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Dave Ildefonso stars as NU holds off UST

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Shaun Ildefonso, Dave’s older brother, added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds while Issa Gaye anchored NU’s defense with seven blocks with six points and four rebounds to boot.With Gaye inside for the Bulldogs, the Tigers had to bleed for points. UST’s guards Renzo Subido and Marvin Lee had a cold shooting night, combining for 8-of-43 from the field.Despite the loss, a five-point loss to a Final Four contender in NU gives UST a lot of reasons to feel good about this year under new coach Aldin Ayo after coming off a season where it finished with only one win.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum NU’s Sean Dave Ildefonso drives past the defense of UST’s CJ Cansino. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonNational University held off University of Santo Tomas, 75-70, at the start of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Rookie Dave Ildefonso played like a veteran in his debut for the Bulldogs, scoring a game-high 20 points that went with seven rebounds, four assists and a block.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Under new coach, Pasaol, UE need time to figure out rolescenter_img NU blew a 17-point lead it built in the third quarter after UST came within four, 72-68, after a basket by Steve Akomo with 1:36 left.“Coaches were not satisfied. We played really good in the third quarter but we didn’t play selflsess in the fourth quarter that only shows that we really have a young team,” said NU head coach Jamike Jarin.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“But like what I’ve been telling everybody especially these young men, we have to mature fast in order to compete this season.”First-year forward CJ Cansino also shone with 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Growling Tigers, who muffed several chances to pull much closer inside the final minute. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more