Return to winning ways at stake in ‘Battle of Katipunan’

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 30, 2015 12:58 AM
Return to winning ways at stake in ‘Battle of Katipunan’
SEEKING THE RIGHT PATH. Ateneo and UP both want to notch another one in the win column.

Games on Wednesday at the MOA Arena

2:00 PM – Ateneo vs UP

4:00 PM – UST vs DLSU

As the contenders and pretenders begin to distinguish themselves in the UAAP 78 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines hope to determine where they stand sooner than later.

The Blue Eagles look to rebound from a meltdown in their previous game while the Fighting Maroons look to arrest a four-game losing skid on Wednesday at the MOA Arena.

The first Battle of Katipunan of the season fires off at 2:00 PM and all of the action will be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23 as well as streamed LIVE on sports.abs-cbn.com.

Ateneo lost a double-digit deficit in the final frame to stand at the wrong end of University of Sto. Tomas’ come-from-behind win the last time around. Reigning MVP Kiefer Ravena took all the blame after a performance that saw him miss 14 of his 18 attempts.

Coach Bo Perasol, however, said it was all of the Eagles who needed to step up to add another win to their 3-2 record. “We all have to do a better job in executing our plays,” he said.

On the other hand, a surprising 2-0 start is now a mere memory after UP was defeated by an average of 13.7 points in the last three games. The Maroons sorely need a guy to take charge as they continue to find out that their balanced attack just may not be enough. 

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