Mac Belo's winning 3-point shot gives La Salle a heartbreaking loss (video)

Mac Belo of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws made a winning 3-point shot at the buzzer to give the De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers a heartbreaking loss.

With the score tied at 64-all and just 24.4 ticks left, FEU star player Mike Tolomia drew La Salle's defenders by attempting to drive to the basket, but made a crucial pass to Belo who was left open for a three-pointer.

"That last play was really designed for Mike Tolomia. In the end, he made the most important decision of his basketball career," FEU coach Nash Racela said during a post-game interview. "Hindi niya ipinilit and saw an open Mac Belo."

The power forward also drilled a 3-point shot earlier with less than a minute to go in the fourth quarter of their do-or-die game against the Green Archers on Wednesday.

He actually anticipated the assist and saw it coming after his defender, Jason Perkins, took the bait from Tolomia and moved away from him.

"Ang sabi ni coach, sa corner lang ako. Nung nakita ko si Perkins na nag-help kay Mike, alam ko ibibigay ni Mike sa akin," said Belo, who scored 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds during their second outing with the Green Archers in the Final Four.

Mac Belo's winning 3-point shot
Screenshot from YouTube video courtesy of ABS-CBN Sports+Action 

The FEU Tamaraws will face the National University (NU) Bulldogs in the UAAP Finals best-of-three championship series beginning this Saturday, October 4.