Chabi Yo-led UST sets sights on Akhuetie, No. 2 UP in battle of MVPs

first_imgMOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Shortly after powering University of Santo Tomas past Far Eastern University, USoulemane Chabi Yo knows the road to the UAAP title doesn’t get any easier with second-ranked University of the Philippines next.The Growling Tigers face the Fighting Maroons, who own a twice-to-beat edge, in the next phase of the stepladder semifinals in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament in a matchup where Chabi Yo sees having little to no room for error.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Chabi Yo added he just has to play within the UST system and not to take his matchup with Bright Akhuetie, last season’s MVP, on a personal basis.“I have to know what I have to do and follow the system of coach (Aldin Ayo),” said Chabi Yo, who had 25 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists against FEU. “Everybody will play with their talent as his advantage.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? View comments Rice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “UP is the most talented team and we know we should not make mistakes and at at the same time we don’t have to be pressured,” said Chabi Yo after UST topped Far Eastern University, 81-71, in their knockout game Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We should play excellent defense because if we do that then we can get stops and that’s our mindset.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceChabi Yo locked up the MVP plum after finishing with 76 statistical points throughout the eliminations averaging 16.9 points, 14.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.The Growling Tigers swept the Fighting Maroons in the elimination round, winning both games with an average margin of 11 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PVL Finals: Creamline closes in on perfect run, rips PetroGazz in Game 1 Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’last_img

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