Desiderio hits last-second 3 as UP escapes UST

first_imgLee finished with a game-high 20 points to lead UST while Steve Akomo had 15 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks before fouling out late. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Break new ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of the Philippines guard Paul Desiderio shoots a jumper against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Desiderio hit the game-winning triple and University of the Philippines escaped University of Santo Tomas, 74-73, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Desiderio drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left as the Fighting Maroons salvaged the victory to start their campaign on an emphatic note.ADVERTISEMENT Marvin Lee almost gave UST the victory as he calmly hit a couple of free throws that gave the Growling Tigers a 73-71 lead with 5.3 seconds remaining.“Our objective for this season, exactly, is to generate excitement because the UP community is very passive when it comes to the basketball team,” said Maroons head coach Bo Perasol in Filipino. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“And we got to complete that objective and what a way to generate that excitement, especially with that last-second shot. I don’t know how Paul does that but during the huddle he called it, ‘we’re going to win, this shot will go in.’”Desiderio was off the mark all game long, going 1-of-10 from deep before his clutch basket, but he made it when it mattered most. He finished with a team-high 17 points while also grabbing nine boards. Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers PLAY LIST 05:04Carlos Yulo caps off SEA Games stint with 3 silvers01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Srisaket KOs Gonzalez in fourth to retain WBC title MOST READ Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES Winning start Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled View commentslast_img read more

‘They deserve that victory!’ – James Milner praises Liverpool supporters

first_img1 James Milner playing against Borussia Dortmund James Milner has praised the Liverpool fans for the role they played in the Reds’ comeback win against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday evening.The Merseyside club were against all odds when the Germans went 2-0 up at Anfield, and it appeared as if Jurgen Klopp’s men would be falling out of the Europa League.However, a spirited second half performance brought goals from Divock Origi, Mamadou Sakho, Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren, and passage to the semi-finals of the tournament.Klopp has taken a lot of the praise for the turnaround in performance, but Milner believes the fans at Anfield created the perfect atmosphere for the amazing fightback.“The way the fans were when we were driving into the game they deserve that victory,” the England international said.“The atmosphere especially in the second half when we got the second goal and drove forward means it is difficult for any team to come here.“When the crowd are like that there are not too many better places in the world to be playing and to be part of a night like that is fantastic.”However, Milner is not taking away from Klopp’s impact in the win, revealing what the German boss said at half-time to catalyse the victory against his former employers.He added: “The manager was brilliant. He was calm. He said, ‘We are not playing too badly. It is a long way back, we have lost the first half but you have nothing to lose, go out and do it’.“I think it was the perfect atmosphere created at half-time to be honest.”last_img read more