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

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IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs UST – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round
Check out some photos of the game that saw Ateneo hold UST, the league's top offensive team, to a season-low production

 

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo nipped University of Santo Tomas, 66-52, in a battle of attrition to continue its unbeaten run in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, October 5 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Unlike in their first-round meeting where the Blue Eagles escaped the Tigers by a whisker, 71-70, the defending champions made sure to control the game all the way.

Defense dictated the tempo in the low-scoring affair which saw Ateneo hold the league’s top offensive team UST – which is averaging 81 points per game –  to a season-low 52-point production in a tough 28% field goal shooting.

Check out some game photos:  

 

 

 

 

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

 

SHACKLED. Ateneo holds down UST's leading MVP candidate Soulemane Chabi Yo to a season-low 6 points on a 2-of-11 clip. Photo release

 

GAME PLAN. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says the team's 'execution of defensive schemes, toughness, understanding of UST's system from the scouting report' keyed the decisive triumph. Photo release

 

BRIGHT SPOT. Top UST rookie Mark Nonoy fired 18 points off the bench in the Tigers' losing cause. Photo release

 

CRUCIAL. The loss bunches coach Aldin Ayo’s Tigers in the middle of the pack where 5 teams – behind leaders Ateneo and UP – remain within striking distance of the top 4. Photo release

 

– Rappler.com

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