Once more, the Ateneo Blue Eagles dug down deep inside, and pulled off a miracle victory over the
The hero this time around was American Kirk Long, who drained a long jumper past a frantic Jervy Cruz with a second to go to push Ateneo past UST. Long, who had figured in a protest-tainted victory over archrival
The win puts Ateneo in 3rd place, a half-game ahead of UST, and a full game ahead of fifth placer Far Eastern University. Since the remaining games of Ateneo are La Salle,
This coming Saturday, Ateneo can shore up its playoff hopes by winning against the Adamson Blue Falcons, which will be working hard to end a decade of futility against their rival raptor team. It means that Ateneo cannot relax their guard, because, even though the Falcons have only one lone win this season against UP, each game they play against the Blue Eagles is always hard-fought, and an upset is not unlikely. If Ateneo wins, though, it'll strengthen their playoff position, and give them some well-needed momentum heading up to their match-up with archrival La Salle.