Defending champions Ateneo de Manila University tallied another huge-victory, this time against arch-rival De La Salle University, 71-55, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Saturday.
FORMER Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets head coach Joe Silva was happy despite the University of the East's 62-89 defeat against the Blue Eagles.
The reigning champion Ateneo De Manila University is now ready to defend their crown this Season 81, and things are going to get tougher for them.
The Ateneo Blue Eagles will be taking its UAAP title defense preparation to Taiwan as they are set to represent the country in the 40th William Jones Cup.
Third time’s a charm!
Ateneo beat De La Salle, 88-86, as it won its first championship since Nico Salva held the last of his five trophies five years ago.
A UAAP fan made sure that what he saw was seen by the netizens after the Ateneo Blue Eagles defeated the defending champion De La Salle Green Archers in the UAAP Game 1 Finals.
Pint-sized Aljun Melecio was the tallest man in Game 1 of the UAAP Finals with a game-high 24 points in a losing effort to the Ateneo Blue Eagles.