THE UAAP is set to review statements made by University of Sto. Tomas coach Boy Sablan in criticizing the referees after the Tigers lost by 43 points to La Salle.
League commissioner Rebo Saguisag said he did not talk about fines or suspensions, but noted that he will study the issue in order to “preserve the public confidence in the league.”
“Unlike the games, I do not have personal knowledge on the alleged statements. But because we have to preserve the public confidence in the league, we will consider looking into the matter,” said Saguisag.
Sablan believes there were a handful of errors made by the referees, with two glaring mistakes.
Sablan aired his frustration over two missed calls, first on a supposed goaltending violation in the first quarter after Abu Tratter blocked the shot of UST’s William Afoakwah even though the ball already hit the board first.
The second one, according to Sablan, was on Ricci Rivero, who he says should have been called for a travelling violation during the first period as well.
The Tigers eventually were handed the largest losing margin since statistics were kept by the current provider in 2003.
“Kilala ko ’yung galawan nila dito,” Sablan said later, without elaborating.