“Syempre, sobrang gusto namin manalo, Finals na ‘to eh. Tsaka this season di pa namin sila natatalo, kaya sobrang gusto namin matalo ang UST.”
These were the words of RR Pogoy who top-scored for the Tamaraws in the Game 1 of the best-of-three Finals series when asked on what he felt about their win against the number one team in the standings, UST.
“Isa na lang, di naman kami nagmamadali pero alam ko malapit na kami doon (championship).”
FEU’s last men’s basketball title was in 2005 aganst De La Salle which was led by Arwind Santos who is now playing for the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA.
Whilst in a postgame interview, Pogoy was asked what he thought of the UST run in the last minutes of the quarter which almost led to their loss, “Pag di pa tapos ang laban may pag-asa pa”.
Coach Nash meanwhile stated that their defense was key to the win, and that he expects UST to comeback stronger in their next face-off.