Finals in sight for La Salle

first_imgWhere did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sorry champ, Manny has strict orders to take you out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Some of the guys are excited. Me? I’m nervous,” said Ayo as they aim to move one game away from a probable elimination-round sweep of the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball tourney.“But I like it when I feel nervous. It brings out the best in me and forces me to work harder. It’s a sign that I should not be complacent,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentAyo missed the fabled Ateneo-La Salle rivalry in the first round due to suspension while team captain Jeron Teng also had to stay on the sidelines because of a recent surgical operation on his foot.The Archers throttled the Eagles, 97-81, in that match, but Ayo is expecting a way much tougher outcome this time. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ In the 12 noon opener, the slumping National U Bulldogs (4-8) aim to regain their composure against the UE Warriors (2-9).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCoach Aldin Ayo feels restless every time he steps with his La Salle Green Archers on the UAAP floor.The tension will certainly build up tenfold as the Archers face arch-nemesis Ateneo Blue Eagles at 4 p.m. today at Smart Araneta Coliseum in the most thrilling rivalry in college basketball.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo is running third with a 6-4 record behind La Salle (12-0) and Far Eastern University (8-2).Restraining Ben Mbala is a cause for great concern for the Blue Eagles as well as the fierce La Salle full-court trapping defense anchored on guys like Aljun Melecio, Ricci Rivero, Kib Montalbo, Thomas Torres and Andrei Caracut.But apart from the matchups and the excitement the rivalry could bring, the Eagles would like to focus more on themselves.“We’re going against a tough opponent and we’re happy that we’re maturing,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.Another victory by the Archers will leave the defending champion Tamaraws as the only stumbling block for them to pull off a rare 14-0 sweep that will shove them straight to the best-of-three Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway View commentslast_img