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Ateneo stays unbeaten in five games, keeps UST winless

Ateneo kept its immaculate slate in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after brushing off University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Blue Eagles remained on top a 5-0 record while the Growling Tigers reeled to 0-5 in their worst start in more than a decade.

Ateneo’s Matt Nieto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net
UST, which trailed by as much as 22 points, 69-47, tried to fight back in the fourth quarter with Marvin Lee hitting a transition three to cut the margin to one, 81-80, at the 6:25 mark.

Ateneo, however, responded with a 13-3 game-closing run that Matt Nieto capped off with a fadeaway jumper to give the Blue Eagles a 94-84 lead with 32.2 seconds left.

And as the Blue Eagles lit up in the final five minutes of the game, they also stopped UST from scoring a field goal in the same time stretch.

Author: Bong Lozada, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/266542/ateneo-stays-unbeaten-five-games-keeps-ust-winless

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