UAAP: La Salle gets another crack at unbeaten Ateneo to kick off second round

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MANILA, Philippines – The fiercest opponents in Philippine sports will begin the second round of the UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball tournament when Ateneo goes undefeated against La Salle No. 3 on Good Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Blue Eagles, who made it past the first round of seven games and extended their winning streak to 33 games as of October 2018, played against the Blue Archers at 7pm.

It will be the first Ateneo-La Salle with fans in this pandemic era as their first-round game is played behind closed doors with the Blue Eagles winning with a 74-57 win on Saturday. last week.

The University of the Philippines, who won six consecutive games to take the 2nd seed at the end of Round 1, played against the 4th place National University (4-3) at 10 am.

The Fighting Maroons registered their first six-fight winning streak since 2004’s UAAP Season 67.

Brothers Olsen and Nash Racela will have a rematch to start the second round when Far Eastern University (3-4) and Adamson (1-6) collide at 12:30 pm

Last Thursday, Olsen got the best of his brother after RJ Abarrientos nailed the dagger to lift the Tamaraws over the Falcons, a 66-65 victory.

University of Santo Tomas (2-5) facing Oriental University (0-7) at 4:30 pm

The league will take a break for Holy Week after Tuesday’s game and will return to action on April 19.

The second round will run until May 1, where Ateneo and UP clash for the right to the elimination round before entering the post-season period.


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