National University has put its 77-75 loss to Far Eastern University under protest on Sunday, contending that RR Garcia’s marginal basket for the Tamaraws should not have been counted.
NU athletic director Junel Baculi relayed the news to InterAKTV. The Bulldogs are contending that Garcia’s shot was still on the tips of his fingers when the buzzer sounded.
Baculi said that the Bulldogs will leave it up to UAAP commissioner Ato Badolato to decide on the matter.
Garcia’s shot capped a mad ending to the FEU-NU game. The former UAAP Most Valuable Player lost the ball on the final play, but NU’s Bobby Ray Parks also couldn’t gain a clear handle, allowing FEU’s Roger Pogoy to come up with the leather. Pogoy made a pass leading to Garcia’s final shot.