University of the Philippines and National University both preserved their immaculate records after dominating their respective foes in the PG Flex Linoleum UCBL Pre-Season tournament Tuesday at the SGS Gym in Quezon City.
The Fighting Maroons stepped their foot on the gas pedal in the second frame and left the Far Eastern University Tamaraws in the dust, 72-56 while the Bulldogs clobbered the Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates, 87-59.
Carl Tamayo showed the way for the reigning UAAP champions with 19 points and six rebounds while Sean Torculas and Terrence Fortea backed him up with 12 and 10. The Fighting Maroons clinched the top seed in Group A standings
The Bulldogs, likewise, leaned on a huge third quarter explosion to pick up their fourth-straight win in as many games to secure the top seed behind the solid outing fromQJohn Gallinato who scored 14 points.
Over at the other games, University of Perpetual Help shackled Adamson University, 74-56 while Emilio Aguinaldo College outlasted Olivarez College, 76-73 to barge into the quarterfinals.
Kim Aurin dropped 20 points as the Altas rose to a 3-1 record in the standings. Ralph Robin also waxed hot from beyond the arc with five triples to spearhead the Generals with 21 points to wrap up the eliminations with a 3-2 record.
UP closes out the eliminations against Olivarez on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. which will come after the clash between Jose Rizal University and FEU at 11 a.m and the crucial encounter between Adamson and Perpetual at 12:45 p.m.