WATCH: Cagulangan’s game winner that clinched title for UP


Posted at May 13 2022 10:18 PM

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On a team that saw a number of players embrace the pressure of a high-stakes game, it was Joel Cagulangan who emerged the star of stars.

His dagger, step-back 3-pointer late capped an unlikely comeback for the UP Fighting Maroons, who climbed out of a 5-point deficit with two minutes left in overtime to beat Ateneo 72-69 for the UAAP Season 84 men's basketball title on Friday.

Cagulangan was brilliant in the extension, going toe to toe with the Blue Eagles' more experienced guards.

A sequence that included a transition basket, a 3-pointer, a crucial assist to Malick Diouf, and that steely long-distance basket certainly put Cagulangan's name in UP basketball lore.