Ateneo Blue Eagles 2 wins off sweep; Adamson Falcons down UE Red Warriors
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA—A big fourth-quarter push helped Ateneo shake off University of the Philippines, 73-58, Thursday to move within two wins of sweeping the UAAP men’s basketball tournament eliminations at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Banking on the strong games of their big men, the Blue Eagles relied on their half-court play in pulling away for good from the Maroons, who were still within striking distance at 54-47 going into the last eight minutes.
“We’re at the point of the season where statistically I’m not really that concerned anymore,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black after his defending champions roared to their 12th straight win and inched closer to an outright Finals berth, the bonus for a 14-game elimination sweep.
Friday, September 2, 2011
UAAP Season 74 Eliminations, Round 2: Ateneo-UP Game Results
Ateneo's unbeaten run now stands at 12 straight.