Ateneo de Manila University redeemed itself against University of the Philippines with a 75-67 win in the UAAP Season 85 Men’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Revenge was sweet for University of the Philippines as it avenged the only loss on its record with a 75-63 win over National University in the second round of the UAAP Season 85 Men’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
Matched against a team led by an NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner and a 7-foot-2 international prospect, Lebanon showed no fear and proved why they’re one of the continent’s best basketball teams right now.
While it is not his first rodeo for a senior Gilas Pilipinas men’s national team, Kai Sotto is thrilled at the prospect of playing alongside Jordan Clarkson for the very first time in a FIBA-sanctioned game.
While it is common for collegiate basketball teams to participate in simultaneous preseason tournaments, it’s still a rare occurrence to have one win three straight games in less than a two-day span — let alone play in three games across different leagues.
Gilas Pilipinas’ fourth quarter comeback attempt fell short as Lebanon was simply too much for the nationals, taking a 95-80 win on Wednesday in the two countries’ FIBA Asia Cup 2022 opener at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Featuring a near full-strength roster, the powerhouse New Zealand Tall Blacks dominated Gilas Pilipinas from start to finish, 106-60 in the FIBA World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers third window on Thursday in front of a capacity crowd inside the EventFinda Stadium in Auckland.