All-out war for all the glory breaks out between DLSU and Ateneo
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 03, 2016 09:06 AM
RIVALRY SERIES. For the first time in nearly a decade, archrivals DLSU and Ateneo will duke it out for the championship.
Game on Saturday at the MOA Arena
4:00 PM – DLSU vs Ateneo
It took eight years, but the time has come for the Philippines’ fiercest rivals to once more fight in the Finals.
The battle for the championship in the UAAP 79 Men’s Basketball Tournament begins on Saturday.
Half of the MOA Arena will be in green for De La Salle University while the other half will be in blue for Ateneo de Manila University as the archrivals engage each other in an all-out war for all the glory.
The rivalry series erupts at 4:00 PM. No one’s gonna want to miss it and fortunately, each and every one can catch it LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23 and ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 as on LIVESTEAMING.
The Blue Eagles dethroned Far Eastern University to get to this point. “We have some momentum from that win. We are not gonna bow out of the way for DLSU,” head coach Tab Baldwin expressed, full of confidence.
While their archrivals needed two tries, the Green Archers took just one shot to take down Adamson University before barging into the Finals. Fiery as always, head coach Aldin Ayo quipped, “Extra motivated kami kasi Ateneo took something from us.”
The two teams split their elimination round meetings. DLSU routed Ateneo, 97-81, in the first round and the Eagles took revenge on the Archers, 83-71, in the second round.
Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.