UAAP: Ateneo Blue Eagles within a win of sweep; UST Growling Tigers crush Adamson Falcons, near Final FourWhat Coach Norman said.
By Marc Anthony Reyes
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA—As expected, Ateneo cleared another road block—and how—in its determined march to a title sweep in the UAAP Saturday.
Playing with their usual unforgiving defense, the Blue Eagles held the National University Bulldogs to their lowest output ever in a 61-39 rout that moved Ateneo to within a win of an elimination sweep and three more from a rare unbeaten championship run in men’s basketball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“Now we’ll definitely go for it, no question,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black of the Eagles’ bid to become the first team to capture a fourth straight championship by winning 16 games in a row.
“I guess we can’t avoid that now. That’s something worth striving for.”
Sunday, September 4, 2011
UAAP Season 74 Eliminations, Round 2: Ateneo-NU Game Results
Ateneo's unbeaten streak is now at 13 straight games.