In what was easily his best game yet for UP, Francis Lopez shone as the UP Fighting Maroons took down the NU Bulldogs, 78-60, in the UAAP Season 86 men's basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, October 7.
Lopez logged 14 points, seven rebounds, and four assists for UP which stayed perfect through three games and seized the early lead in the team standings.
Reigning MVP Malick Diouf showcased his steady force down low, churning out 12 markers and 13 boards to help the Maroons in dealing the Bulldogs their first loss of the season.
Jake Figueora put up 14 points and 10 rebounds for NU which dropped to 2-1.
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