WATCH: Young UST Growling Tigers emerge as season dark horse

Beatrice Go
WATCH: Young UST Growling Tigers emerge as season dark horse
Looking to bank on their team chemistry, the UST Growling Tigers may just pull off a surprise this year

MANILA, Philippines – The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers may just be this UAAP season’s dark horse despite fielding a rookie-laden lineup. 

With 10 months of preparation – which started even before last season’s UAAP Finals started in November – the Tigers came out motivated to level up their game with stints in the PBA D-League, the Filoil Preseason tournament, and several overseas training camps.

Galing kami sa ibaba eh. We started last before I went here and last year naging pang-anim kami so ‘yung mga bata gustong manalo, ‘yung coaching staff, ‘yung whole team, gustong-gusto manalo so motivated ‘yung buong team,” said UST coach Aldin Ayo. 

(We started from the bottom. We were at last place before I went here. And last year, we climbed to 6th, so the boys really want to win. The coaching staff, the whole team – they really want to win, so the whole team is motivated.) – Rappler.com

 

 

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.