The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers at 4:00 P.M. on October 16, 2019 live from the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City.
The Fighting Maroons will try to make a back-to-back win while the Growling Tigers wanted to make a quick bounce-back win when the UAAP Season 82 continues in Pasay this afternoon.
Team UP is coming from a win against the University of the East Red Warriors last October 12 at the MOA Arena.
The Fighting Maroons were able to pick up a win without their head coach Bo Perasol who was serving his suspension. Likewise, UP ended their two-game slump and eyeing to make a new winning streak as the Final Four approaches.
Bright Akhuetie led his squad with his 18 points and 14 rebounds but was pulled out early after he sprained his ankle.
June Manzo added with 17 points while teammate Ricci Rivero finally registered his double-digit in scoring as he finished the game with 10 points.
For team UST on the other hand, they’re coming from a defeat against the Far Eastern University Tamaraws last October 13 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Their opponent orchestrated a massive 13-2 in the final two minutes of the game while the Growling Tigers struggled to make their counter-attack.
Brent Paraiso tried to carry his team but he struggled to convert more shots during that said match. Paraiso shoots an awful 4-of-12 from the field, still, he was the scoring leader for UST where he registered 12 points.
Rhenz Abando made his scoring contribution with 11 points the same as Zach Huang.