UAAP 81 playoff berth up for grabs in UP-La Salle battle
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 14, 2018 07:15 AM
Either La Salle or UP will book a ticket into the Final Four at the end of their matchup
Games on Wednesday at the MOA Arena
2:00 PM – Ateneo vs UST
4:00 PM – UP vs La Salle
For both the University of the Philippines and De La Salle University, just one more win it would mean the Final Four of the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
That one more win would have to come at the expense of the other as the Fighting Maroons and the Green Archers dispute in the middle of the MOA Arena floor on Wednesday an outright berth into the playoffs.
UP (7-6) is out to sweep La Salle (8-5) in the elimination round and seize its first playoff berth in more than two decades in the matchup tipping off at 4:00 PM. Of course, all of and the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream.
A win for the Fighting Maroons would get for them the third-seed as even if there would be a three-way tie at 8-6, they would have the highest quotient.
That is easier said than done, however, as the Green Archers already have one foot inside the door and want no more complications in taking a seat inside the playoff picture.
Meanwhile, Ateneo de Manila University (11-2) duels CJ Cansino-less University of Sto. Tomas (5-8) to end the elims at 2:00 PM.
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