Ateneo, Adamson clash for second-seed
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 16, 2016 08:07 AM
Games on Wednesday at the MOA Arena
2:00 PM – UE vs FEU
4:00 PM – Adamson vs Ateneo
For the hottest team now in the stretch run of the UAAP 79 Men’s Basketball Tournament, it’s pretty simple.
Stretch the streak to six and Ateneo de Manila University assures itself of the second-seed.
The second hottest team in the tournament, however, has other plans.
And if Adamson University has it their way on Wednesday at the MOA Arena, the two teams will need another date to settle their score.
The battle for the last twice-to-beat advantage begins at 4:00 PM and 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.
The upstart Soaring Falcons will have it their way if they defeat the Blue Eagles by at least 31 points. That will assure them a playoff for the second-seed.
Otherwise, meaning their own win or a loss by at most 30 points, and Ateneo stakes its claim on the twice-to-beat advantage.
Giving the Eagles all the confidence in the world is a five-game winning streak that includes wins against title favorite De La Salle University and Far Eastern University.
Adamson has the same sort of momentum, however, as they have won all of their last four games. Also, it has already downed Ateneo back in the first round, 62-61, courtesy of team captain Dawn Ochea’s “magical shot.”
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