NU, Ateneo reignite rivalry for all the glory in UAAP 81 Jrs.

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 18, 2019 06:17 AM
NU, Ateneo reignite rivalry for all the glory in UAAP 81
Who you got between defending champion Ateneo and last year's runner-up NU?

Game on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre

3:00 PM – NU vs Ateneo

For the second season in a row, it will be Nazareth School of National University and Ateneo de Manila High School disputing the championship.

Hostilities between the Bullpups and the Blue Eaglets erupt once more on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre as the bell rings on the title bout between the two heavyweights in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament.

NU, last year’s runners-up, and defending champion Ateneo go at it in Game 1 of the best-of-three series tipping off at 3:00 PM. All of the action will be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE over on S+A and S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, iWant as well as on streaming.

The Bullpups have had the Blue Eaglets’ number this year. Gerry Abadiano, Terrence Fortea, and Carl Tamayo have all taken turns to make sure the Jocson ballers swept their two meetings thus far.

Still, it was just last year when Ateneo took home the title at NU’s expense. This time around, they will have Season MVP Kai Sotto as well as feisty playmakers Forthsky Padrigao and Ian Espinosa leading the way.

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