One final tango for Blue Eagles, Maroons

A season that started out as the closest a team could ever get to a guaranteed title has reached a point of unfamiliar uncertainty for an Ateneo squad looking to stitch a fourth straight crown to its dynastic reign in the UAAP.

And University of the Philippines (UP) has forced memories of the defending champion’s battle against a fierce rival to surface.

“Yeah, just sitting here, [I’m] thinking that this finals series feels like that La Salle series,” said Blue Eagles coach Tab Baldwin. “It doesn’t feel like college basketball; [it] feels like something more [is] at stake.”

That series against the Archers, who were led by the incomparable Ben Mbala, was probably the last…

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