Eyeing an encore

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sidelined by injury, Soriano reunites with Tan for title CJ Cansino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took one poor performance to push University of Santo Tomas freshman CJ Cansino into the record books in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.After looking helpless in the Tigers’ crucial 75-70 loss to National University, where he seemed like a mismatch beside fellow rookie Dave Ildefonso of the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter, Cansino dedicated himself to a bounce-back performance.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown UST will need some more of that on Saturday, when the Tigers try to fan their flickering Final Four hopes in a return match against La Salle at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.The two teams clash at 2 p.m., with UST hoping to get back at La Salle after a crushing first-round rout. The Tigers certainly need the victory to stay in the hunt for a semifinal appearance.In the other game, University of the Philippines also tries to bolster its own Final Four bid when it tangles with gasping National U, who failed to gain major headway despite the win over the Tigers.The Maroons and the Tigers look like they will end up in a footrace for the last Final Four slot, with the Bulldogs hoping to crash the party.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img He got it, in record fashion.The 20-year-old forward became the league’s first rookie in recent memory to post a triple-double as he powered UST past University of the East, 79-68.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCansino finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Growling Tigers’ fifth victory in 10 games and he said that his poor performance against the Bulldogs was what drove him to become better.“After the game, I immediately watched the replay and I looked at my lapses and I told myself that I have to improve so that became extra motivation for me,” said Cansino. View comments MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img


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