SM Mall of Arena, Pasay City -Philippines
Far Eastern University ended a decade-long title drought after a tight fight with the University of Santo Tomas, 67-62, in a grueling Game 3 of the UAAP Season 78 men’s basketball Finals ( wednesday ) yesterday before a exuberant crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena crowd.
The tightly contested finals were from two universities which were known for their traditional rivalries at the UAAP basketball scenes during its early years until the mid- 1960’s .
photo from Facebook Mobile upload by. Mr. Christian Iñigo Evasco
There are also reports that some students and alumni from both schools slept at the venue place in order to get a nice seating location. While some waited patiently queuing in line early in the morning just to get this chance to support their respective schools.
The rivalries from both camps also sends social media like Facebook , Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr with hashtag #HulingSigawTamaraw and #GoUSTe became the top trending topics in the Philippines and in the world .
The rivalries also extend at the ticket sales when SM Mall of Arena tickets for the UAAP Season 78 Men’s Basketball Championship this Wednesday, December 2, 3:30 p.m. at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena were officially sold out! in a matter of barely 50 minutes !
Some of the avid forumers and netizens even suggested that because of the high interest that the game had generated . The UAAP officials should change their GAME 3 finals and moved them to Philippine Arena .
It was well fought battle and the raise to the UAAP championship is not easy .
With FEU’s 20th UAAP Senior Men’s Basketball Championship title tuck under its feathers – My Heartfelt Congratulations !!!