The Ateneo Blue Eagles just won their third straight championship in Game 2 against UST Growling Tigers on Wednesday -- and it's all thanks to their seniors' valiant efforts.
Coach Tab Baldwin
Let’s all start with the clear-cut favorite to dominate the league – which the two-time defending champions, Ateneo Blue Eagles.
The FEU Tamaraws are on a hot streak right now.
Defending champions Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles torched the National University Bulldogs, 72-46, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Saturday.
It's rare that a defeated coach would give high praise to a player from the conquering team, more so if that players' impact could not be gleaned from the statistics.
Coach Chot Reyes is no stranger to big crowds and high-stake games, but even the Gilas Pilipinas coach was impressed with Coach Tab Baldwin’s intense game plan for the Ateneo Blue Eagles.
American coach Tab Baldwin credits discipline and Ateneo’s special bond for the Blue Eagles magnificent season capped by their clutch and gritty plays against the more athletic,
Coach Tab Baldwin blamed Ateneo’s epic collapse in Game 2 to the Blue Eagles’ lack of “killer instinct.”