TAMS CUT DOWN A 26-POINT DEFICIT TO ONLY 10 POINTS
The Tamaraws are now only down by 10 points, 54 - 64, under two minutes left in the third period.
FEU MOUNTING A COMEBACK, BUT UST STILL IN CONTROL
FEU has converted on a couple of three-point shots, but UST still with the upper hand, 61 - 42, under five minutes left in the third period.
HALFTIME: UST 54, FEU 28
UST is dominating FEU so far with a 54 - 28 lead at halftime. The Tigers have so far made 10 three-point shots.
#UAAPSeason82 MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo already with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists.— Normie Riego (@riegogogo) November 6, 2019
As a team, UST already has nine triples. That's 27 points just from downtown.
FEU as a team? A total of 28 points.
FEU'S EBONA EJECTED
FEU big man Barkley Ebona is ejected after his second unsportsmanlike foul, 1:19 left in the first half.
TIGERS REMAIN ON TARGET FROM OUTSIDE
UST STILL ROLLING, 31 - 18
UST still in control in the second quarter, 31 - 18, under seven minutes left.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: UST 26, FEU 16
The UST Growling Tigers are off to a hot start as they lead the FEU Tamaraws, 26 - 16, after 10 minutes of action.
UST IN TOTAL CONTROL, 25 - 11
Rhenz Abando joins the three-point party as UST extends lead to 14, under four minutes left in the first period.
UST's start, in gif form: pic.twitter.com/jexH439bYE— ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) November 6, 2019
TIGERS HOT FROM DOWNTOWN, 15 - 4
UST DRAWS FIRST BLOOD, 4 - 0
Brent Paraiso scores on a rare four-point play as UST draws first blood.