MANILA, Philippines–La Salle caught University of the Philippines nonetheless within the afterglow of its “upset of the season” to drag off a 83-80 triumph Wednesday and drive a do-or-die duel for the UAAP Season 84 males’s basketball last at Mall of Asia Arena.
With hustle that translated to rebounding dominance, the Archers constructed a bonus as giant as 22 factors, 66-44, on a jumper by Mike Phillips late within the third quarter.
Up to that time, La Salle out-rebounded UP, 51-35, which restricted the choices of the Maroons who only some days in the past dealt defending champion Ateneo its first defeat after successful 39 straight.
Evan Nelle scored a career-high 26 factors together with a three-pointer within the last six minutes to make it 75-61 La Salle lead. Justin Baltazar added 15 markers for the Archers.
They will sq. off on Friday for the proper to make it to the best-of-three finals.
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