The UAAP Men's Basketball Finals has started in a somewhat obscure way. The fans expected a tight match like how Ateneo and FEU have played in the eliminations. On 2 occasions, the Tamaraws both defeated the Blue Eagles with one or two points margin.
But Game 1 last Saturday was not near those two games. Ateneo came out blazing hot. The two-time defending champion have drawn first blood as it treated FEU to a whitewash. Ateneo crushed FEU 72-49.
It was Ateneo's masterful play and great coaching from Norman Black that has pushed them ahead of the Tams.
But coach Black has reiterated that he feels FEU will bounce back so fans might be able to see a big fight on Game 2 this Thursday. Ateneo is gunning for a rare "three-peat" as it has already taken the championships last 2008 and 2009.