It was expected to be intense and so it was. But at the end of Game 2 of the Men's Basketball Finals in the UAAP Season 73, only one team stood above the others and it was Ateneo.
The Blue Eagles capped a wondeful season by twice trouncing the Tamaraws, first trashing them in Game 1 and then nipping FEU by a small margin, 65-62. The Tams led early on the game but fizzled and was not able to contain the championship hungry Ateneo. By doing so, coach Norman Black's troops has accomplished a rare three-peat in the UAAP. They won both the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
The FEU was seeded 1 after the elims and has defeated the Blue Eagles twice in the early stages of the season. But it was not to be for the Tamaraws. Good luck next year. For Ateneo, congratulations and I am not too surprised if early on they will be thinking about next season. The possibility of a four-peat is mouth-watering indeed.
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