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Tab Baldwin says UAAP 85 field is toughest one yet


After two games played each in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball tournament for all eight member schools, Ateneo de Manila University head coach Tab Baldwin has seen enough.

He has seen enough that this year, it’s gonna be different.

With the ability of each squad to pull off surprised and some more, Baldwin and his Blue Eagles tempered the expectations of their fans right away.

“We’re not counting on a clean slate this year but we’re in it every game to compete to win,” said Baldwin after Ateneo beat National University, 77-60, Wednesday at the Philsports Arena.

The Blue Eagles joined defending champion University of the Philippines as the only unbeaten teams at 2-0.

In the middle of the pack are the Bulldogs, University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University, and University of the East with identical 1-1 slates.

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“I think everybody now is realizing that this year’s UAAP you can throw all the predictions out the window,” added Baldwin.

“Teams are tough.”

Earlier in the day, the Red Warriors broke their 15-game spell at the expense of the Tamaraws, winning their first UAAP game since October 2019.

The winless Soaring Falcons then gave the Fighting Maroons a run for their money before faltering in overtime. After that, the Green Archers easily defeated the Growling Tigers.

With parity in sight, the decorated bench tactician does not focus much on the upcoming matchup with La Salle as a rivalry game.

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Baldwin sees it as just another game needed to increase the Blue Eagles’ chances to enter the playoffs.

Both La Salle and us are still worried about notching wins, getting into a position where we’re gonna be in the playoffs, and playing better,” the three-time UAAP champion coach said.

“I think, for me anyway, the big picture is bigger than the small picture which is the rivalry. The big picture is how good we’re gonna get week after week, game after game.”

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