UAAP: Cyril Gonzales’ big game no surprise to UP coach Goldwin Monteverde

MANILA, Philippines — University of the Philippines coach Goldwin Monteverde was not surprised that Cyril Gonzales delivered in big moments to beat National University, 75-63, in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Gonzales was a big revelation for the Fighting Maroons, draining 12 of his 15 points in the payoff period, including a dagger 3-pointer with 47.3 seconds remaining as the Fighting Maroons got back at their first-round tormentor.

Subbing in Gonzales, who has been his player since high school at Nazareth School of NU, for Harold Alarcon in crunch time wasn’t exactly a gamble for Monteverde.

“To be honest, I have know…

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