The UE Red Warriors repulsed defending champion NU Bulldogs, 52-47, in UAAP Season 78 action Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.
Chris Javier scored 16 points and nine boards to lead the Red Warriors who improved to 3-5.
The Bulldogs led by as much as 10 points in the second quarter, but the Red Warriors made unleashed an 18-6 third period run that trimmed their deficit and eventually put them in the driver’s seat.
It was the second win of UE over NU this season after the Red Warriors pulled off a 76-71 win in their first round matchup.
The result forced a three-way tie for fifth place, with NU and UP sharing the same records as UE.
Alfred Aroga made 11 markers and nine rebounds for NU in the losing effort.