Ateneo Blue Eagles starts the game with a hot shooting and lead them to a 1-0 win over FEU Tamaraws. Blue Eagles starts the scoring rally since the game started and attacked the interior defense of the Tamaraws. The 16000 plus supporters is a combination of Tamaraws and Blue Eagles, Ateneo lead up to 27 points and never looked back. Kirk Long is the best player of the game with 14 points and 4/4 2 points fieldgoals. Eric Salamat and Justin Chua also gave FEU a hard time when they attacked the interior defense. The 15 points fastbreak points gave a huge advantage to Ateneo squad compare to 0 of the Tamaraws. The 49-72 is the final score of the game.
One more win for Ateneo and they will receive their 3rd straight UAAP Championship crown. FEU will try to get a win to tie and play for game 3, they won their last championship in the 2005-2006 UAAP season. FEU went head to head with La Salle before entering the Finals while Ateneo finished Adamson University.
Game 2 is scheduled on Thursday September 30 4 p.m in Araneta Coliseum.