UAAP Basketball 2010: Ateneo Blue Eagles won over FEU Tamaraws in a Grand Slam

By on Sep 30, 2010 in Basketball, Sports Comments

A few hours ago, Ateneo Blue Eagles won over FEU Tamaraws for the UAAP men’s basketball tournament 2010 Season 73, at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Ateneo coach Norman Black brought his team to a Grand Slam victory, with the score of 65-62, as reported in GMA News today.

“This is the most difficult championship that we’ve won. It’s a total team effort. Thank you to the Ateneo community for sticking with us,” Black said in an interview after the game.

“I just told them to go out and try to nail every basket.” He added.

The former coach of San Miguel, who also led the Beermen in a Grand Slam win back in 1989, now joins the likes of former collegiate coaches Franz Pumaren of La Salle, Aric Del Rosario of UST and the legendary Baby Dalupan of UE in winning three consecutive UAAP title.

Ryan Buenafe exploded for a season-high of 23 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter to lead the Blue Eagles.

The 6-foot-2 shooting forward succeeded in a fade away shot and scored three-points in the crucial stages of the match.

The 2009 Rookie of the Year also had 6 rebounds, and was the Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP).

This Grand Slam is the for Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP, and but have won a total of 5 titles in the collegiate league.

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