Six years ago in a majestic season, the UST Growling Tigers completed a Cinderella run by capturing the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Men's Basketball crown, the most coveted in all of the Philippines' collegiate sports. Beating a surging Ateneo De Manila University squad in three games for the championship was their most major accomplishment in nearly ten years. That championship spirit then went weak for the next six years.
Now, at the current season, 75, the Tigers have donned their sharpest look for the first time since 2006. After heartbreaking Final Four exits in the past few seasons, the Tigers have corralled themselves once again. With a rejuvenated roster that grown into maturity, the Tigers are slowly sneaking in to create another Cinderella story for the gold. What would it take for them to win it all? Here are 5 vital keys.