Tamaraws overcame NU rookie John Lloyd Clemente's performance and finished fourth.
Far Eastern University overcame the points scored by John Lloyd Clemente (79-74), who hoped to survive in the UAAP 81-man basketball tournament on Sunday, November 11th. Smart at the Araneta Coliseum.
Tamaraws knocked out nine triples in the first half and escaped. Arvin Tolentino scored four points and finished with 16 points, six rebounds and two assists.
Kenneth Tuffin, who overcame Clemente's record by Tamaraws, also got 15 points.
Clemente scored 38 and scored the most points of the season, with NU players scoring the highest points since Ray Parkes scored 35 in 2012.
But his tremendous endeavor was not enough until Tamaraws held a late big wave behind Tolentino, Tuffin and FEU god LJ Gonzales to take fourth place and win the seventh victory.
"Clemente fell off in the third quarter, and we are happy to have a storm, and that will happen," Tuffin said.
Clemente led the Bulldogs comeback after an explosion of 21 points. In the third quarter, the NU lost double-digit deficit to 7-51-58.
However, Tamaraws blocked the Bulldogs, Gonzales succeeded in scoring goals, and conservative layups and Tuffin pulled the slump at a fast break (78-65).
The FEU were off the road early in the day when Tolentino had 16 points. I scored four points in eight points in a three-point shot.
FEU 79 – Tolentino 16, Tuffin 15, Gonzales 9, Stockton 7, Parker 6, Inigo 6, Orizu 6, Bienes 5, Ebona 4, Comboy 3, Bayquin 2, Cani 0, Escoto.
Nu 74 – Clemente 38, Ildefonso D 12, Diputado 4, Yu 4, Rike 2, Aquino 2, Tibian 2, Galinato 2, Gallego 2, Salim 2, Gaye 2, Ildefonso S 1, Malonzo 1, Joson 0, Sinclair 0.
Quarter: 19-18, 44-28, 69-61, 79-74.