Host school UST opens UAAP Season 79 men's basketball against Ateneo

Host school UST opens UAAP 79 men's basketball vs Ateneo
The 79th Season of the UAAP kicks off on September 4.

 The 79th season of the UAAP kicks off on Sunday, September 4th, with hosts and Season 78 finalists University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers  taking on the new-look Ateneo Blue Eagles in the second game of opening day. 

The earlier game will feature a matchup between the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons and the Adamson University Falcons. 

The defending champions, Far Eastern University Tamaraws open their campaign against a team that many consider the team to beat, the De La Salle University Green Archers, on Wednesday, September 7th. 

The highly-anticipated rivalry matchup between Ateneo and De La Salle takes place on Sunday, October 2, while the Season 78 finals rematch between FEU and UST happens on Saturday, October 1. 


Check out the full first round schedule of the UAAP Season 79 Men's Basketball Tournament


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