DLSU Lady Archers coach says ending NU's historic win streak a bonus to their goal

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 24) — The De La Salle University women's basketball team has done one thing that every team in the UAAP failed to do in the last nine years: end National University's unblemished record.

La Salle snapped NU's winning streak at 108 games after winning its match Wednesday at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion in Manila.

For DLSU Lady Archers head coach Cholo Villanueva, ending NU's dominance was just a bonus as their goal was to gain the twice-to-beat incentive in the playoffs.

Beating NU meant that there will be a Final Four in the UAAP Season 85 women's basketball tournament.

La Salle is currently at second place in the team standings with an 11-2 slate.

"We're not even thinking about beating that streak. We just wanted to have a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four. That was really the goal. Ending NU's streak was another bonus for us," the former La Salle Green Archers player told CNN Philippines' Sports Desk Thursday.

Villanueva said while they dealt NU its first defeat in nine years, it still has the best women's basketball program in the country.

"Any kind of streak comes to an end at one point. NU still has the best women's program in the Philippines," he said.

La Salle will conclude its elimination round campaign against University of the East on Nov. 26 at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion.