Baldwin commends Ateneo’s effort, but ‘we just didn’t make shots’

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first_imgView comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ateneo shot the ball on a 22-of-74 clip, taking 23 more attempts than FEU, thanks to its 19 offensive rebounds.The Blue Eagles also forced the Tamaraws to 27 turnovers, but again they just couldn’t make the shots.“They have one of the best defenses in the UAAP and today their defense was the winner and we’re the loser.”The absence of the injured Matt Nieto and the fouled out Thirdy Ravena also didn’t help the Blue Eagles’ cause especially in the end-game where their comeback fell short.FEU held a 56-49 lead when Ravena got ejected after absorbing his fifth foul with 3:02 left but the Blue Eagles trimmed the margin to as little as three after Mike Nieto’s layup with 1:04 left.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ateneo’s frank head coach said the Blue Eagles’ failed to get through the Tamaraws’ defense and as a result failed to get the buckets needed for the win.But Baldwin still had room for praise and said their loss wasn’t for the lack of trying.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 Chriss“FEU played great defense, played a better game than us, our offense was really lacking but certainly the effort was there,” said Baldwin as his team dropped to 4-2 and shared the second spot with the Tamaraws.“We feel good about the effort, we just didn’t make shots.” 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Blue Eagles had a chance at the buzzer to send the game to overtime but Adrian Wong’s triple bounced off.“We believe in our depth, tonight we just weren’t good enough,” said Baldwin. “We just didn’t hit the shots. What do you want in life? You want opportunities, we had ample opportunities, we just couldn’t get it done.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ravena said he had no intention to hit Escoto: ‘There was no extra motion’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tab Baldwin has always been a man who says things the way it is, and he was at it again after Ateneo’s tough 63-60 loss to Far Eastern University Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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