Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño take charge as the UP Fighting Maroons climb to a share of 4th place
MANILA, Philippines – The Gomez de Liaño brothers put on a show as the University of the Philippines escaped National University, 89-88, to climb to a share of 4th place in the UAAP men's basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, October 7.
Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño – nicknamed as the "GDL brothers" – teamed up to help the UP Maroons regain control against the NU Bulldogs side that refused to go away easily.
Juan dropped an all-around game of 20 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals, while Javi drained a career-high 19 points on top of 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
Bright Akhuetie also posted a huge double-double of 21 points and 19 rebounds for the Maroons, who improved to 3-3 for a share of the 4th spot with the La Salle Green Archers.