MANILA, Philippines — College of the Philippines guard Harold Alarcon and JD Cagulangan remained hungry amid the Combating Maroons’ 5-0 begin within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match.
Alarcon and Cagulangan powered UP’s 110-79 rout of winless College of Santo Tomas to remain on prime of the league on Saturday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.
However the guards downplayed their unbeaten run — the college’s greatest begin within the Remaining 4 period — and vowed to maintain on bettering of their redemption bid after settling for a runner-up end final 12 months.
“We’ve to be constant on all the fitting issues we do and reduce the unhealthy habits we commit within the recreation,” stated Alarcon in Filipino after main UP with 21 factors, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Cagulangan, who was the hero in UP’s first UAAP championship in 36 years after hitting the game-winner within the Season 84 Finals Recreation 3, confused that they shouldn’t be overconfident with their good begin.
“Siguro wag magiging kumpiyansa sa lahat ng bagay mapapractice man o recreation. Ang aim namin begin pa lang ng season makuha yung pinakapotential ng laro namin,” stated Cagulangan, who tallied 16 factors, 9 assists, three steals, and two rebounds.
(We simply can’t be overconfident whether or not in observe or in the course of the recreation. Our aim because the begin of the season is to achieve our true potential.)
The graduating UP guard places a premium on being devoted in the whole lot they do in observe and video games
“We’ve to at all times regroup to verify nobody might be too assured. For me, it begins in observe on how we might be disciplined,” Cagulangan stated in Filipino.
UP coach Goldwin Monteverde stated that his wards ought to proceed studying from their wins to unlock their full potential.
“[From our bad game against FEU] we want these sorts of conditions to get up the workforce. So we are able to regroup and speak concerning the issues we are able to enhance to [unlock the] full potential of the workforce. I believe we’re nonetheless removed from the place we wish to be. We have to work on our protection,” Monteverde stated in Filipino.
UP eyes its sixth straight win in opposition to La Salle on Wednesday at MOA Enviornment.