Centro Escolar University (CEU) pulled off a huge upset against Wangs Basketball @26-Letran in the 2022 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
CEU dished out an 81-75 beating to keep its playoffs hopes alive.
Franz Diaz led the way with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals, while helping CEU establish a 3-3 record.
"Malaking bagay talaga itong panalo. In-expect namin talaga tambakan kami pero we adjusted at 'yung players ayaw patalo," said coach Chico Manabat in the PBA website.
Jerome Santos added 14 points, 4 assists, and 3 boards, even as Nigerian import Victor Balogun churned out 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 steals.
Brent Paraiso paced Wangs-Letran with 20 points, including 5 treys. But this failed to stop the Knights from falling to 3-2.
Meanwhile, in another upset, BUILDERS Warehouse-UST took down Marinerong Pilipino, 88-80.
Sherwin Concepcion again led the Growling Tigers with 18 points, including 4 treys, and 10 rebounds. Nic Cabanero added 18 markers, 8 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.
UST improved to 2-4 record and remain in the fight for a playoffs seat.