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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Dennis Eroa
''IT'S ALL about heart."
Thus did coach Joel Banal sum up Ateneo's season-long uphill struggle which climaxed last night in a fairy-tale ending that turned arch-rival La Salle's title dream into a nightmare.
It did not come easy for the Blue Eagles. Time seemed to stand still as they endured wave after wave of counter-attack by the Green Archers with the poise they rarely displayed this year.
When the smoke cleared at the Araneta Coliseum, Ateneo stood victorious, 77-70.
"The players wanted it more than anybody else," said Banal, who took over the Eagles this year and guided them through a most …