The University of the Santo Tomas Growling Tigers went on to pull off an 86-72 beating of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons at the Mall of Asia Arena. CJ Cansino fired a triple-double of 16 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals on a 5-of-6 (83%) shooting.
Renzo Subido also drained 13 points and dished out 6 assists for the Tigers, who won over the Maroons for the first time since September 17, 2016.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

IRAN continued to roll in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, defeating the Philippines, 81-73, at the start of the second round of the competition on Thursday night at the Azady Gym in Tehran.

Opted not to play big man Hamed Haddadi for much of the contest, the Iranians still proved themselves a handful for the Philippine team, anchoring their attack on their size advantage and timely shooting from the outside.

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