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Cansino, Prado share UAAP Player of the Week award

Oct 21, 2019 - 5:14 PM

CJ Cansino proves why he was named team captain even as a sophomore, while Mar Prado joins an elite company with a sensational scoring outburst

KEY COGS. Mar Prado and CJ Cansino both come up big for their respective teams. Photos from UAAP


Abando thanks Rondina, UST fans for support amid controversy

Oct 19, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Rhenz Abando survives the week as the talk of the UAAP after he was embroiled in an alleged recruitment drive by rival universities

KEY COG. Rhenz Abando makes his presence felt for UST in his first UAAP game back since he was benched by coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Abando, Cansino show off as UST eliminates NU from contention

Oct 19, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Despite a drama-filled week at the Growling Tigers' camp, UST secures its seventh win of UAAP Season 82

COMEBACK. Rhenz Abando returns from a one-game absence to power UST to another victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


What the Abando situation means for UST and the UAAP

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:40 AM

For another team to make an offer to a rising star in the middle of the UAAP elimination round is brazen and problematic

FIRESTORM. UST standout Rhenz Abando gets entangled in controversy right in his debut season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Abando reaffirms commitment to UST amid transfer rumors

Oct 17, 2019 - 3:04 PM

After rumors swirled that Rhenz Abando has been lured by another school, the UST rookie sensation vows to stay with the Tigers

TIGERS' LAIR. Expect Rhenz Abando to see action again for the UST Tigers this weekend. Photo release

Abando, Ayo remain mum on unexplained benching versus UP

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The UST Tigers can't quite explain why the team had to to sit out rookie sensation Rhenz Abando in a crucial match against the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Subido hopes ‘biggest shot of career’ turns UST’s fortunes around

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:03 PM

'I keep telling my teammates that whatever happens, this game will decide the outcome of our season,' says Renzo Subido as UST pulls off a thrilling win over UP

GAME HERO. UST veteran Renzo Subido delivers the dagger triple. Photo release

UST survives UP in injury-plagued thriller

Oct 16, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Renzo Subido and Brent Paraiso come through the clutch as the UST Tigers complete an elimination-round sweep of the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU outguns UST for share of 3rd place

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:21 PM

FEU charges back to Final Four contention as the Tamaraws hack out a crucial win over the UST Tigers

GRIND-OUT. Barkley Ebona and the FEU Tamaraws figure a winning-way out versus the tough UST Tigers. Photo release

UST vet Huang still willing to step back for team after career game

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:30 PM

On a team loaded with willing shooters, fifth-year forward Zach Huang doesn’t mind giving way to his younger Tiger teammates

ON FIRE. UST role player Zach Huang unleashes a career-high 22 points, 18 from three-point range. Photo release

UST snaps losing skid, wrecks streaking UE for solo 3rd

Oct 09, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Arresting a two-game slide, the UST Growling Tigers bounce back big with a 28-point drubbing of the UE Red Warriors

WINNING GROOVE. Mark Nonoy and the UST Growling Tigers rediscover their winning form. Photo release

Baldwin lauds Ateneo defense on leading MVP candidate Chabi Yo

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:17 PM

The win may be far from perfect for Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, but the Blue Eagles still shackled leading MVP candidate Chabi Yo and the trigger-happy Tigers

TOUGH DAY. The Blue Eagles limit UST star Soulemane Chabi Yo to a single digit for the first time in his UAAP career. Photo release

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:28 PM

Check out some photos of the game that saw Ateneo hold UST, the league's top offensive team, to a season-low production

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. SJ Belangel adds 11 points on a 3-of-5 clip from downtown to help the defending champions complete a sweep of the Tigers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No more scare: Ateneo sweeps UST to stay unbeaten

Oct 05, 2019 - 6:39 PM

After a shaky win in their first meeting, Ateneo posts a decisive triumph this time to complete an elimination sweep of UST

STILL UNTOUCHABLE. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles ward off Zach Huang and the UST Tigers anew to stay unbeaten.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

It takes time: La Salle teases, UST learns important lesson

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:29 PM

Beyond the numbers, the La Salle-UST showdown displays the potential of the Green Archers and the learning curve of the Growling Tigers

SENSATIONAL. La Sslle's Encho Serrano finally shows his wares. Photo release

IN PHOTOS: La Salle vs UST – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 28, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Check out some game photos of La Salle's key win over UST that helped the Green Archers stay in the middle of the pack

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

La Salle gets crucial bounce-back win over UST

Sep 28, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Smarting from a recent heartbreak, the La Salle Green Archers go all out this time to dominate the UST Tigers

FOCUSED. Jamie Malonzo and the Green Archers make sure there won't be any more meltdown against the UST Tigers. Photo release

IN NUMBERS: Nonoy, Torres lead promising UAAP rookie batch

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:03 AM

UST's Mark Nonoy and FEU's Xyrus Torres banner the young sensations who are out to prove they deserve a share of the spotlight

YOUNG SENSATIONS. Mark Nonoy (left) emerges as one of UST’s top scorers while Xyrus Torres proves to be a sparkplug sniper for FEU. File photos

IN PHOTOS: UST vs FEU – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Check out some photos of the UST Tigers' come-from-behind triumph against the FEU Tamaraws

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Trigger-happy UST outguns FEU to regain winning form

Sep 22, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Finding their range in the second half, the UST Tigers storm back from a double-digit deficit against the FEU Tamaraws

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cansino, youthful UST fight to avoid another meltdown

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:32 PM

The UST Tigers vow to regain their gung-ho form after a surprising endgame collapse

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Adamson vs UST – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

Sep 18, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Check out the action shots in the Adamson Falcons' come-from-behind win over the UST Growling Tigers

UAAP photo release

Adamson soars over UST with huge 4th quarter run

Sep 18, 2019 - 3:19 PM

Storming back from 13 points down in the final quarter, the Adamson Falcons stun the UST Tigers to pick up their third triumph

UAAP photo release

Chabi Yo thankful for trust after 20-20 game in OT comeback

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Soulemane Chabi Yo becomes a big factor in UST's clutch, come-from-behind win over NU

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Soulemane Chabi Yo notches a 20-20 performance to lead UST over NU. Photo from release

UST deals NU 3rd straight heartbreak in OT thriller

Sep 15, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The UST Growling Tigers ride on a 2nd half comeback to turn back the NU Bulldogs in overtime

MAGIC. Rhenz Abando fires up down the stretch to lead UST to a clutch win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ravena heaps praise on UST rookie Abando after gritty clash

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Rhenz Abando receives a surprise gift from Ateneo star Thirdy Ravena, but the UST rookie gets something more important – a champion's respect

RESPECT. Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena says ‘there’s something different’ in new UST recruit Rhenz Abando. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Mutual respect grows for Baldwin, Ayo after Ateneo-UST thriller

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The UST Tigers headed to the Ateneo match as the obvious underdog, but Aldin Ayo never thinks of his team as such – and neither does Tab Baldwin

Ateneo shakes off UST scare

Sep 11, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Defending champion Ateneo pulls off a one-point escape against a UST side proving to be a contender

EARLY TEST. Matt Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles get a tough early challenge from the UST Tigers. Photo release

Rivero happy for good friend Paraiso’s return after La Salle fallout

Sep 11, 2019 - 11:59 AM

After a controversial departure from La Salle, Brent Paraiso and Ricci Rivero just feel glad they're back in the UAAP

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Chabi Yo credits UST’s good start as motivation for mighty Ateneo

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:02 AM

'We are not participating in the league just to be in the Final Four,' says UST forward Soulemane Chabi Yo

BIG SURPRISE. Soulemane Chabi Yo and Tigers aim for another upset win after shocking last season's runner-up UP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP Season 82: Team standings, scores

Sep 09, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Check out the team standings and game results in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament

UST rookie Mark Nonoy dazzles against star-studded Maroons

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:22 PM

After a jittery debut, first-year guard Mark Nonoy adjusts to the big stage and powers the Tigers to a 2-0 start

FEARLESS TIGER. Mark Nonoy delivers in the clutch for UST. Photo release

UST Tigers buck Maroons comeback to stay unbeaten

Sep 07, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Promising to surprise this season, the UST Tigers show poise down the stretch to stun the UP Maroons

STUNNER. Renzo Subido and the UST Tigers speed past last year's finalist UP Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ayo brands teenage captain CJ Cansino as the 'complete' leader

Sep 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo says the Tigers boast not only a scrappy swingman in CJ Cansino but also an ideal captain

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Probinsyano connection' brings UST star rookie Abando to Ayo

Sep 04, 2019 - 3:54 PM

'Makakarelate ka kasi. And karamihan ng players ko mga probinsyano and we have that kind of bond,' UST coach Aldin Ayo says of his Tigers

PROMISING. UST's Rhenz Abando impresses in his UAAP debut with a game-high of 22 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hot-shooting UST downs UE in UAAP Season 82 debut

Sep 04, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Staging an early breakaway, the Tigers gore the Red Warriors in the season opener

STRONG START. Cj Cansino and the UST Tigers open the new season with a bang over the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo lights up UAAP Season 82 opening ceremony

Sep 01, 2019 - 10:26 PM

UAAP Season 82 host Ateneo puts on a spectacle as the country's premier collegiate league officially comes off the wraps

POWERFUL. Ateneo showcases all 8 member UAAP schools with a futuristic theme. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No surprise: UAAP teams pick Ateneo as team to beat

Sep 01, 2019 - 3:48 PM

'Ateneo should be rated No.1, but of course, you cannot count out other schools,' says Adamson coach Franz Pumaren as his Falcons test the Blue Eagles first

FAVORITES. Back-to-back UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles gun for a 3-peat title. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Young UST Growling Tigers emerge as season dark horse

Aug 28, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Looking to bank on their team chemistry, the UST Growling Tigers may just pull off a surprise this year

YOUNG CAPTAIN. In his second year in the UAAP, Cj Cansino makes a comeback from a season-ending ACL injury as the Growling Tigers' captain. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST captain Marvin Lee to skip final UAAP season for MPBL

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Tigers coach Aldin Ayo admits that he advised veteran point guard Marvin Lee to just hone his craft in the MPBL

SWAN SONG. The Tigers lose a steadfast leader in Marvin Lee. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FilOil: San Sebastian survives UST in thriller; NU drubs JRU

May 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Stags hold off the Tigers' huge comeback bid behind the trio of RK Ilagan, JM Calma and Allyn Bulanadi

DOWN TO THE WIRE. Mark Nonoy and the Tigers roar back from 16 points down but fall short in the final stretch against the Stags. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Che'Lu pulls plug on UST to keep playoff bid alive in D-League

May 06, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Revellers deny the Tigers an early entry to the playoffs

STRUGGLING. Che'Lu hands UST its second loss in the last 3 games. Photo from PBA Images


Powerhouses Ateneo, UST make quick work of foes in D-League

Apr 29, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Thirdy Ravena shows the way for the Blue Eagles while Soulemane Chabi Yo takes charge for the Growling Tigers

PILING IT UP. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles notch their eighth win. Photo from PBA Images


D-League: CEU's Diouf sets rebounding record, UST overpowers CSB

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:11 PM

CEU claims the top spot behind Senegalese big man Malick Diouf's record-setting output

ETCHED. Senegalese big man Malick Diouf makes a mark in the developmental leagues as he set a new rebounding record with 30 boards. Photo by PBA Images

UST rookie Mark Nonoy proves he belongs with big boys

Mar 12, 2019 - 8:20 AM

A Mythical Team member during his UAAP juniors stint, the Western Visayas product turns heads in the PBA D-League

BLUE-CHIP TALENT. Mark Nonoy makes an immediate impact for the UST Growling Tigers. Photo from PBA Images


UAAP football: Ateneo thrashes UST for 1st victory

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Ateneo star Jarvey Gayoso hits a brace to lead the Blue Eagles' shutout of the UST Tigers

MOTIVATED. Jarvey Gayoso and the Blue Eagles break their slump to snatch a breakthrough win. Photo by Jason Santos/Rappler

D-League: Balanced UST survives Munzon's 46-point explosion

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Mark Nonoy drops 14 points out of UST's 44-point 4th quarter barrage

BALANCED ATTACK. Soulemane Chabi-yo leads UST's attack with 25 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks. Photo by PBA Images

PBA D-League: Reloaded UST routs Batangas-EAC, FEU dominates NU

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:31 PM

Mark Nonoy lives up to the hype for the Tigers as he forms a one-two combo with Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi-Yo

UAAP Season 81 football: Can UP make it two in a row?

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Here's Part 2 of the UAAP Season 81 men's football preview, plus a look at the women's division

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Christian Lapas and the UP Maroons stand as favorites anew but the defending champions brace for a souped-up field. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

No regrets for Cansino after stellar UAAP season ended by injury

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The rookie gives himself a 10 out of 10 grade for his performance for the Growling Tigers

BIG GAME. CJ Cansino finishes his rookie season in the UAAP with a double-double average. Photo by Josh Albelda