MANILA, Philippines – Displaying the heart of a champion, De La Salle University recovered from a late deficit to stun Ateneo de Manila University, 79-76, and deny its archrival a sweep of the UAAP Season 80 elimination round.
In front of 13,967 fans at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, La Salle overhauled a seven-point deficit with 2:24 left to hand Ateneo its first loss of the men's basketball tournament.
With the victory, the Final Four will take its traditional format. Ateneo still takes the No. 1 seed and will go up against Far Eastern University, while La Salle faces off against Adamson University.