The UAAP community has once again witnessed its most celebrated collegiate basketball rivalry after the Ateneo Blue Eagles faced the De La Salle Green Archers in an electrifying Game 3 do-or-die Finals performance last night.
The defending champions, led by UAAP Season 80 MVP Ben Mbala, played their hearts, out but the Eagles came out on top with an 88-86 victory to capture their first title since their five-peat era ended in 2012.
The Finals MVP trophy went to King Eagle Thirdy Ravena, while Coach of the Year honors were awarded to Tab Baldwin. Aside from the congratulatory messages, all we could say is these young guns are definitely having a moment.
But perhaps the most memorable moment of the entire game happened when Ateneo big man Isaac Go sunk a clutch cold-blooded three during the dying seconds of the fourth quarter, which ultimately sealed the deal:
We won’t be surprised if the girls started falling for this heartbreaker.
Congratulatory messages from the blue corner
As usual, Lasalistas are always a class act
Step aside titos and titas of Manila, we got a badass lolo right here
ADMU-DLSU rivalry is real
Of course, we also have some crazy Isaac Go memes
Congratulations again Ateneo, and well done, La Salle!