ALL-UAAP FINALS: UP Maroons upset TRMH-CMO Green Archers to arrange finals

Bracket A W L
*TRMH-CMO DLSU 2 1
Montana Pawnshop 2 1
Pacman Warriors 1 2

Bracket B W L
*UP 3 0
NU 1 2
Malacañang Kamao 0 3
*clinched finals berth

The Royal Mandaya Hotel-CMO De La Salle Green Archers failed to handle the more determined University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons and dropped a heart-rending 79-73 decision on Saturday at the close of the eliminations in the 80th Araw ng Davao Invitational basketball tournament.

The Fighting Maroons led from start to finish and controlled the tempo with a slew of fastbreak outbursts to negate the tremendous advantage of the TRMH-CMO Green Archers in the paint.

The Maroons thus finished the eliminations on top with a clean 3-win sweep. The Green Archers finished with a 2-1 card but still punched the second finals ticket.

The Green Archers are seeking to retain the title they won last year against Goldstar Hardware while the Maroons will be gunning for their first.