Perasol on UP’s struggles: ‘All is not lost’

first_imgThe Fighting Maroons are a few games away removed from the top four spots of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament and head coach Bo Perasol knows they have to get their acts together if they ever hope to end the school’s Final Four drought.“We have to be better, period,” said Perasol after UP lost its fifth game of the season when it fell to Ateneo, 83-66, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.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 ChrissREAD: Ateneo recovers, dumps UP to open 2nd roundUP was considered as one of the Final Four contenders before the season when Bright Akhuetie, who last played for University of Perpetual Help in NCAA Season 92, fulfilled his one-year residency. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Akhuetie’s addition, however, hasn’t panned out into instant success as the Fighting Maroons currently languish at the sixth seed with a 3-5 card.“We can’t just say we will fight. We have to be truly better to beat the teams that we will go up against,” said Perasol. “We just have to encourage the team that all is not lost. The day of reckoning will be the day that would be the last.”UP is a full game behind fifth-running University of Santo Tomas, and 1.5 games behind fourth seed De La Salle University.And with the clock ticking down on the Fighting Maroons, Perasol said they have to get back on track starting with their next game against University of the East on October 21.“We need to look at the six games that are coming and we need to take the next one, and the next one, until everything’s over,” said Perasol. “It’s my job to lead my team and to make them feel we have to keep going.” ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img UST rookie Cansino ‘surprised’ to be in 7th place of UAAP MVP race Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES University of the Philippines has hit a wall.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img

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