LIVE BLOG: Ateneo Blue Eagles vs UST Growling Tigers (UAAP 82 finals, Game 1)


Posted at Nov 16 2019 03:45 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2019 06:06 PM

Ateneo tries to continue its masterful run in UAAP Season 82 men's basketball when the defending champions take on University of Santo Tomas in Game 1 of the best-of-3 finals at Araneta Coliseum on Saturday.

Tip-off is set at 4 p.m.

The Blue Eagles head to the Big Dome carrying a 14-0 record, but they haven't played in more than 2 weeks because they drew a bye for sweeping the elimination round.

They swept UST 2-0 in the preliminaries, although the No.4-ranked Growling Tigers look like a different animal now.

Coach Aldin Ayo and his crew have won 3 straight games, upending higher-seeds Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines to come this far for the first time since 2015.

Which side of the Blue Eagles will take the court this afternoon — are they a well-rested team or a rusty one? For the Cinderella Growling Tigers, are they up to the biggest challenge of their tournament?


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