Animam buoyed NU's early 20-7 start as it slowly built the lead, taking a 29-point edge by halftime, 50-21.
"I just told the girls to start stronger. You got to be consistent," said coach Pat Aquino, lauding his side's improvements after starting the season slow.
Kaye Pingol added 15 points, six steals, three boards, and three assists, while Fil-Am forward Kelli Hayes got her 12 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the win.
It was all Lady Bulldogs in the game, as the lead extended to as high as 47, 87-40, after a Mikka Cacho bucket with 2:06 remaining in the game.
Despite NU's 42-point rout, Aquino acknowledges how good this UST side is this year.
Lon Rivera topped the Golden Tigresses with 11 points on a horrid 3-of-13 clip from the field, while last season's MVP Grace Irebu was held to just 10 points and 11 rebounds in the outing as they suffered their first loss in three games.
NU 90 -- Animam 19, Pingol 15, Hayes 12, Surada 9, Clarin 6, Itesi 6, Del Carmen 5, Cacho 4, Dimaunahan 3, Cac 3, Harada 2, Fabruada 2, Bartolo 2, Goto 1, Canuto 1.
UST 48 -- Rivera 11, Irebu 10, Tacatac 9, Ferrer 6, Panti 5, Javier 4, Gandalla 2, Callangan 1, Portillo 0, Soriano 0, Sangalang 0, Gonzales 0.
Quarterscores: 25-12, 50-21, 62-34, 90-48.
UAAP Season 82 Women's Basketball: NU vs UST
September 15, 2019 - SM Mall of Asia Arena