Ateneo determined to dislodge FEU from second spot

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 09, 2016 06:53 AM
Ateneo determined to dislodge FEU from second spot

Games on Wednesday at the MOA Arena

2:00 PM – Ateneo vs FEU

4:00 PM – Adamson vs UST

Only four days since becoming the first team to down erstwhile perfect De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University will go out to score even more bragging rights on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Blue Eagles try to become the first team to sweep defending champion Far Eastern University in the elimination round of the UAAP 79 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Not only that, a win will also vault Ateneo onto a share of the second-seed, keeping their goal for a twice-to-beat advantage well within reach.

That’s easier said than done, however, as the Tamaraws have vowed to come out with guns blazing beginning at 2:00 PM. All of the action will be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23 and ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 as well as streamed LIVE on

FEU is coming off a shock loss, 59-61, to upstart Adamson University and is in no mood to go on a losing skid now at 8-3. That is even truer with their highly-anticipated rematch with DLSU next on their schedule.

The Eagles have sure made interesting things though with their 83-71 victory versus their archrivals ensuring that there will be a Final Four. Standing at 7-4, they want nothing more than that playoff incentive.

Ateneo has all the more confidence as they have already halted the Tamaraws, 76-71, back in the first round.


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