NU Lady Bulldogs bag 5th straight UAAP title with 80 straight wins

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. National University completed an 80-game winning romp en route to its fifth straight title after cruising past Far Eastern University, 67-61, for the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball title Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Lady Bulldogs completed a 16-0 sweep of the tournament making 2018 the fifth straight year they’ve gone undefeated.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 Chriss“What can I say, it’s amazing. Winning a few championships and going 80-0 is amazing, and I’m happy to be part of it,” said NU head coach Pat Aquino who owns all five of the Lady Bulldogs’ titles.“FEU deserved to be here, that team brought out the best out of us. Our goal really is not the sweep but to get the championship and the 80 wins and the 16-0 are just bonuses for us.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ NU and FEU were locked in a virtual back-and-forth in the first quarter with the Lady Bulldogs holding a slim 18-16 lead at the end of the period.The Lady Bulldogs then got rolling in the second period outscoring the Lady Tamaraws 23-9 to build a 41-25 lead heading into the break.“We got five, I got my fourth and it’s just so euphoric that all our sacrifices paid off,” said Finals MVP Jack Daniel Animam in Filipino. “We’re in cloud nine with this 80-0 and as coach said it’s amazing.”Rhena Itesi led NU’s offense with 17 points and 10 rebounds while Animam had 15 points, 21 rebounds, and four blocks.Ria Nabalan who was with NU for all five of its titles, added 11 points.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines–Perfection achieved.ADVERTISEMENT Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray all confirmed for Australian Open LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers02:14Carpio 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 Fatima Quiapo led the Lady Tamaraws with 15 points and 10 boards. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img

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