UAAP 2018: The National University Bulldogs mauled the University of Santo Tomas Tigers, 75-70, in the opener of the 2018 UAAP Season 81 basketball this Saturday at the MOA Arena in Pasay. The brothers duo of Dave and Shaun Ildefonso lifted the Bulldogs over the newly-mentored Tigers coached by Aldin Ayo. Dave starred for NU with 19 buckets, 7 boards and 4 dimes, while brother Shaun also made 10 markers and 11 caroms.
➤ Reinforcement Senegalese Issa Gaye also contributed 6 points and 7 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
➤ The opening day loss is the first for coach Ayo under the UST squad as he once mentored the Letran Knights in the NCAA and the Green Archers in the UAAP.
➤ UAAP Juniors MVP CJ Cansino meanwhile led the losing Tigers with his stellar 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Renzo Subido copped 15 markers.