LOOK! Complete UAAP Season 81 basketball tournament schedule
Check the action-packed schedule for the UAAP Season 81 basketball tournament!
An exciting double-header will be kicking off the opening of UAAP Season 81 on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Bright Akhuetie will be making his much-anticipated debut for the UP Fighting Maroons as they face the new-look UE Red Warriors and their new coach Joe Silva at 2 p.m.
Following the affair, hosts NU Bulldogs will be squaring off with Season 79 hosts UST Growling Tigers in the second game at 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, the De La Salle Green Archers and Ateneo Blue Eagles will be making their respective Season 81 debuts the following day, against the FEU Tamaraws and the Adamson Soaring Falcons starting 2 p.m., still at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Battle of Katipunan will kick off right away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
New UST head coach Aldin Ayo meanwhile will face his former squad La Salle for the first time on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m., at the MOA Arena.
The finals rematch between of Ateneo and La Salle will also be at the seaside venue on Saturday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m.
In the women's division, defending champions NU Lady Bulldogs will be kicking off their title defense against the UST Growling Tigresses on Sunday, Sept. 9, 4 p.m., at the Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym.
Their finals rematch against UE meanwhile will end the first round on Sunday, Oct. 7, 10:00 a.m., at the MOA Arena.
Check the FULL schedule here, updated as of August 24, 2018: