Ravena says loss to Adamson gave Ateneo ‘another challenge’ in UAAP Season 81

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But the early setback, somehow, gave the Blue Eagles a reality check that the road to the championship won’t be as smooth as most people believe it would be for Ateneo, which turned heads in the offseason that included a Filoil preseason title, training camp in Greece and a fourth-place finish in the William Jones Cup in Taiwan.READ: Ateneo ends impressive Jones Cup stint in 4th placeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Their impressive offseason work put the Blue Eagles in an all too different altitude than the Soaring Falcons and Thirdy Ravena said the loss kept Ateneo grounded.“This game put us back to the ground in terms of preparation and I’m not saying this in a cocky way but Adamson gave us another challenge for this season,” Ravena, who finished with seven points and three rebounds, told reporters. Djokovic wins third US Open, equals Sampras on 14 Grand Slams Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ateneo carried an immense amount of hype heading into the season after Far Eastern University coach Olsen Racela said he’d be “surprised” if the Eagles won’t sweep the elimination round.READ: Racela says he’ll be surprised if Ateneo loses a game in elimsAnd yet the Soaring Falcons were able to quash Racela’s claim in just the second day of the tournament.“Adamson really deserved to win, they came out really prepared and they deserve the credit and they deserve the win,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena celebrates after his putback dunk late in the game against Adamson in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonAteneo’s title defense started off in the wrong foot after losing its first game of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament against Adamson University, 74-70, on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Adamson holds on to stun AteneoADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img

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