UAAP: UP out to live up to the hype against UE

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 08, 2018 06:33 AM
UAAP: UP out to live up to the hype against UE
UP's strongest lineup in recent memory will immediately be put to the test by Alvin Pasaol and UE

Games on Saturday at the MOA Arena

2:00 PM – UP vs UE

4:00 PM – NU vs UST

At long last, the University of the Philippines trots out its strongest lineup in recent memory in the very first game of the 81st Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Led into battle by Paul Desiderio, the fully loaded Fighting Maroons will be met by new-look University of the East in the middle of the MOA Arena floor on Saturday.

State U hopes to meet everybody’s expectations of them just as the Red Warriors hope to pull off a shocker in the dawn of a new day for them at 2:00 PM. Of course, all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream.

Meanwhile, champion coaches Aldin Ayo and Jamike Jarin rekindle their rivalry when the former’s University of Sto. Tomas battles the latter’s National University at 4:00 PM.

Before the games begin, there will be a grand opening ceremony starting at 12:00 PM featuring NBA three-time champion and two-time MVP Steph Curry as well as Kapamilya star James Reid and Spongecola.


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