Despite underdog tag vs Ateneo, UP will fight like hell for that UAAP title

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The disparity between Ateneo and University of the Philippines in the UAAP basketball landscape is as clear as the summer’s sky and no amount of arguments can change that.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ateneo holds nine titles while UP has one and the Blue Eagles have become the dominant power of the decade winning six championships from 2008 until 2017.This great divide between the two teams obviously puts Ateneo in a pedestal but Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol said they will enter the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals with all the fight in the world.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Everybody thinks we’re the underdog and that we don’t stand a chance but I know we are going to fight for that title,” said Perasol. “I know there’s no doubt in my mind that we can still compete in the championship.”Ateneo was hardly challenged throughout the course of the season with only two defeats against 12 wins while the Fighting Maroons had to prove themselves for much of the tournament. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Veteran fighter ‘Sexyama’ joins ONE Championship The Fighting Maroons were below .500 in their first nine games with a 4-5 record, including three straight losses at the start, but were able to recover in the later part to finish with an 8-6 record and take the third seed.UP then took no.2 team Adamson University, which finished the preliminaries with a 10-4 card, to the distance and overcame its twice-to-win disadvantage to set up its finals duel with Ateneo.The Fighting Maroons edged the Soaring Falcons 73-71 in the series opener and made history in the next one when it took an 89-787 win to go their first championship round since winning the title in 1986.Perasol said their gut-busting wins against Adamson would be his team’s stepping-stone en route to the finals.“We need to treat this as a milestone, enjoy it, and be proud of what we just did,” said Perasol. “This is something we can capitalize because we went up against a strong team in Adamson and now we’re going up against a very strong team, the no.1 team, in Ateneo.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img

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