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UAAP finals: Thirdy’s career game gets social-media applause, as Twitter reacts

A 38-point performance by Thirdy Ravena keyed the Blue Eagles’ title victory and left people on social media applauding his game. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

So there we have it, the Fighting Maroons certainly cannot claim their elusive second UAAP basketball title, as what their rather hopeful “atin ‘to” battle cry suggested — not yet anyway. 

A great performance from Thirdy Ravena, who was later named finals MVP, scoring 38 points, ensured that the supremely gifted and well-drilled Ateneo Blue Eagles were named champions again. 

Reactions from both camps have been similarly appreciative, despite the contrasting result. Most of the UP faithful, even with the overall grateful mood, will wake up to a rather alien feeling of losing a UAAP finals, given that this is their first appearance in 32 years. 

The Ateneo supporters, meanwhile, will relish the familiar joy of winning back-to-back titles, celebrating yet another dominant outing for their collegiate basketball team.

This will all be analyzed as the days unfold, for sure, with a sneaky eye to next season, where the Blue Eagles will have their core intact to help in their bid to win a 3rd title in a row and the Fighting Maroons welcoming two promising talents –Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras. 

Below are just some of the most popular reactions about the UAAP finals on Twitter, which dominated the trending topics list throughout this Wednesday afternoon: 

Wooooooooooot!!!!!!!!!!! But what a Cinderella story UP’s turned out to be!!! This season might be remembered more for that, to be honest. Congratulations to everyone!!! #OneBigFight #FightUP #BattleofKatipunan

A post shared by Lea Salonga (@msleasalonga) on Dec 5, 2018 at 3:57am PST

Ateneo won the game but this guy @pauldesiderio18 won the hearts of all the UP fans. Thanks for all the memories King Maroon! 👍🏼🏀 #UPfight #next year

A post shared by sonny angara (@sonnyangara) on Dec 5, 2018 at 3:10am PST

Wooooooooooot!!!!!!!!!!! But what a Cinderella story UP’s turned out to be!!! This season might be remembered more for that, to be honest. Congratulations to everyone!!! #OneBigFight #FightUP #BattleofKatipunan

A post shared by Lea Salonga (@msleasalonga) on Dec 5, 2018 at 3:57am PST

Ateneo won the game but this guy @pauldesiderio18 won the hearts of all the UP fans. Thanks for all the memories King Maroon! 👍🏼🏀 #UPfight #next year

A post shared by sonny angara (@sonnyangara) on Dec 5, 2018 at 3:10am PST

Article source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/12/05/18/uaap-finals-thirdys-career-game-gets-social-media-applause-as-twitter-reacts

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