Game on Saturday at Araneta Coliseum
4:00 p.m. - Ateneo vs UST
Ateneo de Manila University swept the elimination round and automatically advanced to the Finals of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament.
They did so by winning 14 games by an average margin of 17.4 points.
Challenging the Blue Eagles in the best-of-three championship round beginning Saturday at Araneta Coliseum is the University of Sto. Tomas side that gave them their biggest scare to date. UST had to go through three elimination games in the stepladder semifinals to reach the championship round.
The Growling Tigers, who own the smallest losing margin to the two-time defending champions at 7.5, have planned an ambush for Ateneo at 4:00 p.m. The action will be on ABS-CBN Channel 2, ABS-CBN HD Channel 167, ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream.
Meanwhile, the Blue Eagles take the floor for the first time since two weeks.
In Women's action, the UST Tigresses and the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws fight over the right to face off with dynastic National University in their do-or-die game tipping off at 12:00 noon.