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Ateneo rips UST by 40 points, sweeps 2nd round

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The Blue Eagles complete a 7-0 sweep of the UAAP second round

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Ateneo shoots for a sweep of the second round against a UST side hoping to close out the season with a major upset

SCORING MACHINE. Renzo Subido looks to cap off UST's season on a high note after going through a redshirt year last season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo: UST to start Season 82 practice early

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:42 PM

This early, UST head coach Aldin Ayo is planning for the Growling Tigers' Season 82 campaign

STARTING EARLY. The UST Growling Tigers are already set to gear up for Season 82 as early as December. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP eliminates UST as star rookie Cansino suffers injury

Nov 10, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The Maroons stay in the Final Four hunt as UP takes advantage of the absence of young UST sensation CJ Cansino

STAT-STUFFER. UP's Bright Akhuetie drops another huge double-double. Photo by Joaquin Flores

IN NUMBERS: UP vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:31 PM

Fighting to keep their Final Four bids alive, the UP Maroons and the UST Tigers clash in a must-win match

CRUNCH TIME. UST’s star rookie CJ Cansino and UP veteran Paul Desiderio try to keep their teams in the playoff hunt. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UE – UAAP Season 81

Nov 10, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Will the UE Red Warriors play spoiler in the Adamson Falcons' bid for the twice-to-beat semis bonus?

CRUCIAL STAGES. Sean Manganti (left) and Alvin Pasaol will be battling it out in a very important game on Saturday, November 10. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

CJ Cansino fights through pain for Final Four hopeful UST

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:56 PM

Whether or not UST reaches the UAAP semis, the Tigers can rest easy knowing that Cansino’s heart is in the right place

FIGHTER. UST rookie CJ Cansino puts his injury concerns aside. Photo by Josh Albelda

Adamson clinches Final Four berth in sweep of UST

Nov 07, 2018 - 4:28 PM

The Falcons advance to the UAAP semifinals for the third straight season

ON TARGET. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons nail their 9th victory. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN NUMBERS: Adamson vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:29 AM

The Adamson Falcons target the second Final Four spot versus the UST Tigers

FOCUSED. Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons go for a crucial 9th win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle shreds UST by 41 points

Nov 03, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Showing no mercy from the get-go, the Green Archers dominate the Tigers all the way to keep hold of solo 3rd place

NO CONTEST. Justine Baltazar and the Green Archers were just head and shoulders above the UST Tigers all game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Embarrassed by his former team in their first meeting, UST coach Aldin Ayo looks to get even as his Tigers battle the La Salle Green Archers

TARGET. Aljun Melecio and the La Salle Green Archers try to keep hold of solo 3rd against the UST Tigers. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

What do trip-dub studs Juan GDL, CJ Cansino have in common?

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:11 PM

UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño and UST's CJ Cansino share more than just record triple-double feats

Rookie record: Triple-double party for birthday boy Cansino

Oct 28, 2018 - 8:27 PM

Young sensation CJ Cansino celebrates but also dedicates his record numbers to the UST community and coaches who sacrifice for the team

SUPER ROOKIE. UST's future certainly looks bright with CJ Cansino at the helm. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marvin Lee, Tigers step up for injured Renzo Subido

Oct 28, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The veteran playmaker takes charge as leading UST scorer Renzo Subido gets sidelined due to a foot injury

HARD WORK. Marvin Lee pours in a lot of sweat in practice to erupt for 30 points in the absence of Renzo Subido. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lee fires 8 threes, rookie Cansino drops triple-double in UST win

Oct 28, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Marvin Lee sizzles from beyond the arc and rookie CJ Cansino makes history as the UST Tigers drub the UE Red Warriors

ON TARGET. UST veteran Marvin Lee sizzles from beyond the arc against the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: UE vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Oct 28, 2018 - 12:31 PM

After heartbreaking losses, both the UST Growling Tigers and the UE Red Warriors aim to bounce back hard

PAINT DOMINANCE. Alvin Pasaol has to be stopped from penetrating the paint to shoot from his comfort zone. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Aldin Ayo fires back at Troy Rike: 'That's unfair'

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:16 PM

The UST coach takes exception to the NU rookie's comments on the Tigers' rough play and 'sneaky' physicality

IN DEFENSE. UST coach Aldin Ayo says he recruits players who show on-court resiliency.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NU snaps UST's 3-win streak in season sweep

Oct 21, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The Bulldogs survive the the Growling Tigers' late charge to get back on the winning track

ELIMS SWEEP. Joshua Sinclair and the NU Bulldogs ward off Marvin Lee and the UST Tigers for the second time this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: UST vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Oct 21, 2018 - 10:47 AM

It's a battle between two rookie sensations as UST's CJ Cansino faces NU's Dave Ildefonso

FIERY FRESHMEN. UST'S CJ Cansino and NU's Dave Ildefonso go at it again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Back on top: Blue Eagles blast Maroons, grab solo lead

Oct 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Even minus hotshot Matt Nieto, defending champion Ateneo drubs UP to claim the UAAP top spot at 6-2

SWEET REPEAT. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles scoot past the UP Maroons for the second time this season.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Tigers tear down Tams in repeat UAAP upset

Oct 14, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The UST Tigers complete a surprise elimination sweep of the powerhouse FEU Tamaraws

FACE OFF. Just like in the first round, Alec Stockton and the FEU Tamaraws tangle in a close battle against CJ Cansino and the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Worth the wait: UST gets its UAAP groove

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The Growling Tigers cap the first round with back-to-back wins

SUPER ROOKIE. Cj Cansino is starting to settle in Aldin Ayo's Mayhem system. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST rolls over sloppy UP in stunning blowout

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Rookie CJ Cansino stars anew as the UST Tigers topple the UP Maroons for the first time in two years

STELLAR. UST’ freshman star CJ Cansino puts on another show against Paul Desiderio and theUP Maroons. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

UST's Steve Akomo confined due to concussion

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Growling Tigers center is under observation due to a blood clot in his head

HEAD TRAUMA. Steve Akomo's last saw action for the UST Growling Tigers in the Adamson game where he reportedly picked up the injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ayo heaps praises on Cansino, tells him to be UST’s Nambatac

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:41 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo thinks rookie sensation CJ Cansino can take a cue from his former champion Letran ward Rey Nambatac

YOUNG STAR. Rookie CJ Cansino has been UST’s stellar surprise this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Key to winning: Ayo eases pressure on young UST Tigers

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:00 PM

All the Growling Tigers needed was some R&R after absorbing two consecutive blowout losses

RELAX. Renzo Subido responded well to Aldin Ayo's relaxation approach by tallying a team-high of 22 points over the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST snaps skid, bursts UE bubble

Oct 06, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The UST Growling Tigers rebound from back-to-back blowout losses while sending UE crashing back to earth

EASY WIN. Marvin Lee and the UST Tigers cruise past JC Cullar and the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No bad blood between Ayo, Gonzalez after DLSU rout of UST

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo absorbs another heavy beating, this time against his former team La Salle

BLOWOUT. Aldin Ayo's UST Tigers suffer from back-to-back routs against Ateneo and La Salle. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Green Archers embarrass former coach Ayo, Tigers

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:04 PM

La Salle rebounds from a narrow loss to UP with a 27-point blowout win over UST

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

CJ Cansino convinced skidding UST has yet to play its best

Oct 02, 2018 - 9:59 AM

'Hindii ko pa nakikita 'yung 100% na kung paano maglaro 'yung UST,' says the super rookie

HUNGRY. CJ Cansino vows to do what he can to help the UST Growling Tigers win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Aldin Ayo on worst career coaching loss: ‘Take that as a man’

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'Every time you experience something like this you become sensitive and you see things that you just have to accept,' says UST coach Aldin Ayo

SETBACK. UST coach Aldin Ayo hopes his rookie-laden Tigers quickly recover from their blowout loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Another blowout: Ateneo shreds UST by 32 points

Sep 29, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Blue Eagles overwhelm the Tigers to post another lopsided UAAP victory and keep solo second at 4-1

LOPSIDED. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena tries to protect the leather from UST's Zachary Huang during the one-sided match won by the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST sees no problem in Aldin Ayo's UAAP-MPBL juggling act

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Ayo simultaneously serves as head coach of the UST Growling Tigers and the Muntinlupa Cagers

JUGGLING ACT. Aldin Ayo is confident that he can strike a balance between his commitments. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Undefeated Adamson downs gritty UST

Sep 22, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The Adamson Falcons stretch their perfect run to 3 games in the UAAP men's basketball tournament

Jerrick Ahanmisi and the Adamson Falcons figure in a tight duel with Joshua Zamora and the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Racela brothers winless vs Ayo-mentored teams

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:49 AM

New UST mentor Aldin Ayo holds a 5-0 record against the Racela coaching brothers of Olsen and Nash in the UAAP

FIRST LOSS. The FEU Tamaraws lose to the UST Growling Tigers for the first time in three years. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

Emotional Ayo offers maiden win to 'deserving' UST community

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The Growling Tigers intend to show that they're ready to roar once more

Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

UST, Ayo shock veteran-laden FEU for 1st win

Sep 12, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Renzo Subido unloads 18 points to power the Growling Tigers to their first victory under new coach Aldin Ayo

STANDOUT. Rookie Joshua Marcos impresses in the Tigers' first triumph. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

Rookie CJ Cansino’s heart has always belonged to UST

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Despite the Tigers' loss, CJ Cansino proved to be the bright spot in their UAAP opening campaign

STELLAR DEBUT. UST’s CJ Cansino drops a double-double in his UAAP men’s basketball debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Ayo, UST start tough trek back to UAAP prominence

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:46 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo knows it won't be easy but the former La Salle champion mentor hopes to bring back the Tigers' winning ways

REBUILDING. Renzo Subido and the UST Tigers put their trust on new coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ildefonso brothers, NU spoil Ayo's UST coaching debut

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The NU Bulldogs hold off a late UST run to dispatch the Tigers and new coach Aldin Ayo

STRONG START. Dave Ildefonso powers the NU Bulldogs to a big win over the UST Tigers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Returning Renzo Subido believes he’s ready to lead UST

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:55 PM

After sitting out for a year, Renzo Subido returns to a new-look Tigers team

LEADER. Renzo Subido thinks he's grown into a better player during his time off in the UAAP. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo welcomes Ricci Rivero move, says UP transfer good for the league

May 18, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The 6-foot-1 high-flying guard's former La Salle coach says the decision hardly surprised him

BEST WISHES. Coach Aldin Ayo wishes his former ward the best of luck. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Falcons tear through hapless UST Tigers by 23 in FilOil Cup

May 18, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Point guard Jerom Lastimosa fuels the Falcons' scoring outburst in the second half

UST wraps up season as UAAP overall champion

May 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The España-based squad clinched its 3rd general championship in 4 years

SEASON’S BEST. UST tops the poomsae competition, one of 6 events the school ruled this UAAP season. Photo from UAAP

Former NCAA Jrs MVP runner-up Abu Hijleh joins UST

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:49 AM

The arrival of the former NCAA juniors MVP runner-up is the latest for a Growling Tigers program which opened a new era by attaining the services of champion head coach Aldin Ayo

FROM LION TO TIGER. In this file photo, then San Beda Red Cub Samuel Abu Hijleh was a standout when he played in the Palarong Pambansa. Rappler.com

Reigning UAAP Juniors MVP CJ Cansino commits to UST Growling Tigers

Mar 05, 2018 - 9:55 PM

While Cansino's juniors career abruptly came to an end, his career as a UST Tiger is apparently just about to begin

COMMITTED. UAAP Jrs. MVP Cj Cansiño poses with UST head coach Aldin Ayo. Photo from Twitter (@AyoAV_official)

UST officially welcomes Ayo as Tigers head coach

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:54 PM

UST cites Ayo's emphasis on prioritizing a student-athlete balance and approval of the university's 'modest salary' as reasons for hiring him

OFFICIAL. Aldin Ayo is now the UST Growling Tigers' new head coach. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo to coach UST Growling Tigers 'for the next 6 years' – UST’s Varsitarian

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Ayo is reportedly heading into a long-term deal with the UST Growling Tigers

LONG-TERM DEAL. Aldin Ayo will reportedly be leading the UST Growling Tigers for years to come. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Growling Tigers snatch first win on their last S80 game against UE

Nov 12, 2017 - 2:29 PM

UST avoids ending Season 80 with a forgettable 0-14 record