For 13 straight games, Ateneo was unbeatable. Just one more win, they would have swept the 14-game elimination round and waited for an opponent in the finals where they would have enjoyed a thrice to beat advantage.
For 29 straight games against the Ateneo Blue Eagles, the Adamson Falcons always fall short of winning. 29 games is equal to 14 UAAP seasons. Many current players of the Falcons were still in elementary school since Adamson last won against Ateneo. Another loss would have extended the streak to 30 and will make it virtually impossible for the Falcons to win the UAAP title this year.
On the afternoon of September 10, 2011, perfection was denied. Ateneo stumbled across a very determined Adamson 5. It was close at first but in the second half, if you did not know, you might think that it was Adamson that seeking perfection. The match 62-46 in favor of Adamson.
The implication of this win is the traditional Final 4. Ateneo and Adamson will have a twice to beat advantage of over FEU and UST. Should both teams hurdle their semifinal assignments then the Season 74 Championship series will be called "The Battle of the Angry Birds".
I am sure that Coach Norman and the rest of the Blue Eagles would want the game back. I am sure that the Ateneo faithful will just call the game an aberration. A blemish of an otherwise perfect season. Some experts might even say that the loss is good for the school and league. Yeah, the dream season is not over but whose dream is it gonna be?
Ateneo perfect no more (caloysports)
Are Refs favoring Ateneo? (Pinoy sports satire)