Ateneo, Adamson figure in early-season heavyweight bout

Ateneo, Adamson figure in early-season heavyweight bout
PLAYOFF PREVIEW.

Games on Saturday at the MOA Arena

2:00 PM – UE vs NU

4:00 PM – Ateneo v Adamson

Both Ateneo de Manila University and Adamson University fell in the playoffs to De La Salle University.

Still, the two teams were the two teams which pushed the eventual champions to the limit.

The Blue Eagles and the Soaring Falcons seek to build on that moral victory when they take on one another to begin the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The bell rings on the early-season bout at 4:00 PM on Saturday at the MOA Arena. All of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream.

Ateneo will be parading an intact core led by the likes of Isaac Go, Mike Nieto, Thirdy Ravena which will now be joined by promising newcomers such as Troy Mallillin and Tyler Tio.

Just as intact, however, is Adamson which will still be fronted by Jerrick Ahanmisi, Rob Manalang, and Papi Sarr and will now be fortified by high-flyer Tyrus Hill.

Meanwhile, the Jamike Jarin era dawns on National University when it takes on University of the East at 2:00 PM.

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