Top two teams collide when Ateneo, DLSU rekindle rivalry

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 08, 2017 01:41 AM
Top two teams collide when Ateneo, DLSU rekindle rivalry
AGE-OLD FOES.

Games on Sunday at the MOA Arena

12:00 PM – NU vs UP

4:00 PM – Ateneo vs DLSU

There is no hype needed when Ateneo de Manila University does battle with De La Salle University.

And yet, there is much more than bragging rights at stake in the archrivals’ first meeting in the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The defending champion Green Archers are standing in the way of a first round sweep for the league-leading Blue Eagles on Sunday at the MOA Arena.

The bell rings on Round 1 of the most heated rivalry in the country at 4:00 PM and all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream.

Behind what is becoming their trademark total team effort, Ateneo has rang off six consecutive victories to start the season. As such, their confidence is at its highest as they meet the team that downed them in the Finals a season ago.

Just as confident that the opposite would be happening, however, is Ben Mbala-led DLSU which mightily rebounded after its first loss in the season with back-to-back blowouts. At 6-1, they have their sights set on the top spot currently occupied by their archrivals.

Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines and National University want nothing more than to get back on track when they are pitted against one another at 12:00 PM.

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