The Blue Eagles are looking to extend its winning streak to three and will try to take the solo leadership in the UAAP Season 81 standings while the Red Warriors wanted to end their four game losing skid.
Ateneo were successful on avenging their first round loss against the Far Eastern University Tamaraws last October 20.
Angelo Kouame took over game as the Blue Eagles dominated the second quarter where they limited the Tamaraws to only score six points. Kouame dropped a monstrous 33 points and 27 rebounds.
That match ended up in a blowout despite Ateneo playing without Thirdy Ravena who was then serving a one-game suspension.
For the University of the East on the other hand, another defeat they have absorbed in their last outing.
They fought well in the first half against the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons but they collapsed in the following half.
As usual, Alvin Pasaol carried the team as he dropped 30 points and nine rebounds but in a losing effort.