WITH four straight losses and sixth defeat in eight outings, University of Sto. Tomas’ is tied at the bottom and team captain Louie Vigil believes the Tigers have no one to blame but themselves.
Vigil took part of the blame as the losing run continued, while calling on teammates to work on their game.
The Growling Tigers didn’t leave their dugout at the Mall of Asia Arena until the halftime of the second game — a good hour after the Growling Tigers lost to University of the East.
“Kapag makikita mo ’yung game, we had a lot of turnovers. I had 10 and we missed a lot of free throws,” said Vigil.
“Pretty much, kalaban namin mga sarili namin,” said Vigil.
Vigil had 21 points but aside from the turnovers, he missed six free throws.
Several of Vigil’s turnovers were from incomplete drop passes, but he said it won’t stop him from passing the ball to open teammates.
“Mostly naman ’yung mga turnovers ko, mostly galing sa drop passes. I’m not saying na hindi magagaling sumalo ‘yung mga kasama ko, but if it still happens, I’m still going to look for an open man,” said Vigil.
Vigil revealed the team had a meeting before the second round, and are disappointed that the slump continues.
“Actually, lahat pinag-usapan na namin. Start pa lang ng second round, nagkaroon na kami ng heart-to-heart talk. Kasama pa nga sila Father (De Sagon). Pero ‘yung result, hindi pa rin sa side namin,” said Vigil.
“May chance pa kami. Basta magtatatalo lang din ‘yung ibang teams. Makakuha lang kami ng winning streak, pero sa linalaro namin, feeling ko kulang pa talaga. Sana ma-resolve namin habang hindi pa huli ang lahat,” said Vigil.