Sa pagtuldok ng Mapua University Cardinals sa kanilang six-game losing streak noong Huwebes, Setyembre 13, sinabi ni Mapua coach Atoy Co na kailangan nilang tapatan ang intensidad ng College of Saint Benilde Blazers.
Sa Martes na muling magkakaharap ang dalawang tropa , dinomina ng Blazers ang Cardinals 90-79 sa first round.
“We’re playing against CSB, grabe intensity ng CSB then we have to match-up their intensity. I cannot say all the remaining games, one game at a time and now we’re going to prepare for CSB,” saad ni Co.
Sinabi din nito na hindi niya iniisip kung malayo pa sila sa Final Four dahil mas gusto niya na makakuha ng mas maraming panalo.
“I don’t mind about kung malayo sa number four, all I want is win more games, one game at a time. Kasi now you cannot tell who’s strong, who’s not, it’s more on determination of who are the players inside playing eh,” pagtatapos niya.()