Maroons take six-game run and Final Four seat into the break

The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons will plunge into a 12-day break having won their last six games in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament.

They’re going to use that breather for a little introspection.

“This break is nice because we get a chance to focus on ourselves and break down what we can get better on,” said Zavier Lucero. “So that coming into the next game, it doesn’t matter who we are playing because we’ve been working on us.”

Lucero had 17 points on Thursday, helping the Maroons hose down a late challenge by the University of the East (UE) Warriors for an 83-69 victory that guaranteed the defending champions a Final Four appearance.

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