Just seven months after UP defeated Ateneo in the UAAP Season 84 finals, the Blue Eagles have made their way back to the top, claiming the Season 85 men’s basketball championship.
After a dominant performance from Tab Baldwin’s side, the Blue Eagles are deserving of the title.
However, the Fighting Maroons lived up to their monicker, putting up a fight until the final buzzer.
Though Ateneo held control of the game, extending their lead to up to 20 points in the third quarter, UP was able to find life. With 20 seconds left in the do-or-die game, the Maroons brought the deficit down to three points.
But in the end, the Eagles still had enough fuel in the tank to seal the win to become the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball champions.
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