The DLSU Green Archers survive the UST Growling Tigers with a final score of 80-79. UST’s Rhenz Abando tried to lift UST as he made crucial stops late in the 4th but it was short due to the stepping jumpshot he made. Andrei Caracut also made a heads up play, letting the clock trickle down after throwing the ball to the back of Ira Bataller in their last possesion
Jamie Malonzo had a 23 points on a 3/4 3-point shooting and collected seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists. Justine Baltazar had a double-double output of 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Aljun Melecio scored 18 points, six assists, and two boards. Brandon Bates had a career game with 10 points, 15 boards, and two blocks. He proved himself to his haters that he can be effective for the Green and White.