MANILA, Philippines – Green Archers forward Jeron Teng gave no excuses after De La Salle University’s (DLSU) defeat to unbeaten Far Eastern University (FEU), 60-65, in their playoff game in the UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament held last September 21 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“Ano nalang, no excuse ako. Medyo wala pa ako sa timing,” Teng said after the game.
Though Teng recently recovered from a mild case of dengue fever, he did not use this as an excuse to defend his side and save his face for his ‘miserable game,’ scoring only eight points, eight rebounds and two field goals in the loss.
“Wala na. Wala na akong lagnat. 100% na ako,” Teng said.
The 6-foot-2 Teng also missed four of his last six free throws in the extra period.
“I’m still working on it [free throws] sa game. Pero walang excuse for my missed free throws. Siguro, it’s all mental,” Teng said
Jeron’s father, former PBA player Alvin Teng, ‘believed that his son’s performance may have something to do with the pressure from the crowd.
La Salle and FEU will meet again on Saturday to start their semifinals series at the same venue. La Salle now has to win two straight games against FEU to make it back to the finals.
“Blessed lang kami kasi we have a chance to prove ourselves,” Teng said.
With report from Cyra Moraleda