Eaglets chased by FEU, Adamson for UAAP 81 playoff incentive

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 09, 2019 06:46 PM
Eaglets chased by FEU, Adamson for UAAP 81 playoff incentive
Ateneo, FEU-Diliman, and Adamson all remain in the running for the other twice-to-beat advantage for the UAAP 81 Final Four

Games on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre

9:00 AM – UE vs UPIS

11:00 AM – DLSZ vs UST

1:00 PM – Adamson vs Ateneo

2:00 PM – NU vs FEU-Diliman

The UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament has been set for more than a week, but that doesn’t mean at all that the last game day of the elimination round no longer has bearing.

On the contrary, all four games on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre carry weight – school pride for the first two and playoff implications for the last two.

Defending champion Ateneo de Manila High School (10-3) has its sights set on the remaining twice-to-beat advantage and they will get just that if only they fly higher than Adamson High School (9-4) at 1:00 PM.

That’s easier said than done, however, as the Baby Falcons also want to fan the flames of their hopes for that playoff incentive.

The same goes for Far Eastern University-Diliman (9-4) which needs a win up against Nazareth School of National University (12-1) at 3:00 PM to boost its bid for the second-seed.

The Bullpups are already locked into the top-seed, but are still sure to go all-out to head into the next round with a full head of steam.

Both crucial contests will be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on S+A and S+A HD.

In the early games, 6-7 University of Sto. Tomas has plotted to give rookie sensation Mark Nonoy a fitting send-off at the expense of 4-9 De La Salle Zobel at 11:00 AM while 1-12 University of the East and 1-12 University of the Philippines Integrated School fight over the right to avoid last place at 9:00 AM.

All four games will also be on livestream.

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