Many posts express great pride in the Maroons for coming so far after so long and instilling hope in the UP community
MANILA, Philippines – The historic UAAP Season 81 men's basketball Finals between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons has come to an end, with the Eagles thundering to the top, 99-81.
While the Eagles bask in glory for the second straight season, the Maroons reel from the heartbreak as hopes were high for UP to force a deciding Game 3.
As expected, an outpouring of congratulations for the Eagles erupted on social media, but more notable were the reactions in support of the Maroons despite the lopsided loss.
Others also pointed out the great sportsmanship between both teams' top men, UP's Juan Gomez de Liaño and Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena.