Sky-high Eagles determined to end Tamaraws’ reign

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 26, 2016 07:36 AM
Sky-high Eagles determined to end Tamaraws’ reign
BIG-TIME BATTLE. Ateneo wants nothing more than an early end to its semifinal pairing, but FEU wants nothing more than an extension for its title reign.

Game on Saturday at the MOA Arena

4:00 PM – Ateneo vs FEU

Now in the Final Four of the UAAP 79 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Ateneo de Manila University remains the hottest team with six consecutive victories.

The Blue Eagles look to turn up the heat even more on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena, so much so that it will dethrone defending champion Far Eastern University.

A championship reign will either end at the hands of Ateneo or extend courtesy of the Tamaraws after the matchup that tips off at 4:00 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.

Behind the league’s longest active winning streak, the kids from Katipunan seized the second-seed and the twice-to-beat advantage. One more win and they set a date for the Finals with archrival and top-seed De La Salle University.

The defending champions have other plans, however, and they will go all out in forcing a do-or-die matchup. To do so, they will have to win against the Eagles who have thus far come out on top of their past two meetings.


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