Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Mac Belo's Game Winner Beats La Salle; Pushes FEU Into UAAP 77 Finals (VIDEO)
Mac Belo drained a three at the buzzer to lift FEU past the DLSU Green Archers, 67-64, in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament on Wednesday evening at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Belo scored 23 points, including the game-winning three, to help the Tamaraws advance to the finals.
Down 47-51 after the third quarter, La Salle went on a 6-0 run to open the payoff period. A three-point play from Arnold Van Postal and a triple from Julian Sargent gave the Archers a 59-55 lead but FEU countered with four straight points to tie it at 59-all, under 3 minutes left in the game.
On La Salle’s next possession, Jason Perkins scored on a drive to put them up, 61-59, 1:54 remaining in the game, but Inigo dropped in a floater to knot the score again. Teng came up empty on La Salle’s next trip and Belo drilled a three to give the Tamaraws a 64-61 edge with 1:05 left in the period.
In the ensuing plays, Perkins made a split from the line and Torres scored off a pass from Teng to tie the game at 64-all with 24.4 seconds remaining. But Belo knocked down a triple at the buzzer to give FEU the win.
The Tamaraws will face the NU Bulldogs in the finals which will start on Saturday, October 4 at Mall of Asia Arena.
FEU took a 42-37 lead in the first half behind Tolomia’s 10 points, which all came in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, Teng had nine points for the Green Archers. Both squads shot better than 50-percent from the field in the first 20 minutes of action. -- Sports Desk Online