FEU volleyball star Rachel Anne Daquis at the UAAP Season 77 men's basketball finals. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA - Comedian Vice Ganda, volleyball star Rachel Ann Daquis, and basketball player RR Garcia were just some of the notable alumni and alumnae to express their support for the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Tamaraws, having won Game 1 of the best-of-three finals against the National University (NU) Bulldogs, were just one win away for their first men's basketball crown since 2005.
The second game saw a record crowd of 24,896 gather at the Big Dome.
Fomer FEU basketball player RR Garcia at the UAAP men's basketball finals between the Bulldogs and the Tamaraws. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
The wait continues for the Tamaraws, however, as the team lost to the Bulldogs, 62-47. Forward Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia of FEU finished the game with 17 and 15 points, respectively.
Moments after the game, Vice Ganda, who came along with "It's Showtime co-host Jhong Hilario, tweeted: "Ang hirap talunin ng Mighty Bulldogs! Mighty Bond na Bulldog pa. Masyadong madikit! #CongratsNU #BawiNextGameFEU"
The comedian also posted a two-part video series on his Instagram account, entitled "Walang Kakain." In the short clips, he poked fun at his own reaction to the Tamaraws' loss.
Jhong Hilario, Vice Ganda, and Arwind Santos at the UAAP men's basketball finals between FEU and NU. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
Gilas Pilipinas and former FEU players Marc Pingris and Jeff Chan were also in attendance. One can expect the duo to be back for the do-or-die Game 3 against NU set to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena next Wednesday.
The Bulldogs are seeking their first men's basketball crown in over four decades. The team was led by Troy Rosario --the league's Most Improved Player-- Glenn Khobuntin, and Gelo Alolino in the win.
The trio scored 46 of NU's 62 points.
Gilas Player Jeff Chan looks on as FEU takes on NU at the UAAP men's basketball finals. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com