After more than two years of futility, the UP Fighting Maroons finally ended their 27-game UAAP losing skid by defeating the Adamson Falcons, 77-64, last Saturday, August 9!
Congratulations, iskolars! #SaWakas
"Give credit to UP. They played hard, they fought hard," Adamson head coach Kenneth Duremdes told abs-cbnnews.com after the game. "They wanted this game more than anybody else. Sa nilaro nila, kahit La Salle kinalaban nila today, mahihirapan eh. They executed, they followed the game plan, they executed their plays. Very disciplined sila."
UP team manager Dan Palami promised a much-talked about bonfire celebration inside the campus if his team breaks the streak, and that's exactly what happened at the UP Sunken Garden moments after the Fighting Maroons toppled the Falcons.
Scroll down to see some of the things that went down during the celebration!
Bonfires have long been outlawed in the Diliman campus, but with a symbolic win like this, we guess the university had to make an exception.
Considering the hype surrounding UP's win, it was a low-key and casual affair. The Fighting Maroons and their supporters flocked the stage and sang along to the music of Johnoy Danao.
It's like UP Fair all over again! This thing may seem over the top, but for UP students, the win marks a new beginning for their hardcourt heroes.
You know what's the best thing about this bonfire celebration? The unlimited supply of booze and isaw! If you're familiar with UP Diliman, you'd know that the school takes pride in their isaw.