Bullpups-Blue Eaglets clash to open 2nd round action Sunday
(The Philippine Star) - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — National University plays defending champion Ateneo to cap a four-game bill to open second round action of the UAAP Season 81 juniors basketball tournament on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Center.

The 6-1 Bullpups hope to score a repeat of their 78-62 win in a rematch of last year’s Finals to become the No. 1 team in the first round in their 3 p.m. duel with the Blue Eaglets.

The game will be aired on TV.

Far Eastern University-Diliman and Adamson University, bunched in a three-way with Ateneo in second place at 5-2, clash at 11 a.m.

The showdown will also feature giants Kai Sotto, the 7-foot-1 Ateneo center who is leading the season MVP race, and NU’s Carl Tamayo.

 In their first UAAP match-up last Dec. 15, Tamayo tallied a double-double effort of 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Sotto paced the Eaglets with 23 points, 13 boards and three assists.

Looking sharp as ever, the Bullpups are coming off a PSSBC championship during the Christmas break.

In other matches, University of Santo Tomas (3-4) and University of the East (1-6) collide at 9 a.m., while De La Salle-Zobel (3-4) and UP Integrated School (0-7) take the floor at 1 p.m.

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