UP-NU joust opens UAAP second-round schedule

UNIVERSITY of the PHILIPPINES and National University open the second round of the UAAP Season 85 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The Fighting Maroons and Bulldogs square off on Sunday as the race for the Final Four heats up.

NU (5-2) were the only team to beat UP (6-1), an 80-75 victory on October 12 and the defending champions are definitely motivated to redeem themselves from this loss.

Saturday will feature the duels between Ateneo (5-2) and Adamson (3-4), and La Salle (3-4) and the University of Santo Tomas (1-6), while the surprise candidate University of the East (3-4) takes on Far Eastern University (2-5) in the curtain raiser on Sunday.

Carl Tamayo and the Maroons attempt revenge against the Bulldogs.

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The second-round schedule, which was released on Monday, will also see six quadruple headers as the league prepares to make way for the Gilas Pilipinas campaign for the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers in mid- november.

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On November 5, the rivalry match between Ateneo and La Salle will take place at the Big Dome, while the duel between UP and La Salle will be the main fixture on November 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The rematch between last year’s finalists UP and Ateneo will be the final elimination match on November 26 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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