UP asks UAAP to review ‘deplorable’ calls, ‘incompetent’ officiating in Ateneo loss

first_imgView comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In a letter by Atty. Agaton Teodoro O. Uvero, team manager of the UP men’s basketball team, addressed to UAAP executive director Atty. Rene “Rebo” Saguisag, UP urged the UAAP to take action against what it deemed “deplorable” calls made by “incompetent” referees during the Fighting Maroons’ 87-79 defeat to the Blue Eagles.“We write to officially protest and implore action against what transpired during the University of the Philippines vs Ateneo de Manila University game last Wednesday, September 12, 2018. We are not writing because we lost,” the letter dated September 14 read.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The UAAP must do something about this not because we lost. Losing is part of the game. But unfairness and bad officiating is certainly not. Nobody wins when bad calls or non-calls by game officials are not rectified and are allowed to continue.”UP cited a game between Adamson and La Salle in last year’s Final Four as an example where the Falcons protested “unfair and biased” calls that led to the UAAP suspending the referees who officiated the duel. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Pep confidant: the Barca great thriving in China’s ‘crazy’ second tier During that game, La Salle was awarded 39 free throw attempts to Adamson’s five.Uvero said UP’s game against Ateneo was a “recurrence” after the Fighting Maroons only shot seven free throws as compared to the Blue Eagles’ 31.UP also slammed the “unfair” officiating after no whistle was blown on Bright Akhuetie’s dunk attempt against Ateneo’s William Navarro in the fourth quarter that drew the ire of Maroons head coach Bo Perasol and got tossed.The school felt Navarro committed “an extremely dangerous foul” against Akhuetie.UP is also asking the UAAP “to review the officiating done during the game and thereafter, suspend the referees thereon” and reconsider the one-game suspension given to Perasol following his ejection.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ University of the Philippines has protested its close loss to Ateneo last Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more