MANILA, Philippines - On Wednesday, August 13 the UAAP released its schedule of the men's basketball tournament second round.
The second round opens on Saturday, August 16, when the De La Salle University Green Archers face the UP Fighting Maroons at 2 pm, followed by the tilt between Season 75 finalists UST Growling Tigers and Ateneo Blue Eagles at 4 pm. Both matches are scheduled to take place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The following day, August 17, Adamson will aim to get their first win of the season when they take on the NU Bulldogs at 2 pm. The second contest of the afternoon will feature The Battle of the East, as the UE Red Warriors go head to head with FEU. Both duels will also be handled at The Big Dome.
The first match day of the second round to be held at the Mall of Asia Arena will take place on Wednesday, August 20, with Ateneo taking on NU, the only team that beat the Blue Eagles in the first round, at 2 pm. The main event of the day, meanwhile, will feature two rivals going at it with La Salle and FEU.
Speaking of rivals, the Green Archers will get their shot at retribution at the Blue Eagles for what took place on July 20 on Saturday, August 23, also at the MOA Arena, at 4 pm.
UE and Ateneo, on the other hand, will get a chance to portray a second part to their unforgettable first-round matchup when they go toe to toe on Sunday, August 31, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at 4 pm.
The much-anticipated sequel to UP vs. Adamson will take place on September 17, Wednesday, on the second round's lone playing date at the San Juan Arena at 2 pm, to be followed by UST vs. UE at 4 pm. (Pencil Book)
The annual UAAP Cheerdance Competition will be held at The Big Dome on September 14, Sunday.
View the complete schedule here:
- Rappler.com with reports from Naveen Ganglani