UAAP: La Salle got another crack at unbeaten Atenio to start the second round

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MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Sports’ toughest rivals have begun the second round of the UAAP Season 84 Men’s Basketball Tournament as unbeaten Atenio battles No. 3 La Salle on Holy Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Blue Eagles, who swept the first round of seven games and extended their winning streak to 33 games starting October 2018, will face the Green Archers at 7 p.m.

This will be the first Atenio-La Salle with fans in this epidemic era as their first-round doubles match was played behind closed doors with the Blue Eagles winning last week 74-57 on Saturday.

The University of the Philippines, which has won six matches in a row to claim the No. 2 seed at the end of Round 1, battles fourth-place National University (4-3) at 10am.

The Fighting Maroons have posted their first six-game winning streak since UAAP season 67 in 2004.

Far Eastern University (3-4) and Adamson (1-6) face off at 12:30 pm as Brothers Olsen and Nash Resella get their rematch to start the second round.

Last Thursday, Olsen got his younger brother’s best when RJ Abrientos stabbed Tamaraus to beat the Falcons 66-65.

The University of Santo Thomas (2-5) will face the undefeated University of the East (0-6) at 4:30 p.m.

The league will take a holy week break after Tuesday’s game and return to action on April 19.

The second round will run until May 1, where Atenio and UP will clash to cap the elimination round before heading to the post-season.

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