UAAP: NU showed desire, effort to win despite loss to UP, says Jeff Napa

MANILA, Philippines — National University coach Jeff Napa lamented his team’s inability to finish strong after faltering in the fourth quarter against University of the Philippineson Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“I think we only played for 30 minutes. We failed to deliver in the last four minutes. That’s what dictated the game. I told them this game is for 40 minutes Then, our turnovers killed us during the last stretch,” said Napa after a 75-63 loss to the Fighting Maroons.

The Bulldogs led 63-62 in the fourth quarter but went scoreless in the last four minutes of the game where they also turned the ball over four times as the Fighting Maroons ended the match with a 13-…

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