Ateneo moved a win away from an elimination round sweep after holding off University of the Philippines, 96-82, in the UAAP Season 80 men's basketball tournament Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The No. 1 Blue Eagles, who will shoot for a 14-0 record against defending champion De La Salle on Sunday, went on a 17-3 run in the final four minutes and 11 seconds to break away from a 79-deadlock.
"We showed a lot of character in the end. It was a tough game, we were challenged from the start and I'm happy that the players stepped up to the challenge," said Ateneo coach Sandy Arespacochaga.
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