UAAP: UP denies Ateneo sweep, Final Four set

UP Fighting Maroons Carl Tamayo UAAP

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MANILA, Philippines-Ricci Rivero sank two free throws in the final 22 seconds as University of the Philippines pulled off an 84-83 win over Ateneo Sunday night at the end o the UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball at Mall of Asia Arena.

The Fighting Maroons stopped the Blue Eagles’ 39-game winning streak and put the league on even terms in scoring their 12th win in 14 matches.

UP’s win made it a Final Four phase with Ateneo facing Far Eastern University and the Maroons taking on the La Salle Green Archers in the semifinals. Ateneo and UP enjoy twice-to-beat incentive.

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