UAAP Finals: War of Katipunan erupts between Ateneo and UP

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 01, 2018 06:37 AM
UAAP Finals: War of Katipunan erupts between Ateneo and UP
Katipunan is a warzone as Ateneo and UP fight over the UAAP 81 championship.

Game on Saturday at the MOA Arena

3:30 PM - Ateneo vs UP

The UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament has been magical for the University of the Philippines.

The reality is, however, that Ateneo de Manila University remains favored to go back-to-back.

The Blue Eagles are out to remind everybody that they are the defending champions by sending a statement to the feel-good Fighting Maroons in Game 1 on Saturday at the MOA Arena.

The initial skirmish in the so-called War of Katipunan, also known as the best-of-three Finals, erupts at 3:30 PM and as always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN, S+A, S+A HD, livestream, and iWant.ph.

UP is heading into the Finals on a high after making so much history. With Season MVP Bright Akhuetie, Mythical selection Juan Gomez de Liano, and team captain Paul Desiderio all as confident as they have ever been, they are hoping to keep making history against all odds.

Those odds are that way because Ateneo is heading into the Finals on an eight-game winning streak – never having lost since the end of the first round of elimination. Ivorian tower Angelo Kouame and stalwart Thirdy Ravena are expected to show the way, but of course, total team effort is even more expected from the defending champs.

Meanwhile, the National University Lady Bulldogs are out to reinforce their dominion over all of Women’s Basketball as their own best-of-three championship round opposite the Far Easter University Lady Tamaraws commences at 11:00 AM.

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