Reality check.

The NU Bulldogs and UP Fighting Maroons encountered the statement above in the early goings of the tournament. In the beginning of their title defense this season, NU was in an unfamiliar territory with a three-game skid. On the other hand, UP was also in an unfamiliar place at the top of the standings as they raced to a 2-0 start, beating the likes of UE and the much stronger DLSU.

But nothing is permanent in this world. Otherworldly events, crazy happenings, and unbelievable sequences will always come to an end. It’s either happy or the other way around.

Expect a fiery battle between NU Bulldogs and UP Fighting Maroons.

Keys to Win

For NU, defense is still the number one key. They have to defend very well against this confident UP team. Even though they’re riding on a two-game losing skid, the Fighting Maroons are still a tough matchup for everyone.  Just ask the FEU Tamaraws.

To take from an old cliche, UP is taking every game one step at a time. An upset is probable if they can execute the game plan and put the reigning champ into an early hole via their offense.

TV: LIVE ON ABS-CBN SPORTS AND ACTION
TIME: SEPTEMBER 26, 2015, 2:00 PM
VENUE: MALL OF ASIA ARENA

 

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