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Ateneo rout a ‘wakeup call’ for UP early in UAAP Season 80

University of the Philippines was on a high after a dramatic 74-73 opening win over University of Santo Tomas after wingman Paul Desiderio hit a dagger of a three-pointer on Sunday.

Come Wednesday, the Fighting Maroons were sent crashing back to reality after Ateneo put on a display for the convincing 92-71 win as the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament continued.

UP head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net
“What happened to us was like a wakeup call. We need to recover quickly,” said Desiderio in Filipino after his team slipped to 1-1. “It was really a struggle, we were scouted very well and almost all of our plays were countered.”

UP head coach Bo Perasol called it a “rude awakening” but it was also something that his Fighting Maroons were eager to move past.

“We had to move on immediately,” said Perasol in Filipino. “There’s really nothing left to do, we lost badly but it happens. We move on to Sunday and hope that we have a better game.”

Author: Bong Lozada, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/264865/ateneo-rout-wakeup-call-early-uaap-season-80

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