Two of the heavyweights of the UAAP Season 81 is set to collide for the second time. The Blue Eagles are looking to avenge their season opener loss while the Soaring Falcons will make an attempt to retake the number one spot.
In their first encounter, Adamson surprised everyone especially Ateneo as they topple the defending champion.
It was a close game until the end and fans are looking forward that they will see similar outcome in today’s schedule.
In their game last September 9, the game got tied 70-all with only one minute remaining in the game. That was after Thirdy Ravena made a dunk.
Then the Soaring Falcons responded with a 4-0 run enough for them to seal the victory. Papi Sarr converted his jumpshot at the 40 seconds mark then Sean Manganti converted his two crucial free-throws.
Angelo Kouame had a forgetful performance in that match where he only score a point but good in the rebounding category where he made 11 boards.
Most likely, the 6’10 Ivorian Blue Eagle will make a noticeable bounce back to redeem himself and solidify his bid as the first Rookie-MVP in the league.
Jerrick Ahanmisi was the go-to-guy of Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren in that game. Ahanmisi had a game-high of 23 points.