The Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles is scheduled for a Game 1 championship match against the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers at 4:00 P.M. on November 16, 2019 live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
The biggest stage of the UAAP Season 82 is now set and it’s the defending champions versus the Growling Tigers live at the Big Dome.
Ateneo takes pride in their perfect 14-0 record in the elimination round of the tournament. UST also have their own perfect slate and that’s the 3-0 in the playoffs.
In the first round of the stepladder semi-finals, the Growling Tigers eliminated the Far Eastern University Tamaraws with a convincing win, 81-71.
In the second round, UST toppled the favored University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons as they overcame the twice-to-beat advantage of their opponent.
In their first encounter with UP an unforgiving 89-69 triumph then they followed it up with 68-65 victory in that decisive game last November 13. Thanks to the heroics of Renzo Subido who knocked down a three-pointer to regain the lead.
The followers of UST hopes that the squad led by coach Aldin Ayo has enough time to refuel their tank for another intense battle.
The Blue Eagles, on the other hand, are coming from a 17-day rest. Their camp wanted to make sure that they won’t be entering the Game 1 of the Finals rusty instead they’ll be like knights in shining armor.
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