Ateneo battles UP once again

THE Ateneo Blue Eagles and the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons rekindle their rivalry, this time in the 2023 Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the Filoil Center.

The protagonists of the last two UAAP Finals run it back in the 4 p.m. main event as both the Blue Eagles and the Fighting Maroons size each other up in this premier preseason league.

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin finally parades Gilas Pilipinas big man Mason Amos as he links up with teammates Kai Ballungay, Forthsky Padrigao and Paul Garcia. But they’ll be up against a motivated UP side that has dropped its last two games, the last of which coming from a tough 90-83 loss to La Salle last Saturday.

Malick Diouf, CJ Cansino and Lebron Lopez surely would want to get back to their winning ways in Group II, and how sweet it would be to do so against the defending UAAP champion.