Ateneo, FEU continue second seed chase against separate opponents

Ateneo tries to inch closer to the second seed, while La Salle looks to further spoil FEU's own bid for the second seed. (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—The race for the second seed in the UAAP men's basketball semifinals heats up on Saturday as Ateneo and FEU battle separate foes in a crucial Saturday elimination round doubleheader at the Mall of Asia Arena Pasay on Saturday.

The Blue Eagles take on the UST Growling Tigers in the first game at 2 p.m., while the Tamaraws face the league-leading De La Salle Green Archers in the other match at 4 p.m.

Ateneo forced a tie for second with FEU after a 74-59 win in their matchup at the said venue on Wednesday.

Both teams, however, will lock horns with opponents who have contrasting season trend.

The Eagles are facing a struggling Tigers side, while the Tams are going up against the top-seeded Archers, who are reeling from their first loss of the season to the Eagles last week.

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