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FEU stuns Ateneo to force do-or-die for last finals berth

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) A determined Far Eastern University (FEU) squad outplayed the Ateneo de Manila University from start to finish to force a do-or-die game for the last finals berth in UAAP Season 80.

Virtually all players contributed for FEU, as the Tamaraws pulled off an 80-67 upset of the top-seeded Blue Eagles in their Final 4 game on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Arvin Tolentino shone against his former team to help FEU force a do-or-die game. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports
It was the second straight loss for the Blue Eagles, who won their first 13 games of the elimination round to secure the No. 1 seed and a twice-to-beat advantage. Their bid to sweep the eliminations was denied by defending champion De La Salle University last week.

The Tamaraws virtually repeated their achievement in Season 79, when they – as the third-seeded squad – similarly outlasted the Blue Eagles in the first game of their Final 4 match. Ateneo went on to win in the do-or-die game, however, and advanced to the finals.

"We haven't done anything yet," said FEU coach Olsen Racela. "Ang nakuha lang namin is to take away the twice-to-beeat advantage of Ateneo. We're looking forward to Wednesday's game and see what we can do to try to stop a really strong team like Ateneo."

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/11/19/17/uaap-feu-stuns-ateneo-to-force-do-or-die-for-last-finals-berth

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