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NU posts 76th win

National University moved two wins away from an outright Finals berth even as Far Eastern University became the second semifinalist Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Kaye Pingol shot 17 points, Ria Nabalan chipped in 16 points while reigning MVP Jack Danielle Animam had a double-double effort of 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Lady Bulldogs extended their perfect run to 12 games following an 89-59 rout of University of the East.

Clare Castro had 21 points and 10 boards while Fatima Quiapo and Valerie Mamaril teamed up for 29 points as the Lady Tamaraws downed winless University of the Philippines, 80-66, to advance in the semis for the second straight season at 9-3.

Eyeing for its fifth straight crown, NU has stretched its record winning streak to 76.

The Lady Warriors and the Lady Maroons fell at 2-10 and 0-12 records, respectively.